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‘Scar face’ actor, Geno Silva is dead

Scarface actor, Geno Silva has reportedly given up the ghost at the age of 72.

Geno Silva was an American actor.

He is best known for his role as The Skull, Alejandro Sosa’s silent hitman in Scarface. Silva has also appeared in films such as 1941, Tequila Sunrise.

He also appeared in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad, Mulholland Drive and A Man Apart.

 

On the small screen, Silva featured in numerous classics like Hill Street Blues, 227, Miami Vice, MacGyver, Days of Our Lives, Key West, and Walker, Texas Ranger. One of his last TV roles was portraying Senator Vrax in two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005.

The actor is survived by his wife Pamela, daughter Lucia and 2 grandchildren.

Born on Jan. 20, 1948, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Silva also was a veteran of the stage.

In 1994, he appeared with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz in The Merchant of Venice; a Peter Sellars’ production that played Chicago, London, Paris and Hamburg, Germany; in 1999, he and Ortiz worked off-Broadway in Sueño, written by future Oscar nominee Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries).

In Scarface (1983), his foreboding character never speaks a word while he guns down Montana with a shotgun from behind at the end of the Brian De Palma-directed classic.

One poll placed The Skull No. 7 on a list of the best henchmen in movie history.

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