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John Cygan, Actor on 'The Commish,' Dies at 63

John Cygan, Actor on 'The Commish,' Dies at 63
John Cygan, who played Lt. Paulie Pentangeli on the 1990s ABC series The Commish and then provided his voice for dozens of films and video games, has died. He was 63.

Cygan died Saturday at his home in Woodland Hills after a long battle with cancer, Jonn Wasser of the Atlas Talent Agency told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cygan also starred opposite Bob Newhart — both played comic book artists at a Chicago-based company — on the short-lived sitcom Bob, which ran from 1992-93 on CBS.

Cygan appeared on 35 episodes of The Commish as Pentangeli, who worked for police commissioner Tony...
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John Cygan, Actor on 'The Commish,' Dies at 63

John Cygan, who played Lt. Paulie Pentangeli on the 1990s ABC series The Commish and then provided his voice for dozens of films and video games, has died. He was 63.

Cygan died Saturday at his home in Woodland Hills after a long battle with cancer, Jonn Wasser of the Atlas Talent Agency told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cygan also starred opposite Bob Newhart — both played comic book artists at a Chicago-based company — on the short-lived sitcom Bob, which ran from 1992-93 on CBS.

Cygan appeared on 35 episodes of The Commish as Pentangeli, who worked for police commissioner Tony...
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Michael Chiklis 'Relishes' Prospect of Goodell Presenting Brady with Super Bowl Mvp Trophy

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[[tmz:video id="0_88e74mhb"]] Michael Chiklis is clearly a die-hard Patriots fan, and is beyond excited at the prospect of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell eating a plateful of crow if Brady wins Mvp at the Super Bowl. We got "The Commish" leaving Craig's Friday night, and he couldn't be more excited about attending the game. The question ... would Brady yutz Goodell if he gets the Mvp?  Michael says he knows.  [[tmz:video id="0_mdh8iut0"]] Read more
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The Commish: Theresa Saldana Dies at 61

[caption id="attachment_50443" align="aligncenter" width="253"] Theresa Saldana. Photo credit: Jim Accordino./caption]

Actress, author and victim advocate, Theresa Saldana, died on June 6, 2016, at the age of 61. Saldana was perhaps best known for playing Rachel Scali, wife of police commissioner Tony Scali (Michael Chiklis), on The Commish TV show, which ran from 1991 to 1996 before being cancelled by ABC.

After The Commish ended, Saldana played Christina Vargas (aka Diana Martinez) on ABC's now-cancelled soap opera, All My Children. A decade prior to that, she played Carlotta Quivar on NBC's cancelled daytime drama series, Santa Barbara. She also voiced the character, Rosa, in the 1990 animated New Kids on the Block TV series, which was cancelled by ABC after one season of 16 episodes.

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Theresa Saldana, ‘The Commish’ and ‘Raging Bull’ Star, Dies At 61

Theresa Saldana, the actress who appeared in The Commish and Raging Bull, died on Monday. Two friends of the actress took to Facebook to share the news this week. Saldana, 61, had been hospitalized in Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, but no cause of death was given. The Brooklyn-born actress’s career gained traction from her role in Robert […]

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Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and The Commish Actress, Dies at 61

Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and  The Commish Actress, Dies at 61
Actress Theresa Saldana, known for her roles in Raging Bull and The Commish, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 61.

According to Reuters, Saldana had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai, but the cause of death has yet to be disclosed.

While Saldana was famous for her work on screen, the actress was perhaps best known for her advocacy of victims' rights after she survived a near-fatal attack by a stalker in 1982. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that was dedicated to fighting for anti-stalking laws. She then played herself in a film about her attack and advocacy work.

Painful to
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Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and The Commish Actress, Dies at 61

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Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and  The Commish Actress, Dies at 61
Actress Theresa Saldana, known for her roles in Raging Bull and The Commish, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 61. According to Reuters, Saldana had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai, but the cause of death has yet to be disclosed. While Saldana was famous for her work on screen, the actress was perhaps best known for her advocacy of victims' rights after she survived a near-fatal attack by a stalker in 1982. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that was dedicated to fighting for anti-stalking laws. She then played herself in a film about her attack and advocacy work. Painful to
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Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and The Commish Actress, Dies at 61

  • PEOPLE.com
Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and  The Commish Actress, Dies at 61
Actress Theresa Saldana, known for her roles in Raging Bull and The Commish, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 61. According to Reuters, Saldana had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai, but the cause of death has yet to be disclosed. While Saldana was famous for her work on screen, the actress was perhaps best known for her advocacy of victims' rights after she survived a near-fatal attack by a stalker in 1982. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that was dedicated to fighting for anti-stalking laws. She then played herself in a film about her attack and advocacy work. Painful to
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Theresa Saldana, Star of ‘The Commish’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ Dies at 61

