Geno Silver is best known for his brutal role in the 1983 crime drama Scarface, the character actor perhaps is best known for playing The Skull, the Hitman who takes out Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in the explosive climax of Scarface has died and He was 72. The Veteran character actor dies on May 9, at his home in Los Angeles, due to the complications from a form of dementia known as frontotemporal degeneration, according to reports. He was also a hugely popular face on Television Shows with parts in 1993 Fox drama Key West, Texas Ranger, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, and others.
He was born on Jan 20, 1948, in Albuquerque, New Mexico Silva also was a veteran of the stage. In 1994, he appeared with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz in The Merchant of Venice, a Peter Sellars production that played Chicago, London, Paris, and Hamburg, Germany in 1999.
His character never speaks a word while he guns down Montana with a shotgun from behind at the end in the classic film and his other films include the 1981 released musical drama Zoot Suit in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and more.
Geno Silver leaves behind a family, including his wife, Pamela, daughter Lucia, and 2 grandchildren. The family asks that any donations be made to the Ass’n for Frontotemporal Dementia.