Art Metrano

Highest Rated: 92% The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Lowest Rated: 29% Good Advice (2001)
Birthday: Sep 22, 1936
Birthplace: Not Available
Moonfaced, curly-headed comic actor Art Metrano went to junior college in Stockton, California on a football scholarship; he later transferred to the College of the Pacific, majoring in acting. Returning to New York, Metrano tried to find work -- only to head back to the West Coast on the advice of an astrologer. Supporting himself as an automatic telephone system salesman, Metrano began attaining small TV parts, which led to his being cast in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? At a Christmas party, Metrano began cutting up with an improv bit in which he pretended to be a sleight-of-hand artist; the routine consisted of his humming the song "Fine and Dandy" as he'd proceed to pull invisible handkerchiefs out of his pocket and extricate himself from non-existent handcuffs. This "do-nothing magician" act led to several guest spots on The Tonight Show, Laugh-In and The Dean Martin Show, and a regular stint on 1970's The Tim Conway Hour (the theme song of which was, inevitably, "Fine and Dandy"). By 1971, Metrano was costarring in a '30s-era sitcom The Chicago Teddy Bears, playing a soft-hearted gangster. The series was axed after 13 weeks, consigning Metrano to the guest-star circuit. Art Metrano subsequently showed up in such films as Seven (1979), Breathless (1983) and Malibu Express (1984); he also had regular roles on TV's Movin' On (1974), Amy Prentiss (1974), Joanie Loves Chachi (1982), Loves Me Loves Me Not (1977) and Tough Cookies (1986).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
29% Good Advice Homeless Man 2001
49% How Stella Got Her Groove Back Doctor Steinberg 1998
No Score Yet Murder in Mind Judge 1997
30% Toys Guard at Desk 1992
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers Vic 1989
40% Police Academy 3: Back in Training Commandant Mauser 1986
29% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Lt. Mauser 1985
No Score Yet Malibu Express Matthew 1985
62% Teachers Troy 1984
67% Breathless Birnbaum 1983
No Score Yet Going Ape! Joey 1981
62% History of the World---Part I Leonardo Da Vinci 1981
No Score Yet No Man's Valley Actor 1981
No Score Yet How to Beat the High Cost of Living Gas Station Attendant 1980
No Score Yet A Cry for Love Actor 1980
No Score Yet Cheaper to Keep Her Tony Turino 1980
No Score Yet Seven Kincella 1979
No Score Yet Matilda Gordon Baum 1978
No Score Yet Centennial Maurice Cartwright 1978
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World TV Color Man 1975
No Score Yet Warhead Actor 1975
No Score Yet Prisoner in the Middle Mario 1974
No Score Yet Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Burtoli 1973
No Score Yet The All-American Boy Jay David Swooze 1973
No Score Yet They Only Kill Their Masters Malcolm 1972
92% The Heartbreak Kid Entertainer 1972
81% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Max 1969
No Score Yet Rocket Attack U.S.A. (Five Minutes to Zero) Actor 1961

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Judge
  • 1997
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Elevator Repairman
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Judge
  • 1992
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Gretsch
  • 1985
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Jack
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Charlie Watts
  • 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Friedman
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Mr. Blue
  • 1977
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Amboy
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Tomasso
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Mike Young
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Leroy Gaskell
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Man in Yard Bulldozer Driver #1 Ralph Assistant Trash Collector Chick
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968

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