Theresa Saldana, Star of ‘The Commish’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ Dies at 61
Theresa Saldana, known for her role on the early Michael Chiklis series “The Commish” and the Scorsese-De Niro film “Raging Bull,” has died at age 61, Chiklis confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday. “Painful to hear the news of Theresa’s passing. My family & I extend our love, condolences & support to her family in their time of grieving,” Chiklis wrote. Saldana began her onscreen career in the 1978 Robert Zemeckis film “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” which was a fictional comedy about the impact of Beatlemania. Two years later, Saldana was cast in “Raging Bull” as Lenore Lamotta, the wife of Joe Pesci‘s.
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Commish's Theresa Saldana Dead at 61

Commish's Theresa Saldana Dead at 61
Theresa Saldana, best known for her role as Rachel Scali on the ’90s crime series The Commish, has died, our sister site Deadline reports.

The actress reportedly died at the age of 61 of undisclosed causes following a Los Angeles hospital stay.

Saldana received a 1994 supporting actress Golden Globe nomination for her work as the wife of small town police commissioner Tony Scali, played by Michael Chiklis. She also appeared on many popular TV series such as All My Children, Law & Order and T.J. Hooker. Her final guest appearance was on The Bernie Mac Show.

Saldana also dedicated her life
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Theresa Saldana, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Commish’ Star, Dies at 61

Theresa Saldana, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Commish’ Star, Dies at 61
Theresa Saldana, who starred on “The Commish” and in “Raging Bull” alongside Joe Pesci, died Monday in Los Angeles. She had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai but no cause of death has been given. She was 61.

Saldana was best known for having survived a knifing attack by a stalker in 1982. She later went on to do victim advocacy work after her near-death attack. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that fought for anti-stalking laws, then played herself in the 1984 TV movie “Victims for Victims: The Teresa Saldana Story.” Her death was first reported by TMZ.

Saldana starred in multiple films in the ’70s but gained traction when she starred in Robert Zemeckis’ 1978 film “I Wanna Hold your Hand.” She then appeared in “Raging Bull” as the wife of Joey Lamotta, played by Joe Pesci.

Saldana also appeared in TV shows including “T.J. Hooker,” “Cagney & Lacey” and “Simon & Simon.” However, her
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Theresa Saldana, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Commish’ Star, Dies at 61

Theresa Saldana, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Commish’ Star, Dies at 61
Theresa Saldana, who starred on “The Commish” and in “Raging Bull” alongside Joe Pesci, died Monday in Los Angeles. She had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai but no cause of death has been given. She was 61.

Saldana was best known for having survived a knifing attack by a stalker in 1982. She later went on to do victim advocacy work after her near-death attack. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that fought for anti-stalking laws, then played herself in the 1984 TV movie “Victims for Victims: The Teresa Saldana Story.” Her death was first reported by TMZ.

Saldana starred in multiple films in the ’70s but gained traction when she starred in Robert Zemeckis’ 1978 film “I Wanna Hold your Hand.” She then appeared in “Raging Bull” as the wife of Joey Lamotta, played by Joe Pesci.

Saldana also appeared in TV shows including “T.J. Hooker,” “Cagney & Lacey” and “Simon & Simon.” However, her
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Theresa Saldana Dies: ‘Commish’ & ‘Raging Bull’ Actress Who Survived Stalker Knife Attack Was 61

Theresa Saldana, who co-starred on The Commish and in Raging Bull but whose most lasting legacy might be the victims’ advocacy work she undertook following a near-fatal stalking incident in 1982, has died. She was 61. Two friends confirmed her death in Facebook posts Monday. She had been hospitalized in Los Angeles, but no cause of death was given. A memorial service is anticipated, but details have not been set. Brooklyn native Saldana had appeared in a number of films…
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Theresa Saldana Dies: ‘Commish’ & ‘Raging Bull’ Actress Who Survived Stalker Knife Attack Was 61

Theresa Saldana Dies: ‘Commish’ & ‘Raging Bull’ Actress Who Survived Stalker Knife Attack Was 61
Theresa Saldana, who co-starred on The Commish and in Raging Bull but whose most lasting legacy might be the victims’ advocacy work she undertook following a near-fatal stalking incident in 1982, has died. She was 61. Two friends confirmed her death in Facebook posts Monday. She had been hospitalized in Los Angeles, but no cause of death was given. A memorial service is anticipated, but details have not been set. Brooklyn native Saldana had appeared in a number of films…
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'Commish' Star Theresa Saldana -- Dead at 61

