Ron Palillo

as Arnold Horshack in the movie Mr. T and Tina

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Real name is Ronald Gabriel Paolillo
Was born at 2 April 1949 in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA . Died at 14 August 2012, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA (heart attack)

At 14, Ron Palillo started his own summer theater in Cheshire,Connecticut. His parents,Gabriel and Carmel Palillo,were surprised whenthe summer theater actually made money. After graduating from highschool, Ron went to the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where hemajored in drama. He appeared in many school plays in college.

Aftergraduation, Ron got a job with a touring company which performedShakespeare's plays. He says he received invaluable drama trainingduring that tour, acting in Shakespearean masterpieces like "Macbeth","The Taming of the Shrew" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream". After hisShakespearean tour, Ron became a member of a repertory company inMiami, Florida. Shortly after arriving in New York, Ron got a role inthe off-Broadway success "Hot l Baltimore. " He stayed with the show forover a year.

Because of his work in "Hot L Baltimore". Ron was given alead role in a musical special, "The Last Sweet Days of Isaac", ontelevision. After Isaac, he once again went on tour and appeared withMickey Rooney in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and with Jan Sterling in aserious play, "Summer Brave. " He has two brothers and a sister. Hiselder brother, Richard is an eye surgeon, his brother Robert, is asalesman and his sister Ann, became a teacher.

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There is some small facts about Ron Palillo:
  • Ron did the illustrations for two of his children's books. Ron also appeared in operas and other stage performances.
  • Was defeated by 'Dustin Diamond' ("Screech" from "Saved by the Bell" (1989) ) in Fox's Celebrity Boxing 2 (2002) (TV) .
  • He attended Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, after receiving his bachelor's degree.
  • Palillo and his partner of 41 years, Joseph Gramm, lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
  • In August 2008, Ron starred in the independent short film The Curse of Micah Rood, which was shown at the New London Film Festival.
  • (June 1999-February 2000) Currently directing and co-starring in the stage musical A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline in West Palm Beach, FL.
  • In November 2004, Rob appeared in The Ivoryton Playhouse's production of Inherit the Wind, which ran 'til 21 November, 2004.
  • In August 2009, Ron was teaching freshman drama at G-STAR School of the Arts for Motion Pictures and Broadcasting, in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Was the second of two main cast members of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' (1975) to pass away in 2012. The first was 'Robert Hegyes' , who ironically also passed away from a heart attack.
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There is the list of movies, where Ron Palillo was taked part:
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1 ABCs 50th Anniversary Celebration movie ABCs 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 as Himself
2 The 5th Annual TV Land Awards movie The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 as Walter ("Ugly Betty White")
3 Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 5 movie Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 5 2000 as Himself
4 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man movie Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1994 as Himself
5 Laverne & Shirley in the Army movie Laverne & Shirley in the Army 1981 as Sgt. Squealy
6 The Mike Douglas Show movie The Mike Douglas Show 1961 as Himself - Co-Host
7 1995 MTV Movie Awards movie 1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 as Himself
8 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 as Himself - In Memoriam
9 Celebrity Boxing 2 movie Celebrity Boxing 2 2002 as Himself
10 Committed movie Committed 1991 as Ronnie
11 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 as Ron Palillo
12 Doin Time movie Doin Time 1985 as Pappion
13 Hellgate movie Hellgate 1989 as Matt
14 Its a Dog Gone Tale: Destinys Stand movie Its a Dog Gone Tale: Destinys Stand 2010 as Randolph Baines
15 Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI movie Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI 1986 as Allen Hawes
16 Pac Preview Party movie Pac Preview Party 1982 as Squealy
17 Skatetown, U.S.A. movie Skatetown, U.S.A. 1979 as Frankey
18 Snake Eater movie Snake Eater 1989 as Torchy
19 Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster movie Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster 1989 as Torchy
20 Surf II movie Surf II 1984 as Inspector Underpants
21 The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 as Himself - In Memoriam
22 The 6th Annual TV Land Awards movie The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 as Himself
23 The Actors Journey movie The Actors Journey 2011 as Himself
24 The Actors Journey for Kids movie The Actors Journey for Kids 2011 as Himself
25 The Curse of Micah Rood movie The Curse of Micah Rood 2008 as Micah Rood
26 The Guardians movie The Guardians 2010 as Professor Walker
27 The Invisible Woman movie The Invisible Woman 1983 as Spike Mitchell
28 The Pound Puppies movie The Pound Puppies 1985 as Scrounger
29 The Tempest movie The Tempest 1983 as Trinculo
30 Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3 movie Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3 1993 as Himself
31 Trees 2: The Root of All Evil movie Trees 2: The Root of All Evil 2004 as Dougie Styles
32 $weepstake$ movie #weepstake# 1979 as Harold
33 3-2-1 Contact movie 3-2-1 Contact 1980 as Himself
34 Alice movie Alice 1976 as Mutner
35 All-Star Family Feud Special movie All-Star Family Feud Special 1977 as Himself - Celebrity Contestant
36 Break the Bank movie Break the Bank 1976 as Himself
37 Cagney & Lacey movie Cagney & Lacey 1981 as Mr. Larkin
38 CHiPs movie CHiPs 1977 as Nick
39 Darkwing Duck movie Darkwing Duck 1991 as Ordinary Guy
40 Dinah! movie Dinah! 1974 as Himself
There is the list of interview of Ron Palillo:
  • "Club International" (USA), September 1979, Vol. 3, Iss. 9, pg. 28-30+44+46+94, by: Martin A. Groves, "Rpn Palillo is no "SWEATHOG""
There is the list of some articles of Ron Palillo:
  • "The Washington Post" (USA), 15 August 2012, Vol. 135, Iss. 254, pg. B5, "Ron Palillo, 63: 'Sweathog' actor suffered typecasting"
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 15 August 2012, pg. A16, by: Paul Vitello, "Ron Palillo Dies at 63; Played Horshack on TV"
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