Actor JoJo D’Amore died Sept. 24 in Los Angeles of emphysema and cancer. He was 74 .
Born in Brooklyn, he started in the trucking business before meeting Lenny Bruce, who helped him launch a career as a standup comedian and actor.
His first screen appearance was in “The Doberman Gang,” and he went on to appear in “Mansion of the Doomed,” “Dracula’s Dog,” “Alligator” and “The Idolmaker.” He also appeared in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
In addition to acting, D’Amore operated a limousine service.
He is survived by his life partner, actress Michele Hart and son Brandon D’Amore McDougall.
A memorial will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the offices of NowCasting.com, 60 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, from 2-5 p.m.