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Also Known As: Died: April 4, 2003
Born: April 7, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Frankfort, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Death Feud (1990)
When Joe is on shore leave, he rescues a beautiful woman named Anna from an attacker, and soon falls in love with her and proposes. He then learns that she is a woman in danger: She is a prostitute and former heroin addict and is on the run from her pimp. Joe enlists the help of a friend and does hi
Legend of Grizzly Adams, The (1990)
When Grizzly Adams leads a crew of settlers out to Tucson, Arizona, he doesn't know that the caravan is carrying gold wanted by bumbling gang of outlaws. After things get dangerous, the outdoorsman summons the help of his animal friends and his right-hand-man Trapper to help lead the settlers to saf
Man Against The Mob (1988) as Joe Benedett
Set in Los Angeles in the '40s, a group of tough, honest detectives fight to keep the city free from organized crime.
Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)
A G.I. is unjustly thrown out of the service, and winds up being a gas station attendant. A gangster wants to hire him as a hitman. He agrees, with disastrous results.
Zebra Force, The (1976) as Salvatore Moreno
Desperate Mission, The (1971) as Don Miguel Ruiz
Western hokum about Mexican bandit-folk hero Joaquin Murieta here shown to be a frontier Robin Hood, fighting a bunch of ruthless hombres and, with three cohorts righting wrongs done to harassed pioneers. Filmed in 1969, it was initially shown theatrically outside the United States in 1970 under the
Flap (1970) as Silver Dollar
An aging Native American mounts a one-man rebellion against the U.S. government.
Never a Dull Moment (1968) as Tony Preston
When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his role, but always searching for a way out of the well-guarded house.
Sylvia (1965) as Muscles
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
Young Dillinger (1965) as Rocco
An embittered young convict becomes Public Enemy Number One.
Where Love Has Gone (1964) as Rafael
Family secrets come to light when a teen-ager murders her mother's lover.
Escape from Zahrain (1962) as Tahar
Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961) as Andy Damon
A mob chief is bombarded by radiation while fleeing from the police, making him the most dangerous man alive!
Never Steal Anything Small (1959) as Lt. Tevis
Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music!
The Wonderful Country (1959) as Santiago Santos
A hired gun falls for a Texas Ranger''''s wife.
Fort Massacre (1958) as Pawnee
A possibly mad cavalry commander leads his troops through dangerous Indian territory.
Legion of the Doomed (1958) as Calvelli
The Badlanders (1958) as Comanche
Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
Joe Dakota (1957) as Marcus Vizzini
Baby Face Nelson (1957) as John Hamilton
George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...
The Big Land (1957) as Brog
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
The Oklahoman (1957) as [Jim] Hawk
A Western doctor stands between Natives and a ruthless oil baron.
Walk the Proud Land (1956) as Disalin
A government agent tries to treat the Apaches with respect.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Tony Chavez, patrolman who finds Owen
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
When Gangland Strikes (1956) as Duke Martella
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956) as Sebastian Pasmonick
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
Santa Fe Passage (1955) as Chavez
Scout and wagon-train guide Kirby Randolph (John Payne) hates all Indians, particularly Kiowa Chief Satank (George Keymas), whose massacre of an entire wagon-train of settlers led by Kirby, has led to his ostracism and neither he nor his pal Sam Beekman (Slim Pickens) can get jobs. Aurelie St. Clair (Faith Domergue), who owns half of an ammunition shipment for sale in Santa Fe to Mexican insurrectionaries, protests when he partner Jess Griswold (Rod Cameron) hires Kirby and Sam as guides. When Kirby saves them all from a wild horse stampede instigated by Satank, she changes her mind and she and Kirby fall in love, although Kirby does not realize she is half-Indian. Jess, who is also in love with Aurelie and wanting to get rid of Kirby, sends his servant Chavez (Anthony Caruso) to Satank offering to deliver Kirby to the Chief in return for safe passage for the wagon train. But, Satank plans to get both Kirby and the wagon train.
The Magnificent Matador (1955) as Emiliano
Maureen O'Hara as the spoiled, rich, American preditor who falls head-over-heels for the brooding, tormented, about-to-retire matador, Luis Santos (Anthony Quinn) who has inexplicably run away prior to a corrida that was to occasion the "alternativa" of a young, up-and-coming bullfighter (Manuel Rojas). The mystery is solved 94 minutes later, after Maureen has conquered Tony and Tony has saved Marueen's life by caping a toro bravo with his plaid horse blanket.
