Dom Deluise Biography (1933-)

Full name, Dominick DeLuise; born August 1, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, NY;son of John (a civil servant) and Vincenza "Jennie" (maiden name, DeStefano)DeLuise; married Carol Arthur (an actress; original name, Carol Arata), November 23, 1965; children: Peter John (an actor), Michael Robert (an actor), David Dominick (an actor). Addresses: Agent: Artists Group, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2490, Los Angeles, CA 90067.; Contact: c/o P.O. Box 1801,Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, writer, commercial spokesperson
Birth Details
August 1, 1933
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Marvin Rollins, Diary of a Bachelor, American International Pictures, 1964
  • Sergeant Collins, Fail Safe, Columbia, 1964
  • Julius Pritter, The Glass Bottom Boat (also known as The Spy inLace Panties), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966
  • Kurt Brock, The Busybody, Paramount, 1967
  • J. Gardner Monroe, What's So Bad About Feeling Good?, Universal, 1968
  • Father Fyodor, The Twelve Chairs, Universal Marion Corporation (UMC), 1969
  • Bill Bird, Norwood, Paramount, 1970
  • Irwin, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things about Me?, National General, 1971
  • Azzecca, Every Little Crook and Nanny, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • Buddy Bizarre, Blazing Saddles, Warner Bros., 1974
  • Eduardo Gambetti, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes's Smarter Brother (also known as Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Dom Bell, Silent Movie, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Zitz, The World's Greatest Lover, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977
  • Dan Turner, Sextette, Crown International Pictures, 1978
  • Marlon Borunki, The End, United Artists, 1978
  • Pepe Damascus, The Cheap Detective (also known as Neil Simon's"The Cheap Detective"), Columbia, 1978
  • Bernie (the Hollywood agent), The Muppet Movie, Associated Film Distribution, 1979
  • Ernie Fortunato, Hot Stuff, Columbia, 1979
  • Doc, Smokey and the Bandit II (also known as Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again), Columbia, 1980
  • Dominick DiNapoli, Fatso, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Shadrach, Wholly Moses, Columbia, 1980
  • Walter Holmes, The Last Married Couple in America, Universal, 1980
  • Emperor Nero, History of the World, Part One (also known as MelBrooks' "History of the World: Part 1"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Victor/Captain Chaos, The Cannonball Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • (Uncredited) Voice for English version, Pelle svansloes (animated;also known as Peter-No-Tail), Sandew/Atlantic Releasing, 1981
  • Melvin P. Thorpe, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (musical; also known as The Best Little Cathouse in Texas), Universal, 1982
  • Voice of Jeremy, The Secret of NIMH (animated; also known as Mrs. Brisby and the Rats of NIMH), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • The Pope, Johnny Dangerously, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Victor/Captain Chaos, Cannonball Run II, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Aunt Kate, Haunted Honeymoon, Orion, 1986
  • Voice of Tiger, An American Tail (animated), Universal, 1986
  • Big Bad Joe, Going Bananas (also known as My African Adventure), Cannon, 1987
  • Police chief, Un tassinaro, a New York (also known as A Taxi Driver in New York), Italian International Film, 1987
  • Voice of Pizza the Hutt, Space Balls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Voice of Fagin, Oliver and Company (animated), Buena Vista, 1988
  • Harry "The Hippo" Gutterman, Loose Cannons, TriStar, 1989
  • Voice of Itchy Itchiford, All Dogs Go to Heaven (animated), UnitedArtists, 1989
  • The Princess and the Dwarf, 1989
  • Voice of the looking glass, Happily Ever After (animated), First National, 1990
  • Mr. B., Driving Me Crazy (also known as Trabbi Goes to Hollywood), Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1991
  • Voice of Tiger, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (animated), Universal, 1991
  • Dr. Beckhard, Almost Pregnant, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1992
  • Voice of Christopher Columbus in English version, The Magic Voyage(also known as Die Abenteuer von Pico und Columbus), Hemdale, 1992
  • Voice of title role, Munchie (live action and animated), Concorde,1992
  • Don Giovanni, Robin Hood: Men in Tights (also known as Sacre Robin des bois), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Voice of Rip, The Skateboard Kid, Concorde-New Horizons, 1993
  • Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza, Silence of the Hams (also known as Il silenzio dei prosciutti), October Films, 1994
  • Voice of Munchie, Munchie Strikes Back (live action and animated),Concorde-New Horizons, 1994
  • Voice of Stanley, A Troll in Central Park (animated), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Jerry, Red Line (also known as Squanderers), Mondofin/Triboro Entertainment Group, 1996
  • Voice of Ichy Itchiford, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996
  • Voice of Mario, Remembering Mario, 1996, Willy Nilly Productions,2003
  • Chef, Boys Will Be Boys, A-pix Entertainment, 1997
  • Judge, The Good Bad Guy (also known as Killer per caso), Medusa, 1997
  • The Oddfather (Don Calzone), The Godson, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Voice of Itchy, An All Dogs Christmas Carol (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Voice of Jeremy, Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (animated),Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Between the Sheets, Showcase Entertainment, 1998
  • Lenny, Baby Geniuses, Sony Pictures Entertainment/TriStar, 1999
  • Priest, The Wedding Band, 1999
  • Voice of Tiger, An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster(animated), Universal Studios Home Video, 1999
  • Cattle Call, 1999
  • (As Dom Deluise) Ivan Lucre, The Brainiacs.com, PorchLight Entertainment, 2000
  • Voice of Tiger, An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island(animated; also known as An American Tail 3: The Treasure of Manhattan Island), Universal Studios Home Video, 2000
  • Father O'Rdeal, My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception (also known asWedding Band), Premier Attractions, 2001
  • Always Greener, Rollyn Entertainment, 2001
  • It's All about You, c. 2001
  • Flealand Cunchulis, Breaking the Fifth, BTF Productions, 2004
  • Gabriel, Girl Play, Wolfe Releasing, 2004
  • Voice, Instant Karma, New Line Cinema, 2005
  • Voice of Myrin, Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm (animated),Yankee Films, c. 2005
  • Also appeared in Benito.
