Regalbuto, Joe 1949–

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Regalbuto, Joe 1949–

(Joseph Regalbuto)


Born August 24, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; married Rosemarie (some sources cite Rosemary), 1972; children: three. Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduated 1970; also attended New York University.


Agent—Michael Greene, Greene & Associates, 190 North Canon Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Ian Greenstein, Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor and director. Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, member of company, 1978-79. Appeared in advertisements.


Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, 1989, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1995, both for Murphy Brown.


Television Appearances; Series:

Eliot Streeter, The Associates, ABC, 1979-80, then Entertainment Channel, 1982.

Toomey (narrator), Ace Crawford, Private Eye, CBS, 1983.

Harry Fisher, Knots Landing, CBS, 1985.

Norman Tuttle, Street Hawk, ABC, 1985.

Francis "Frank" Fontana, Murphy Brown, CBS, 1988-98.

Richard McIntyre, Side Order of Life, Lifetime, beginning 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(In archive footage) Francis "Frank" Fontana, Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top, Comedy Central, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Barry Fields (some sources cite Barry Henry), Divorce Wars (also known as Divorce Wars: A Love Story), ABC, 1982.

Jeff Marisol, The Other Woman, CBS, 1983.

Tom Peterson, Invitation to Hell, ABC, 1984.

Dr. Dan, Love Lives On, ABC, 1985.

Dad, "Fuzzbucket," The Disney Sunday Movie (also known as Disneyland, Disneylandia, Disney's Wonderful World, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), ABC, 1986.

Willie Fitz, That Secret Sunday, CBS, 1986.

William C. Sullivan, J. Edgar Hoover (also known as Hoover), Showtime, 1987.

Charlie Capute, Fatal Judgment (also known as Fatal Dosage), CBS, 1988.

Grady Dolin, Cop Killer (also known as Police Story: Cop Killer), ABC, 1988.

Tom Janssen, Prime Target, NBC, 1989.

Paul Summerton, Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (also known as Queen of Mean), CBS, 1990.

Tony Blanchard, The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage (also known as The Love Boat: A Summer Cruise and Valentine's Day Love Boat Reunion), CBS, 1990.

Detective Mark Browning, Writer's Block, USA Network, 1991.

Jake Meletti, Beyond Obsession (also known as A Daughter's Secret: The Traci di Carlo Story), ABC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Los Angeles host, Starathon '91 (also known as Starathon '91 Weekend with the Stars for Cerebral Palsy), syndicated, 1991.

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand!, The Family Channel, 1991.

Host, The CBS Cotton Bowl Parade (also known as The Cotton Bowl Parade), CBS, 1992.

Ren Henson, "Other Mothers," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1993.

Host, Stars in the Making, CBS, 1995.

Host, The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge, ABC, 1995.

The Murphy Brown Special, CBS, 1995.

Himself, CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Benson, "Pack," Lou Grant, CBS, 1980.

Peter Rankin (lawyer), "Agent Orange," Barney Miller, ABC, 1980.

Wayne, "Seven More Days in February," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1980.

(As Joseph Regalbuto) Officer Slatic (sanitation police officer), "The Car," Barney Miller, ABC, 1981.

Steve, "Best Friends," I'm a Big Girl Now, ABC, 1981.

(As Joseph Regalbuto) Victor, "There's No Business …," Bosom Buddies, ABC, 1981.

(As Joseph Regalbuto) Kalnik, "Gotta Run: Parts 1-3," Mork & Mindy, ABC, 1982.

"Hearing," St. Elsewhere, CBS, 1984.

Don Eddie Rice, "Going Home," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1985.

Peter Trigg, "The Yankee Clipper," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985.

Scene of the Crime, NBC, 1985.

Elliot Fusco, "Matt at the Barricades," All Is Forgiven, NBC, 1986.

Father Callahan, "Forgive Me, Tony," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1986.

Herb, "Gothic Romance/Whatever Happened to Jumpin' Jack Flash?," The Love Boat, ABC, 1986.

