Veteran television and film actor Johnny Seven died Jan. 22 in Mission Hills, Calif. from complications associated with lung cancer. He was 83.
Seven is known for his recurring role as Lt. Carl Reese on “Ironside” during the 1970s, as well as recurring roles on “Chips” and “Amy Prentiss.”
Born John Anthony Fetto II, he began his career on the New York stage. After moving to Hollywood, he appeared in 600 TV shows and 26 features.
Among his other TV appearances were “Mike Hammer,” “Naked City,” “The Untouchables,” “Peter Gunn,” “Death Valley Days,” “Bonanza” and “The Rockford Files.” He also appeared on “Batman,” “The Wild Wild West” and “Charlie’s Angels.”
His film career included the role of Shirley MacLaine’s brother in the 1960 film, “The Apartment,” as well as “The Last Mile” with Mickey Rooney, “Guns of the Timberland” with Alan Ladd and Gilbert Roland, and Blake Edwards’ “What Did You Do in the War Daddy.”
For the independent film “Navajo Run,” produced, directed and co-wrote the film as well as starring.
Born in Brooklyn, he served in the Army during WWII and later went into the real estate business in Los Angeles.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edith, a son, a grandson and four sisters.
Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.