Reni Santoni dead: Dirty Harry and Seinfeld star dies aged 81

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Seinfeld star Reni Santoni has died aged 81.

The actor was finest recognized for taking part in Poppie the pizza chef within the seminal comedy in addition to having a star flip in Clint Eastwood led film, Soiled Harry.

PEOPLE has reported that his good friend Tracy Newman, who’s a musician and TV producer, revealed that Reni handed away from pure causes on Saturday, whereas in hospice care in Los Angeles.

Reni had over 100 film credit listed on IMDb on the time of his loss of life, together with roles in Clint Eastwood’s Soiled Harry (1971), Eddie Murphy’s Physician Dolittle (1998) and Sylvester Stallone’s Cobra (1986).

Reni performed performed detective Chico Gonzalez in Soiled Harry, who was a possible companion to Eastwood’s Harry Callahan.

Reni Santoni from Soiled Harry and Enter Laughing fame has handed away at 81

He additionally guest-starred in 4 episodes of Seinfeld, wherein he performed a pizza chef with a bladder management downside known as Poppie.

Reni started his performing profession on the stage in a play that he co-wrote, Raisin’ Hell within the Son.

He made his massive display screen debut in Rod Steiger’s 1964 movie The Pawnbroker.

Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk and Reni Santoni in Anzio, 1968

Reni Santoni in Soiled Harry with Clint Eastwood

In 1967, Reni performed his first main position in Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical movie Enter Laughing.

He performed a supply boy, David Kolowitz, who leaves his job to turn into an actor on stage in New York.

Reni labored once more with Carl Reiner in 1982’s Lifeless Males Don’t Put on Plaid, which additionally starred Steve Martin.

Actor Reni Santoni in 1989

Reni additionally loved an in depth tv profession wherein he made visitor appearances in reveals resembling Hawaii 5-O, Hill Road Blues, NYPD Blue and Miami Vice.

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