  • Film Director
  • Hot Stuff, Columbia, 1979
  • Boys Will Be Boys, A-pix Entertainment, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Tinker's Workshop, WJZ/WABC-TV, beginning 1958
  • Private detective Kenny Ketcham, The Shari Lewis Show, NBC, 1960-63
  • Dominick the Great, The Garry Moore Show, CBS, beginning 1964
  • Regular, The Entertainers, CBS, 1964-65
  • Regular, The Dean Martin Summer Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour and The Rowan & Martin Show), NBC, 1966
  • Host, The Dom DeLuise Show, CBS, 1968
  • Regular, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, CBS, 1971-72
  • Regular, The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), NBC, 1972-73
  • Voice of Mr. Evictus, The Roman Holidays (animated), NBC, 1972-73
  • Stanley Belmont, Lotsa Luck!, NBC, 1973-74
  • Voice of Swifty, The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse),CBS, 1979-82
  • Dominick DeLuca, The Dom DeLuise Show, syndicated, 1987-89
  • Host, Candid Camera, syndicated, 1991-92
  • Voice of Tiger, Fievel's American Tails (animated), CBS, 1992-93
  • Voice of Big Kahuna, The Ren & Stimpy Show (animated; also known as VH1 Ren and Stimpy Rocks), Nickelodeon, 1993-95
  • Vinnie Piatte, Burke's Law, CBS, 1994-95
  • Voices of Itchy and other characters, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (animated; also known as All Dogs Go to Heaven), ABC Family Channel, c. 1996-98
  • Cookie, The Charlie Horse Music Pizza, PBS, 1998
  • Walking after Midnight, beginning c. 1999
  • Movies
  • Diary of a Young Comic, 1977
  • Roger Hanover, Happy, CBS, 1983
  • Toby Beaumont, "Die Laughing," B. L. Stryker (also known as ABCMonday Mystery Movie and The ABC Saturday Mystery Movie), ABC, 1989
  • Father Drobney, Don't Drink the Water, ABC, 1994
  • Mr. Fallon, The Tin Soldier, Showtime, 1995
  • (As Dom DeLuises) Voice of Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambrose Diggs, Lion of Oz (animated musical; also known as Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage and Le lion d'Oz), The Disney Channel, 2000
  • Specials
  • The Bar-Rump Bump Show, 1964
  • Himself, The Monty Hall Smokin-Stokin' Fire Brigade, ABC, 1972
  • The Arthur Godfrey Portable Electric Medicine Show (also known asThe Arthur Godfrey Special), NBC, 1972
  • Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals of 1926, NBC, 1976
  • Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals, Part 2, NBC, 1977
  • Superstunt, NBC, 1978
  • Ann-Margret's Hollywood Movie Girls, ABC, 1980
  • Dean Martin's Comedy Classics, NBC, 1981
  • Baryshnikov in Hollywood, CBS, 1982
  • The Best Little Special in Texas, CBS, 1982
  • Dean Martin at the Wild Animal Park, NBC, 1982
  • Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter, ABC, 1982
  • Magic with the Stars, NBC, 1982
  • Host, Dom DeLuise and Friends, ABC, 1983
  • Host, Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part II, ABC, 1984
  • The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard, ABC, 1984
  • Host, Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part III, ABC, 1985
  • Host, Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part IV, ABC, 1986
  • Narrator and voice, Henry's Cat, HBO, 1986
  • NBC News Report on America: Life in the Fate Lane (documentary), NBC, 1987
  • Friday Night Surprise!, NBC, 1988
  • Host, Superstars and Their Moms, TBS, 1989
  • Dinah Comes Home Again, The Nashville Network, 1990
  • Voice of Nicodemus the pig, A Precious Christmas Moment (animated;also known as Timmy's Gift: Precious Moments Christmas), NBC, 1991
  • Host, Laurel and Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys, The Disney Channel,1992
  • Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter (documentary), The DisneyChannel, 1994
  • Dom, Shari's Passover Surprise (also known as Lamb Chop's Passover Special), PBS, 1997
  • The 1997 Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1997
  • Himself, The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, 1998
  • The Italian Americans II: A Beautiful Song, PBS, 1998
  • "Weight Watchers: Before and After," Biography (documentary; alsoknown as A&E Biography: Weight Watchers--Before and After), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Himself, I Love Muppets, BBC, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1979
  • The 57th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1985
  • The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1987
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, 1991
  • Presenter, The 19th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, 1992
  • Episodic
  • Tip Top Clubhouse, early 1950s
  • Dr. Edward Dudley, "Just Another Pretty Face," The Munsters, CBS,1966
  • Purple avenger, "The Purple Avenger," Please Don't Eat the Daisies, NBC, 1966
