Sunday, June 6, 2010

In memory of Danny Aiello III

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Those of you who follow my coaching blog regularly may remember a blog I posted about the power of networking when on set. The subject of that blog “not sucking up” and referred to a great conversation I had with Danny Aiello III, who was the stunt coordinator over on “One Life to Live.” I just watched the season premiere of “Royal Pains” and at the end of the show, there was a “In loving memory of” placard for Danny, which is how I find out that he passed away May 1, 2010.

This has really hit me hard, because even though I only spent one day with him, he had a special spark that made everyone feel loved and valued. I was inspired by him, and my time at the studio was made better because he was there.

You can read about his passing here.

You can read about his life/credits here.

And you can read my blog post about when I met him here.

Rest in peace, Danny. And much love to your family and friends who have survived you.

Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has toured nationally with plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. For more information, please visit


  1. Thank you for the kind words about my Dad and the love. My sister and I miss him terribly every day and it is comforting to read things like this. XO -Allison Aiello

    1. You are so, so welcome, Allison. I am sorry for your loss. I lost my dad in 2006 and so I know at least a little bit of what you and your sister must be going through. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and to comment, and much love to you both...

      Erin :)


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