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Also Known As: Died: January 12, 2011
Born: December 1, 1922 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Corona, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Three Days to Vegas (2008)
Four grumpy guys take a college-like road trip across the country to stop one of their daughters from marrying the wrong guy.
Fearmaker, The (1989)
After a wealthy Mexican patriarch dies in a highly suspicious manner, his family and servants scheme each other for the inheritance while investigating the circumstances of the death, or as it may be, murder.
Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission, The (1987) as Ernesto Ferucci
A movie based on characters from the 1967 film "The Dirty Dozen." In this film, a gruff major is assigned to get a group to go on a mission inside occupied France. Once there, they must rescue some scientists and destroy a secret chemical project. The mission seems to be all the more difficult becau
Hellinger's Law (1981) as Tv Director
In this pilot to a followup series to his "Kojak", Telly Savalas is a flamboyant criminal lawyer who takes on the case of the syndicate's accountant--actually a Justice Department plant who has infiltrated the mob--accused of murdering a local TV newscaster. Hellinger finds that not only does the g
Marciano (1979) as John Addelli
A highly romanticized dramatization of the life of Rocky Marciano, the only heavyweight champion to have retired with a perfect record. LoBianco was well cast as Rocky, but petite Belinda Montgomery was all wrong for his wife, Barbara (in the eyes of this book's writer, a fellow Brocktonian). The fo
Escape to Athena (1979)
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) as Kurt
Rival salvage parties enter an upside down ocean liner in search of treasure.
Capricorn One (1978) as Jerry
The government fakes a Mars landing then sets out to kill the astronauts involved.
Last Hurrah, The (1977) as Dr Mike Santangelo
Carroll O'Connor wrote and starred in this second screen adaptation of the 1956 best-seller (previously filmed by John Ford in 1958 with Spencer Tracy) about the aging and ailing head of a big-time political machine who schemes to stay in power and win a fourth term. Emmy nominations went to Burgess
Something For Joey (1977) as Joe Paterno
A dramatization of the true-life relationship between 1973 Heisman Trophy-winning football star John Cappelletti and his brother, Joey, stricken with leukemia. Director Lou Antonio and writer Jerry McNeely both received Emmy Award nominations.
Matt Helm (1975) as Champion
Intrepid secret agent-turned-private eye Matt Helm finds himself involved with an international black market operation in heavy munitions when he tries to protect a beautiful movie star whose life is endangered. The pilot, with Franciosa taking up where Dean Martin left off after four Helm movies, s
Big Rose (1974) as Blass
In pilot to prospective series for Shelley Winters, she's a brash private detective who, with her young partner, investigates why a wealthy contractor is the victim of an extortion plot.
Kotch (1971) as Dr. [Ramon] Caudillo
Alienated from his son''''s family, an elderly man becomes infatuated with a pregnant teen.
Airport (1970) as Dr. Compagno
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
Land Raiders (1970) as Carney
Feuding brothers, reunited after a long seperation, clash over the ownership of valuable land belonging to the Apaches.
Che! (1969) as Hector
Fidel Castro is helped in his subversion of Batista's Cuban regime by an Argentinian doctor named Che Guevara.
The Scalphunters (1968) as Frank
A trapper and his educated slave track an outlaw band.
The Scarface Mob (1962) as Tony Liguri
The pilot for the series of the same title. The exploits of Eliot Ness, the leader of an elite group of Treasury Department agents assigned to battle the underworld. In the pilot episode, broadcast as two one-hour segments of "Desilu Playhouse," Ness attempts to break up Al Capone's gang.
Strangers When We Meet (1960) as Gerandi
An extramarital affair threatens the fortunes of two families.
The Young Philadelphians (1959) as Louis Donetti
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
Return to Warbow (1958) as Deputy
Marjorie Morningstar (1958) as Philip Berman
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with '50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated). They plan to marry, but after the musical's critical failure on Broadway, Noel runs away. Marjorie finally tracks him down at the summer theater where they first met--and, realizing that this is probably where he belongs, finally gives up on the relationship. Helping her to move on with her life is Wally, once Noel's assistant, now a very successful Broadway playwright, and all along, Marjorie's unrequited lover. The movie ends with a clear implication Wally and Marjorie will finally be a couple.
Torpedo Run (1958) as Lt. Burl Fisher
A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese prison ship carrying his family.
Omar Khayyam (1957) as Commander
Omar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements - the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan's bride and foiling the assassin sect's plot to kill the sultan's son.
The Brothers Rico (1957) as Gino Rico
A reformed mob accountant tries to get to his gangster brother before the criminals can.
The Shadow on the Window (1957) as Bigelow
Three delinquents murder a prosperous farm owner and hold his secretary hostage.
Operation Mad Ball (1957) as Pvt. Bullard
A peacetime soldier plots to throw a party under his strict captain's nose.
The Big Caper (1957) as Harry
A con artist moves into a small town to spearhead a payroll robbery.
Flight to Hong Kong (1956) as Michael Quisto
A syndicate boss betrays the mob in the name of love.
Miracle in the Rain (1956) as Young priest
When a lonely woman''''s wartime lover dies, her loneliness threatens her life.
The Come On (1956) as Jerry Jannings
Hell's Island (1955) as Eduardo Martin
To Hell and Back (1955) as Valentino
Film star Audie Murphy plays himself in this tale of how he became World War II''''s most decorated U.S. soldier.
Wiretapper (1955) as Herbie
Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955) as Alfred Gledhill
Dial Red O (1955) as Norman Roper