  • Stanley Umlaut, "The Danish Blue Affair," The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1966
  • Himself, The Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1967
  • Himself, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, CBS, 1967
  • Himself, The Jackie Gleason Show, CBS, 1967, 1968
  • Himself, The Match Game, NBC, c. 1967, 1970
  • Elroy Applegate, "Today I Am a Ghost," The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, ABC, 1969
  • "This Is Sholom Aleichem," Experiment in Television, NBC, 1969
  • Himself, Kraft Music Hall, NBC, 1971
  • Guest host, The Golddiggers, syndicated, 1971
  • Himself, The Flip Wilson Show, NBC, 1971, 1972, 1973
  • Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1984, 1991
  • Himself, Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In" (also known as Laugh-In), NBC, 1973
  • Max, "The World's Balloon," Medical Center, CBS, 1974
  • Himself, Tony Orlando and Dawn, CBS, 1975
  • Himself, The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1977
  • Himself, The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1977
  • Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra, NBC, 1978
  • Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns, NBC, 1978
  • Himself, "Dom DeLuise," This Is Your Life, syndicated, 1983
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1983, 1984
  • Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joan Collins, NBC, 1984
  • Guilt, "Guilt Trip," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1985
  • Vito, Easy Street, NBC, 1987
  • Win, Lose or Draw, syndicated, 1987
  • Uncle Dominic, "Woolly Bullies," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989
  • A Conversation with Dinah, The Nashville Network, c. 1989
  • Buddy Blake, "Murder at the Telethon," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1993
  • Voice of Floyd the dog, "Change for a Buck," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1993
  • Nick Piccolo, "Vapors," SeaQuest DSV (also known as seaQuest 2032), NBC, 1994
  • Voice of baker, "Gets Ready, Set, Dough," The Magic School Bus (animated), PBS, 1994
  • Himself, "Dean Martin: Everybody Loves Somebody," Biography (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • Himself, "Dick and Dottie," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1995
  • Himself, "Bringing Home the Bacon," Cybill, CBS, 1996
  • Magic Morton, "I Only Have Eyes for You," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1996
  • Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996
  • Magic Morton, "I Only Have Eyes for You," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1997
  • Voice of the governor, "A Star Is Abhorred," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997
  • Voice of Koosalagoopagoop, "Koos a la Goop a Goop," Dexter's Laboratory (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Voice of Koosalagoopagoop, "The Koos Is on the Loose," Dexter's Laboratory (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Voice of mayor, "Power of Odor," Cow and Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Voices of Jean-Paul Beaver, Dakota governor, and spotted owl, "I Am Ambassador," Cow and Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Bug's father, "Auto Eurodicka," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also knownas Life as We Know It), NBC, 1998
  • Cousin Mortimer, "The Pom Pom Incident," Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, ABC, 1998
  • Himself, "The Neighbor of Bath," The Naked Truth, NBC, 1998
  • Voice of baby condor, "Flight of the Donnie," The Wild Thornberrys(animated), Nickelodeon, 1998
  • Voice of Bacchus, "Bacchanal," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC, 1998
  • Dean Martin: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Loni Anderson (documentary), Lifetime, 1999
  • Urgo/Togar, "Urgo," Stargate SG-1, Showtime and syndicated, 2000
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (documentary), Lifetime,2000
  • "Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet," Biography (documentary), Arts andEntertainment, 2001
  • Himself, Sidewalks Entertainment (also known as Sidewalks and Sidewalks Entertainment Hour), syndicated, 2003
  • Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2003
  • Himself, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2003, 2004
  • Himself, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 2003, 2004
  • Voice of Cheetah, "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend," Fatherof the Pride (animated), NBC, 2004
  • Himself, Living in TV Land, TV Land, 2004
  • Himself, 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television,2004
  • Voice of himself, "Gold Dust Gasoline," Robot Chicken (animated),Cartoon Network, 2005
  • Appeared in other series. Also appeared as himself in "One Man's Cornbread," an unaired episode of Emeril, NBC.
