James Farentino

American actor (1938-2012)

James Farentino (February 24, 1938 – January 24, 2012) was an American movie, voice, stage, and television actor. He was known for his role in The Final Countdown, Jesus of Nazareth, and in Dynasty.

James Farentino
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Farentino in Cool Million, 1972.
BornFebruary 24, 1938
DiedJanuary 24, 2012
Cause of deathHeart failure
Years active1962-2006
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Ashley (1962–65)
Michele Lee (1966–82)
Debrah Farentino (1985–88)
Stella Farentino (1994–2012)
ChildrenDavid Farentino

He was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 24, 1938. He was married to Elizabeth Ashley from 1962 until they divorced in 1965. He was married to Michele Lee from 1966 until they divorced in 1982. He was married to Debrah Farentino from 1985 until they divorced in 1989. He was married to Stella Farentino from 1994 until his death in 2012. He had a son, David Farentino.

Farentino died on January 24, 2012 from heart failure in Los Angeles, California, he was 73 years old.[1]


  1. Minovitz, Ethan (26 January 2012). "Longtime Television Actor James Farentino dies at 73". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved 26 January 2012.[permanent dead link]

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