News Anchor and Scarface Actor Mario Machado Dead at 78
Mario Machado in Robocop 3 | Photo Credits: Orion Pictures Corp./Everett Coillection
Machado died of complications from pneumonia at a Los Angeles convalescent facility.
Throughout the '60s and '70s, Machado was Los Angeles' first Asian-American newscaster, working for KHJ-TV (now KCAL-TV) and KNXT (now KCBS-TV). He was also the host of Medix, a medical investigation series for which he earned three Emmy nominations.
Machado is survived by his four children: Brian, Michelle, Dennis and Andrea.
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