Joseph Campanella

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Joseph Campanella

Joseph Campanella

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Joseph Campanella

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: November 21, 1924
Date of Passing: May 16, 2018
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Joseph Campanella was an American actor.

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1948, and attended Columbia University, where he studied drama. Before starting his acting career, Campanella worked as a radio sportscaster in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Joseph Campanella was an American actor.

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1948, and attended Columbia University, where he studied drama. Before starting his acting career, Campanella worked as a radio sportscaster in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Campanella appeared in such television shows as The Untouchables, Route 66, The Wild Wild West, The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, Marcus Welby, M.D., Gunsmoke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ironside, Medical Center, Police Woman, The Rockford Files, Fantasy Island, Vega$, Quincy, M.E., Murder, She Wrote, The Golden Girls, Dallas, Knots Landing, Baywatch, Walker, Texas Ranger, Melrose Place, Star Trek: Voyager, and The Practice.

He had recurring roles on CBS’s long-running daytime dramas The Guiding Light and The Bold and the Beautiful, the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time, and NBC’s legal drama The Bold Ones: The Lawyers.

One of his most popular roles was as Lew Wickersham, Joe Mannix's boss in season 1 of the television series Mannix, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Campanella’s character was written out after the first season when Mannix (Mike Connors) went out on his own.

His last credited television appearance was on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2008.

Campanella died May 16, 2018, in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 93.

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