Art Metrano

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



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
62% Breathless Birnbaum 1983
No Score Yet Going Ape! Joey 1981
60% 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 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
83% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Max 1969
No Score Yet Rocket Attack U.S.A. (Five Minutes to Zero) Actor 1961


No Score Yet Profiler
Livornese 1998
No Score Yet Party of Five
Judge 1997
No Score Yet Empty Nest
Elevator Repairman 1993
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
Guest Judge 1992
No Score Yet The A-Team
Gretsch 1985
No Score Yet All in the Family
Jack 1978
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
Charlie Watts 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
Friedman 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Mr. Blue 1977
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Pelligrino 1977
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
Amboy 1976
No Score Yet Ironside
Burt Blake Tom Pena Pucci Chambers 1974
No Score Yet Kojak
Tomasso 1973
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
Mike Young 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
Leroy Gaskell 1970
No Score Yet Bewitched
Man in Yard Bulldozer Driver #1 Ralph Assistant Trash Collector Chick 1970


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