Stargate SG-1, The Godfather Part II actor Carmen Argenziano dies at 75

Carmen Argenziano, the prolific character actor greatest identified for his roles on Stargate SG-1 and in The Godfather Part II, has died. The actor’s expertise company, Event Horizons Talent, introduced his passing in a put up uploaded to Facebook on Sunday, February 10. A consultant for Argenziano confirmed the actor’s loss of life to People on Monday, February 11. He was 75 years old. 

“It is with a heavy heart and more sadness than anyone can realize right now that I announce the passing of client Carmen Argenziano at the age of 75,” the Facebook put up reads. “His performing profession started within the early 1970’s and included a flip in The Godfather, Part II. Carmen labored steadily over greater than 40 years and was a staple character actor on our televisions all through that point, together with on collection resembling Cheers, Melrose Place, ER, CSI:NY and plenty of others, whereas additionally lending his skills to movies each tentpole and intimate. To style followers, he’s greatest identified for his function as Jacob Carter/Selmak on the collection Stargate SG-1, a function he relished and recurred in for seven years.”

The put up continues, “While Carmen was a client, he was also a good friend. While he was a class act and a consummate gentleman at the events he was booked for, he was also a caring and generous person. While I had known him for more than a decade, it wasn’t until the past 3 years as a con representative for him that our trust and friendship grew and blossomed. He truly treated me like family, and that sentiment was returned. Please join me in sending thoughts and prayers to Carmen’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. Despite what media outlets are running with, he is survived strictly by his children. Godspeed, my friend.”

Born in Pennsylvania on October 27, 1943, Argenziano began his profession in movie in 1970, when he landed a small function in Noel Black’s drama characteristic Cover Me Babe. Throughout the ’70s, he appeared in a number of movies — enjoying Jay Kaufman in Punishment Park, Flavio the Guerrila in The Hot Box, Sam in Grave of the Vampire, Second Hawk in The Outside Man, an undercover wrestler in Caged Heat, Jack McGurn in Capone, Brian Seldon in Vigilante Force, Morelli in Death Force, Ken in The Boss’ Son, and Dr. Mandrakis in When a Stranger Calls. Argenziano’s shiniest function of the last decade got here in 1974, when he was tapped to play a small half as Michael’s buttonman in The Godfather Part II

Throughout the 1980s, Argenziano popped up in Graduation Day, Circle of Power, Sudden Impact, Heartbreakers, Into the Night, Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Dagg, Naked Vengeance, Dangerously Close, Under Cover, Stand and Deliver, Remo Williams: The Prophecy, The Accused, and Red Scorpion. The ’90s noticed him tackle extra initiatives, together with roles as Lieutenant Grimes in The First Power, Ron Ball in Rompecorazones, Jerome Lurie in Unlawful Entry, Abe Weinstein in Rave Review, Lieutenant Stein in Final Combination, Don Alfonzo in Don Juan DeMarco, Phil Hawkes in The Tie That Binds, General Boone in Broken Arrow, Judge Wiley Banning in A Murder of Crows, and Captain Penelli in Blue Streak

From 2000 to 2018, he held roles in movies like Gone in 60 Seconds, Angels & Demons, The Single Moms Club, Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha, Sharkskin, A Winter Rose, The Labyrinth, Empire of the Heart, The Mad Whale, and Future World. Argenziano’s last movie look as as Lieutenant Brannigan within the 2018 movie Duke.

Argenziano’s tv credit embody one-off episodes of Columbo, Once an Eagle, The Bionic Woman, CHiPs, Buffalo Bill, Cheers, Cagney & Lacey, Babylon 5, 24, Criminal Minds, Castle, and Hawaii Five-0. His most noteworthy (and longest-lasting) tv function was as Selmak / General Jacob Carter on the navy sci-fi journey collection Stargate SG-1. Argenziano additionally starred as Lawyer Neil Robertson on L.A. Law, Chick Sterling on Booker, Dr. Stanley Levin on Melrose Place, George Vickers / Paco Cruz on Walker Texas Ranger, Insp. Stanton Gerrard on CSI: NY, Henry Dobson on House, and Commander Murphy on Meteor.  

Argenziano is survived by his three youngsters. The Sun studies that he’s additionally survived by his spouse, Lisa A. Angelocci, although the put up by Event Horizons Talent suggests in any other case. 

Our ideas are with Argenziano’s family members throughout this tough time of mourning.


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