Al Ruscio Dies At 89

MV5BMTI1NDkyMDUzMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzg5NzUzMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR20,0,214,317_Al Ruscio, an often-seen character actor who appeared on TV, in films and on stage for more than a half-century, died Tuesday, his daughter Elizabeth said. He was 89.

Ruscio played the new restaurant manager at Monk’s whom Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) accuses of employing only buxom women as waitresses (they turn out to be his daughters) in the 1993 “Seinfeld” episode “The Pilot”; a casino owner on “Showgirls” (1995); and an opera-loving grandfather on the late-1980s ABC drama “Life Goes On,” the first TV series to have a major character with Down syndrome.

In “The Godfather: Part III,” he plays crime boss Leo Cuneo and screams at Joe Mantegna’s character, “Joey Zaza, you son of a b—-!”

Source: Today