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Gerald Castillo, 'Saved by the Bell' actor, dies at 90

Gerald Castillo, veteran character actor who played AC Slater’s father to Mario Lopez on the NBC sitcom *) Rescued by Bell, dead. He is 60.

Castillo in May Died at his home on the 4th Dayna Quinn-Castillo announced that he married his wife at their home in Houston Year.

Castillo also played Det. Michael Benedict on NBC’s Hill Street Blues

at 1983, Herrara Dr. on CBS’s Knots Landing at 1989 and Judge Davis Wagner ( Davis Wagner) on the ABC daytime soap opera 1992-353651 General Hospital .

Throughout his career he has appeared in many other shows from All in the Family , Barnaby Jones

, M*A*S*H and Dynasty to Night Court, Dallas , Hunter and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

On the big screen, Castillo was in naked (1978), Death Wish 4: Repression (1987), Kinjite: Taboo Themes

(1989), Delta Force 2: Colombian Ties (1989), State of emergency (1992) and no suspense (1992). He often plays the tough guy.

Saved by the Bell

fans know him as Major Slater, a soldier, to AC he is A strict but loving parent who appeared in the comedy 1989 and ’90.

Born Dec. in Chicago , 92, Castillo learns acting and stage at 23 in the direction of his hometown, the Goodman Theatre. Then, with

Rita Moreno , Jessica Tandy, James Broderick , Jenny Crane Sherman Hemsley.

It was Hemsley who convinced Castillo to move to Los Angeles to work in film and television career, he appeared on CBS’s The Jeffersons

in 1983 Mark his screen debut.

In semi-retirement, Castillo worked in theaters in Los Angeles and at the Santa Paula Theater in Ventura County. He was known as “a charismatic and insightful director who would jingle while thinking about a scene and jump on stage to fix a blockage or whisper in an actor’s ear,” said his wife.

Castillo moved to Houston with his wife a year later after being cast on screen by 1995.

Survivors also include his grandsons, Brian and Stephanie, and great-grandchildren, Allen and Bernie. His daughter Lisa from his first marriage died last year.




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