Art Metrano

Art Metrano

Highest Rated: 92% The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Lowest Rated: 31% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1936

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Best known for his role as Mauser in the "Police Academy" movies, Art Metrano made his film debut in 1961 in the Cold War thriller "Rocket Attack United States" Before long he was snagging small roles on a variety of television programs, including "The Mod Squad," "Mannix," "Adam-12," and "Bewitched," on which he made five appearances, each time as a different character. He continued popping up on television shows throughout the '70s, and became a recurring guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," where he'd perform a purposely poor magic act for laughs. By the '80s, Metrano had built a solid reputation as a comedic performer, and was cast as Lt. / Captain Mauser in the sequel to the hit comedy "Police Academy." His popular character returned for the franchise's third film, "Police Academy 3: Back in Training." However, a crippling fall from a ladder prevented Metrano from returning for the successive sequels, though he continued to work in television, often in cop shows. Metrano has created a one-man stage show about his life titled "Jews Don't Belong on Ladders...An Accidental Comedy," which has raised more than $75,000 for Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury, an organization that purchases crutches, wheelchairs, and supplies for victims of spinal injuries.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Beverly Hills Body Snatchers Vic (Character) - 1989
40% 39% Police Academy 3: Back in Training Commandant Mauser (Character) $40.3M 1986
31% 42% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Lt./Captain Mauser (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 31% Malibu Express Matthew (Character) - 1985
67% 45% Teachers Troy (Character) - 1984
57% 48% Breathless Birnbaum (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 23% Going Ape! Joey (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheaper to Keep Her Tony Turino (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 35% How to Beat the High Cost of Living Gas Station Attendant (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 69% Seven Kincella (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 59% Matilda Gordon Baum (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brink's: The Great Robbery Julius Mareno (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty O'Neil Lassiter (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 32% Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Mario Burtoli (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The All-American Boy Jay David Swooze (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 29% They Only Kill Their Masters Malcolm (Character) - 1972
92% 73% The Heartbreak Kid Entertainer (Character) - 1972
84% 89% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Max (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Academy: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 95% The Golden Girls Judge (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Bert Nadell (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Al Sanderson (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Precinct Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 70% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Punky Brewster Lenny the Loop (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joanie Loves Chachi Uncle Rico Mastorelli (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 56% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Tony Pellegrino (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Detective Mike Lovatelli (Guest Star) 1975
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Dominic (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Mike Young (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Bulldozer Driver 1 (Guest Star) 1968-1970
No Score Yet 88% The Good Guys Salesman (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Tom (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Parking Lot Attendant (Guest Star) 1968

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