Lew Gallo

Lew Gallo

Highest Rated: 88% Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Lowest Rated: 14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Lew Gallo was a general-purpose actor in theater and television and, occasionally, feature films, who moved up to producing for television in the 1970s and '80s. Gallo was born in 1928 in Mt. Kisco, NY, and made his Broadway debut in 1955 with a role in George Axelrod's satirical comedy Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, which starred Orson Bean, Martin Gabel, Jayne Mansfield, and Walter Matthau. By 1957, Gallo had moved to Hollywood, where his early feature-film credits included roles in I Want to Live!, Pork Chop Hill, and Odds Against Tomorrow. During the early '60s, he also appeared in Soldier in the Rain and PT 109.Gallo was most active in television, however, starting in the late '50s, and he did his share of Westerns, including Gunsmoke and The Virginian. It was at Fox, however, that he seemed to keep busiest -- he had a recurring role on 12 O'Clock High as Major Joseph Cobb, and also appeared in episodes of Adventures in Paradise. Additionally, producer Irwin Allen apparently liked his work as well, and used him in episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, and The Time Tunnel. Gallo was equally good at portraying working stiffs and enlisted men, and high-ranking officers and educated, even devious, authority figures, and he was never "typed" in either movies or television. By the start of the 1970s, however, he had moved into production on the comedy anthology series Love, American Style.Although he continued to take acting roles into the 1990s, Gallo was much busier on the production side, on series such as Lucan and Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, and made-for-television features such as Mafia Princess. He died in June of 2000, one day before his 72nd birthday, while being treated for an aortic aneurysm.

Highest Rated Movies



14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Executive Producer $119.8M 2007
No Score Yet Baby of the Bride Captain Jolly 1991
No Score Yet Mafia Princess Producer 1986
No Score Yet Hard to Hold Cab Driver 1984
47% The Cheap Detective Cop 1978
No Score Yet Thursday's Game Producer 1974
No Score Yet Soldier in the Rain MP Sgt. Lenahan 1963
64% PT 109 Yeoman Rogers 1963
50% Ocean's 11 Jealous young man 1960
88% Odds Against Tomorrow Moriarity 1959
83% Pork Chop Hill PI Officer 1959


No Score Yet Fame
Ritzik 1987
No Score Yet Lost in Space
Fletcher 1967
No Score Yet Get Smart
Nealis 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Joe Spellman Sted Rutger 1966
82% The Twilight Zone
Mechanic Brooks Lt. Engle 1963
No Score Yet Rawhide
Haskell 1961
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Richard Gillman 1960


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