  • Pilots
  • Logan Delp, Evil Roy Slade, NBC, 1972
  • Murray West, Only with Married Men, ABC, 1974
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Happy, CBS, 1983
  • Stage Appearances
  • Struthion, The Jackass, Barbizon-Plaza Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Bob Acres, All in Love, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • Corporal Billy Jester, Little Mary Sunshine (musical), Orpheum Theatre, then Players Theatre, both New York City, 1961
  • Member of the ensemble, Another Evening with Harry Stoones (revue), Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • The king, Half-Past Wednesday, Orpheum Theatre, 1962
  • Muffin T. Ragamuffin, The Student Gypsy; or, The Prince of Liederkrantz (musical), 54th Street Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Mr. Faddish, Too Much Johnson, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Mr. Psawyer, Here's Love (musical), Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Barney Cashman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Public opinion, Orpheus in the Underworld, Los Angeles Opera Company, 1989
  • Frosch the jailer, Die Fledermaus (opera), Metropolitan Opera, NewYork City, 1990-91
  • Appeared in Hamlet, The School for Scandal, and Stalag 17, all Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH; in Mixed Company, Provincetown, MA; also appeared in Little Shop of Horrors (musical) and Peter and the Wolf. Starred in the cabaret act An Evening with Dom DeLuise, produced at various places, including venues in Las Vegas, NV, andAtlantic City, NJ. Appeared as Bernie the dog in Bernie's Christmas Wish.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared in Luv, U.S. cities.
  • Stage Director
  • Butterflies Are Free, Burt Reynolds Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1980
  • Same Time Next Year, Burt Reynolds Theatre, 1980
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs, Burt Reynolds Theatre, 1986
  • Directed other stage productions, including Answers and the musical Jump.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Host of a cooking segment on the series On the House.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Eat This (four-volume video set based on his book), c. 1988
  • Performer in "This Is the Life" music video, The "Weird Al" Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits, BMG Music, 1992
  • Himself, Cooking with Dom DeLuise, Allegro, 1995
  • Performer in "This Is the Life" music video, "Weird Al" Yankovic: TheVideos, 1996
  • Performer in "This Is the Life" music video, "Weird Al" Yankovic: TheUltimate Video Collection, Volcano Entertainment Group, 2003
  • Himself, On Your Marx, Get Set, Go! (short), Warner Home Video, 2004
  • Himself, Remarks on Marx: A Night at the Opera (short), Warner Home Video, 2004
  • Music Videos
  • (As the Pope) "Weird Al" Yankovic, "This Is the Life," 1984
  • Video Games
  • Voice of "Fingers" the cashier, Toonstruck, 1996
  • Albums; With Others
  • Kismet, Sony, 1993
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • With others, wrote Benito.
  • Teleplays
  • Specials
  • Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part III, ABC, 1985
  • Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part IV, ABC, 1986
  • Writings for Children
  • Charlie the Caterpillar, illustrated by Christopher Santoro, Simon& Schuster, 1990
  • Goldilocks (also known as Goldie Locks & The Three Bears: The Real Story!), illustrated by Santoro, Simon & Schuster, 1992
  • Hansel & Gretel, illustrated by Santoro, Simon & Schuster,1997
  • The Nightingale (also known as Dom DeLuise's "The Nightingale"), illustrated by Santoro, Simon & Schuster, 1998
  • King Bob's New Clothes, illustrated by Santoro, Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • The Pouch Potato, illustrated by Derek Carter, Bacchus Books, 2001
  • Author of There's No Place Like Home.
  • Cookbooks
  • A Delicious Sampling of Dom's Recipes from Eat This ... It'll Make YouFeel Better: Mama's Italian Home Cooking and Other Favorites of Family and Friends, Simon & Schuster, 1988
  • Eat This ... It Will Make You Feel Better: Mama's Italian Home Cookingand Other Favorites of Family and Friends (also known as Eat This), Simon & Schuster, 1988
  • Eat This Too! It'll Also Make You Feel Better (also known as Eat This Too!), Atria, 1997
  • Author of The Pizza Challenge.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Cult Times, July, 2003, p. 11
    • HFN: The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network, March 30, 1998, p. 48
    • Jersey Journal, April 28, 1988
    • TV Zone, August, 2000, pp. 18-20
    Electronic
    • Official Dom DeLuise Page, http://www.domdeluise.com, June 5, 2005

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