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Art Metrano

1936-09-22 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Art Metrano


Arthur "Art" Metrano (September 22, 1936 – September 8, 2021) was an American actor and comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York City. Metrano may be best known for his role as Lt./Capt./Cmdt. Mauser in Police Academy 2 and Police Academy 3. Metrano's first film role was as a truck driver in the 1961 Cold War thriller Rocket Attack U.S.A.. Among Metrano's TV guest appearances was a 1968 episode of Ironside. However, he is better known for his frequent appearances on talk and variety shows in the early 1970s, especially The Tonight Show, as a "magician" performing absurd tricks, such as making his fingers "jump" from one hand to another, while constantly humming an inane theme song – "Fine and Dandy", an early 1930s composition by Kay Swift. In December 2007, Metrano filed a lawsuit against Family Guy, asserting copyright infringement, and asking for damages in excess of two million dollars. Due to a fall at home in 1989, Metrano seriously injured his spinal cord and is disabled. Currently, he tours with his one-man show, "Jews Don't Belong On Ladders...An Accidental Comedy", which has raised more than $75,000 for Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury, to help buy crutches, wheelchairs, and supplies for handicapped people. Description above from the Wikipedia article Art Metrano, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Good Advice Homeless Man 2001-11-15
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Dr. Steinberg 1998-08-14
Murder in Mind Judge 1997-08-01
Gummibärchen küßt man nicht Agent 712 1989-08-17
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers Vic 1989-10-11
Police Academy 3: Back in Training Comdt. Mauser 1986-03-20
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Lt. Mauser 1985-03-28
Malibu Express Matthew 1985-03-01
Teachers Troy 1984-10-05
Breathless Birnbaum 1983-05-13
No Man's Valley Abe (voice) 1981-11-23
Going Ape! Joey 1981-04-10
History of the World: Part I Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire 1981-06-12
Cheaper to Keep Her Tony Turino 1981-01-01
How to Beat the High Cost of Living Gas Station Attendant 1980-07-11
A Cry for Love 1980-10-20
Seven Kinsella 1979-09-07
Matilda Gordon Baum 1978-06-22
Warhead Mario 1977-02-15
Brinks: The Great Robbery Julius Mareno 1976-03-26
Linda Lovelace for President The Sheik 1975-03-01
The Treasure of Jamaica Reef Waiter 1975-03-01
The Strongest Man in the World TV Color Man 1975-02-06
Dirty O'Neil Lassiter 1974-05-01
The All-American Boy Jay David Swooze 1973-10-23
Slaughter's Big Rip Off Mario Burtoli 1973-08-31
Steambath Longshoreman 1973-05-04
They Only Kill Their Masters Malcolm 1972-11-22
The Heartbreak Kid Ententainer 1972-12-17
Norma Delivery Man 1970-03-01
Then Came Bronson Barker 1969-03-24
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Max 1969-12-10
In Name Only Joe 1969-11-25
Rocket Attack U.S.A. Truck Driver 1958-01-01