While the name Albert Salmi might not ring a bell, his face looks awfully familiar. That's because Albert was in dozens of films and hundreds of TV shows. Due to his tall, brawny physique and his ability to intimidate, they most often cast Albert as the bad guy or the authority figure. Every now and then, though, a casting director got a bit more creative and put Albert into a more complex role -- one in which a bad guy becomes good, a good guy is thought to be bad, or a plain ordinary guy like us did something illegal, but for a good reason. That's where Albert shone. A method actor taught by Lee Strasberg himself, he was able to produce whatever emotion within himself that was required to tell us a very effective story. And that was Albert's mission -- to teach us a valuable life-lesson and make us better people.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Veteran actor Albert Salmi, who found steady Hollywood work in television Westerns like "Gunsmoke," was found shot to death along with his wife, and police said today that it appeared to be a murder-suicide.
Albert Salmi (March 11, 1928 – April 22, 1990) was an American actor of stage, film, and television. He was a noted as a and appeared in over 150 film and television productions. Salmi died of a self-inflicted gunshot, after first shooting dead his estranged second wife, Roberta.