BySarah O'Connell, writer at

A familiar face to many, David Margulies, a veteran actor from Brooklyn, passed away on Monday January 11, aged 78.

Instantly recognizable from his film and TV appearances, many will remember him for his role as the Mayor of New York City in the cult classic Ghostbusters and sequel Ghostbusters II.

After graduating from City College of New York, Margulies debuted in 1973 in a theater revival of The Iceman Cometh, and paved a very successful Broadway career, also appearing in Conversations With My Father, Angels in America: Perestroika and Wonderful Town.

Margulies's career on the big-screen included appearances in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Brighton Beach Memoirs and A Most Violent Year with small screen parts on several TV shows including The Sopranos (as Tony Soprano's lawyer, Neil Mink), Northern Exposure, Law and Order, and Touched by an Angel.

His wide array of friends, colleagues, and admirers posted tributes to the actor on Tuesday upon learning of his death. He was remembered as a tremendous actor and an even better man.

Margulies recently wrapped what would be his last role as Nobel-winning author Elie Wiesel for the upcoming TV movie Madoff, about the rise and fall of financier Bernie Madoff.

RIP Mayor.

Sources: Comicbook, You Tube.


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