Gregory Sierra, who was a key feature of two great 1970s sitcoms like Julio Fuentes on Sanford and sons and Sgt. Miguel “Chano” Amenguale on Barney miller, is dead. He was 83 years old.
Sierra died Jan. 4 in Laguna Woods, Calif., From cancer, according to a family spokesperson. His death became public today.
Born in Spanish Harlem, New York, Sierra has worked with the National Shakespeare Company and the New York Shakespeare Festival. He also appeared in off-Broadway plays and was waiting on Broadway for The mistress of the ninety days in 1967.
Moving to Los Angeles, Sierra has had appearances on shows such as It takes a thief, Medical Center, The Haut Chaparral, Mod squad, The flying nun and Kung Fu.
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In the films he was also a supporting actor in Under the planet of the apes (1970), Get right (1970), Butterfly (1973), Imposing hell (1974) and the Orson Welles project The other side of the wind.