Actor Carmen Argenziano, who is known for his portrayal of Jacob Carter on Stargate SG-1 has passed away. According to his talent agency, he died on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 75 years old.
As Jacob Carter/Selmak, Argenziano was featured in over two dozen episodes of Stargate SG-1 from 1998 to 2005.
Argenziano was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on October 27, 1943. Throughout his five-decade career, he added over 225 acting credits to his name. His first onscreen role came in a 1969 episode of Judd for the Defense, then his film debut was a year later in Cover Me Babe.
Much of Argenziano’s career was spent doing guest spots and featured roles in some of the most popular TV shows since the 1970s. His television performances were anchored by recurring roles on Heartbeat, Booker, L.A. Law, Melrose Place, CSI:NY, and The Young and the Restless.
His TV credits through the 1970s included Kojak, Columbo, The Bionic Woman, From Here to Eternity, and The Rockford Files. During the ’80s, Argenziano was in Lou Grant, The Greatest American Hero, T.J. Hooker, The A-Team, Cheers, Hill Street Blues, and Cagney & Lacey. His ’90s TV appearances were in Matlock, ER, Babylon 5, JAG, Walker, Texas Ranger, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal, and Party of Five. In the 2000s he did guest spots on The Practice, 24, Crossing Jordan, CSI, House, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, and Castle.
On film, Argenziano was in Grave of the Vampire, The Godfather: Part II, Death Force, When a Stranger Calls, Graduation Day, Sudden Impact, Stand and Deliver, The First Power, Unlawful Entry, Broken Arrow, Blue Streak, Gone in 60 Seconds, Hellraiser: Inferno, Swordfish, Identity, and Don Quixote, among others. He had several feature and short films in the works at the time of his death.