Markota's pupils including Emmy-winners Bryan Cranston, Mariska Hargitay and John Larroquette, along with performers including Sherri Shepard, Mary Hart, T.K. Carter and Rick Dees.
He was also an actor himself, appearing in 1967's "In Like Flint," 1992's "Waxwork II: Lost in Time" and the 1960s ABC series "Land of Giants." Throughout his acting career, he studied at 22 different schools and workshops.
Markota also served as a paratrooper in WWII.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 16 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, Calif.
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