Jan 11, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Canadian actor Tony Rosato has died, at the age of 62.
The cause of death is not known but he suffered from a deteriorating mental condition.
Rosato was a veteran of the hit sketch-comedy shows Saturday Night Live and SCTV.
The Italian-born actor joined Martin Short and Robin Duke as the only three performers to have been cast-members of both Saturday Night Live and SCTV, the classic homegrown comedy show – which spun out of Second City – shortly after SNL launched in the mid-1970s.
One of Rosato’s most memorable SCTV characters was Marcello – a clumsy TV chef whose “Cooking with Marcello” lessons always ended up in a kitchen disaster.
Rosato was a busy voice actor and TV regular, with appearances on shows including Due South, Street Legal, L.A. Law, and RoboCop.