The first of the five films where Bill Elliott played a detective lieutenant in the L.A Sheriff's department, Dial Red "O" (the correct title with the number 0 (zero), as on a telephone dial, shown in ") opens with war-torn veteran Ralph Wyatt (Keith Larsen) getting word that his wife is divorcing him, and he flees the psychiatric ward of the veteran's hospital, wanting to talk to her. His escape touches off an all-out manhunt, led by Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Bill Elliott) of the sheriff's department. Wyatt's wife, Connie (Helene Stanley) is having an affair with Norman Roper (Paul Picerni), a judo expert in Wyatt's old Marine unit. When Roper refuses to divorce his own wife (Regina Gibson) to marry Connie, they have a violent quarrel in Connie's apartment. Roper kills Connie and incriminates Wyatt, who is arrested and held on suspicion of homicide. Convinced that Roper is the real murderer, Wyatt escapes from his cell in the Hollywood Sheriff's office, and goes to Roper's home. Lt. Flynn has discovered evidence pointing to Roper as the killer, and arrives in time to prevent Wyatt from killing him. Jazzman Shorty Rogers (and his Giants) are also on hand as part of the Hollywood night life. The Elliott role name was changed to Andy Doyle for the following four films in the series, as there was a real Andy Flynn working in law enforcement in Los Angeles.
Lord of the Jungle (1955) as Paul Gavin
The jungle boy tries to stop a herd of rogue elephants.
Pushover (1954) as Dapper man
A police detective falls for the bank robber's girlfriend he is supposed to be tailing.
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) as Prince Nur-El-Din
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba (John Derek) is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia (Elaine Stewart) is trying to talk her father, the Caliph (Donald Randolph) into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din (Paul Picerni), a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior (Paul Baxley) at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga (Thomas Gomez), who invites them to stay for the dancing girls, among them, the incomparable Ayesha (Rosemarie Bowe). The pair are overtaken by the Caliph's guards sent to bring Fawzia back, but the guards are driven off by an invading army of Turcoman women, a band of fierce and beautiful women who prey on passing merchants.
Riding Shotgun (1954) as Bob Purdee
A stagecoach guard is mistaken for a member of a gang of outlaws.
The Bounty Hunter (1954) as Jud
A bounty hunter attempts to track down three killers.
Drive a Crooked Road (1954) as Carl
A mechanic gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster's girlfriend.
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Mr. Emilio De Verno
The System (1953) as David Wiley
House of Wax (1953) as Scott Andrews
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
The Desert Song (1953) as Hassan
A French professor secretly leads a band of desert freedom fighters.
She's Back on Broadway (1953) as Jud Kellogg
A fading Hollywood star returns to the stage to work with the man who discovered her.
Operation Secret (1952) as Capt. Armand Dubois
After World War II, a Paris court investigates the murder of Maquis resistance leader Armand Dubois. French agent Marcel Brevoort joins a German agent, a British foreign office member, agent Maria and Maj. Letrec to testify about a mysterious American soldier of fortune, Peter Forrester. Their testimony paints Forrester as a reckless but daring field agent, whose actions influenced a mission in which Dubois was involved.
Mara Maru (1952)
A salvage diver is accused of murder while hunting a mysterious treasure.
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) as Politician
Three children from a small village claim to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary.
Cattle Town (1952) as Pepe
The mediator in a dispute between farmers and cattle men falls for the head rancher's daughter.
Force of Arms (1951) as Sheridan
An Army sergeant romances a WAC in World War II Italy.
Fort Worth (1951) as Castro
A retired gunfighter fears that he might have to take up his former trade when a gang of outlaws rides into town
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951) as Joe Cvetic
When an FBI agent goes undercover in the Communist Party, his wife and friends question his patriotism.
The Tanks Are Coming (1951) as Danny Kolowicz
A hard-nosed sergeant takes his men behind enemy lines in World War II.
Operation Pacific (1951) as Jonesy
A dedicated submarine commander sacrifices everything to defeat the enemy.
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) as Jeff Riordan
A warden and his assistant clash over prison reform, triggering a violent riot.
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) as Doctor
Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.
Dial 1119 (1950) as Interpreter-detective
A killer holds the customers at a bar hostage.
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) as Kerrigan
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
A Lady Without Passport (1950) as Italian
A secret service agent falls in love with an illegal immigrant.
Prisoners in Petticoats (1950) as Hoodlum
Three Secrets (1950) as Sergeant
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
Saddle Tramp (1950) as Denver
Carefree Chuck Connor is on his way west and stops off to see an old friend and his four lads. When his host is killed in a riding accident Chuck realises he must take care of the family. They hit the road and he takes a job on a ranch, but he has to keep the children hidden as his boss hates kids. There's also tension with the neighbouring ranch, and when a girl on the run from her nasty uncle joins the family unannounced Chuck wonders what he has done to deserve all this.
Breakthrough (1950) as Pvt. Ed Rojeck
An American infantry unit moves from basic training to combat in Europe.
The Secret Fury (1950) as Dr. Roth
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
I'll Get By (1950) as Marine sergeant
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as
A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) as Bombadier
The head of a World War II bomber squadron cracks under the pressure.
Beyond Glory (1948) as Detective
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.

