Joseph Mascolo

Joseph Mascolo

Active - 1968 - 1989  |   Born - Mar 13, 1935 in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States  |   Died - Dec 1, 2016   |   Genres - Drama, Action, Mystery

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  • Planned to study orchestral conducting in college and was a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship, until a drama teacher suggested he try acting.
  • Played clarinet with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York for two years to support himself while studying acting with Stellar Adler.
  • First major stage role was in A View From the Bridge with Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
  • Made TV history when he appeared on a 1974 episode of All in the Family and became the first person, other than Archie, to sit in Archie Bunker's beloved chair.
  • Days of Our Lives writer Pat Falcon-Smith created the villain Stefano DiMera for him after seeing him on the 1981 mini-series The Gangster Chronicles.
  • Won Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villain in 1984, 1985 and 1987.
  • Appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful from 2001-06 before reprising his role as Stefano on Days of Our Lives in 2007.
  • Has a road in Ocilla, Ga., named after him in appreciation for his charity work.