Joseph Mascolo (born March 13, 1929) made an appearance as Mr. Bushmill, the father of George Bushmill,(played by Richard Masur) a mentally retarded friend of Gloria and Mike, and a stock boy at Ferguson's Market, who then eventually lands a job at the Pendergast Tool & Die where Archie works in the fourth season episode titled"Gloria's Boyfriend". Also a gifted musician and dramatic actor. During his long career, he has acted in numerous motion pictures and television series. He is best known for playing Stefano DiMera, a role he originated in 1982 on NBC's long running NBC-TV soap opera Days of our Lives.
Mascolo was born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. His parents were immigrants from Italy, Peter Mascolo (1901 – 2008) and Anna Mascolo (née DeTuccio) (1910 – 2010), who were really fortunate to have made it to their 80th wedding anniversary shortly before his father died. He attended the University of Miami and then the United States Military Academy. He was originally training in Classical Music.
Joseph appeared in the 1978 film Jaws 2 as a member of the city council who confronted Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) when the Chief brought forth the underwater photograph of what he believed was another shark. He also played a police detective in the Burt Reynolds feature Sharky's Machine.