Gregory Sierra, ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Sanford and Son’ Actor, Dies at 83

Gregory Sierra, best known for his roles as Sgt.

Miguel “Chano” Amanguale on “Barney Miller” and Julio Fuentes on “Sanford and Son,” died on Jan.

4 in Laguna Woods, Calif., according to Orange County Health Dept.


He was 83.The New York-born-and-raised actor, of Puerto Rican descent, found success in his recurring role as Fred G.

Sanford’s neighbor.

His career remained steady through the end of the ’90s, often finding Sierra playing law enforcement roles.

He appeared on “Miami Vice,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Hill Street Blues” and “MacGyver.” His TV roles included guest spots on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The X-Files.

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