Frank Biondi Jr., the well-known entertainment executive who headed HBO, Viacom and Universal Studios, among other things in his career, died Nov. 25 at his home in Los Angeles, Calif. He was 74. The cause was bladder cancer, his family confirmed Monday.

A longtime summer resident of Katama with his wife Carol and their family, Mr. Biondi had been active in the Vineyard community for decades, including serving as co-chairman of the capital campaign that raised more than $50 million for a new Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

“On an Island you have to have a hospital — you can’t drive to the next town,” he told the Gazette in a 2005 interview. “We have a first-class medical facility when it comes to services and clinicians. The only thing the hospital doesn’t get good grades on is the physical plant — and this campaign will solve that.”

The new hospital was completed in 2010.

Mr. Biondi also was a long-serving member of the board for Vineyard Youth Tennis (today Vineyard Family Tennis), the unique organization founded by Gerald DeBlois to provide free tennis instruction for Island children.

He and his wife were longtime family friends with Bill and Hillary Clinton, and had frequently hosted the Clintons at their Vineyard home, both during and after Bill Clinton’s presidency.

Frank Biondi Jr. was born in New York city on Jan. 9, 1945, the son of Virginia Willis and Frank Biondi Sr. He grew up in Livingston, N.J., graduating from Livingston High School in 1964 where he was a star athlete. He later earned a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University.

He worked briefly on Wall Street before going to work in television in the 1970s. His first job was with the nonprofit Children’s Television Workshop which produced Sesame Street and the Electric Company.

He joined HBO in 1978, later becoming president. He also served as president and CEO of Viacom from 1987 to 1996 and was chairman and CEO of Universal Pictures from 1996 to 1998.

He was widely credited by news outlets this week for his role in shaping the contemporary media and entertainment industries.

He was a lifelong athlete and avid tennis player.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years and two daughters, Anne Biondi Simonds and Jane Biondi Munna.