Ben Piazza played the recurring role of Texas State Land Commission member Walt Driscoll on the CBS-TV series "Dallas".
|Birth Name:||Benito Daniel Piazza|
|Born:||July 30, 1933|
|Birthplace:||Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.|
|Died:||September 7, 1991(aged 58)|
|Deathplace:||Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.|
(or involved with):
|Dallas (first series)|
|Appeared as:||Walt Driscoll|
| Episodes appeared in|
|11 in Season 6|
Ben Piazza (born July 30, 1933-died September 7, 1991) appeared in the recurring role of Texas State Land Commisson official and J.R. Ewing nemisis Walt Driscoll on the original Dallas TV series, which aired on CBS-TV, in a total of eleven Season 6 episodes.
A prolific television and film character actor, Piazza is perhaps most widely recognized as the wealthy restaurant patron in John Landis' 1980 comedy hit The Blues Brothers from whom Jake (John Belushi) offers to purchase his wife and daughter. Prior to that, he also played the violent boyfriend who scars Liza Minelli's character's face in Otto Preminger's Wikipedia:Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970). Piazza's other film appearances include The Candy Snatchers (1973), The Bad News Bears (1976), I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977), Nightwing (1979), Peter Bogdanovich's Mask (1985) and Guilty by Suspicion (1991).
- ↑ Ben Piazza at Encyclopedia of Arkansas website
- ↑ "Ben Piazza; Broadway, Screen Actor". Los Angeles Times. September 14, 1991. http://articles.latimes.com/1991-09-14/news/mn-1948_1_ben-piazza. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
- Ben Piazza at the Internet Movie Database
- Ben Piazza and Ben Piazza (juvenile credits) at the Internet Broadway Database
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