Art Metrano

Best known for his role as Mauser in the "Police Academy" movies, Art Metrano made his film debut in 1961 in the Cold War thriller "Rocket Attack United States" Before long he was snagging small roles on a variety of ... Read more »
Born: 09/22/1936

Filmography

Actor (52)

L.A. Law 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The District 1990 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

Doctor Steinberg (Actor)

Empty Nest 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Herman's Head 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Nurses 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Toys 1992 (Movie)

Guard at Desk (Actor)

Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers 1989 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

Gummibarchen kusst man nicht 1988 (Movie)

Agent K 712 (Actor)

Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 (Movie)

Commandant Mauser (Actor)

Tough Cookies 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Malibu Express 1985 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 (Movie)

Lieutenant Mauser (Actor)

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Troy (Actor)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

Birnbaum (Actor)

Joanie Loves Chachi 1981 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Barney Miller 1974 - 1982 (TV Show)

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No Man's Land 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

Going Ape! 1981 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

History of the World Part I 1981 (Movie)

Leonardo DaVinci (Actor)

Rise and Shine 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Cheaper to Keep Her 1980 (Movie)

Tony Turino (Actor)

Fred and Barney Meet the Thing 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Voice

How to Beat the High Cost of Living 1980 (Movie)

Gas Station Attendant (Actor)

Baretta 1974 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Seven 1978 (Movie)

Kinsella (Actor)

Loves Me, Loves Me Not 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Matilda 1977 (Movie)

Gordon Baum (Actor)

Flo's Place 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Movin' On 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Amy Prentiss 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Dirty O'Neil 1973 (Movie)

Lassiter (Actor)

Slaughter's Big Rip-Off 1972 (Movie)

Burtoli (Actor)

The All-American Boy 1972 (Movie)

Jay David (Actor)

The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Heartbreak Kid 1972 (Movie)

Entertainer (Actor)

They Only Kill Their Masters 1972 (Movie)

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Super Comedy Bowl 1 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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In Name Only 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Soupy Sales Show 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

A Cry For Love (TV Show)

Actor

Brink's: The Great Robbery (TV Show)

Actor

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Mind (TV Show)

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Then Came Bronson (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Best known for his role as Mauser in the "Police Academy" movies, Art Metrano made his film debut in 1961 in the Cold War thriller "Rocket Attack United States" Before long he was snagging small roles on a variety of television programs, including "The Mod Squad," "Mannix," "Adam-12," and "Bewitched," on which he made five appearances, each time as a different character. He continued popping up on television shows throughout the '70s, and became a recurring guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," where he'd perform a purposely poor magic act for laughs. By the '80s, Metrano had built a solid reputation as a comedic performer, and was cast as Lt. / Captain Mauser in the sequel to the hit comedy "Police Academy." His popular character returned for the franchise's third film, "Police Academy 3: Back in Training." However, a crippling fall from a ladder prevented Metrano from returning for the successive sequels, though he continued to work in television, often in cop shows. Metrano has created a one-man stage show about his life titled "Jews Don't Belong on Ladders...An Accidental Comedy," which has raised more than $75,000 for Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury, an organization that purchases crutches, wheelchairs, and supplies for victims of spinal injuries.

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