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His memorial service was held at the Beverly Hills Friars Club where Billy Crystal eulogized.

Died at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada from complications just after heart surgery.

A former New York and Los Angeles businessman.

Was coaxed into show business by director Leo Penn, as Penn felt Viterelli had a unique look. Viterelli was initially hesitant, but it subsequently led to his 30+ film roles.

Was last seen in a 2004 Super Bowl commercial for Staples, in which he portrayed his mafia-esque trademark. He died just days before it aired.

Father of Joseph Vitarelli, although he spelled his name differently.

Italian-American.