Gabriel Dell

Lowest Rated: 38% Earthquake (1974)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
The third oldest of the original "Dead End Kids," Gabriel Dell was the only member of that group to enjoy a truly successful solo career. As a reward for his academic achievements, young Dell was permitted to enter New York's Professional Children's School, with his Italian-immigrant father paying his tuition. His first Broadway play was Sidney Kingsley's Dead End, in which he played the sickly street punk "T.B." Together with his Dead End co-stars Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan and Bernard Punsley, Dell was brought to Hollywood for the 1937 film version of the Kingsley play. This led to several other appearances with the Dead End Kids in such Warner Bros. productions as Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) and They Made Me a Criminal (1939). He also worked with two of the "Kid's" splinter groups, the Little Tough Guys and the East Side Kids. Unlike his cohorts Gorcey and Hall, Dell's character changed from picture to picture. After serving in World War II, Dell rejoined his old cinematic gang, now renamed The Bowery Boys. As "Gabe Moreno," Dell generally played the most mature member of the bunch, often a law enforcement officer or crusading reporter. Tired of playing third fiddle to Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall, Dell quit the Bowery Boys cold in 1950, accepting a role in the Broadway Revue Tickets Please. Deciding to learn to be a "real" actor rather than an overgrown juvenile, Dell studied at the Actors' Studio and took dancing lessons. In the late 1950s, Dell achieved fame as a supporting comedian on The Steve Allen Show, participating in comic sketches with the likes of Tom Poston, Don Knotts, Dayton Allen and Bill Dana. During this period, he developed his famous Bela Lugosi impression, which he'd later repeat in nightclub appearances and on the best-selling record album Famous Movie Monsters Speak. Dell's Broadway career thrived in the 1960s, with well-received appearances in such plays as The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Luv and Adaptation. Dell's post-Bowery Boy film appearances included Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971) and a starring role in the The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975). A prolific TV guest star, Gabe Dell was starred in the 1972 sitcom The Corner Bar, and five years later was cast as the son of the Devil (Mickey Rooney) in Norman Lear's short-lived comedy-fantasy A Year at the Top.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Fugitive Mind Tucker Foley 1999
No Score Yet The Escape Artist Uncle Burke 1982
No Score Yet Framed Vince Greeson 1975
No Score Yet The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery Screenwriter Malcolm 1975
38% Earthquake Miles's Manager 1974
No Score Yet Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Sid 1971
No Score Yet The 300 Year Weekend Wynter 1971
No Score Yet Master Minds Gabe Moreno 1949
No Score Yet Spook Busters Gabe 1946
No Score Yet Million Dollar Kid Lefty 1944
No Score Yet East Side Kids - Million Dollar Kid Actor 1944
No Score Yet Kid Dynamite Harry Wyckoff 1943
No Score Yet 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge Skid 1942
No Score Yet Smart Alecks Henry "Hank" Salko 1942
No Score Yet Let's Get Tough Fritz Hienbach 1942
No Score Yet Junior G-Men of the Air Stick 1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Charlie Manning 1942
No Score Yet Dead End Kids Actor 1942
No Score Yet Sea Raiders Bilge 1941
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Bingo 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal T.B. 1939
No Score Yet Little Tough Guy String 1938
No Score Yet Crime School Bungs 1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces Pasty 1938
89% Dead End T.B. 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Gangster
  • 1973
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Arvel
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Chester
  • 1967

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