Ernie Energetic, the daddy of Blake Lively who performed her onscreen dad in “The Sisterhood of the Touring Pants” and boasted an nearly 50-year appearing profession, has died. He was 74.
Energetic died of cardiac arrest problems final Thursday in Los Angeles, his consultant Julie Smith confirms to USA TODAY. The Hollywood Reporter said Energetic was surrounded by his spouse and youngsters.
Born on January 29, 1947 in Baltimore, Energetic married expertise supervisor Elaine Energetic in 1979. He’s father to Eric Energetic, 39, and Blake Energetic, 33, and step-father to Lori Energetic, 54, Jason Energetic, 53, Robyn Energetic, 49, all of who adopted in his footsteps to develop into actors.
USA TODAY reached out to representatives for Ernie Energetic and Blake Energetic for remark.
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Throughout his lengthy profession Energetic appeared in such movies reminiscent of 1989’s “Shocker,” 1991’s “The Man within the Moon,” 1992’s “Passenger 57,” 2018’s “Wanting Glass,” along with TV appearances on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The X-Recordsdata,” “Renegade” and “The West Wing.” One in all his first credited roles is on a 1975 episode of “The Waltons.”
In 2005, Energetic starred as Mr. Vreeland in “The Sisterhood of the Touring Pants,” the daddy of his daughter Blake Energetic’s character Bridget Vreeland. He reprised his function alongside his daughter within the 2008 sequel “The Sisterhood of the Touring Pants 2.”
The daddy-daughter duo additionally appeared collectively within the 2006 slasher movie “Simon Says.”
Previous to appearing, THR reviews Energetic was an English professor and served as a lieutenant in Vietnam, returning as a captain within the U.S. Marine Corps.
After a Hollywood profession spanning almost 5 many years, Energetic retired in Utah “due to the out of doors life” however well being points following a coronary heart assault in 2003 prevented him from “having fun with it,” he advised The Salt Lake Tribune in an announcement in 2013.
“I moved to Utah due to the snow, however I have never been capable of ski. I actually did not have the guts to do it,” he advised Folks the identical yr. In line with the outlet, Energetic had “solely half of a functioning coronary heart and had bother strolling up a flight of stairs” earlier than present process surgical procedure.
Energetic had a groundbreaking coronary heart process at the College of Utah in November 2013. He turned the primary individual to be handled with an experimental retrograde gene remedy for the guts.
Afterwards, he advised People that he hadn’t “felt this good in years” and was wanting ahead to “dwelling the remainder of my life as an alternative of sitting round.”
Per Folks, along with his spouse Elaine and their youngsters, Energetic is survived by 9 grandchildren, his sister Judith, and three of his youngsters’s spouses.