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Art Metrano



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
29% Good Advice
  • Homeless Man
2001
48% How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • Doctor Steinberg
1998
No Score Yet Murder in Mind
  • Judge
1997
26% Toys
  • Guard at Desk
1992
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers
  • Vic
1989
40% Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  • Commandant Mauser
1986
23% 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
  • Actor
1980
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
  • Actor
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
91% The Heartbreak Kid
  • Entertainer
1972
84% They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Max
1969
No Score Yet Rocket Attack U.S.A. (Five Minutes to Zero)
  • Actor
1961

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Friedman

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