Paul Porcasi

Paul Porcasi

Highest Rated: 100% Maytime (1937)

Lowest Rated: 80% Roman Scandals (1933)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

A former opera singer in his native Sicily, bull-necked, waxed-moustached character actor Paul Porcasi made his screen bow in 1917's Fall of the Romanoffs. Porcasi flourished in the talkie era, playing innumerable speakeasy owners, impresarios, chefs, and restaurateurs. The nationalities of his screen characters ranged from Italian to French to Greek to Spanish; most often, however, he played Greeks with such onomatopoeic monikers as Papapopolous. Porcasi's best-remembered film roles include Nick the Greek in Broadway (1929), the obsequious garment merchant in Devil in the Deep (1932), dour border guard Gonzalez in Eddie Cantor's The Kid From Spain (1932), and the apoplectic apple vendor ("Hey! You steal-a!") in King Kong (1933). Paul Porcasi was also starred in the first three-strip Technicolor short subject, La Cucaracha (1934), wherein his face turned a deep crimson after he ingested one too many hot chili peppers.

Highest Rated Movies



95% Hail the Conquering Hero Manager of Cafe 1944
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm Cafe Owner 1944
No Score Yet Nothing but Trouble Italian Restaurateur 1944
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle Impresario 1943
No Score Yet Background to Danger Customs Official with Joe 1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Mussolini 1942
99% Casablanca Native 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Manager of Duquesne 1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder Rebescu 1942
89% Road to Zanzibar Turk at Slave Mart 1941
No Score Yet Argentine Nights Papa Viejos 1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone Garcia the Hotel Bar Proprietor 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Antonio 1940
No Score Yet Moon over Burma Storekeeper 1940
No Score Yet West of the Badlands Tony 1940
No Score Yet Lady of the Tropics Lamartine 1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night Bartender 1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond in Africa Hotel Manager 1938
No Score Yet Crime School Nick Papadopolo 1938
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks Santuzzi 1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole Police Official 1937
No Score Yet Seventh Heaven Gendarme 1937
100% Maytime Composer Trentini 1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red Nobili 1937
No Score Yet Crash Donovan Cafe owner 1936
No Score Yet Down to the Sea Vasilios 1936
90% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Italian 1936
No Score Yet The Lady Consents Joe 1936
83% Rose Marie Emil the Chef 1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Cafe Proprietor 1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much Tito 1935
No Score Yet Stars over Broadway Luigi 1935
No Score Yet Rumba Carlos 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Egypt Soueida 1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady Tony Spadaloni 1935
No Score Yet Under the Pampas Moon Headwaiter 1935
No Score Yet Enter Madame Archimede 1935
92% Imitation of Life Restaurant Manager 1934
93% The Gay Divorcee Nightclub Proprietor 1934
No Score Yet Wake Up and Dream Polopolis 1934
No Score Yet British Agent Romano 1934
No Score Yet Chained Hotel Manager 1934
100% Tarzan and His Mate Mons. Gironde 1934
No Score Yet Riptide House Detective 1934
No Score Yet La Cucaracha Actor 1934
No Score Yet The Great Flirtation Herr Direktor 1934
83% Flying Down to Rio Mayor of Rio 1933
100% Footlight Parade George Appolinaris 1933
No Score Yet I Loved a Woman Hotel Proprietor 1933
No Score Yet No Marriage Ties Bar Manager 1933
No Score Yet Hell Below Italian 1933
No Score Yet Grand Slam Nick 1933
98% King Kong Socrates 1933
80% Roman Scandals Chef 1933
No Score Yet Gigolettes of Paris thief 1933
No Score Yet Cynara Joseph, Maitre D' 1932
93% A Farewell to Arms Inn Keeper 1932
No Score Yet The Death Kiss Ellsmith the Florist 1932
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain Gonzales, Border Guard 1932
No Score Yet Red-Haired Alibi Margoli 1932
No Score Yet The Man Who Played God French Concert Manager 1932
No Score Yet The Passionate Plumber Paul Le Maire 1932
No Score Yet The Devil and the Deep Hassan 1932
No Score Yet Under Eighteen Francois 1932
No Score Yet A Parisian Romance Deville 1932
83% Svengali Manager 1931
No Score Yet I Like Your Nerve Patron 1931
No Score Yet Smart Money Alexander Amenoppopolus 1931
No Score Yet The Good Bad Girl Pagano 1931
No Score Yet Gentleman's Fate Mario 1931
No Score Yet The Criminal Code Tony Spelvin 1931
86% Morocco Lo Tinto 1930
No Score Yet Born Reckless Pa Beretti 1930
No Score Yet A Lady's Morals Maretti 1930
No Score Yet Broadway Nick Verdis 1929


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