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Art Metrano

Arthur "Art" Metrano (born September 22, 1936) is 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.

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Sep 22, 1936 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rocket Attack U.S.A. 1958-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Good Advice 2001-11-15
Known For
Poster of The Golden Girls
Poster of Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
Poster of History of the World: Part I
Poster of The Practice
Movie Good Advice Homeless Man 2001-11-15
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Dr. Steinberg 1998-08-14
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers Vic 1989-10-11
Series 21 Jump Street Larry Stubbs 1987-04-12
Series Tough Cookies 1986-03-05
Movie Police Academy 3: Back in Training Comdt. Mauser 1986-03-20
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Lt. Mauser 1985-03-28
Movie Malibu Express Matthew 1985-03-01
Series The Golden Girls Judge 1985-09-14
Series Punky Brewster Lenny The Loop 1984-09-16
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie Teachers Troy 1984-10-05
Movie Breathless Birnbaum 1983-05-13
Series The A-Team Nick Gretsch 1983-01-23
Series Masquerade Nick 1983-12-15
Series Joanie Loves Chachi Rico Mastorelli 1982-03-23
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie History of the World: Part I Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire 1981-06-12
Movie Going Ape! Joey 1981-04-10
Movie How to Beat the High Cost of Living Gas Station Attendant 1980-07-11
Series Benson Unknown 1979-09-13
Movie Seven Kinsella 1979-09-07
Series Fred and Barney Meet The Thing Unknown 1979-09-08
Series The Ted Knight Show Unknown 1978-04-08
Movie Matilda Gordon Baum 1978-06-22
Series Flying High Unknown 1978-09-29
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Series The White Shadow Unknown 1978-11-27
Series Loves Me, Loves Me Not Unknown 1977-03-20
Movie Warhead Mario 1977-02-15
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1977-11-04
Series The Practice Unknown 1976-01-30
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Series Barney Miller Unknown 1975-01-23
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Movie The Treasure of Jamaica Reef Waiter 1975-03-01
Movie The Strongest Man in the World TV Color Man 1975-02-06
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie Linda Lovelace for President The Sheik 1975-03-01
Movie Dirty O'Neil Lassiter 1974-05-01
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Movin' On Unknown 1974-05-08
Series Toma Unknown 1973-03-21
Movie Slaughter's Big Rip Off Mario Burtoli 1973-08-31
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Adam's Rib Unknown 1973-09-14
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie The All-American Boy Jay David Swooze 1973-10-23
Movie They Only Kill Their Masters Malcolm 1972-11-22
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie The Heartbreak Kid Ententainer 1972-12-17
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Series The Chicago Teddy Bears Unknown 1971-09-17
Series The Partners Unknown 1971-09-18
Movie Norma Delivery Man 1970-03-01
Movie Then Came Bronson 1969-03-23
Series The Barbara McNair Show Unknown 1969-09-13
Series The Outcasts Unknown 1968-09-23
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Good Guys Unknown 1968-09-25
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series That Girl Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Movie Rocket Attack U.S.A. Truck Driver 1958-01-01