Actor Known for ‘Tremors’ and Phenomenon’ — Who Also Appeared on TV Shows Including ‘CSI’ and ‘The Shield’ — Dead at 72

May 13, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A veteran actor who racked up a series of feature film and television credits over the course of five decades has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tony Genaro, known for "Tremors," "The Milagro Beanfield War," "Phenomenon" and many other movies, died May 7 of natural causes at his home in Hollywood. He was 72.

"A native of Gallup, N.M., Genaro’s first big break came with a role as store owner Nick Rael in Robert Redford’s American Southwest-set 'The Milagro Beanfield War' (1988)," the story reports.

The report adds: "In the supernatural teen film 'The Craft' (1996), Genaro played the bus driver who drops off the four girls (Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True) outside Los Angeles and warns them to 'watch out for those weirdos.'

“'We are the weirdos, mister,' replies Balk’s character, Nancy."

Genaro's appearances on TV included "The Shield," "CSI," "CSI: Miami," "Will & Grace" and "Nash Bridges," among other series.

His other film performances included "La Bamba," "The Mask of Zorro," "Anger Management" and Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center."

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