Frank Pesce, the memorable character actor of movies and television, died on February 6th at the age of 75. Mr. Pesce’s girlfriend, Tammy Scher reported the cause of death to be dementia-related.
Frank Pesce began his career in 1976 with a role on Police Story. Mr. Pesce then stayed busy alternating between feature films, guest spots on tv series and appearances in movies made for television.
Some feature films that Mr. Pesce appeared in include: Rocky, Paradise Alley, American Gigolo, Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, MIdnight Run, Lock Up, Donnie Brasco, Grudge Match, The Expendables, Reach Me and Creed!
Frank Pesce’s television appearances include roles in: Kojak, Knight Rider, The Greatest American Hero, Hardcastle and McCormick, Miami Vice, Airwolf, Cagney & Lacey, Matlock, Who’s the Boss, Jake & the Fatman and Karen Sisco.
What a career Frank Pesce had! I love that he developed friendships with stars like Sly Stallone, Robert Forester and Tony Danza. The fact that Mr. Pesce was used so often (and many times repeatedly by stars/directors) speaks to his professionalism. I always enjoyed a Frank Pesce appearance!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Frank Pesce’s family, friends and fans.