July 13, 1940
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Jude Farese was an accomplished actor who appeared in a variety of films throughout his Hollywood career. Farese began his acting career in action flicks like "The Erotic Adventures of Zorro" (1972) starring Douglas Frey and "Death Threat" (1976). He also appeared in the TV movie "The Return of the World's Greatest Detective" (NBC, 1975-76). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 1976-1981). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the James Caan drama "Hide in Plain Sight" (1980), the Sally Field comedy "Kiss Me Goodbye" (1982) and the Jon Voight comedy "Lookin' to Get Out" (1982). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Skag" (NBC, 1979-1980). He also landed a role in the miniseries "Murder in Texas" (1980-81). During the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in the dramatic comedy "Some Kind of Hero" (1982) with Richard Pryor, the action movie "City Heat" (1984) with Clint Eastwood and the Robert Davi thriller sequel "Maniac Cop 2" (1990). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Roger Corman's The Phantom Eye" (AMC, 1999-2000). Farese most recently acted on "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003-08).