Palillo, Ron 1949(?)- (Ronald G. Paolillo)

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Palillo, Ron 1949(?)- (Ronald G. Paolillo)


According to some sources, surname is sometimes spelled "Pallilo"; born April 2, 1949 (some sources cite 1954), in Cheshire (some sources cite nearby New Haven), CT; son of Gabriel and Carmel Paolillo. Education: University of Connecticut at Storrs, B.A., 1972; also attended Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.


Actor and voice performer. Touring performer in Shakespearean plays; corporate speaker. Also taught at University of Connecticut, c. 1999; artist, with drawings exhibited in New York, Hawaii, and California; also illustrator of children's books, including (as Ronald G. Paolillo) The Red Wings of Christmas by Wesley Eure, Pelican Publishing, 1992, and A Gift for the Contessa by Michael Mele, Pelican Publishing, 1997.


Television Appearances; Series:

Arnold Horshack, Welcome Back, Kotter, ABC, 1975-79.

Voice of Sergeant Squealy, Laverne and Shirley in the Army (animated; also known as Laverne & Shirley), ABC, 1981.

Voice of Sergeant Squealy, Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (animated; also known as Laverne and Shirley with the Fonz), ABC, 1982.

Voice of Rubik, Rubik, the Amazing Cube (animated), ABC, 1983.

Voice, The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (animated), syndicated, 1990.

Gary Warren, One Life to Live, ABC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Hever, "Tower of Babel," Greatest Heroes of the Bible, NBC, 1978.

I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases, TV Land, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Welcome Back Kotter: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Celebrity Boxing 2, Fox, 2002.

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Spike Mitchell, The Invisible Woman, NBC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Captain and Tennille, ABC, 1976.

Match Game 73 (also known as Match Game and Match Game 77), CBS, 1977.

Al Breyer, "The Gopher's Opportunity/Home Sweet Home/Switch," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

"Food/Fuel: Fueling Machines," 3-2-1 Contact, PBS, 1980.

Casper Martin, "Lose One, Win One/For the Record/Mind My Wife," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Mutner, "The Wild One," Alice, CBS, 1981.

Zack, "Mexican Slayride: Part 1," The A-Team, NBC, 1983.

Nick, "Journey to a Spacecraft," CHiPs (also known as CHiPs Patrol), NBC, 1983.

Charlie Arbis, "The Beverly Hills Social Club," Matt Houston, ABC, 1983.

Attorney Norman Lester, "Hooray for Homicide," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984.

Kussman, "Elusive Butterfly," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1986.

Jason Weinstein, "Rites of Passage," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1986.

Voice of ordinary guy, "Planet of the Capes," Darkwing Duck (animated), ABC and Disney Channel, 1991.

"Horschak's Law," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1996.

"When the Vow Breaks: Parts 1 & 2," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1996.

Arnold Dingfelder Horshak, "The Welcome Back Show," Mr. Rhodes, NBC, 1997.

Voice, "Westward, No!," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), 1997.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

"Kid Stars," VH-1: Where Are They Now?, VH1, 2000.

"Lovable Losers: Geeks & Nerds," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

"Small Screen, Big Stars," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

"Character You Love to Hate," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

"Greatest TV Romances," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Additional voices, Potsworth & Co. (animated), syndicated, 1990.

Film Appearances:

Frankey, Skatetown, U.S.A., Columbia, 1979.

Trinculo, The Tempest, Bard Productions, 1983.

Surf II (also known as Surf II: The End of the Trilogy), International Film Marketing, 1984.

Pappion, Doin' Time, Warner Bros., 1985.

Allen Hawes, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (also known as Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives), Paramount, 1986.

Ronnie, Committed, Highlight Video, 1988.

Matt, Hellgate, New World Video, 1989.

Torchy, Snake Eater (also known as Soldier), Moviestore Entertainment, 1989.

Torchy, Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster, Starlight, 1990.

Tony, Wind, Columbia TriStar, 1992.

Himself, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (also known as Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star), Paramount, 2003.

Dougie Styles, Trees 2: The Root of All Evil, Pioneer Motion Pictures, 2004.

Professor Walker, The Guardians, RuffHouse Productions, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (musical), West Palm Beach, FL, 1999-2000.

Inherit the Wind, Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton, CT, 2004.

Appeared in New York City productions of Hot l Baltimore and Summer Brave.

Major Tours:

Appeared in a touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Stage Director:

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (musical), West Palm Beach, FL, 1999-2000.