Merle, "Dorothy and Ben," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1986.

Bert Felch, "The New Judge," Night Court, NBC, 1987.

Detective Andy Harmon, "Love Me or Leave Me," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1987.

Don, "Mona," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1987.

Harry Fisher, "No Vacancy?," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Don Eddie Race, "Resolutions: Parts 1 & 2," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1988.

Jeremy, "Blanche's Little Girl," The Golden Girls (also known as Golden Girls, Miami Nice, Bnot Zahav, Cuori senza eta, Las chicas de oro, Les craquantes, Los anos dorados, Oereglanyok, Pantertanter, and Tyttoekullat), NBC, 1988.

John Peterson, "Neighborhood Watch," Our House, NBC, 1988.

Major Fury, "The Hitchhiker," The Highwayman, NBC, 1988.

Steven Capstone, "A Song from the Sequel," J. J. Starbuck, NBC, 1988.

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1989.

Arthur Prescott, "Nowhere To Turn," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Himself, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, PBS, 1991.

Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1991, 1992.

Francis "Frank" Fontana, "Murphy's Law," Ink, CBS, 1997.

Donnie Mancuso, "Only Connect," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

Mr. Mason, "Pitch/Dance Night/Attitude, One of Life's Choices/Grass/Goodwill/Bernie's Balloon/The Real Father," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 1999.

Voices of Francis "Frank" Fontana, Bull, and editor, "A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia), Fox, 2000.

Harvey Hall, "One Hundred Tears," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002.

Himself, "Murphy Brown," TV Tales (also known as Murphy Brown: TV Tales), E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Mr. Klein (some sources cite Mr. Kramer), "Student Council," Greetings from Tucson (also known as Just Like You and This Time), The WB, 2003.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Constance Marie, Lifetime, 2003.

Himself, "Unscripted 01," Unscripted (also known as Untitled Section Eight Comedy), HBO, 2005.

Wallace (some sources cite William) Cresswell, "Unknown Soldier," JAG, CBS, 2005.

Richard, "Remember the Alimony," Twenty Good Years, NBC, 2006.

(In archive footage) Francis "Frank" Fontana, La tele de tu vida, Television Espanola (TVE, Spain), 2007.

Some sources cite an appearance in "Peacemakers," an episode of The Agency (also known as CIA: The Agency, The Agency—Im Fadenkreuz der C.I.A., Agentit, Espion d'etat, and La agencia), CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Harwood, Harry's Battles, ABC, 1981.

Joseph Landrum, You Are the Jury, NBC, 1984.

Norman Tuttle, Street Hawk, ABC, 1985.

Brother, Late Boomers (also known as Boomers and Late Bloomers), CBS, 2001.

Television Director; Episodic:

Murphy Brown, CBS, multiple episodes, 1993-98.

"The Last Episode of the Season and Them," The Show (also known as The John Bowman Project), Fox, 1996.

"Going to the Dogs," Ink, CBS, 1997.

"Murphy's Law," Ink, CBS, 1997.

"Get a Job," Smart Guy, The WB, 1998.

Jesse, NBC, multiple episodes, 1998-99.

Maggie, Lifetime, multiple episodes, 1998-99.

"The Apartment," It's Like, You Know, ABC, 1999.

"Gambling Man," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 1999.

"I Was a Teenage Sports Wife," Smart Guy, The WB, 1999.

"The One with All the Resolutions," Friends (also known as Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, Insomnia Cafe, and Six of One), NBC, 1999.

"The Soda Wars," Smart Guy, The WB, 1999.

Veronica's Closet (also known as Veronica, El secreto de Veronica, Les dessous de Veronica, Los secretos de Veronica, Os segredos de Veronica, and Veronican salaisuudet), NBC, multiple episodes, 1999-2000.

For Your Love (also known as You Send Me, Foer kaerleks skull, and Tris di cuori), The WB, multiple episodes, 1999-2001.

