An actor who was seen on the Showtime series “Ray Donovan” and “Shameless” has died. People magazine reports that Steve “Bean” Levy died Jan. 21 at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. He was 58.
Levy wrote in a personal essay for Mel Magazine published five months ago that he was diagnosed at the end of 2016 with “a rare and aggressive form of cancer called Sino-Nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. In English, I translated that to ‘Nose Cancer.'”
Levy’s essay, titled “My Year Without a Nose,” can be read in full by clicking here.
In the piece, Levy wrote: “If you’re keeping track at home, I’ve now lost my nose, my tear ducts, my upper palate and gums, all but four of my teeth, my appetite, my right cheekbone, much of my right jawbone, much of my right cheek, my eyebrows and moustache (chemo), the feeling in my upper lip (surgery), most of the motor control of the right side of my face (surgery) and some hearing in each ear (chemo). I also lost about 40 pounds, and worst of all, I lost my sense of humor.”
An alumnus of the L.A. improv group the Groundlings, Levy played Mr. Marcioni on “Ray Donovan” and Abe on “Shameless.” He had worked steadily in television since 1988, and also appeared in feature films including “Mousehunt” and “Shakes the Clown.”