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Robert Altomare (born October 30 1938 in Brooklyn, New York), known professionally as Bobby Alto, is an American actor, comedian and performer. He is longtime co-member of the Brooklyn-based comedy team Alto & Mantia, and has performed on both The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (original air date September 6, 1971) and Toast of the Town with Ed Sullivan (original air date October 20, 1968). His characters and comedic style often focus on Italian and mafia-influenced satire.
Alto's motion picture credits also include Love Is All There Is (1996), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Prince of the City (1981) and The Death Collector (1976). He also appeared in a 1992 episode of NBC's Law & Order and several television commercials throughout his career. On Broadway, Alto was a lead performer in the 1992 production of 3 From Brooklyn which performed at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City. He also starred in the original broadway production of Lovers and Other Strangers, which led to the 1970 Academy Award-nominated film of the same name.
Along with comedy partner Buddy Mantia, Also was the lead vocalist on the song It's A Super-Spectacular Day, recorded in 1980. The song was originally aired on The Dr. Demento Show prior to being picked up and distributed as a 7" single by MAD Magazine.
He currently resides in Oradell, New Jersey.
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