Mickey Hargitay recently passed away at the age of 80. (I'm sure you have examples of your own for this, but Mr. Hargitay fell into that category of "I thought he was already dead" for me.)
Although he held three body-building titles in 1955 (including "Mr. Universe") and made several movies, he was better known as the husband of 1950s sex symbol Jayne Mansfield and the father of Mariska Hargitay, Emmy-winning star of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'.
He appeared as himself in several shows like 'This Is Your Life', but his most prominent televersion was embodied by Arnold Schwarzenegger in a TV movie about Hargitay's marriage to Mansfield (who was played by Loni Anderson).
Governor Schwarzenegger cites Hargitay as an inspiration for his own career.
TV GUEST APPEARANCES
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
- Control (2003) TV Episode .... Grandfather
"The Wild Wild West"
- The Night of the Fugitives (1968) TV Episode .... Monk
Cool Million (1972) (TV) .... Frederick