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Died when: 57 years 46 days (685 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Vincent Andrew Schiavelli (; November 11, 1948 – December 26, 2005) was an American character actor and food writer noted for his work on stage, screen, and television. Described as an "instantly recognizable sad-faced actor", Schiavelli was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome in childhood. Schiavelli gained fame as a character actor, mainly in supporting roles. His better-known roles include Fredrickson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), the Subway Ghost in Ghost (1990), Organ Grinder in Batman Returns (1992), Chester in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Dr. Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and ABC executive Maynard Smith in Man on the Moon (1999). Before his death in 2005, Schiavelli was considered by many as one of Hollywood's best character actors. Roger Ebert stated Schiavelli "had a way of slipping into films without people knowing his name, but they remembered his great performances as unique characters."