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Vito Scotti Biography (1918-1996)
Born January 26, 1918, in San Francisco, CA. Addresses: MANAGER--FrankCampana Personal Management, 20121 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 343, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.
Born January 26, 1918, in San Francisco, CA; died of cancer, June 5, 1996, inWoodland Hills, CA. Actor. Scotti gained prominence as a character actor appearing in numerous films and television shows. He first appeared in the 1948film Cry of the City. After being cast in several films, he landed a recurring role as Rama the Indian in the long-running children's television series Buster Brown TV Show with Smilin' Ed McConnell and the Buster Brown Gang, whichlater became Andy's Gang with Andy Devine. While this show was running, Scotti also played the lead in the program Life with Luigi, airing in 1952 and 1953. He was also a regular cast member in To Rome with Love and The Flying Nun; he also appeared as a guest star in The Twilight Zone, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gilligan's Island, Batman, The Golden Girls, and Who's the Boss?. His film credits include Herbie Rides Again, Herbie Goes Bananas, Von Ryan's Express, Blindfold, The Secret War of Harry Frigg, Captain Newman, M.D., How Sweet It Is, The Godfather, and Get Shorty.
- Birth Details
- January 26, 1918
- San Francisco, California, United States
- Death Details
- June 5, 1996
- Woodland Hills, California, United States
Credits;PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Julio, Cry of the City, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948.
- track usher, Criss Cross, Universal, 1949.
- Mexican youth, Illegal Entry, Universal, 1949.
- Estaban, The Fabulous Senorita, Republic, 1952.
- Rama, The Hindu (also known as Sabake), United Artists, 1953.
- Sanella, Conquest of Space, Paramount, 1955.
- hotel clerk, Party Girl, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1958.
- Simonetti, Pay or Die, Allied Artists, 1960.
- maitre d', Where the Boys Are, MGM, 1960.
- custodian, The Explosive Generation, United Artists, 1961.
- Topage, Master of the World, American International, 1961.
- assistant director, Two Weeks in Another Town, MGM, 1962.
- Major Alfredo Fortuno, Captain Newman, M.D., Universal, 1963.
- doorman, Dime with a Halo, MGM, 1963.
- neighbor, The Pleasure Seekers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.
- Mexican bandit, Rio Conchos, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964; andre, Wild andWonderful, Universal, 1964.
- Italian train engineer, Von Ryan's Express, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965.
- Michelangelo Vincenti, Blindfold, Universal, 1966.
- Federico, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, United Artists, 1966.
- Francois Morel, The Caper of the Golden Bulls (also known as Carnival ofThieves), Embassy, 1967.
- Frandisi, The Perils of Pauline, Universal, 1967.
- designer, Warning Shot, Paramount, 1967.
- I. Vitteloni, Head, Columbia, 1968.
- Cook, How Sweet It Is, National General, 1968.
- Colonel Ferrucci, The Secret War of Harry Frigg, Universal, 1968.
- Senor Sanchez, Cactus Flower, Columbia, 1969.
- Voice of Italian Cat, The Aristocats (animated), Buena Vista, 1970.
- Pepe Galindo, The Boatniks, Buena Vista, 1970.
- Nazorine, The Godfather, Paramount, 1972.
- clown, Napoleon and Samantha, Buena Vista, 1972.
- Meo, When Legends Die, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.
- sports fan, The World's Greatest Athlete, Buena Vista, 1973.
- taxi driver, Herbie Rides Again, Buena Vista, 1974.
- Bill, How to Seduce a Woman, Cinerama, 1974.
- Tony, The Wild McCullochs (also known as The McCullochs and J.J.
- McCulloch), American International, 1975.
- Italian delegate, The Nude Bomb (also know as The Return of Maxwell Smart), Universal, 1980.
- Armando Moccia, Herbie Goes Bananas, Buena Vista, 1980.
- Vittorio, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
- Carl Stromboli, Stewardess School, Columbia, 1986.
- Also appeared in Stop That Cab, Lippert, 1951; and I Wonder Who's KillingHer Now?, Cinerama Releasing, 1975.
Credits;PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Nikolai, Mama Rosa, ABC, 1950.
- Rama, The Buster Brown TV Show with Smilin' Ed McConnell and the Buster Brown Gang, NBC, 1950-51, then as Smilin' Ed McConnell and His Gang, NBC, 1951-55, later renamed Andy's Gang, NBC, 1955-58.
- Luigi Basco, Life with Luigi, CBS, 1952-53.
- Police Captain Gaspar Formento, The Flying Nun, ABC, 1968-69.
- Gino Mancini, To Rome with Love, CBS, 1969-71.
- Mr. Velasquez, Barefoot in the Park, ABC, 1970-71.
- Marcello Carbini, Which Way'd They Go?, ABC, 1963.
- Barracutti, Campo 44, NBC, 1967.
- Carlos, Twice in a Lifetime, NBC, 1974.
- ship's captain, The Big Ripoff, NBC, 1975.
- warehouse man, The Eyes of Texas II, NBC, 1980.
- Also as Tout, Knight's Gambit, NBC.
- Peddler, "Mr. Bevis," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1960.
- Rudolpho, "The Gift," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1962.
- Murillos, "The Gypsies," The Andy Griffith Show, CBS, 1966.
- Uncle Aldo, Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1985 and 1988.
- Vicenzo, The Golden Girls, NBC, 1988.
- Also "Give Me Your Walls!," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1963; "The Penguin's Nest" and "The Bird's Last Jest," Batman, ABC, 1966; as Dr.
- Boris Balinkoff, Gilligan's Island, CBS; Pepe, The Odd Couple,ABC; in TheMonkees, NBC; and in The Bionic Woman.
- Bill Schuster, Adventures of the Queen, CBS, 1975.
- Vince Bocca, Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983.
- Mikey, Halloween with the New Addams Family, NBC, 1977.
- Lindsay Wagner--Another Side of Me, ABC, 1977.
- Marco Roselli, "The Haunting of Harrington House," CBS Children's MysteryTheatre, CBS, 1981.
- Who's Who in Hollywood, Facts on File, 1992.
- Los Angeles Times, June 12, 1996, p. B10.
- New York Times, June 16, 1996, p. 32.
- Washington Post, June 15, 1996, p. B4.
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