Michael Levin, actor best known for playing journalist Jack Fenelli on the ABC daytime soap ryan hope, already dead. He is 90 years old.
Levine’s son Jason Levine confirms hollywood reporter The actor died of natural causes on January 6 at North Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York.
popular drama ryan hope Follow the characters Johnny and Maeve Ryan as they run a bar called Ryan’s in New York City, along with their children. The show ran for 13 seasons from 1975 to 1989, with Levine appearing in 1,075 episodes, according to IMDB.
On the show, Levine’s character falls in love with the titular couple’s daughter, Mary (played by Kate Mulgrew), and ends up marrying into the family. Their love story was a major plot point for many seasons of the show, and the pair became one of the most popular couples on the daytime soap opera.
The role earned Levine three Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Series in 1978, 1979 and 1980.
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Levine was born in Minneapolis on December 8, 1932, and went on to work on his craft at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where his son told hollywood reporter He performed alongside Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy.
According to IMDB, he eventually moved to California and took acting classes with Jack Nicholson and Robert Blake. He also served two years in the U.S. Navy and has a keen interest in woodworking.
except he was in ryan hopelevine also appeared on the daytime soap opera all my children and as the world turnsand primetime series including law and order, new york police department and Equalizer.
He also starred in several Broadway productions such as royal hunt of the sun, Sam Shepard’s Operation Sidewinder, Bertolt Brecht Good woman of Setzuan and royal milein which he co-starred with Al Pacino threonine.
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Levine on Rhona Barrett’s 1978 day magazine“But that’s just when I was working. I also found that 90% of what actors can get is not so good. I don’t like to shoot commercials, and I don’t like to shoot bad dramas.”
Levine is survived by his wife Elizabeth, sons Jason and Aaron, and grandchildren Veronica and Nico. threonine.