Tony Musante in 1970's The Anonymous Venetian
11/28/2013 at 11:10 AM EST
Television, film and theater actor Tony Musante passed away in New York City on Tuesday at age 77.
Musante, who recently played mafia boss Nino Schibetta on HBO's Oz
, died from complications following surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The actor starred as the title character in the cop drama Toma
, which ran for one season from 1973-74 and was based on the life of Newark, N.J., detective David Toma. He also played alongside Martin Sheen
in the 1967 film The Incident
, in which the two terrorized New York City subway riders.
He was nominated for an Emmy for his guest-starring role in a 1975 episode of Medical Story
. The following year, he starred opposite Meryl Streep
in a theatrical production of 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
Musante was born in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1936 and married Jane Sparkes Musante in 1962.