Newsman and “Rocky III” and “Scarface” actor dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles television news anchor in the 1960s and 1970s who also appeared in movies such as “Rocky III” has died. Mario Machado was 78.
KCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/10AM106 ) says Machado was of Chinese and Portuguese descent and was LA’s first Asian-American newscaster. Over a decades-long career, he was a newsman, producer, TV show host and soccer commentator. He worked at KCBS-TV, its predecessor and at what is now KCAL-TV.
He also played a newsman in TV shows and movies, including the “Robocop” films, “Oh, God!” and “Scarface.”