Robert Pastorelli (June 21, 1954 – March 8, 2004) was an American actor from New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Pastorelli had many roles on TV, in movies, and on the stage, but is probably best known for the seven years he played the portly painter Eldin Bernecky on the television series Murphy Brown. He is survived by two daughters: Gianna Li Pastorelli, with Charemon Jonovich, and Giannina Marie Pastorelli with subsequent girlfriend Jalee Carder.
Pastorelli was found dead in his home at Hollywood Hills in 2004. His drug overdose death occurred at the time the authorities were reopening the investigation into the 1999 shooting death of his then-girlfriend, 25-year-old Charemon Jonovich, at their home. Pastorelli, who knew of the investigation, had been considered a person of interest. The case, initially ruled an accident or undetermined, was closed after his death. The coroner's office later reported that he died of a heroin overdose. Pastorelli also used cocaine but that didn't...
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Be Cool is a 2005 movie which was adapted from a 1999 novel. The book was the sequel to the 1990 novel Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard (itself adapted into an acclaimed hit 1995 film) about mobster Chili Palmer's entrance into the movie industry.
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