Death of Frank Pesce, actor of Rocky and Top Gun and accomplice of Sylvester Stallone

The American, who died on February 6, distinguished himself in many supporting roles in the most popular productions of the 1980s.

Frank Pesce, enduring supporting role in popular 1980s films and TV series, died on February 6 at age 75. He suffered from complications due to dementia, announced his partner Tammy Scher to the specialized site Deadline.

Born on December 8, 1946 in New York, the actor began his career in the mid-1970s, in series such as Police Story and kojak and playing small roles in the first rocky of Sylvester Stallone, of whom he remained a close friend. The seventh part of the saga, Creed – Rocky Balboa’s Legacy , released in 2016, will also mark his last appearance in the cinema.

Top Gun, American Gigolo, Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, Donnie Brasco... Frank Pesce has appeared in the credits of many successful films. In 1991, the actor turned to writing, working on the script for the film 29th Street, based on his debut. The feature film was directed by George Gallo, the filmmaker at the helm of detective comedy MidnightRun (1988) worn by Robert de Niro in which he assigned a role to Frank Pesce.

Television series are no exception. The actor appeared alongside the heroes of Two cops in Miami, Fire Thunder, K 2000, Supercopter Where Madam is served. Series that those under twenty cannot know which nevertheless remain in the annals of the small screen.


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