Friday, May 24, 2024

Brian Tarantina, Veteran New York Actor, Featured on “Mrs. Maisel,” Found Dead in Apartment at Age 60


This is really sad. Brian Tarantina, a veteran New York with a long list of great credits, has died at age 60. According to reports, he was found full clothed and unresponsive in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment.

TMZ speculates that cause of death was a drug overdose.

Tarantina’s most recent and current credit was playing Jackie, the owner and emcee of the Gaslight Comedy Club on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” His repartee with Susie (Alex Borstein) was classic.

Half Italian, and half Irish, Tarantina listed his hobbies on the imdb as “Hobbies: playing pool, rooting for the New York Yankees and black jack”

He will be missed, especially at the Gaslight.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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