Scarface actor Ted Beniades has died, aged 91.

The veteran actor passed away peacefully at his home in Brookville, Pennsylvania on 24 October (14).

Beniades served in World War Two and later studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop in New York City, alongside fellow students including Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau, Tony Curtis, Rod Steiger and Bea Arthur.

He was best known for his role in the classic crime drama Scarface, in which he played an undercover police officer who busts Al Pacino's Tony Montana for tax evasion.

Scarface was the second film Beniades appeared in with Pacino - he previously starred in 1973's Serpico.

He also appeared in The Odd Couple and Sean Connery's The Next Man, as well as U.S. Tv series such as The Equalizer, Dark Shadows, N.Y.P.D., and The Jackie Gleason Show.

Beniades also took on roles on Broadway, including Mister Roberts with Henry Fonda and musical Wonderful Town, during which he met his eventual wife, actress Marion Lauer.

The couple was married for 55 years until her death in 2009.