'Barney Miller,' 'Sanford and Son' actor Gregory Sierra dies

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Actor Gregory Sierra has died after battling cancer January fourth outside Los Angeles according to his wife I marquees are loaded with the latest Gregory Sierra's breakthrough role was playing Fred Sanford's neighbor Julio Fuentes on Sanford and son he also played Gianna on Barney Miller one of his trademarks was breaking in a rapid fire Spanish when he was angry so you're also had roles on soap Miami Vice and Hill Street Blues his wife Helene says Sierra was extremely intelligent a brilliant actor and willing to defend the underdog anytime

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