Joseph Mascolo worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Early on, Mascolo mostly landed roles in various films, including the action film "Shaft's Big Score" (1972) with Richard Roundtree, the Lawrence Cook drama "The Spook Who Sat By the Door" (1973) and "Happy Mother's Day... Love, George" (1973) with Patricia Neal. He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "From These Roots" (1957-1962). He continued to act in productions like "Jaws 2" (1978), the action flick "Sharky's Machine" (1981) with Burt Reynolds and the Luciano Pavarotti adventure "Yes, Giorgio" (1982). He also was featured in the TV movie "Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter" (1983-84). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Santa Barbara" (1983-1993). Mascolo last appeared in "The 25th Daytime Emmy Awards" (1997-98).