Victor Buono

Victor Buono

Highest Rated: 92% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Lowest Rated: 11% Four for Texas (1963)

Birthday: Feb 3, 1938

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Victor Buono caught the acting bug early in high school, appearing in school-play productions of "Hamlet" and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" to much acclaim. By the time he was 18 he was studying at the Globe Theater in San Diego. Because of his imposing girth, Buono could easily depict larger-than-life villains, but his quick wit and easygoing manner allowed him to play comedic roles as well. In television, his most notable work was as the nefarious Count Manzeppi on the rollicking Western show "The Wild Wild West" and as the wicked King Tut on the campy "Batman" television series of the 1960s. Buono also became a mainstay on late night television talk shows, particularly "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. His film work was varied, including twisted thrillers such as "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" and "Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (both directed by Robert Aldrich), "The Strangler" (loosely based on the Boston Strangler case), the Rat Pack-infested "Robin and the 7 Hoods," and "Beneath the Planet of the Apes." Victor Buono died of a heart attack in 1982.

Highest rated movies

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Robin and the Seven Hoods
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Four for Texas

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 92% The Flight of Dragons Aragh (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet 62% The Man With Bogart's Face Commodore Anastas (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Can Hurt You Chief Ironbottom (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Dr. Zoltan Polos (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of the Mod Squad Keith Starr (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 31% The Evil The Devil (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target... Earth? Homer (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chinese Caper Everett Maddox (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Atlantis Dr. Schubert (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brenda Starr Lance O'Toole (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Risk Sebastian (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonchild Maitre D' (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Moon Maitre D' (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 62% Arnold Minister (Character) $23.6K 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Club Judge Roger Knight (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 35% The Wrath of God Jennings (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northeast of Seoul Portman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodnight, My Love Julius Limeway (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 42% The Mad Butcher Otto Lehman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man With the Icy Eyes John Hammond (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Lyle "Skippy" Ferns (Character) - 1970
37% 38% Beneath the Planet of the Apes Fat Man (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 24% Boot Hill Honey Fisher (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Daddy A. Lincoln Beauregard (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 77% Who's Minding the Mint? Captain (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 51% The Silencers Tung-Tze (Character) - 1966
82% 84% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Big Sam (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 55% The Strangler Leo Kroll (Character) - 1964
40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Deputy Sheriff Alvin Potts (Character) - 1964
11% 39% Four for Texas Harvey Burden (Character) - 1963
92% 91% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Mr. Edwin Flagg (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1973 1975 1978 1980-1981
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Mr. Caldwell (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Atlantis Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Dr. Clove (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Hamilton Starr (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Alexander Vlahos (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment: Vienna Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
72% 81% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
11% No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Nathon Fallon (Guest Star) 1962 1964-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Victor Traymund (Guest Star) 1960-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960