Metrano, Art 1937(?)– (Arthur Metrano, Arthur M. Metrano)

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METRANO, Art 1937(?)
(Arthur Metrano, Arthur M. Metrano)


Born September 22, 1937 (one source says 1936), in Brooklyn, NY; son of Aron Harry and Rebecca (maiden name, Russo) Metrano; married Rebecca Chute; children: Howard, Roxanne Elena, Harry, Zoe Bella. Education: Attended College of the Pacific, 195759; studied acting with John Cassavetes, Stella Adler, and Harold Clurman.

Addresses: Office 9229 Sunset Boulevard, Ste. 520, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Agent Rodney Sheldon Management, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Producers 6 Suite 3, Burbank, CA 90105.

Career: Actor, comedian, and playwright.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; End Hunger Network; Crippled Children's Society.


Stage Appearances:

Awake & Sing, Rapport Theatre, 1974.

Death and Life of Jesse James, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1979.

Fatty, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985.

(London debut) Light up the Sky, Globe Theatre, 1987.

The Amazing Metrano, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Also made Broadway debut in Desire under the Elms; appeared in Twice Blessed, a oneman play.

Film Appearances:

Truck driver, Rocket Attack, U.S.A., Joseph Brenner, 1961.

(As Arthur Metrano) Max, They Shoot Horses, Don't They, Warner Brothers, 1969.

Delivery man, Norma, Emco, 1970.

Malcolm, Eden Landing cop, They Only Kill Their Masters, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1972.

Entertainer, The Heartbreak Kid, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1972.

Jay David Swooze, The AllAmerican Boy, Warner Brothers, 1973.

Mario Burtoli, Slaughter's Big RipOff (also known as Slaughter 2 ), 1973.

Mario, Warhead (also known as Prisoner in the Middle ), Worldvision, 1974.

Lassiter, Dirty O'Neil, Astral, 1974.

TV color man, The Strongest Man in the World, Buena Vista, 1975.

The chief killer, Evil in the Deep (also known as The Treasure of Jamaica Reef and Treasure of the Jamaica Deep ), Astral, 1976.

The Choirboys, Universal, 1977.

Gordon Baum/Pinky Schwab, Matilda, American International, 1978.

Kincella, Seven, 1979.

Tony Turino, Cheaper to Keep Her, 1980.

Gas station attendant, How to Beat the High Cost of Living, Filmways, 1980.

Joey, Going Ape!, Paramount, 1981.

Leonardo da Vinci, History of the World: Part I (also known as Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part I ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1981.

Birnbaum, Breathless (also known as A bout de souffle Made in USA ), Orion, 1983.

Troy, Teachers, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1984.

Tiger, TigerFruehling in Wien (also known as Springtime in Vienna ), 1984.

Lieutenant Mauser, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Warner Bros., 1985.

Matthew, Malibu Express, 1985.

Commandant Mauser, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Warner Bros., 1986.

Agent K 712, Gummibaerchen kuesst man nicht (also known as Real Men Don't Eat Gummi Bears ), Starlight, 1989.

Vic, Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers, ShapiroGlickenhaus, 1989.

Guard at desk, Toys, Fox Video, 1992.

Dr. Steinberg, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.

Homeless man, Good Advice, Family Room, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, 1970.

Nick Marr, The Chicago Teddy Bears, CBS, 1971.

Detective Rod Pena, Amy Prentiss, NBC, 1974.

Benjy, Movin' On, NBC, 19741976.

Tom, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, CBS, 1977.

Voice of Spike, Fred and Barney Meet the Thing, NBC, 1979.

Voice of Spike, Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo, NBC, 1979.

Uncle Rico, Joanie Loves Chachi, ABC, 19821983.

Lieutenant Iverson, Tough Cookies, CBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Assistant trash collector, "Samantha' Wedding Present," Bewitched, ABC, 1968.

(As Arthur M. Metrano) Attendant, "You Can't Tell the Players without a Programmer," The Mod Squad, ABC, 1968.

Buldozer driver, "Samantha Fights City Hall," Bewitched, ABC, 1968.

Man in yard, "I Want to Be a Butterfly," Bewitched, ABC, 1968.

Burt Blake, "In Search of an Artist," Ironside, NBC, 1969.

Tom, "Death Run," Mannix, CBS, 1969.

"The Candidates," The Outcasts, ABC, 1969.

