Vincent Baggetta

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Vincent Baggetta
Born(1944-12-07)December 7, 1944
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
DiedMay 2, 2017(2017-05-02) (aged 72)
Sherman Oaks, California
OccupationActor

Vincent Baggetta (also billed as Vince Baggetta, Vincent Beggetta, or Vince Bagetta) (December 7, 1944 – May 2, 2017)[1][2] was an American television actor.[3]

Baggetta was born in Paterson, New Jersey.[3][4] He is best known for his starring role in The Eddie Capra Mysteries, playing the title character for the 13-episode run of the series in 1978–1979.[5]

Baggetta drove a taxi while he sought success as an actor.[6] His career started with bit parts in The Defenders and Naked City in 1962[7] and The Twilight Zone in 1963.[3][7] He also did a guest spot as himself on The Hollywood Squares in 1966.[7]

He made appearances in several popular TV shows in the 1970s, including Mannix, Cannon, Starsky & Hutch, Kojak, Switch, and Eischied.[7]

He did two episodes of The Rockford Files.[7] He appeared in seven episodes of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman as Father Frank DeMarco.[3]

Baggetta played Lou Pellegrino in the short-lived TV series Chicago Story in 1982.[5]:183 [7] He also portrayed Rick Scotti in the series Jack and Mike in 1987.[5]:519 [7] In the 1980s, he appeared on Charlie's Angels, Vega$, Remington Steele, Fame, Magnum, P.I., T.J Hooker and Lou Grant.[7] He made two appearances (in different roles) on Murder, She Wrote,[7] three appearances (two different roles) in Hill Street Blues, and seven as Assistant District Attorney John Moretti in The Colbys.[3]

Baggetta started the 1990s as Father Jarvis in two episodes of Freddy's Nightmares, a TV spinoff of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series.[3] He also did a third spot on Murder, She Wrote and a guest appearance on NYPD Blue.[3]

He had an uncredited 1995 appearance in the television series Renegade.[3]

His latest work was a leading role as David Renaldi on One Life to Live in 2005.[7]

On May 2, 2017, Baggetta died in Sherman Oaks, California, at age 72.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1965 Gendarme in New York Italian Uncredited
1976 Embryo Collier
1976 Two-Minute Warning Ted Shelley
1983 The Man Who Wasn't There Riley

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ TV.com lists it 1947 (retrieved 27 November 2017)
  2. ^ a b Lentz, Harris III (January 2018). "Vincent Baggetta, 72". Classic Images (511): 46.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Vincent Baggetta at IMDB (retrieved December 14, 2015)
  4. ^ Staff. "Capra won't throw any punches", Eugene Register-Guard, September 2, 1978. Accessed December 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  6. ^ Lewis, Dan (September 3, 1978). "A Cabbie's Encounters Pan Into Series Role for Vincent Baggetta". Daily World. Louisiana, Opelousas. p. 45. Retrieved February 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Vincent Baggetta at TV.com (retrieved 27 November 2017)

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