|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1938|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 2012|
Los Angeles County
Actor. Born to a clothing designer and homemaker, his school studies often took a back seat to his interest in viewing movies. He enrolled at Manhattan's American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later was mentored by Lee Strasberg, financing his training working as a waiter. He was met with instant success, distinguishing himself as recipient of a Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut playing Pedro in "Night of the Iguana" (1961 to 1962). His introduction to TV audiences was with an episode of the program "Naked City" (1962), which marked the beginning of an extensive body of work. He had featured roles in "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers" (1969 to 1972, as Neil Darrell), "Dynasty" (1981 to 1982, as Dr. Nick Toscanni) and "Blue Thunder" (1984, as Frank Chaney). He earned a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomber with the film "The Pad and How to Use It" (1967) and received an Emmy Award nomination for "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977). Off-screen, Farentino was known for his turbulent temper and marriages. He was formerly united with actresses Elizabeth Ashley, Michele Lee and Debrah Farentino. At the time of his death, he was married to actress Stella Farentino. (bio by: C.S.)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83961574
Added: Mar. 24, 2015
Happy Belated Heavenly Birthday in Heaven. You were one of my favorite actors as I was growing up. RIP dear James....always...|
Added: Feb. 25, 2015
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