Ralph Davis, "And Something Makes Four," Bewitched, ABC, 1969.

Will Davis, "Log 142: As High as You Are," Adam12, NBC, 1969.

Mike Young, "A Partridge by Any Other Name," The Partridge Family, ABC, 1970.

Chick, "Serena Stops the Show," Bewitched, ABC, 1970.

Used car salesman, "Nanny on Wheels," Nanny and the Professor, ABC, 1970.

Leroy Gaskell, "Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing," Bonanza, NBC, 1970.

"Love and the Woman in White," Love, American Style, ABC, 1972.

Mike Tomaso, "One for the Morgue," Kojak, CBS, 1973.

"Love and the Awkward Age," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

Henry "Studs" Spake, "Chopper," Kolchak: The Night Stalker, ABC, 1975.

Corey, "The Mansion," Baretta, ABC, 1975.

Detective Mike Lovatelli, "The Social Worker," Barney Miller, ABC, 1975.

Jake, "Open City," Police Story, NBC, 1976.

Amboy, "Nightlight," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1976.

Monkey, "Monkey Is Back," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1977.

Joe Lazzari, "Hard Rock Brown," Police Story, NBC, 1977.

Pulaski, "The Runaways," Baretta, ABC, 1977.

"Guns and Brothers," Baretta, ABC, 1977.

Mr. Blue, "Angels in Paradise," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977.

Officer Pulaski, "The Sky Is Falling," Baretta, ABC, 1977.

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

Charlie, "Stop the Presses," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1978.

"Skateboard Whiz," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1978.

Walter Preston, "Bonus Baby," The White Shadow, CBS, 1978.

"The Stalking Man," Kaz, CBS, 1979.

"Trust Me," Benson, ABC, 1979.

Ted Jeffrey, "Changes," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1982.

"X22: Part 1," Matt Houston, ABC, 1982.

Nick, "Winnings," Masquerade, ABC, 1984.

Lenny the Loop, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1984.

Leo McGurty, "Transitions," Hotel, ABC, 1984.

Nick Gretsch, "Uncle BuckleUp," The ATeam, NBC, 1985.

Al, "Falling from Grace," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986.

"Blu Flu," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989.

Art, "Honey, I Shrunk Laverne," Empty Nest, NBC, 1990.

Bert Nadell, "Little Man with a Big Reputation," Hunter,

NBC, 1991.

"Badfellas," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Judge, "Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1992.

"From Here to Paternity," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992.

Mr. Warner, "Slime and Punishment," Nurses, NBC, 1992.

"Zo Long," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992.

Judge Richard Fiorello, "Parent Trap," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Elevator repairman, "Aunt Verne Knows Best," Empty Nest, NBC, 1993.

"Jumping Off the Wagon," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1993.

Kurt Fielding, "T. K. O.," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1994.

Reporter #1, "A Head in the Polls," Herman's Head, Fox, 1994.

Judge Elijah Horn, "Verdicts," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997.

Justice of the Peace, "You Win Some, You Lose Some," Party of Five, Fox, 1997.

"Inside Straight," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1997.

"Bloodlust," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Driver, "What If ... ," Party of Five, Fox, 2000.

Teddy Caruso, "Vigilante," The District, CBS, 2001.

Also appeared in Hearts Are Wild, CBS; as guest, Mike Douglas Show, syndicated; Merv Griffin Show, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Meurice Cartwright, "The Storm," Centennial, NBC, 1979.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Joe, In Name Only, ABC, 1969.

Longshoreman, Steambath, 1973.

Julius Merano, Brink's: The Great Bank Robbery, CBS, 1976.

A Cry for Love, NBC, 1980.

Judge, Murder in Mind, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Soupy Sales Show, CBS, 1970.

Super Comedy Bowl 1, CBS, 1971.

'Big' Nick Marr, The Chicago Teddy Bears, CBS, 1971.

Voice of Abe, No Man's Land, 1981.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Barker, Then Came Bronson, ABC, 1969.

Beito, Flo's Place, NBC, 1976.

Mr. Tillman, Rise and Shine, CBS, 1981.


Stage Plays:

The Chicken and the Cheerleader, 1981.

AMAM, 1984.

Sultans of Style, 1985.

Army Brats, 1986.

(With Cynthia Lee) Twice Blessed, 1991.

The Amazing Metrano, produced at Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1996.