Al Molinaro

A veteran scene-stealer with a knack for playing lovable losers, character actor Al Molinaro was a beloved presence to television audiences in the 1960s and 1970s thanks to regular appearances on "Get Smart" (NBC-CBS ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1919

Filmography

Actor (14)

TV's All-Time Favorites 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Happy Days Reunion 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Man 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Joanie Loves Chachi 1981 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Anson and Lorrie 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

A Christmas For Boomer 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ugily Family 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Freaky Friday 1976 (Movie)

Drapery Man (Actor)

Great Day (TV Show)

Actor

Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Show)

Actor

The Odd Couple (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A veteran scene-stealer with a knack for playing lovable losers, character actor Al Molinaro was a beloved presence to television audiences in the 1960s and 1970s thanks to regular appearances on "Get Smart" (NBC-CBS, 1965-70) and "The Odd Couple" (ABC, 1970-75), before playing his signature role, Al Delvecchio, on "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-84). Molinaro left the show in 1982 to join the spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi" (ABC, 1982-1983) and briefly starred in his own series, "The Ugily Family" (ABC, 1980), putting the breaks on his thriving television career. But Molinaro's familiarity to viewers made for a natural transition to commercials, where he enjoyed a long stint as an overly helpful grocer in spots for On-Cor frozen foods. Though largely removed from acting by the mid-1990s, Molinaro nonetheless earned a new generation of fans, thanks to an appearance as Al in Weezer's music video for "Buddy Holly," and endless reruns of "The Odd Couple" and "Happy Days."

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