Joe E. Tata was best known for his role as Nat Bussichio on the 90’s teen drama Beverly Hills 90210. He was born on 13th September 1936 and began his acting career in 1964. he died at the age of 85. Tata appeared on two episodes of the Andy Griffith Show spin-off Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. he also made major appearances in Hogan’s Heroes, Lost in space, The Rockford Files, Wonder Woman, Batman, and The A-Team.
Tata had the longest-running of his career; Beverly Hills 90210 ran for ten seasons from 1990 to 2000. He made his debut as Nat in season 1, episode 3, Every Dream Has Its Price, and also appeared in 238 total episodes of the series.
Tata passed away!
Kelly Tata, the daughter of Tata, announced that her father passed away last night on 24th August 2022. On October 2021, Kelly created the page to help her father navigate his condition with Alzheimer’s disease. She said he was diagnosed in 2018. The remaining funds collected from the fundraiser will be donated to the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association.
Co-star of Tata, Ian Ziering, who played Steve Sanders, confirmed the actor’s death on Instagram. As in the last few months, Jessica Klein also lost one of the 90210’s most prolific writers and producers, Denise Douse, who played Mrs. Teasley, and it’s sad to hear about the death of Tata.
Ziering about Tata!
Ziering mentioned that Tata is one of the happiest people I have ever worked with, and he was as generous with his wisdom and kindness. He mentioned, ‘I often felt like the backdrop to the Joe E Tata in a set of Beverly Hills. Tata had an incredible experience in the entertainment industry, and he was a part of what would keep us all captivated. Tata was a leading force in many scenes, but now, fond memories move him from my eyes to my heart, where he will always be.
Tribute to Tata!
On the Instagram page for the 90201MG podcast, co-hosted by Ziering’s co-stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling, shared R.I.P. Tata with the caption, ‘We are heartbroken by this news and thinking of his friends and family.
Garth wrote that her heart was sad and will always remember Tata’s smile and mischievously loving laugh.
Brain Austin Green also paid tribute by sharing a video of him hugging Tata at a recent event.
Tori Spelling got her first major role on 90201 as Donne Martin shared various photos of herself with Tata and the rest of the cast. She always used to call Tata one of the kindest, funniest, most professional, amazing humans ever.