Pastorelli, Robert 1954–2004

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PASTORELLI, Robert 19542004


Born June 21, 1954, in New Brunswick, NJ; son of Ledo (an insurance salesperson) and Dotty (an artist) Pastorelli; brother of Gwen Pastorelli (an opera singer); children: (with Charemon Jonovich) Gianna. Education: Trained for the stage at New York Academy of Theatrical Arts, Actors Studio, and Performing Gallery, New York City. Died: March 8, 2004.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, 1995, for "Bye, Bye Bernecky," Murphy Brown; Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, for One Night at Studio and Saturday Night.


Television Appearances; Series:

Davis, The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986.

Eldin Bernecky, Murphy Brown (including the episode "Bye, Bye Bernecky"), CBS, 19881994.

Johnny Verona, Double Rush (also known as Lickety Split ), CBS, 1995.

Gerry Fitzgerald, Cracker (also known as Fitz ), ABC, 19971998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Handyman, Hands of a Stranger (also known as Double Standard ), NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Guard, I Married A Centerfold, NBC, 1984.

Mechanic, California Girls, ABC, 1985.

Tyler, Braker, ABC, 1985.

Matteo Villani, Lady Mobster, ABC, 1988.

Devlin O'Shea, Harmful Intent (also known as Robin Cook's Harmful Intent ), CBS, 1993.

Jake Thomas, The Yarn Princess (also known as More Than a Miracle ), ABC, 1994.

Sookie Cerullo, The West Side Waltz, CBS, 1995.

Clyde Claymore, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (also known as California Gold ), CBS, 2001.

Luther Billis, South Pacific (also known as Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific ), ABC, 2001.

Nick, Women vs. Men, Showtime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Vinnie Vingo, "Sons of Gunz," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.

Jesus Christ, Sex, Shock, and Censorship in the 90s, Showtime, 1993.

Presenter, Caribbean Music Awards, syndicated, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Edward Guthrie, "Altercation," Barney Miller (also known as The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller ), ABC, 1982.

"The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All, Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1983.

"Murder Is the Key," Tucker's Witch, CBS, 1983.

Danny Christiano, "Graveyard," St. Elsewhere, 1983.

Jimmy Frumento, "A Hill of Beans," Hill Street Blues, 1983.

Adler, "The Black Widow," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1983.

Leroy, "Custom K.I.T.T.," Knight Rider, 1983.

Prisoner, "Ricky Nelson, Up Your Nose," Newhart, CBS, 1983.

Dancer, "The Confession," T. J. Hooker, 1984.

Biker, "Still the Beavers," Newhart, CBS, 1985.

Bobby Stellin, "Fathers and Huns," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1985.

"There Goes the Neighborhood," The ATeam, NBC, 1985.

Mr. Yummy, "Beans," Mary, CBS, 1985.

Mr. Yummy, "Chicago HiLo," Mary, CBS, 1985.

Ken, "Almost Foolproof," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1985.

Weasel, "Now You Steele It, Now You Don't," Remington Steele, 1985.

"Dead Woman's Shoes," The Twilight Zone, 1985.

Weasel, "Steele Alive and Kicking," Remington Steele, 1986.

Robert Celli, "It's My Party and I'll Kill If I Want To," My Sister Sam, CBS, 1987.

Vespa, "Down for the Count: Part 2," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987.

Arnie, "Out in the Cold," MacGyver, ABC, 1987.

Lorenzo Amador, "Let It Snow," Night Court, NBC, 1987.

Tony Perotta, "An Impossible Silence," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1987.

Vick Ramos, "Everything Is Everything," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1988.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992.

Nitecap, ABC, 1992.

Voice of Manny, "Riddler's Reform," Batman: The Animated Series, Fox, 1994.

Eldin Bernecky, "Bye, Bye Bernecky," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1994.

Voice of Sergeant Louie, "Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), HBO, 1995.

Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1995, 1997.

"Murphy Brown," TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Joe, "A Rock and a Hard Place," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2002.

Lewis Bernard, "Blind Faith," Hack, 2003.

Appeared in episodes of Cassie & Company, NBC; The Devlin Connection, NBC; Falcone, CBS; and Hunter, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Turko, Diner, CBS, 1983.

The Spirit, ABC, 1987.

Detective Frank Dimarino, Violent Crime, CBS, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Second dealer, Outrageous Fortune, Buena Vista, 1987.

Vinnie, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987.

Al (Broccoli), Memories of Me, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1988.

Timmons, Dances with Wolves, Orion, 1990.

Willie, Painted Heart (also known as The Paint Job ), Astra Cinema, 1992.

Voice of Tony, FernGully: The Last Rainforest (animated; also known as FernGully 1 ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1992.

Fred, Folks!, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1992.

Detective Jimmy Detillo, Striking Distance, Columbia, 1992.

Joey Bustamente, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993.

Johnny C, Eraser, Warner Bros., 1996.

Huey Driscoll, Michael, New Line Cinema, 1996.

TBone, Heist, Trident Releasing, 1997.

Oliver Greening, A Simple Wish (also known as The Fairy Godmother ), Universal, 1997.

The Skipper, Scotch and Milk, 1998.

Count Dracula, Modern Vampires (also known as The Revenant ), Sterling Home Entertainment, 1999.

John Jaster, Bait (also known as Piege ), Warner Bros., 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Rebel without a Cause, New York Theatre Ensemble, 1977.

Harold "Mitch" Mitchell, A Streetcar Named Desire, Royal National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 2002.

Appeared in Bus Stop, Death of a Salesman, End As a Man, Grey Spades, Lovers and Other Strangers, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, and The Rainmaker, all Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City; appeared in West Coast productions of One Night at Studio and Saturday Night; also appeared in Cosmo's in Love, Dice and Cards, Down the Tubes, and Mere Mortals.



People Weekly, July 28, 1997, p. 114.