Tennessee's Partner (1955) as Turner
A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved from murder by a lonesome cowpoke ('My friends call me Cowpoke'), in town to meet his fiancée Goldie on the steamboat. When she arrives, there's a mysterious undercurrent between Goldie and Tennessee, whose newfound friendship with Cowpoke is destined to be severely tried...
Toughest Man Alive (1955) as Pete Gore
City of Shadows (1955) as Toni Finetti
Jail Busters (1955) as Percival P. Lannigan
The Bowery Boys help a reporter who was beaten up during an undercover investigation at a local prison.
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) as Natchakoa
The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell?
Drum Beat (1954) as Manok
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) as Jacques
A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies.
Saskatchewan (1954) as Spotted Eagle
O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encoutner a burned wagon train and sole surivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. seventh cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests.
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) as Barney Turlock
A mild mannered law student doesn't know what he's in for when he gets himself elected sheriff in a frontier town run by an outlaw gang.
Passion (1954) as Muñoz
In old Spanish California, dashing cattleman Juan Obregon returns to the rancho of his friend Gaspar Melo, to find he's fathered a son on Rosa, one of Gaspar's identical twin daughters. Overjoyed, he plans to formalize his "unofficial" marriage. But trouble brews; Melo's land is of unclear title and the new Don Domingo hopes to grab it for his own profit. Violence results. Without even knowing who survived, Juan (accompanied by Rosa's tomboy sister Tonya) rides for revenge, through spectacular pastoral and wilderness scenery.
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953) as Renzo
A legendary pirate captures a Spanish galleon and tries to claim a countess as his bride.
Desert Legion (1953) as Lt. Messaoud
Paul Lartal leads a troop of legionnaires into ambush at the hands of Omar Ben Calif. Returning later at the request of Princess Morjana he is led to the hidden city of Madara, currently harrassed by the evil Crito. Lartal must do in the bad guys (which includes participating in a bare chested spear-throwing contest), save the city and comfort the Princess.
The Man Behind the Gun (1953) as Vic Sutro
A cavalry officer sent to stop a rebellion helps found the city of Los Angeles.
Fort Algiers (1953) as Chavez
The Steel Lady (1953) as Zagora
Four U.S. soldiers trapped in the Sahara find refuge in an abandoned Nazi tank.
Fighter Attack (1953) as Aldo
The Iron Mistress (1952) as "Bloody Jack" Sturdevant
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) as Pierre La Garde
A kidnapped beauty gets caught between feuding pirates.
Boots Malone (1952) as Joe
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.
Desert Pursuit (1952) as Hassan
Wayne Morris, Virginia Gray, George Tobias, Anthony Caruso, Gloria Talbot, and Emmett Lynn as Leatherface. Three camel-riding Arabs pursue a pair of gold-laden miners across the Death Valley desert in this decidedly atypical western.
His Kind of Woman (1951) as Tony
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
According to Mrs. Hoyle (1951) as Morganti
A retired teacher sells her apartment to a group of gangsters.
Pals of the Golden West (1951) as Lucky Grillo, previously known as Jim Bradford
A border patrolman fights to stop smugglers from bringing in diseased cattle.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) as Louis Ciavelli
A gang of small time crooks plots an elaborate jewel heist.
Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950) as Sengo
A dying tribe kidnaps the jungle king's wife to help replenish their numbers.
Prisoners in Petticoats (1950) as Nickey Bowman
The Undercover Man (1949) as Salvatore Rocco
A treasury agent tries to convict a ruthless mobster of tax evasion.
Anna Lucasta (1949) as Eddie
Illegal Entry (1949) as Teague
Song of India (1949) as Major Doraj
A jungle prince stands against a maharajah's plan to capture and sell wild animals.
The Threat (1949) as Nick Damon
An escaped con kidnaps the people he thinks put him behind bars.
Incident (1949) as Nails
A stockbroker is jumped one night and beaten up by gangsters; it turns out they mistook him for another gangsters, whom he closely resembles. Determined to find the intended victim and ensure that he doesn't get assaulted again, he finds himself involved with a beautiful blonde who gets him entangled in a plot involving hijacking and murder.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Captain of the guard
Scene of the Crime (1949) as Tony Rutzo
A detective tries to solve a policeman's murder.
To the Victor (1948) as Nikki
An American blackmarketeer falls in love with the wife of Nazi collaborator.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as "Raft" character
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
They Won't Believe Me (1947) as Tough patient
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
Wild Harvest (1947) as Pete
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
Escape Me Never (1947) as Dino
A composer forsakes his innocent bride to romance his brother's fiancee.
Devil Ship (1947) as Vanetti
Captain Biff Brown (Richard Lane) owns a boat used to ferry prisoners from the mainland to Alcatraz. The police find some escape tools on his boat and, although Brown isn't involved, his contract is terminated and he goes back to tuna fishing. Brown takes his friend Sanderson (William Bishop) to his boarding house and introduces him to his sweetheart Madge Harris (Louise Campbell) and Sanderson also falls in love with her. A gang headed by Red Mason (Damian O'Flynn) and trying to escape the country bribe Brown's engineer, Venatti (Anthony Caruso), and are hiding on the boat the next time Brown and Sanderson take it out. They take over the boat but a storm is approaching...
Where There's Life (1947) as John Fulda
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
News Hounds (1947) as "Dapper Dan" Greco
When they get newspaper jobs, the Bowery Boys take on a sport-fixing mob.
To Each His Own (1946) as Mobster
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
Night Editor (1946) as Tusco
A detective hides key evidence in a murder case rather than reveal he was cheating on his wife.
The Last Crooked Mile (1946) as Buck
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946) as Pinky Lutz
The Catman of Paris (1946) as Raoul
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Masked horseman
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
The Blue Dahlia (1946) as Marine corporal
A veteran fights to prove he didn''''t kill his cheating wife.
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946) as Mongo
Tarzan fights to keep a killer cult from attacking traders.
The Stork Club (1945) as Joe, fisherman
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''s life.
Pride of the Marines (1945) as Johnny Rivers
A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life.
That Night with You (1945) as Tenor
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945) as Miguel Bragga
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
Don Juan Quilligan (1945) as One-Eyed Barto
I Love a Bandleader (1945) as Ramon
An amnesiac thinks he''''s a popular bandleader.
Objective, Burma! (1945) as Miggleori
An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost.
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Peter Gallo
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
The Conspirators (1944) as Young fisherman
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Pharmacist's mate
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) as George
On a trip to Reno, a Brooklyn showgirl tries to stop a soldier and his wife from divorcing.
The Racket Man (1944) as Tony Ciccardi
U-Boat Prisoner (1944) as Benny
The Girl from Monterrey (1943) as [Alberto] Baby [Valdez]
Above Suspicion (1943) as Italian border sentry
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
Watch on the Rhine (1943) as Italian man
Nazi agents pursue a German freedom-fighter and his family to Washington.
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) as Fingers
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
Jitterbugs (1943) as Gangster
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
Lucky Jordan (1942) as Gunman
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
Always in My Heart (1942) as Frank
A convict returns home to find his family has forgotten him.
Across the Pacific (1942) as Driver
An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal.
Sunday Punch (1942) as Nat Cucci
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
You're in the Army Now (1941) as Apache
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) as Gunman
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
The Devil's Pipeline (1940) as Natoni
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Henchman
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.

Cast (special)

Joe Piscopo Special, The (1984)
A hour of music and comedy that spotlights the talents of comedian Joe Piscopo.
Run Jack Run (1970) as Lefty
During a retirement party for underworld figure Smiley John Grazioni, a girl approaches hotel waiters Chester Blinsol and Jack Perry and, posing as a newspaper photographer, pays them fifty dollars to take a picture of the gangster. Using her camera, Chester presses the shutter button and a bullet f

Cast (short)

A Gun in His Hand (1945)
In this short film, a man joins the police force with the intention of getting away with crimes.
The Last Installment (1945)
In this short film, a criminal idolizes the life of a famous gangster... unaware that his hero met a tragic end.

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