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  • Played football in college.
  • Wanted to be a journalist before deciding to pursue acting.
  • Served in the Army as a reporter for the Caribbean Forces Network.
  • Studied acting with Stella Adler.
  • His first film appearance was a small part in 1956's Somebody Up There Likes Me.
  • Made his directorial debut in 1979, with an episode of Quincy, and became a member of the Directors Guild of America. He also directed episodes of Magnum, P.I.
  • In 1988, played the toymaker who danced on the giant keyboard with Tom Hanks in Big.


  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1985, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Kristina Loggia — Daughter
  • Marjorie Sloan — Ex-wife
  • Cynthia Marlette Loggia — Stepdaughter
  • Audrey O'Brien — Wife
  • John Loggia — Son
  • Benjamin Loggia — Father
  • Tracey Loggia — Daughter
  • Elena Blandino Loggia — Mother


  • Attended Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, United States; University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States (BA in Journalism, 1951); attended the Actors Studio, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Place: Staten Island, New York, United States
  • Died: December 4, 2015
  • Profession: Actor, Director

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