Bruce Malmuth, director of action thriller films including Sylvester Stallone starrer “Nighthawks,” died of cancer June 29 in Los Angeles. He was 71.
Other pics include Steven Seagal starrer “Hard to Kill” (1990) and suspenser “Where are the Children?” (1986), starring Jill Clayburgh.
An avid sports fan, Malmuth played the role of ring announcer in 1984’s “The Karate Kid” and had small roles in other films.
He also worked on documentaries, including “Baseballs or Switchblades?” and the Emmy-winning “A Boy’s Dream,” which featured Darryl Strawberry.
New York native began making documentaries while serving in the Army, where he met famed baseball announcer Walter “Red” Barber. After his military career, Malmuth directed New York Yankees games at WPIX radio in New York before entering the film and TV industry.
He is survived by his wife, a son, a sister and two brothers.