Veteran American character actor Tony Longo has passed away aged 53, his manager Susan Ferris has announced.
Born in New Jersey in 1961, Longo enjoyed a career spanning over thirty years; moving out to Los Angeles back in the early 1980’s he landed a recurring role on the hit TV series Alice, and films such as Sixteen Candles, Splash and Fletch. He was later cast in NBC’s Hell Town and the hit comedy movies Police Academy and Shakey Ground. Over the years Longo has been seen in some of Hollywood’s major TV shows and motion pictures alongside the likes of Bruce Willis in The Last Boy Scout, Matthew McConaughey in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive.
“When the team at Bohemia met with Tony they instantly feel in love with his natural charm and charisma, but also each of the managers had their own special memories of Tony’s performances from his vast career,” said Ferris. “Working with Tony and being a part of getting things rolling has been great. He had the excitement and willingness to do anything. There is some comfort in knowing that he died peacefully in his sleep. Hollywood has lost a great actor.”