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Vincent Schiavelli has died

Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:33 pm

Vincent Schiavelli, perhaps best known as Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, has died at his home in Rome. He was 57.



Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:33 am

I remember him in the "Ghost" movie.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:25 am

And "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest."

Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:56 am

the guy at the beginning of amadeus
the subway ghost in ghost
uncle enyos in surprise/innocence on buffy the vampire slayer

yeah, i was a huge fan. :cry: :cry: :cry:

great character actor.

Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:30 am

i remember him most as a james bond villain in tomorrow never dies, doctor kaufman. he done a very good job

Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:48 am

I remember him in "Night Shift" rubbing Henry Winkler's sandwich on the wall. He had a niche' of playing somewhat cranky and personally edgy characters and did it quite well. He also did a good job as Latka and Simka's pastor on "Taxi".

I'm sad to see him pass at such a young age.

Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:06 pm

Was he in the movie, the Hills Have Eyes? May he rest in peace.

Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:49 pm

likethebike wrote:I remember him in "Night Shift" rubbing Henry Winkler's sandwich on the wall.

YES! I had forgotten his appearance in that movie. I loved that flick, especially Michale Keaton's explanation of the word "prostitution."

Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:01 pm

Any official cause for his death??

Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:39 pm

Renan wrote:Any official cause for his death??


Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:59 pm

Specifically, lung cancer.

I'm going to take a guess it was from cigarettes.

57 is too soon.


I have "Nightshift" on DVD which I found cheap. It was an early favorite of mine. I'm not sure if it still holds up but I'll check it out soon.

Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:20 pm

Thanks Colin and Gregory.

Well, it´s amazing the number of people that dies with cancer!!

And yes! 57 years old and he was young. He could have lived much more but he completed his mission.