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Cause of death  Heart attack
Role  Character actor
Name  James Coco
Years active  1940sā€“1987
Occupation  Actor, singer

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Born  March 21, 1930 (1930-03-21) New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting place  Saint Gertrude Cemetery & Mausoleum, Colonia, New Jersey, U.S.
Died  February 25, 1987, New York City, New York, United States
Parents  Feliche Coco, Ida Detestes Coco
TV shows  St. Elsewhere, Calucci's Department, The Dumplings
Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Movies  Murder by Death, Man of La Mancha, Only When I Laugh, The Cheap Detective, The Wild Party
Similar People  Robert Moore, Arthur Hiller, Neil Simon, Marcello Fondato, Elaine May

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James Emil Coco (March 21, 1930 ā€“ February 25, 1987) was an American character actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Only When I Laugh (1981).

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Early life and career

Born in New York City, Coco was the son of Felice Coco, a shoemaker, and Ida Detestes Coco. James began acting straight out of high school. As an overweight and prematurely balding adult, he found himself relegated to character roles. He made his Broadway debut in Hotel Paradiso in 1957, but his first major recognition was for Off-Broadway's The Moon in Yellow River, for which he won an Obie Award.

Coco's first modern collaboration with playwright Terrence McNally was a 1968 off Broadway double-bill of the one-act plays Sweet Eros and Witness, followed by Here's Where I Belong, a disastrous Broadway musical adaptation of East of Eden that closed on opening night. They had far greater success with their next project, Next, a two-character play with Elaine Shore, which ran for more than 700 performances and won Coco the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance. Sixteen years later, the two would reunite for the Manhattan Theatre Club production of It's Only a Play.

Coco also achieved success with Neil Simon, who wrote The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1969) specifically for him. It earned him a Tony Award nomination as Best Actor in a Play. The two later joined forces for a Broadway revival of the musical Little Me and the films Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978) and Only When I Laugh (1981), for which he was both Oscar-nominated and Razzie-nominated.

In 1971, he was on The Tonight Show which was guest-hosted by Woody Allen. On the show, he discussed his acting career.

Film and television roles

Coco's additional film credits include Ensign Pulver (1964), End of the Road (1970), The Strawberry Statement (1970), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970), A New Leaf (1971), Such Good Friends (1971), Man of La Mancha (1972), Scavenger Hunt (1979), Wholly Moses! (1980) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) as well as a starring role in The Wild Party (1975). Several of his films were released posthumously: Hunk (1987) and That's Adequate (1989).

On television, Coco starred on two unsuccessful 1970s series, Calucci's Department and The Dumplings, and made guest appearances on many series, including ABC Stage 67, The Edge of Night, Marcus Welby, M.D., Trapper John, M.D., Medical Center, Maude, Fantasy Island, Alice, The Eddie Capra Mysteries, Murder, She Wrote, The Muppet Show, The Love Boat and St. Elsewhere, for which he won an Emmy Award. One of his last television assignments was a recurring role as Nick Milano on the sitcom Who's the Boss?.

Death

Coco died of a heart attack in New York City on February 25, 1987 at age 56. He is buried in St. Gertrude's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Colonia, New Jersey.

Filmography

  • Ensign Pulver (1964) - Skouras
  • Generation (1969) - Mr. Blatto
  • End of the Road (1970) - School Man
  • The Strawberry Statement (1970) - Grocer
  • Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970) - Mario
  • A New Leaf (1971) - Uncle Harry
  • Such Good Friends (1971) - Timmy
  • Man of La Mancha (1972) - Sancho Panza / Cervantes' Manservant
  • The Wild Party (1975) - Jolly Grimm
  • Murder by Death (1976) - Milo Perrier
  • Charleston (1977) - Joe Lo Monaco
  • Bye Bye Monkey (1978) - Andreas Flaxman
  • The Cheap Detective (1978) - Marcel
  • Scavenger Hunt (1979) - Henri
  • Wholly Moses! (1980) - Hyssop
  • Only When I Laugh (1981) - Jimmy Perrino
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) - Mr. Skeffington
  • Johnny Dangerously (1984) - Moronie's Bouncer (uncredited)
  • Hunk (1987) - Dr. D
  • The Chair (1988) - Dr. Harold Woodhouse Langer
  • That's Adequate (1989) - Max Roebling (final film role)
  • References

    James Coco Wikipedia


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