Cast (special)

Lucille Ball Special Starring Lucille Ball and Dean Martin, A (1975) as Packy West
A comedy special revolving around the antics of Lucy Collins, a woman whose middle name is Trouble.
McGonigle, The (1961) as Bottleneck--Sailor
The story of Mac McGonigle, a first class boatman's mate, and Scuttlebutt Baines, a seaman, two mischievous but well-meaning sailors stationed aboard the U.S.S. "Okinawa." In the pilot episode, Mac and Scuttlebutt attempt to arrange a shipboard honeymoon for a fellow shipmate and his new bride. Pilo
Meet McGraw (1954) as Woman'S Husband
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The exploits of McGraw, a hood with a price on his head, who hires out his services (as a detective) to people who cannot turn to police for help. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "Four Star Playhouse," McGraw is hired by a beautiful wo

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980) as Lieutenant Lagason
Clarence Carnes, an Indian from Oklahoma who as a teenager was the youngest convict ever incarcerated at Alcatraz following a gas station holdup/murder, is the central figure in this fictionalized, glorified B-movie account by screenwriter Ernest Tidyman of how Carnes spent decades hatching various

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Women in White (1979)
Soap opera set in a big city hospital where dedication and professionalism vie with jealousy, romance and rivalry among staff members and the newly-appointed Chief of Staff (Susan Flannery), who attempts to run the place despite her personal problems. Initially presented over three consecutive weeks

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