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Ron Palillo (1949–2012)

At 14, Ron Palillo started his own summer theater in Cheshire, Connecticut. His parents,Gabriel and Carmel Palillo,were surprised when the summer theater actually made money. After graduating from high school, Ron went to the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he majored in drama. He appeared in many school plays in college. After ... See full bio »

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 2010 It's a Dog Gone Tale: Destiny's Stand
Randolph Baines
 2010 The Guardians
Professor Walker
 2008 The Curse of Micah Rood (Short)
Micah Rood
 2004 Trees 2: The Root of All Evil
Dougie Styles
 2003 Style Court (TV Series)
- Episode #2.26 ... Juror
 1992/I Wind
 1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Ordinary Guy
- Planet of the Capes (1991) ... Ordinary Guy (voice)
 1991 Committed
 1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone (TV Series)
- Rosie's Fuss Attack (1990) ... (voice)
- Save the Cave (1990) ... (voice)
- Rosie's Extra Sweet Day (1990) ... (voice)
- Dozer Quest (1990) ... (voice)
- King Potsworth (1990) ... (voice)
 1989 Hellgate
 1988 Superman (TV Series)
 1987 Little Clowns of Happytown (TV Series) (1987) (voice)
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Mr. Larkin
- Rites of Passage (1986) ... Mr. Larkin
 1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
- Elusive Butterfly (1986) ... Kussman
 1985 The Pound Puppies (TV Movie)
Scrounger (voice)
 1985 Doin' Time
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Norman Lester, Esq.
- Hooray for Homicide (1984) ... Norman Lester, Esq.
 1984 Surf II
Inspector Underpants
 1983 The Tempest (Video)
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Charley Arbis
- The Beverly Woods Social Club (1983) ... Charley Arbis
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
Spike Mitchell
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Journey to a Spacecraft (1983) ... Nick
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
- Mexican Slayride (1983) ... Zack
 1983 Rubik, the Amazing Cube (TV Series)
Rubik (voice)
 1982 Pac Preview Party (TV Movie)
Squealy (voice, uncredited)
 1981 Alice (TV Series)
- The Wild One (1981) ... Mutner
 1981 Laverne & Shirley in the Army (TV Series)
Sgt. Squealy
- The Dark Knight (1981) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- Tokyo-Ho, Ho (1981) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- Meanie Genie (1981) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- Super Wacs (1981) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- Two Mini Cooks (1981) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
 1979-1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Casper Martin / Al Breyer
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A.
 1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
- The Tower of Babel (1979) ... Hevet
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Harold
 1976 Mr. T and Tina (TV Series)
Arnold Horshack
- Pilot (1976) ... Arnold Horshack
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Gary Warren (1994)
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He acted in Neil Simon's play, "The Star Spangled Girl," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Mark Fletcher in the cast. See more »

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Was the second of two main cast members of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' (1975) to pass away in 2012. The first was Robert Hegyes, who ironically also passed away from a heart attack. See more »

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