Friday, December 09, 2016

Joseph Mascolo

Joseph Mascolo 
March 13, 1929 – December 8, 2016

Joseph Mascolo died on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 87 after years of battling Alzheimer's disease

Mascolo appeared in the 1978 film Jaws 2 as Len Peterson, a property developer who confronted Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) when the Chief brought forth the underwater photograph of what he believed was another great white shark

He also appeared in the 1972 sequel Shaft's Big Score, and Sharky's Machine (1981) and Heat (1986), both starring Burt Reynolds.

Mascolo is best known in the recurring role of Stefano DiMera on Days of Our Lives from 1982 to 1985, returning briefly in 1988, again from 1993 to 2001, and making appearances again since 2007 until Stefano's death in 2016. 

He has also played a wide range of roles on many different series including (but not limited to) a Stefano-like villain named Domino (Nicholas Van Buren) on General Hospital, and Carlos Alvarez on Santa Barbara. Before achieving his fame, he was seen in the earlier soap operas Where the Heart Is and From These Roots. He also made primetime television appearances on All in the Family, The Eddie Capra MysteriesLou Grant and The Rockford Files.

He played "Massimo Marone" on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful beginning August 2001. He decided not to renew his contract with the show in July 2006, due to a lack of storyline and decided to return to Days of Our Lives, where his character Stefano DiMera was resurrected after six years.
He also appeared in The Incredible Hulk in October 1979, as Mr. Arnold in the episode "Brain Child". 10 years later, he would appear again in NBC's The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, as Albert G. Tendelli, a police confidant of Daredevil.

  • In 2016, Stefano was shot three times by Hope because of his alleged involvement in Bo's death.

Good Night Mr. Mascolo
and thank you for Stefano.

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Tony Figueroa
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