Best known for playing Nino Chibette on "Oz," Musante passed away in New York City from complications following heart surgery.
Though he was best known for his work on "Oz," Musante also starred in "Toma" as the titular detective, acted opposite Martin Sheen in "The Incident," and starred opposite Meryl Streep in a 1976 theatrical production of "27 Wagons Full of Cotton."
Musante was also an Emmy nominated actor for his guest-starring role in a 1975 episode of "Medical Story."
Musante is survived by his wife Jane Sparkes Musante. They got married in 1962.