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Loggia, Robert

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Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Entertainers, TV Personality

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1930 - Robert Loggia, born on the 3rd of January in New York City. He is an Italian-American film and television actor, who specializes in character parts.

1951 - Received his B.A in Journalism in University of Missouri.

1951 - 1953 - Serving the US Army.

1958 - He first came to prominence as a Mexican bandit named Elfego Baca in a series of Walt Disney television shows. in The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, as a lawyer and sheriff in a Disneyfied version of the old west.

1966 - His stardom peaked with a TV action series, with him as the mega-cool acrobat, thief, and bodyguard Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat, or T.H.E. Cat for short.

1982 - In the classic An Officer and a Gentleman, he played Richard Gere's alcoholic father.

1985 - He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a crusty private detective in the thriller Jagged Edge.

1989 - He was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of FBI agent Nick Mancuso in the TV series Mancuso, FBI, a followup to the previous year's miniseries Favorite Son.

1997 - Appeared as mobster Mr. Eddy in David Lynch's Lost Highway, a film which reunited him with Independence Day co-star Bill Pullman.

2007 - He was featured as himself (and was lampooned) on the Family Guy episode, "Peter's Two Dads", which aired February.

       - In April, he appeared on The Daily Show as the featured "Giant Head" on the screen wall behind Jon Stewart, declaring that Crapstore wanted their desk back.





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