Paul Picerni

Paul Picerni

Highest Rated: 100% To Hell and Back (1955)

Lowest Rated: 0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

Birthday: Dec 01, 1922

Birthplace: Corona, New York, USA

During Hollywood's Golden Age, talent scouts for the various studios scoured the country for new talent. Not long after World War II, a representative for Warner Brothers caught a production of a Loyola University play featuring Paul Picerni, and the rest, as they say, is history. Picerni was brought to Hollywood to be a part of the 1950 war drama "Breakthrough" and was soon put under contract by the studio, starring for them in a long line of B movies. But his signature role came a decade later on the small screen, when he joined the cast of "The Untouchables" as Agent Lee Hobson. It's easy to forget today just how groundbreaking a show this Chicago cops drama was. Narrated by famed journalist Walter Winchell, it brought a new level of heightened reality to television. Picerni continued to act through the mid-1980s, as a guest star on everything from "Gunsmoke" to "Mannix" to "Matt Houston." For his old pal Dick Van Dyke, he came out of retirement in the late 1990s to appear in a pair of "Diagnosis Murder" episodes.

Highest rated movies

To Hell and Back
House of Wax
Kotch
The Young Philadelphians
The Scalphunters
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marciano John Addelli (Character) - 1979
0% 22% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Kurt (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Hurrah Dr. Mike Santangelo (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something for Joey Joe Paterno (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matt Helm Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Rose Blass (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fearmaker Kenneth (Character) - 1972
75% 67% Kotch Dr. Ramon Caudillo (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Det. Green (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 11% Land Raiders Carney/Arturo (Character) - 1969
70% 56% The Scalphunters Frank (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury River Guy Perro (Character) - 1962
71% 80% The Young Philadelphians Louis Donetti (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 49% Torpedo Run Lt. Burt Fisher (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 55% Marjorie Morningstar Philip Berman (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 48% The Brothers Rico Gino Rico (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 38% Operation Mad Ball Pvt. Bullard (uncredited) (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 70% Miracle in the Rain Priest (Character) - 1956
100% 82% To Hell and Back Valentino (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiretapper Herbie (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% The Adventures of Hajji Baba Nurel-Din (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 56% The Bounty Hunter Jud (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desert Song Hassan (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% She's Back on Broadway Jud Kellogg (Character) - 1953
95% 73% House of Wax Scott Andrews (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle Town Pepe (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 9% Mara Maru Steven Ranier (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Secret Capt. Armand Dupree (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 52% Operation Pacific Jonesy (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Worth Joe Castro (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison Jeff Riordan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 56% I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. Joe Cvetic (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Force of Arms Sheridan (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 1998
47% No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
22% No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1975
56% No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Capt. Gus Shambray (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Detective O'Fallon (Guest Star) 1975 1973 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke The New Marshal (Guest Star) 1973-1974 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Slade Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Mark Hewitt (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sgt. DeSantis (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Walter Jefferies (Guest Star) 1963 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Bruno Cestari (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Lee Hobson (Character) 1960-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Bob King (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Chief Bullhead (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Klakring (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1954

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