Sunday, December 11, 2016
Remembering Joseph Mascolo 1929 - 2016
Actor Joseph Mascolo, who died Thursday at age 87, was best known for his recurring role as Stefano DiMera on the daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives, which he played from 1982 until July 2016. He received three Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Villain for his performance.
Mascolo also appeared on the daytime soaps, From These Roots (1961), Where the Heart Is (1973), Santa Barbara (1985), General Hospital (1989) and The Bold and the Beautiful (2001-06). Other television credits include the 1975-76 CBS detective drama, Bronk, and the 1981 NBC miniseries, The Gangster Chronicles.
His feature film credits include Hot Spur (1968), Shaft's Big Score! (1972), Jaws 2 (1978), Sharky's Machine (1981), Yes, Giorgio (1982) and Heat (1986).
Below you can watch Joseph Mascolo in Heat (with Burt Reynolds), a 1999 episode of Days of Our Lives (with Deidre Hall), and a 2009 interview with We Love Soaps TV's Damon L. Jacobs.