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Gino Corrado



Enjoying one of the longer careers in Hollywood history, Gino Corrado is today best remembered as a stocky bit-part player whose pencil-thin mustache made him the perfect screen barber, maître d', or hotel clerk, roles he would play in both major and Poverty Row films that ranged from Citizen Kane (1941) and Casablanca (1942) to serials such as The Lost City (1935) and, perhaps his best-remembered performance, the Three Stooges short Micro Phonies (1945; he was the bombastic Signor Spumoni).

A graduate of his native College of Strada, Corrado finished his education at St. Bede College in Peru, IL, and entered films with D.W. Griffith in the early 1910s, later claiming to have played bit parts in both Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). By the mid-1910s, he was essaying the "other man" in scores of melodramas, now billed under the less ethnic-sounding name of Eugene Corey. He became Geno Corrado in the 1920s but would work under his real name in literally hundreds of sound films, a career that lasted well into the 1950s and also included live television appearances. In a case of life imitating art, Corrado reportedly supplemented his income by working as a waiter in between acting assignments.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937
  • Violinist
2001
No Score Yet Living It Up
  • Shoe Salesman
1954
63% Three Coins in the Fountain
  • Butler
1954
84% Harvey
  • Eccentric Man
1950
No Score Yet Dream Girl
  • Chef
1948
No Score Yet I Walk Alone
  • George the Assistant Chef
1948
No Score Yet The Web
  • Waiter
1947
100% Road to Rio
  • Barber
1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose
  • Maitre 'D
1947
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Ossifish
1946
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk
  • Diner
1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado
  • Barfly
1945
No Score Yet A Bell for Adano
  • Zapulla
1945
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon
  • Cook
1944
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Italian
1943
No Score Yet Clancy Street Boys
  • Head Waiter
1943
No Score Yet Hello, Frisco, Hello
  • Opera Singer
1943
97% Casablanca
  • Waiter
1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan
  • Spectator
1942
No Score Yet I Married an Angel
  • Valet
1942
93% The Talk of the Town
  • Waiter
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Headwaiter in Inn
1942
100% Citizen Kane
  • Gino
1941
No Score Yet That Night in Rio
  • Clerk
1941
75% Kitty Foyle
  • Guest
1940
100% The Mark of Zorro
  • Caballero
1940
80% Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Waiter
1940
94% Foreign Correspondent
  • Italian Waiter
1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid
  • Artist
1940
No Score Yet New Moon
  • Bondsman
1940
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Barber
1939
No Score Yet Never Say Die
  • Waiter (uncredited)
1939
92% Midnight
  • Taxi Driver
1939
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in City in Darkness
  • Cafe Owner
1939
No Score Yet Algiers
  • Detective
1938
29% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
  • Waiter Who Carries
1938
No Score Yet Our Gang Follies Of 1938
  • Opera Singer
1937
No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai
  • Interpreter
1937
No Score Yet Angel
  • Assistant Hotel Manager
1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole
  • Waiter
1937
No Score Yet Swing High, Swing Low
  • Italian
1937
88% Dodsworth
  • American Express Clerk
1936
No Score Yet Born to Fight
  • Maitre d'
1936
No Score Yet The Oregon Trail
  • Forrenza
1936
No Score Yet Rebellion
  • Pablo
1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession
  • Antoine
1935
97% A Night at the Opera
  • Steward
1935
No Score Yet Rendezvous
  • Code Room Clerk
1935
100% Top Hat
  • Hotel Manager
1935
No Score Yet Paradise Canyon
  • Rurale Captain
1935
No Score Yet On Probation
  • Waiter
1935
No Score Yet Flirting With Danger
  • Capt. Garcia
1934
88% The Merry Widow
  • Waiter
1934
No Score Yet Lady by Choice
  • Head Waiter
1934
No Score Yet Chained
  • Waiter
1934
No Score Yet He Was Her Man
  • Fisherman
1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar
  • Waiter
1934
No Score Yet Nana
  • Show Spectator/Party Guest
1934
100% Flying Down to Rio
  • Messenger
1933
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher
  • Barber
1933
No Score Yet The Keyhole
  • Waiter
1933
No Score Yet Lord Byron Of Broadway
  • Riccardi
1930
No Score Yet Navy Blues
  • maitre’d
1930
No Score Yet Song of the Caballero
  • Don Jose
1930
100% The Iron Mask
  • Aramis
1929
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Paris
  • Pierre, Poulette's Husband
1928
98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet La Boheme
  • Marcel
1926
No Score Yet The Coast Patrol
  • Actor
1925
97% Intolerance
  • The Runner
1916

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