Robert Joseph Pastorelli was an American actor. He had many roles on TV, in movies, and on the stage, including the seven years he played painter Eldin Bernecky on the television series Murphy Brown. His last role was as an oddball hit man in Be Cool, reuniting him with Michael star John Travolta. He also worked along side Bruce Willis & Sarah Jessica Parker in Striking Distance. Pastorelli died of a heroin overdose in 2004.