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Metrano dies at 85
During his career, the American actor Art Metrano has performed more than 30 roles in films and TV shows.
In the United States, 84-year-old Art Metrano, whom fans of the Police Academy comedy series know for his role as officer Ernie Mauser, has died. On Thursday, September 9, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The publication, citing his son, writes that death occurred as a result of natural causes on Wednesday, at his home in Florida.
“I have lost my best friend, mentor, father,” the actor’s son said.
Harry Metrano noted that he had never met a person who faced more adversity in life than his father.
Metrano was best known for his role as Lieutenant Mauser in the second and third parts of the comedy “Police Academy”, as well as in the 1997-1998 series of the same name.
He also starred in the 1969 film They Shoot The Horses, Don’t They ?, Starsky and Hutch (1975-1979), Fantasy Island (1977-1984).
Art Metrano’s film career actually came to an end after in September 1989, while doing housework, he unsuccessfully fell down the stairs and suffered a serious spinal cord injury.
For some time, the actor was completely paralyzed, but later he was able to regain the ability to control his hands and began to move with the help of crutches. Subsequently, Metrano took part in the creation of the series “The Hunter” (1991) and the films “Toys” (1992), “Murder in the Mind” (1997), “Stella’s Passion” (1998) and “Good Advice” (2001).
Recall that in France took place farewell ceremony with actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who passed away on Monday 6 September.
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