"Norm vs. Fitz," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 2000.

"I'll Kick Your Ass," Nikki, The WB, 2001.

Titus, Fox, multiple episodes, 2001-2002.

Greetings from Tucson (also known as Just Like You and This Time), The WB, multiple episodes, 2002-2003.

"Corrupting Chris," Married to the Kellys (also known as Back to Kansas), ABC, 2003.

"Parental Authority," Like Family (also known as Family Friends), The WB, 2003.

"Value of a Dollar," Like Family (also known as Family Friends), The WB, 2003.

All about the Andersons (also known as Familjen Anderson, Todo sobre los Anderson, and Tudo sobre os Andersons), The WB, multiple episodes, 2003-2004.

George Lopez (also known as The George Lopez Show), ABC, multiple episodes, 2003-2007.

"Drama Queen," I'm with Her, ABC, 2004.

"A Friend in Need," The Big House, ABC, 2004.

"The Heartbreak Kid," I'm with Her, ABC, 2004.

"Unscripted 01," Unscripted (also known as Untitled Section Eight Comedy), HBO, 2005.

"Hot Water," Out of Practice (also known as Hoidon tarpeessa, Out of practice—Doktor, single sucht ", and Terapia en familia), CBS, 2006.

"First Kiss," Wizards of Waverly Place (also known as The Amazing Hannigans, The Amazing O'Malleys, and Disney Wizards), Disney Channel, 2007.

"I Almost Drowned in a Chocolate Fountain," Wizards of Waverly Place (also known as The Amazing Hannigans, The Amazing O'Malleys, and Disney Wizards), Disney Channel, 2007.

"You Can't Always Get What You Carpet," Wizards of Waverly Place (also known as The Amazing Hannigans, The Amazing O'Malleys, and Disney Wizards), Disney Channel, 2007.

Directed episodes of other programs. Directed "Gone with the 'Ween," an unaired episode of Daddio, NBC; directed "Tiger's Choice," an unaired episode of Katie Joplin (also known as You're on with Kate), The WB; and directed "Doctor of the Year," an unaired episode of Out of Practice (also known as Hoidon tarpeessa, Out of practice—Doktor, single sucht, and Terapia en familia), CBS.

Television Director; Pilots:

Some sources state that Regalbuto directed Misconceptions.

Film Appearances:

(As Joseph Regalbuto) Member of Richard III cast, The Goodbye Girl (also known as Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl"), Warner Bros., 1977.

Chuck, Cheaper to Keep Her, American Cinema, 1980.

Jake, Schizoid (also known as Murder by Mail), Cannon, 1980.

Bob Crowther, Six Weeks, Universal, 1982.

Darius, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Group 1 International Distribution Organization, 1982.

Frank Teruggi, Missing, Universal, 1982.

Henry Axle, Honkytonk Man, Warner Bros., 1982.

Arthur Cooms, The Star Chamber, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Peter Breeze (FBI), Lassiter (also known as The Magnificent Thief), Warner Bros., 1984.

Marvin Baxter, Raw Deal (also known as Triple Identity), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Father Doldana, The Sicilian, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Deadly Weapon, Trans World Entertainment, 1989.

Stan Geffen, Bodily Harm, Rysher Entertainment, 1995.

Gene, Landscape, 2000.

Dr. Norm Glazer, Mockingbird Don't Sing, 2001.

Bill, Bottle Shock, Unclaimed Freight Productions/Zin Haze Productions, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

Knights of the White Magnolia, Seattle Repertory, Seattle, WA, 1975.

First gentleman and understudy for Claudio, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, New York City, 1976.

Death of a Salesman, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cincinnati, OH, 1976.

Twelfth Night (also known as Twelfth Night, or What You Will), Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1977.

Bonjour la bonjour, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, 1978.

Roger, Division Street, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, then Ambassador Theatre, New York City, both 1980.

Felix, Oscar and Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple, Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, CA, 2002.



Himself, The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining, Columbia Home Video, 1993.