Los Angeles (USA), Jan 22.- The Latin actor Gregory Sierra, known for the series “Barney Miller” and “Sanford and Son”, died at the age of 83 due to cancer. The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
The New York interpreter of Puerto Rican origin died in Laguna Woods (California, USA) on January 4, explained Rick Voll, spokesman for the Sierra family.
Born in 1937, Sierra shone especially in the 1970s on the small screen.
In those years he played Chano Amenguale in the series “Barney Miller” (1975-1982), which was perhaps his most popular role.
He also appeared in another series such as “Sanford and Son” (1972-1977), where he played the character of Julio Fuentes.
His television career also included sporadic roles in other well-known series such as “Hill Street Blues” (1981-1987), “Miami Vice” (1984-1989) or “MacGyver” (1985-1992).
Sierra had a long career in film with more or less secondary roles in “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” (1970), “Papillon” (1973), “The Towering Inferno” (1974), “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid “(1992) or” Vampires “(1998).
He also worked with Orson Welles on the film “The Other Side of the Wind,” which, after a very difficult gestation, was released in 2018 some four decades after it was shot.
Before moving to Los Angeles as a young man to seek employment in film and television, Sierra tried his hand at the theater, participated in Off-Broadway plays, worked with the National Shakespeare Company and at the New York Shakespeare Festival. .