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Vincent Schiavelli



Had he been in Hollywood in the 1930s or 1940s, Vincent Schiavelli's Halloween-mask countenance, shock of unkempt hair and baleful voice might have permanently consigned him to minor roles in horror or gangster pictures. As it happened, Schiavelli became an actor during the 1960s, a period when, thanks to unpretty stars like Elliott Gould and Dustin Hoffman, homeliness opened more career doors than it closed. After several seasons' worth of stage experience, Schiavelli made his first film appearance in Milos Forman's Taking Off (1971) playing a pot-smoking support group leader by the name of...Schiavelli. He would work with Forman again on several occasions, most memorably as Salieri's(F. Murray Abraham) phlegmatic valet in the opening scenes of Amadeus (1984). In 1972, Schiavelli played his first regular TV-series role, gay set designer Peter Panama in The Corner Bar. Fourteen years later, he could be seen as oddball science teacher Hector Vargas in the weekly sitcom Fast Times, repeating his role from the 1982 theatrical feature Fast Times at Ridgemont High. One of his best-known screen roles was the ill-tempered Subway Ghost, who teaches newly dead Patrick Swayze how to move solid objects with sheer "hate power" in the 1990 blockbuster Ghost. Tim Conway fans are most familiar with Schiavelli through his appearances as Conway's dull-witted assistant in the popular Dorf videocassettes. Previously married to actress Allyce Beasley, the couple would part ways in 1988 and Schiavelli would subsequently wed Carol Mukhalian.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Golden Door
  • Don Luigi
2007
No Score Yet Miracolo A Palermo!
  • Actor
2005
91% Baadasssss!
  • Jerry
2003
No Score Yet Enzo Ferrari
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bitter Jester
  • Actor
2003
29% Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Mr. Bailey
2002
No Score Yet Snow White: The Fairest of Them All
  • Wednesday
2002
42% Death to Smoochy
  • Buggy Ding Dong
2002
No Score Yet Solino
  • Regisseur Baldi
2002
No Score Yet The 4th Tenor
  • Marcello
2002
22% Coyote Ugly
  • Actor
2000
0% 3 Strikes
  • Cortino
2000
29% American Virgin
  • Cab Driver
2000
No Score Yet Pooch and the Pauper
  • Wishbow
2000
No Score Yet Snow White: The Fairest of Them All
  • Actor
2000
63% Man on the Moon
  • Maynard Smith
1999
0% Desert Heat
  • Mr. Singh
1999
No Score Yet The Prince and the Surfer
  • Baumgarten
1999
20% Casper Meets Wendy
  • Vincent
1998
No Score Yet Rusty: A Dog's Tale
  • Carny Boss
1998
No Score Yet Milo
  • Dr. Jeeder
1998
57% Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Dr. Kaufman
1997
16% The Beautician and the Beast
  • Jailer
1997
87% The People Vs. Larry Flynt
  • Chester
1996
No Score Yet Back to Back
  • Leonardo
1996
14% Two Much
  • Sommelier
1996
No Score Yet Brothers' Destiny
  • Davisport
1996
No Score Yet The Whipping Boy
  • Cutwater
1995
61% Lord of Illusions
  • Vinovich
1995
97% A Little Princess
  • Mr. Barrow
1995
No Score Yet The Courtyard
  • Ivan
1995
No Score Yet Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Waldo
1995
No Score Yet 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up
  • Mayor
1995
20% Lurking Fear
  • Knaggs
1994
No Score Yet Prince Brat And The Whipping Boy
  • Actor
1994
80% Batman Returns
  • Organ Grinder
1992
14% Freejack
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Miracle Beach
  • Mystic
1992
No Score Yet Ted & Venus
  • Publicist
1991
11% Another You
  • Dentist
1991
No Score Yet Waiting for the Light
  • Mullins
1990
74% Ghost
  • Subway Ghost
1990
40% Mr. Frost
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Playroom
  • Roman Hart
1990
20% Mister Frost
  • Actor
1990
0% Homer & Eddie
  • Priest
1989
54% Valmont
  • Jean
1989
No Score Yet Dorf's Golf Bible
  • Actor
1986
82% Better Off Dead
  • Mr. Kerber
1985
No Score Yet The Ratings Game (The Mogul)
  • Skip
1984
95% Amadeus
  • Salieri's Valet
1984
70% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • John O'Connor
1984
No Score Yet Kidco
  • Phil Porzinski
1984
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High
  • Mr. Vargas
1982
95% Night Shift
  • Carl
1982
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
  • B.J.
1981
59% American Pop
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Teen Mothers
  • Leo
1980
No Score Yet White Mama
  • Medic
1980
No Score Yet The Alien's Return
  • Prospector
1980
53% The Frisco Kid
  • Brother Bruno
1979
No Score Yet Rescue from Gilligan's Island
  • Dimitri
1978
89% An Unmarried Woman
  • Man at Party
1978
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
  • Geru
1977
73% Next Stop, Greenwich Village
  • Actor
1976
95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Frederickson
1975
39% The Great Gatsby
  • Thin Man
1974
57% For Pete's Sake
  • Checkout Man
1974
No Score Yet Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
  • Guard
1972
100% Taking Off
  • Schiavelli
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • The Peddler
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Lanny
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Lyle
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Jenny's Uncle Jenny's uncle

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