Stuart Margolin, 一个 Emmy award-winning character actor who co-starred in The Rockford Files, 已经死了. 他是 82.
Margolin died of natural causes in Staunton, 弗吉尼亚州, family members confirmed on Instagram Monday.
Known for his role as con man Evelyn “天使” Martin on the 1970s detective drama series, for which he won two Emmys, Margolin later featured in two Blake Edwards 电影, 1981的 S.O.B. and 1986’s A Fine Mess. He also became a prolific television director, 报道 好莱坞报道.
Margolin’s connection to Rockford Files 星星 James Garner dated back to the early 1970s when the actor cast him in 尼科尔斯 as a “sidekick who was a shifty-eyed, backstabbing rat, but also lovable,” Garner wrote in his 2011 回忆录, The Garner Files.
“We’d made screen tests but couldn’t find what we were looking for until one day I saw a clip from 爱, American Style,” 加纳写道. “It wasn’t a scene that should have gotten a laugh, but the actor was so good, he broke me up. I knew he was the one for the part.”
Margolin later said he “never regretted” his longtime collaboration with Garner.
“I was being sought after as a young character actor and comedian until I had a choice to be on The Mary Tyler Moore Show 或在 尼科尔斯 with Jim Garner,” he said in an interview in 2017, 每 THR. “I chose to work with Jim Garner because I thought I’d have more fun, which I never regretted.”
“It was a great series with great writers and the favorite show Jim ever did,” 他继续. “It closed down after a year, and then I was approached by Jim’s executive producer and Stephen J. Cannell to be part of [NBC’s] The Rockford Files. So my career got a little bigger, I won a couple of Emmys, and I’ve had a real steady career over the years with a lot of parts.”
Alongside appearing on screen Margolin directed episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 神奇女侠, Touched by an Angel, The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., Northern Exposure, Quantum Leap 和 The Rockford Files.
演员, who was born in Iowa and later lived in Dallas, 德克萨斯州, got his break in the industry after meeting Barney Brown — a mentor to Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman 和 Robert Duvall — at a theater summer camp in Colorado, and later following Brown to California, 根据 THR.
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His final credits include a star turn in What the Night Can Do after lead Martin Sheen suffered an injury. Margolin’s stepson, Christopher Martini, directed the movie.