Robert Hegyes, the New Jersey born actor who played Jewish Puerto Rican wheeler and dealer Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the 1970s classic “Welcome Back Kotter,” died from an apparent heart attack after suffering chest pains at his Metuchen home this morning. He was 60.
You can read more here: nj.com
But in the meantime here is a video of Robert Hegyes jammin’ some air-guitar riff’s to Hall & Oats at the 2011 TV Land Awards.
“Mr. Kotter, I got a note excusing my absenteeism.”