The star who became famous for his roles in the hit sitcoms of the 1970sBarney Miller“And the”Sanford and his sonHe died of cancer on January 4 in Laguna Woods, California, a family spokesman said, according to Deadline.
The Spanish citizen of Harlem worked in New York City for the National Shakespeare Company and at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and had a role in off-Broadway productions early in his career, according to the report.
In addition, he was backup in the 1967 Broadway production of “The Ninety Day Mistress”.
Then the actor set his sights on Hollywood and made his debut in a 1969 episode of “It Takes a Thief”, followed by his appearance in “The Medical Center”.
He has also appeared on high profile shows like “The Flying Nun”, “The Bill Cosby Show”, “All in the Family” and more.
Fame Movie Credits include, “The Towering Inferno”, “Under the Planet of the Apes” and “Vampires” of 1998.
Ultimately, he played a sergeant for the New York Police Department. Miguel Chano Amanguale at Barney Miller – with cast including Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, James Gregory, Max Gail, and Steve Landesberg – before embarking on a career filled with guest spots on specials like Magnum, PI and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The X-Files, Ellen, and more.
Sierra’s final screen appearance came in the 2018 movie The Other Side of the Wind.
The Executor reported that he survived his wife, Helen.