August 20, 1958|
Belmar, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||June 21, 2015
Marina del Rey, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, painter|
|Children||Chloe, Danielle, Alexis|
Tony Longo (August 20, 1958 – June 21, 2015) was an American actor who has appeared in many well-known television series such as Laverne & Shirley, Simon & Simon, Alice, Perfect Strangers, High Tide, Sydney, Las Vegas, Six Feet Under and Monk. His film credits include Sixteen Candles, Mulholland Drive, Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw, The Last Boy Scout, the 1994 version of Angels in the Outfield, Eraser, Suburban Commando and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.
Because of his 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), 300 lb (140 kg) frame, Longo was often chosen for roles that depict him as an imposing giant with freakish strength, and sub-standard intelligence, such as Mad Dog in the 1980s comedy/drama 1st and Ten where he was a linebacker for the fictional football team, the California Bulls. Mad Dog was paired with fellow linebacker Dr. Death, played by actor Donald Gibb who has had a career playing similar roles as Longo. He also appeared in Suburban Commando starring Hulk Hogan as a bounty hunter alongside The Undertaker. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Marina del Rey, California on June 21, 2015 after a long battle with congestive heart failure and kidney issues. He is survived by three daughters; Chloe Longo, Danielle Schramm, and stepdaughter Alexis Dejoria.