Guss, Louis 1918–

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Guss, Louis 1918–


Born January 4, 1918, in New York, NY.

Career: Actor.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Flooey, Love with the Proper Stranger, Paramount, 1963.

Joe Damico, Ready for the People, Warner Bros., 1964.

(Uncredited) Don Zaluchi, The Godfather (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Godfather"), Paramount, 1972.

Gus Niles (also known as Andrew Medford), The Laughing Policeman (also known as An Investigation of Murder), 1973.

Magliocco, Crazy Joe, Columbia, 1973.

Dominic Santosi, Harry and Tonto, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.

Bernie, Lucky Lady, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.

Max Rubin, Lepke, Warner Bros., 1975.

Dinsdale, Nickelodeon, Columbia, 1976.

Freddie, No Deposit, No Return (also known as Double Trouble), 1976.

Telephone customer, Fun with Dick and Jane, Columbia, 1977.

Bugs Benny, H.O.T.S. (also known as T & A Academy), Derio Productions, 1979.

Mr. D'Amico, Willie & Phil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Mr. Loomis, The Treasure of Alpheus T. Winterborn (also known as The Clue according to Sherlock Holmes), 1980.

Herb, Cheech & Chong's "Nice Dreams," Columbia, 1981.

Gus, Texas Sno-Line (also known as Death Line, Sno-Line, and Texas Godfather), 1985.

Newsvendor, Highlander, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Rubin, Seize the Day, HBO/Cannon Video, c. 1986.

Raymond Cappomaggi, Moonstruck, United Artists, 1987.

Abe Katz, American Blue Note (also known as Fakebook), Panorama Entertainment, 1989.

Vardig, Slaves of New York, TriStar, 1989.

Janitor, Double Revenge, Republic Pictures, 1990.

Uncle Normy, Used People, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Ed Bonfigliano, The Cemetery Club (also known as Looking for a Live One), Buena Vista, 1993.

Village Idiots, 1996.

Court clerk, Night Falls on Manhattan, Paramount, 1997.

Uncle Guy, A Wake in Providence, Indican Pictures, 1999.

Don, Girlfight, Screen Gems, 2000.

Donato, Two Family House, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Jerry "The Hammer" Fungo, The Crew, Buena Vista, 2000.

Nathan Grodner, The Yards, Miramax, 2000.

Pedestrian, Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Emilio, A Tale of Two Pizzas, 2003, Cockeyed Caravan, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Uncle Bennie, The Man in the Family, ABC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Newsey, I'll Take Manhattan, CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Murray, The Third Girl from the Left, ABC, 1973.

Charley, Terror on the 40th Floor (also known as The Blazing Tower), NBC, 1974.

Dodo, The Art of Crime (also known as Roman Grey: The Fine Art of Crime), NBC, 1975.

Beggarman, Thief, NBC, 1979.

Samuel Selig, Brass, CBS, 1985.

Carlo Regato, Frank Nitti: The Enforcer, ABC, 1988.

Georgio Rossi, Original Sin, NBC, 1989.

Anthony Nardino, The Counterfeit Contessa, Fox, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Goodbye My Lady Love," Naked City, ABC, 1959.

DeSavo, "The Swan Bed," Route 66, CBS, 1960.

Angie, "Let Me Die before I Wake," Naked City, ABC, 1962.

Ernie, "Love Is under 'L'," The Outsider, NBC, 1968.

Bailiff, "The Ticket," Maude, CBS, 1972.

Deliveryperson, "The Locket," All in the Family, CBS, 1972.

Flower deliveryperson, "Like Mother, Like Daughter," Maude, CBS, 1972.

Arnold/"Let It Ride" man, "The Hustler," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1973.

Caretaker, "Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico," Sanford and Son, NBC, 1973.

Cleaner, "The Will," Maude, CBS, 1973.

Ed, "Felix Directs," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1973.

Man in waiting, "The Ides of April," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1973.

Apartment manager, "Accounts Balanced," Harry O, ABC, 1974.

Deliveryperson, "Vivian's Party," Maude, CBS, 1974.

Ellis Varco, "Mask for a Charade," Mannix, CBS, 1974.

Moe, "Our Fathers," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1974.

First burger, "Two Men on a Horse," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1975.

Leo, "Windows by Rhoda," Rhoda, CBS, 1975.

Officer McCoy, "The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1975.

Vito Malzone, "Love Songs by J. Nicholas Lobo," Rhoda, CBS, 1975.

Fred, "By Silence Betrayed," Kojak, CBS, 1976.

Leo, "Death on the Run," Baretta, ABC, 1976.

Saul Barstow, "Dead Duck," Holmes and Yoyo, ABC, 1976.

Barney, "I Will Be Remembered," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977.

Chauffeur, "Taking Its Toll," CHiPs, NBC, 1977.

Karl Scheer, "Cry for the Kids," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

The lip, "The Snitch," Switch, CBS, 1977.

Mr. Galento, "What's Wrong with Mister Right?," Tabitha, ABC, 1977.

Sam, "Sue Ann Gets the Ax," The Mary Tyler Moore Show (also known as Mary Tyler Moore), CBS, 1977.

Spence, "… The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone …," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1977.

Guido, "Help Wanted," Chico and the Man, NBC, 1978.

Sam, "Super Bowl Sunday," All in the Family, CBS, 1978.

Pop, "Echo of a Distant Battle: Part 1," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1979.

Maxie Melcher, "The Costume of Party," Taxi, ABC, 1981.

Harold Krupp, "Internal Affairs," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1982.

"Forget Me Not," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1983.

Garage owner, "Lost and Found," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1985.

Old man, "The Last Car," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986.

"The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 1," Father Dowling Mysteries, NBC, 1989.

Alfonso, "Sea Bride—June 3, 1954," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

Dominic, "Inherit the Wine," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1990.

Marvin, "Old Boyfriends," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991.

Yost, "A Death in the Family," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Al Zivic, "Chute First, Ask Questions Later," Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.

Lou Eden, "The First Time," Sisters, NBC, 1992.

Richie, Down the Shore, Fox, 1992.

Irving Barash, "The Family Plumbing," The Nanny, CBS, 1993.

Mel Wertzel, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1993.

Joe Florio, "A Christmas Story," The Commish, ABC, 1994.

Rosie Flowers, "Rival," The Single Guy, NBC, 1995.

Gino, "Three Weeks of the Condor," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1997.

Vincent Carpenana, "Ambitious," Law & Order, NBC, 1999.

Bailiff, "Bobby & Cynthia," 100 Centre St., Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Bailiff, "Kids: Part 1," 100 Centre St., Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Bailiff, "Zero Tolerance," 100 Centre St., Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Louie Gordon, Love Thy Neighbor, ABC, 1973.

Hoyt Kosloff (Annie's landlord), Annie Flynn, CBS, 1978.

Harry, Morton's by the Bay, NBC, 1989.

Joseph Collito, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994.

Stage Appearances:

Bologinini, The Girl on the Via Flaminia, 48th Street Theatre, New York City, 1954.

Matias, Handful of Fire, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1958.

Louis, One More River, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Baron Razumni, Once There Was a Russian, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1961.

Jake Latta, The Night of the Iguana, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1961–62.

Protestant sergeant and peasant, Mother Courage and Her Children, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Ragg, ensemble member, and understudy, Arturo Ui, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Comrade Galka, Flora, the Red Menace, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Portero, Diamond Orchid, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1969.

But, Seriously …, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Gandhi, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1970.

The cadi and an understudy, Captain Brasshound's Conversion, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1972.