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Joseph V. Perry

Joseph V. Perry, who most recently had a recurring role on TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died Feb. 23 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. He was 69.

For the past several years, Perry played a recurring role as Nemo on the hit CBS series.

His acting spanned several decades of TV, including “The Monkees,” “Outer Limits,” “MacGyver,” “Cheers” and “Seinfeld.” He was perhaps best known for his colorful “mobster” persona, a character he established on such series as “Barney Miller,” “Quincy” and “Night Court.”

He also worked in film, landing supporting roles in “The Shakiest Gun in the West,” “Hot Shots! Part Deux” and “The Karate Kid, Part III.”

Perry began his acting career in his youth, winning the Glenn Ford Award at Santa Monica (Calif.) High School in 1949. His successes continued in 1952 when he was presented the best actor award at UCLA by Marlon Brando.

He is survived by his brother, four daughters and a son.

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