Robert Loggia 1930-2015

A familiar performer in Nevada movies and television programs has died. Robert Loggia was 85.

Loggia played a lot of tough guys and—later in his career—gruff but lovable grandfathers. Among his movies made or set in Nevada were The Greatest Story Ever Told, I Love Trouble, The Marrying Man, Independence Day, Prizzi's Honor, and Over the Top. He also made two guest appearances in the Nevada television series Vega$.

Loggia's gravelly voice also make him useful in animated productions like Family Guy. Years after he made the movie Scarface, he also voiced a video game, Scarface: The World Is Yours.