R.I.P. New Jersey-born actor Robert Hegyes, known for portraying Juan Epstein on the 1970 sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter“. He died Jan. 26, 2012 from a heart attack. He was 60 years old. The character he portrayed, Juan Epstein, is honored in NYC at the lower east side bar Epstein’s Bar.
Fans of the show, or of the actor, can toast his memory at:
82 Stanton St. (Allen St.)
New York, NY
Welcome Back Kotter theme song: