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Also Known As: Died: August 30, 1989
Born: Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Contract on Cherry Street (1977) as Vincenzo Seruto
Sinatra's TV-movie debut had him playing a hard-driven New York cop who explodes after his close friend and team partner is gunned down and decides to operate outside of established procedures to break an organized crime ring.
Katherine (1975) as Father Echeverra
The socialite-to-revolutionary evolution of a pampered young heiress whose concern leads her first to the Peace Corps and ultimately to a group of political terrorists bent on changing the system. Art Carney, as her father in this film paralleling the Patty Hearst case, received an Emmy nomination a
It's Good to Be Alive (1974) as Campanella'S Father
This movie details the struggles of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella to adapt to life in a wheelchair following his crippling automobile accident in 1959. Cinematographer Ted Voigtlander was Emmy-nominated.
Little Cigars (1973) as Travers
Litter person Slick Bender is the criminal mastermind of a band of diminutive crooks. While on the road, Slick becomes romantically involved with the much taller Cleo, who is on the run from her mobster boyfriend, and she joins the gang in scamming people at a traveling carnival. At one point, the c
Honor Thy Father (1973) as Joseph Magliocco
The success of "The Godfather" encouraged this adaptation of Gay Talese's 1971 best-selling novel about life inside the Mafia, a fact-based drama revolving around the collapse of the Joseph Bonanno family. The real-life Bonanno was kidnapped in 1964 and was not heard from for over eighteen months.
Powderkeg (1971)
A lighthearted adventure in the pre-World War I West with Taylor and Cole playing a pair of troubleshooters hired to retrieve a hijacked train. They continued their roles and battled early twentieth-century crime in the short-lived late 1971 series "Bearcats!"
Blue (1968) as Carlos
A Mexican bandit, part of a gang led by his father, goes on a raid into the U.S. He falls for a beautiful woman and decides to leave his life of crime and settle down with her. Eventually his father and the gang come back for him, and he finds himself torn between his love for the woman and his loyalty to his father and his fellow gang members.
The Brotherhood (1968) as Pietro Rizzi
The head of a Mafia family goes head to head with his younger brother who doesn't want to adhere to the old codes of operation.
Chubasco (1968) as Benito
A young delinquent tries to redeem himself by working on a tuna boat.
The Venetian Affair (1967) as Jan Aarvan
A reporter investigates an American diplomat''s murder in Venice.
Beau Geste (1966) as Beaujolais
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.
... And Now Miguel (1966) as Padre de Chavez
A young boy joins his father on a mountain trip where he gets to graze sheep.
The Professionals (1966) as Ortega
A corrupt rancher hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his wife from kidnappers.
Madame X (1966) as Carter
A fallen woman on trial for murder is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
An American Dream (1966) as Eddie Ganucci
A man suspected of murdering his wife has to elude the police and a gang of hoodlums.
A Cold Wind in August (1961) as Papa Perugino
An aging stripper falls for a teenaged boy.
The George Raft Story (1961) as Frankie Donatella
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
Cry Tough (1959) as "Boss" Juan Cortez
After getting out of prison, a Latino criminal tries to go straight.
The Flying Fontaines (1959) as Roberto Rias
After military service, a trapeze star fights to rebuild his career and his love life.
Al Capone (1959) as "Big Jim" Colosimo
Chicago's most notorious gangster rules the city ruthlessly.
Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) as Esteban Gomez
Clever gunfighter tangles with a gleefully corrupt family over control of a border town.
I Want to Live! (1958) as Al Matthews
True story of the small-time lady crook who fought to escape the gas chamber.
Jeanne Eagels (1957) as Frank Satori
The famed actress fights drug addiction to build a career and find love.
The Unholy Wife (1957) as Gino Verdugo
An ambitious beauty marries a vintner, then falls for one of his workers.
Dino (1957) as Mr. Minetta
Full of Life (1957) as Father Gondolfo
A married couple has to deal with pregnancy and the husband's meddling father.
The Last Hunt (1956) as Ed Black
Two frontiersmen clash over the slaughter of a buffalo herd.
Tension at Table Rock (1956) as Ed Burrows
When the owner of a stagecoach station is killed, a gunman takes his place.
Deadline--U.S.A. (1952) as Herman Schmidt
With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.
The Man with a Cloak (1951) as Martin
A mystery man tries to help a young innocent escape a murderous housekeeper.
The Titan (1950) as Voice
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) as Mr. Gregory
A pilot (Richard Widmark) wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman (Veronica Lake) he has misused. He flies into the eye of a hurricane, thereby saving Miami and redeeming himself. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures, including a love affair with the wife (Linda Darnell) of his best friend.

Cast (special)

Suburban Beat (1985) as Sylvester Linus
A story about Joanna, Mimi, Hope, and Rosemary -- four suburban housewives who form a committee to battle crime in their community. In the episode, the women attempt to solve the murders of two prostitutes.
Doctor Mike (1959) as Alex Bartos
The experiences of Michael Grant, a young, likeable doctor in a large metropolitan hospital. Broadcast as a segment of "Geritol Adventure Showcase," the story deals with Grant's attempts to help a female patient whose husband refuses to let him perform emergency surgery.
Johnny Nighthawk (1959) as Mac Ustich
The exploits of Johnny Nighthawk, the adventurous owner and pilot of a one-plane airline. Johnny risks his life to control a fire that has broken out in an oil well.

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