American actor Val Bisoglio – who starred in the iconic 1977 film Saturday Night Fever – has passed away at his home in California.

The actor was 95-years-old and famously played John Travolta's on-screen father in the dance drama, directed by John Badham.

The actor's widow, Bonnie Bisoglio, shared the sad news on Saturday, revealing that he had passed away in his mountain home near Los Olivos, California.

He had also played roles in Quincy, M.E. in the '70s and '80s and in American war comedy-drama television series M*A*S*H.

Grieving widow Bonnie confirmed to Variety that Val had passed away – with the outlet reporting on Saturday: "[the] character actor whose credits across film, television and theater date back more than 50 years, died on Oct. 18."

Val's career spanned from 1963 to 2002 (


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Val's impressive career spanned from the early 1960s when he had roles on shows including The Cool World and The DuPont Show of the Week in 1963 – and stretched all the way to 2002 when he played a character called Murf in iconic gangster show The Sopranos.

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