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Also Known As: Dom De Luise, Dom Deluises, Dominick Deluise Died: May 4, 2009
Born: August 1, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, author, chef

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An energetic comic talent with a hysterical and infectious laugh, Dom DeLuise was a character actor who lent stellar support to some of the biggest names in entertainment in for three decades. A dependable laugh-getter on television in the 1960s, his popularity brought him to features, where he was put to superb use in films by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder; he was also a frequent sidekick to Burt Reynolds, who seemed incapable of keeping a straight face when DeLuise was around. Not content to rest on his acting alone, he directed two features, contributed performances to countless animated projects, appeared in several operas with the New York Met, and found considerable success as the author of several best-selling cookbooks and children's books.

An energetic comic talent with a hysterical and infectious laugh, Dom DeLuise was a character actor who lent stellar support to some of the biggest names in entertainment in for three decades. A dependable laugh-getter on television in the 1960s, his popularity brought him to features, where he was put to superb use in films by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder; he was also a frequent sidekick to Burt Reynolds, who seemed incapable of keeping a straight face when DeLuise was around. Not content to rest on his acting alone, he directed two features, contributed performances to countless animated projects, appeared in several operas with the New York Met, and found considerable success as the author of several best-selling cookbooks and children's books.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Boys Will be Boys (1997) Director
2.
  Hot Stuff (1979) Director

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Girl Play (2004) Cast
3.
 Brainiacs.com, The (2000) Ivan Lucre
4.
 Baby Geniuses (1999) Lenny
5.
 Secret of NIMH II: Timmy to the Rescue, The (1998) Voice Of Jeremy Crow
6.
 Godson, The (1998) The Oddfather--Don Calzone
7.
 Wedding Band, The (1997) The Priest
8.
9.
 Boys Will be Boys (1997) Chef
10.
 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) Voice Ichy Itchiford
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Began performing with the Cleveland Playhouse
1960:
Made NY stage debut in the off-Broadway production of "Little Mary Sunshine"
1963:
First Broadway performance was in "The Student Gypsy"
1964:
Made TV debut on "The Garry Moore Show" (CBS); created character Dominic the Great
1964:
Film acting debut in Sidney Lumet's "Fail Safe"
1964:
Was as a regular performer (with Carol Burnett and Bob Newhart) in the television show "The Entertainers" (CBS)
1966:
Appeared as a regular on "The Dean Martin Summer Show" (NBC)
1968:
Hosted own short-lived variety show, "The Dom DeLuise Show" on CBS
1969:
First collaboration with Mel Brooks, "The Twelve Chairs"
1971:
Assumed leading role of Barney Cashman in Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"
1971:
Was a recurring guest on "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour"
1972:
Appeared regularly on "The Dean Martin Show" (NBC)
1973:
Starred in the NBC sitcom, "Lotsa Luck"
1974:
Re-teamed with Mel Brooks for "Blazing Saddles"
1975:
Co-starred in the comedy film "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother" directed by and starring Gene Wilder
1976:
Once again teamed with Brooks for "Silent Movie"
1978:
Co-starred with and directed by Burt Reynolds in "The End"
1979:
Feature film directing debut, "Hot Stuff"; also starred
1980:
Played the lead role, opposite Anne Bancroft in "Fatso"; also written and directed by Bancroft
1980:
Began directing stage productions at the Burt Reynolds Theatre
1980:
Joined Burt Reynolds for the comedy hit, "Smokey and the Bandit II"
1981:
Co-starred in Mel Brooks' "History of the World, Part I"
1981:
Once again starred opposite Reynolds in the cult comedy hit "The Cannonball Run"
1982:
Played a supporting role in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds
1984:
Reprised role for "Cannonball Run II"
1986:
Co-starred with Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner in "Haunted Honeymoon"; Wilder also wrote and directed
1987:
Starred in the syndicated sitcom, "The Dom DeLuise Show"
1989:
Made opera debut in "Orpheus in the Underworld" with the Los Angeles Opera Company
1991:
Hosted the syndicated show, "Candid Camera"
1994:
Played the regular role of Vinnie on "Burke's Law" (CBS)
1996:
Voiced Itchy Itchiford in the animated series, "All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series" (ABC)
1998:
Played Cookie the Cook on the PBS children's series "Charlie Horse Music Pizza"
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Education

The High School of Performing Arts: New York , New York -
Tufts University: Medford , Massachusetts -

Notes

"If you were shopping for a father, you'd have to take our a serious loan to afford mine. He's the best." --Peter DeLuise to People.

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wife:
Carol Arthur. Actor. Married on November 23, 1965.

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father:
John DeLuise. Civil servant.
mother:
Vicenza DeLuise. Inspired Dom's cookbook.
son:
Peter John DeLuise. Actor. Born on November 6, 1966.
son:
Michael Robert DeLuise. Actor. Born on August 4, 1970.
son:
David Dominick DeLuise. Actor. Born on November 11, 1971.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Eat This . . . It Will Make You Feel Better: Mama's Italian Home Cooking and Other Favorites of Family and Friends" Simon & Schuster
"Charlie the Caterpillar" Simon & Schuster

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