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Actress Theresa Saldana who played the commissioner's wife on '90s cop drama "The Commish" and was the victim in a highly-publicized stabbing has died ... TMZ has learned.  Saldana had been hospitalized with an unknown illness and died Monday at Cedars-Sinai ... according to a member of her family.  The actress made headlines in 1982 after being stabbed by a deranged fan outside her L.A. home. A delivery man who happened to be driving by saw
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Gotham Season 2 Coming to Blu-ray August 16

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Burbank, CA (May 24, 2016) – Building on the momentum of its wildly successful first season, Gotham turned up the heat with a villain-centric second season that has elevated the series to No. 2 among Fox shows*. Fans have the chance to prepare for this fall’s suspenseful third season with the August 16, 2016 release of Gotham: The Complete Second Season on Blu-rayTM including Digital HD and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe).

*Source: Nielsen National TV View L+7 Men 12-17 Us AA%; excluding repeats, specials, sports, and <2 TCs; Season To-Date = 9/21/15-2/7/16

The Wbhe release of the Gotham: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray including Digital HD ($54.97 Srp) and DVD ($49.99 Srp) includes all 22 episodes of the series’ thrilling second, as well as fascinating featurettes, Gotham’s 2015 Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes and a gag reel. Gotham: The Complete Second Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.
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Gotham Season 2 Blu-Ray Release Date And Featurettes Revealed

Now that you have had a few days to come down from the season finale of Gotham, you may have started wondering when you can own the home video release. Thankfully, Fox and Warner Bros. opted to not wait very long at all to announce that the complete second season will arrive on Blu-Ray on August 16. One would also expect a DVD release on that very date, but it remains unclear whether or not it will contain all of the featurettes included on its mighty Blu-Ray counterpart.

Speaking of featurettes, a full rundown can be found in the official press release, along with a thorough synopsis and cast details. We also have the front cover art to share with you, which bears what may be the coolest piece of promo art circulated for this past season.

Darkness saturates Gotham in its triumphant Second Season as the city’s villains continue to rise from the shadows,
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Michael Chiklis -- Beefs with Roger Goodell ... You're No 'Commish' (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_6frll0pg"]] Commish War!!!  The "Commish" is pissed at the "Commish" -- with Michael Chiklis claiming Roger Goodell is making an absolute mockery of the esteemed title.  Of course, Chiklis famously starred as Police Commissioner Tony Scali on "The Commish" back in the day ... and says he learned the term "Commish" must be Earned. "The term 'Commish' is a term of endearment bestowed upon a commissioner by his subordinates out of feelings of affection ... it's not one
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Lilly Ledbetter Biopic Wins New York Women in Film & Television Grant

Lilly Ledbetter Biopic Wins New York Women in Film & Television Grant
New York Women in Film and Television, which supports female directors in film, TV, and digital media, has awarded its $7,500 Alan M. & Mildred S. Ravenal Foundation Grant to Rachel Feldman for "Ledbetter," which she will direct from a script co-written with Adam Prince. The film is based on the true story of Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. Read More: "Rachel Feldman to Direct Lilly Ledbetter Biopic" The grant aims to support the production of a dramatic feature film from a female second-time feature film director over 40 years of age. The funds may be used for pre-production, production, or post-production. Feldman, a director and screenwriter with credits in both film and television ("The Commish," "Beyond the Break"), also won this year's Writers Guild of America Drama Queen Award for Best Spec Pilot. In addition, Feldman has chaired the Directors Guild of America Women’s...
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Michael Chiklis Joins Noomi Rapace in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Rupture’

Michael Chiklis Joins Noomi Rapace in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Rupture’
Michael Chiklis will star opposite Noomi Rapace in the science-fiction thriller “Rupture,” set up with “America Sniper” producer Andrew Lazar.

Rapace stars as a single mother who’s abducted by a mysterious organization and tied up in their laboratory. Chiklis will play the organization’s point man who directs the crime.

Principal photography begins next month with Steven Shainberg directing from Brian Nelson’s script. Shainberg’s credits include “Secretary,” “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” and “Hit Me.”

Tango Pictures, a partnership between Christina Weiss Lurie, Shainberg and Lazar, is teaming with Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Group to make the film. Lazar came on to the project in April.

Chiklis starred in “The Commish,” “The Shield,” “Vegas” and “American Horror Story” for its fourth season. He is repped by Wme and Management 360.
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