Richard De Angelis

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Richard De Angelis
Born June 24, 1932
Boston, Massachusetts
Died December 28, 2005
Silver Spring, Maryland

Richard John De Angelis (June 24, 1932 – December 28, 2005) was an American actor and comedian best known for his role as Colonel Raymond Foerster on TV's The Wire.

Born in Boston, DeAngelis served in the Navy and worked as an accountant before attending acting school at the age of 38. He graduated in 1983 from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in theater.

De Angelis began his entertainment career as a comedian under the pseudonym "Richie Roach", appearing in numerous commercials, radio spots, and print advertisements over a forty year span. He also played minor roles in several major motion pictures, including 1984's Chances Are and John Waters' A Dirty Shame.

On December 28, 2005, De Angelis, who had been suffering from prostate cancer, died at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland of heart failure at the age of 73.

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