LOS ANGELES—Police at Los Angeles International Airport say actor Jack Scalia has been arrested after security screeners found an unloaded handgun in his carry-on bag.

Sgt. Belinda Nettles says the 61-year-old Scalia, who had recurring roles on "All My Children," "Remington Steele" and "Dallas," was arrested Thursday afternoon in Terminal 7.

No further details were released.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Scalia played the role of Nicholas Pearce on "Dallas." The character plunged to his death from a balcony following a fight with J.R. Ewing.

Scalia played Chris Stamp on "All My Children" from 2001 to 2003.

A representative of Scalia could not be reached for comment late Thursday.