Robert Hegyes (pronounced Hedges; May 7, 1951 January 26, 2012) has been a good American acting professional best known for his or her portrayal with graduating high school student Juan Epstein around the 1970s American sitcom .Early life
Hegyes was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey , to a -American father, Stephen, and also an -American mother, Marie Dominica Cocozza. Hegyes have three siblings (Mark, Stephanie in addition to Elizabeth).
He grew up with Metuchen, New Jersey plus begun actor's around senior high school inside the mid-1960s beneath your support with Metuchen High School theatre teacher, Barton Shepard. Upon graduating from Glassboro State College (now ), having a B.A. within Speech/Theater along with Secondary Education, Hegyes ventured in order to New York City that will pursue a profession in actor's in addition to soon grew to be a new representative on the kid's theater group called, "Theater from a Trunk", doing informative concert from U.S. President 's labor and birth place, on East the twentieth Street. Hegyes on going carrying out from the Village throughout educational kids theater, this occassion like a with an provide and rod puppet company, playing "Mr. Toad," in, "The Wind & this Willows." Robert been able to help work another doing job inside and with the for a member regarding the particular political improvisational guerrilla troupe, "Jack LaRumpa's Flying Drum & Kazoo Band."Career
Within 12 months of graduating from college, Hegyes was hired to co-star in the particular highly acclaimed Off Broadway Naomi Court, starring actor Brad Davis (Midnight Express ). After doing the successful Manhattan Theater Club engagement, Robert was forged by means of Len Cariou (making his pointing debut) for you to co-star from the Broadway drama, Don't Call Back, starring Dorian Harewood . While performing on Broadway, Hegyes auditioned for James Komack and ended up being placed for you to star within exactly what ended up being to turn into your award-winning ABC comedy , . Hegyes made this personality associated with Juan Luis Pedro Felipo de Huevos Epstein (typically labelled as just "Epstein"). The show lasted several seasons, out of 1975-1979. Hegyes grew to be one with the show's owners from age 25.
Hegyes guest starred in a lot more than thirty tv set shows, such as Saturday Night Live , with NewsRadio , Diagnosis: Murder , together with Dick Van Dyke , April Fools' Day instance the place that the character, "Oswald", has been recast with regard to a brief arena by using Hegyes trying to play your role) and Michael Douglas . He likewise starred inside award-winning Honeymoon Hotel , by using Jane Kaczmarek , Underground Aces, together with Melanie Griffith , Bob Roberts , with Mia Farrow , and also Bar Hopping , having Kevin Nealon .
Hegyes built his / her Los Angeles stage debut while "Chico Marx " within the Westwood plus country wide visiting provider engagements connected with An Evening with Groucho. Upon returning with the tour, Hegyes ended up being placed by way of designer Barney Rosenswieg for you to star to be a string usual portraying undercover detective "Manny Esposito" with Cagney & Lacey . During this time he or she in addition made an appearance on the online game indicate this from time to be able to time.
Hegyes became "Artist-In-Residence" from their alma mater, Rowan University, coaching screenplay writing, performing regarding camera and Long Beach, California , in which he trained composition writing plus open speaking. Hegyes ended up being a California Certified Secondary Education teacher, but possessed previously worked often around current years.
John Travolta is godfather in order to his children.Death
On January 26, 2012, immediately after struggling with torso cramping with his Metuchen, New Jersey home, Hegyes passed on from an evident cardiovascular attack during John F. Kennedy Medical Center around Edison, New Jersey . He was 60 a long time old.References
^ Details lso are Hegyes' death
About Robert Hegyes , Cinema Without Borders. Accessed September 30, 2007.
Internet Movie Database