Ron Palillo reported dead
While all of the Sweathogs were unique, Arnold was the only one who was really excited about the class: “Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! Mr. Kot-air!” Ron Palillo’s performance was hilarious, but there was also a real vulnerability that made you like Arnold…even if you couldn’t stand the guy.
Palillo followed Kotter’s success with both on-screen and voice work, the latter bringing the actor into the world of Superman…and playing a Rubik’s Cube.
Geek credits include:
- Sgt. Squealy on Laverne & Shirley in the Army (it was a cartoon, and they reported to a pig…voiced by Ron)
- Rubik, the Amazing Cube
- The Tempest
- The Invisible Woman (with Bob Denver and Harvey Korman)
- The Pound Puppies (Scrounger)
- Little Clowns of Happytown
- Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI
- Superman (the 1988 cartoon series with Beau Weaver)
- Snake Eater (with Lorenzo Lamas: Palillo was Torchy in both movies in the series)
- Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone
- Darkwing Duck
- Trees 2: The Root of All Evil
- The Curse of Micah Rood
- The Guardians (a 2010 superhero comedy)
- It’s a Dog Gone Tail: Destiny’s Stand (with Barry Bostwick)
Good-bye, Ron Palillo…the world is a little less enthusiastic without you.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.