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Harry Guardino

1925-12-23 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Harry Guardino


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Harry Guardino (December 23, 1925—July 17, 1995) was an American actor whose career spanned from the early 1950s to the early 1990s. In 1964, he was cast in a short-lived CBS series entitled The Reporter, a drama about a hard-hitting investigative journalist named Danny Taylor. His principal co-star was Gary Merrill as city editor Lou Sheldon. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Guardino appeared on stage, in films, and on television. His Broadway theatre credits included A Hatful of Rain, One More River (earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance), Anyone Can Whistle, The Rose Tattoo, The Seven Descents of Myrtle, and Woman of the Year. Guardino's other film credits include Houseboat, Pork Chop Hill (about the Korean War), The Five Pennies, King of Kings, Madigan, Lovers and Other Strangers, and Dirty Harry. He was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He guest starred on John Cassavetes's 1959-1960 series, Johnny Staccato, the story of a pianist/private detective in New York City. In 1960, Guardino appeared as Johnny Caldwell in the episodes "Perilous Passage", "The O'Mara's Ladies", and "Daughter of the Sioux" in the NBC western series Overland Trail starring William Bendix and Doug McClure. McClure two years later would join the long-running The Virginian series on NBC after a preceding stint on the CBS detective series Checkmate (TV series). Guardino had a continuing role as Perry Mason's nemesis, Hamilton Burger, in the 1973 television series The New Perry Mason and a recurring role on Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote. He made guest appearances in dozens of television series, including Studio One, Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kraft Television Theatre, Playhouse 90, Dr. Kildare, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Route 66, Ben Casey, Hawaii Five-O, Love, American Style, The Greatest Show on Earth, Kojak, The Streets of San Francisco, Jake and the Fatman, and Cheers. He had the lead role of Det. Lee Gordon in the 1969 made-for-television suspense film The Lonely Profession. Guardino died at the age of sixty-nine of lung cancer in Palm Springs, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Guardino, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Dirty Harry's Way Self 2001-12-13
Fist of Honor Dino Diamond 1993-05-19
Under Surveillance Ben Hirsch 1991-01-01
The Neon Empire Nick 1989-09-27
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982-03-08
Any Which Way You Can James Beekman 1980-12-17
Goldengirl Valenti 1979-10-06
Pleasure Cove Bert Harrison 1979-01-03
Matilda Uncle Nono 1978-06-22
Evening in Byzantium 1978-08-14
Every Which Way but Loose James Beekman (uncredited) 1978-12-16
Contract on Cherry Street Ron Polito 1977-11-19
Having Babies Ralph Bancini 1976-10-17
St. Ives Det. Frank Deal 1976-02-24
Street Killing Al Lanier 1976-09-12
The Enforcer Lt. Al Bressler 1976-12-20
Whiffs Chops Mulligan 1975-10-15
Capone Johnny Torrio 1975-04-16
Get Christie Love! Capt. Casey Reardon 1974-01-22
Partners in Crime Walt Connors 1973-03-24
They Only Kill Their Masters Capt. Daniel Streeter 1972-11-22
Dirty Harry Bressler 1971-12-23
Red Sky at Morning Romeo Bonino 1971-05-12
The Last Child Howard Drumm 1971-10-05
Lovers and Other Strangers Johnny 1970-08-12
The Lonely Profession Leo Gordon 1969-10-21
The Hell with Heroes Lee Harris 1968-08-28
Madigan Det. Rocco Bonaro 1968-03-29
Jigsaw Arthur Belding 1968-06-05
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Sam Trimble 1967-03-08
Valley of Mystery Danny O'Neill 1967-09-29
Operazione San Gennaro Jack 1966-11-25
Rhino! Alec Burnett 1964-05-20
Hell Is for Heroes Sgt. Larkin 1962-06-26
The Pigeon That Took Rome Sgt. Joseph Contini 1962-06-19
King of Kings Barabbas 1961-10-11
Five Branded Women Branco 1960-03-15
Pork Chop Hill PFC. Forstman 1959-05-29
The Five Pennies Tony Valani 1959-01-01
The Killers of Mussolini Captain Neri 1959-06-04
Houseboat Angelo Donatello 1958-11-19
Hold Back Tomorrow Detective 1955-11-01
Flesh and Fury Lou Callan 1952-06-26
Purple Heart Diary Lt. Roberts 1951-11-12