Robert Sacchi

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Robert Sacchi

Robert Sacchi

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Robert Sacchi

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: March 27, 1932
Date of Passing: June 23, 2021
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Robert Sacchi was an American actor.

Born in Rome, Italy and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Sacchi was best known for playing Humphrey Bogart or Bogart lookalikes in several films, commercials, and television series, including Fantasy Island, Sledge Hammer!, Simon & Simon, Burke’s Law, Tales From the Crypt, and Cybill. He also played Bogart in the music video for the Phil Collins song “I Wish It Would Rain Down.”

Robert Sacchi was an American actor.

Born in Rome, Italy and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Sacchi was best known for playing Humphrey Bogart or Bogart lookalikes in several films, commercials, and television series, including Fantasy Island, Sledge Hammer!, Simon & Simon, Burke’s Law, Tales From the Crypt, and Cybill. He also played Bogart in the music video for the Phil Collins song “I Wish It Would Rain Down.”

Sacchi also starred in a one-man stage show entitled Bogey’s Back, and in touring productions of Woody Allen’s Play It Again, Sam. He had a top 10 hit record in Germany with 1982’s “Jungle Queen,” a spoken word rap he performed as Bogart.

In the 1980 film The Man With Bogart’s Face, Sacchi starred as Sam Marlowe, a private eye in modern-day Hollywood who gets plastic surgery to look like Bogart and solves various cases just like Bogart’s on-screen characters. Michelle Phillips, Franco Nero, Olivia Hussey, Sybil Danning and George Raft co-starred.

His credits also include non-Bogart roles in the films The French Sex Murders (with Anita Ekberg), Pulp (with Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney), Across 110th Street (with Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto), and Die Hard 2 (with Bruce Willis).

Sacchi died June 23, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. He was 89.

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