Mario Machado, an actor best known for his roles in films like “Scarface,” “RoboCop” and “Rocky III,” has died at age 78. According to his daughter Michelle, the actor and former Los Angeles news anchor passed away from complications of pneumonia.
After spending several decades working as a TV show host, newsman and producer, Machado transitioned over to starring in Hollywood films. His roles typically consisted of him playing a news anchor or reporter. In addition to the films listed above, he also appeared in projects like “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Brady Bunch” and, most recently, 2009’s “The 13th Day.”
Machado passed away on May 4. In addition to the pneumonia that took his life, Machado had also been ill from Parkinson’s disease. He was the first Chinese-American newscaster in Los Angeles. Machado is survived by his four children.