Photo: Horschack, Ron Palillo, Welcome Back Kotter, Dies
Actor Ron Palillo who gained fame as Arnold Horschack on ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ has died at age 63 according to various reports.
Palillo made a name as the ultimate class clown and part of the ‘Sweathogs’ on the popular ‘70s high-school themed show that ran from 1975 to 1979, alongside a young John Travolta.
According to Palillo’s IMDd profile, he started his own summer theater in Cheshire, Connecticut when he was just 14 years-old. After graduating college as a drama major he pursued acting full-time.
For the last three years, Palillo had been a 9th grade acting teacher at a charter school in Palm Springs. He is survived by his partner of 41-years Joseph Gramm with whom he resided in his Palm Beach Garden home.