Nicholas Colasanto

Active - 1964 - 1985  |   Born - Jan 19, 1924 in Providence, Rhode Island  |   Died - Feb 12, 1985   |   Genres - Drama, Mystery, Comedy, Crime

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American actor Nicholas Colasanto worked in feature films and extensively in television as both an actor and a director, but he is best remembered for playing Coach Pantusso, the sweetly addle-pated bartender and former baseball coach, on the long-running NBC sitcom Cheers. Colasanto passed away just before the show's third year.

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