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Happy Birthday New Milford Actor Joe Regalbuto Of Murphy Brown Fame

Joe Regalbuto
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NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Happy birthday to New Milford native Joe Regalbuto.

The actor was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 24, 1949 and turns 67 on Wednesday.

Regalbuto is a New Milford High School graduate, class of 1967

He's best known for his role as Frank Fontana on the TV series "Murphy Brown." The comedy aired 1988-1998, for a total of 247 episodes.

He appeared with Robin Williams in 1982 episodes of Mork & Mindy, and also co-starred with Martin Short in the 1979 series "The Associates."

"The Associates" was cancelled after nine episodes but was nominated for two Golden Globes and was Short's first starring vehicle.

Regalbuto has made appearances on the TV shows "Ally McBeal," "Ghost Whisperer," "Criminal Minds" and "The Golden Girls" and his 2012 guest appearance on "Southland" won rave reviews.

He and his wife Rosemary married in 1972, have three children and live in the Los Angeles area.

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