David Fresco

David Fresco had just gotten a foothold in Hollywood by the early 1950s when he was blacklisted for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee. His output was reduced to a trickle for many ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1909

Filmography

Actor (22)

Liar Liar 1997 (Movie)

Conference Room Attorney (Actor)

Mouse Hunt 1997 (Movie)

Factory Worker No 2 (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nunzio's Second Cousin 1997 (Movie)

Mr Perlin (Actor)

Murder One 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Little Princess 1995 (Movie)

Beggar Man in Fantasy (Actor)

Mantis 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Phenom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Love Got to Do With It 1993 (Movie)

Old Man 3 (Actor)

Diggstown 1992 (Movie)

Fish (Actor)

Seinfeld 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twilight Theater 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

True Life Stories 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Audrey Rose 1977 (Movie)

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Amanda Fallon 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Make Waves 1967 (Movie)

Newspaperman (Actor)

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Underworld, U.S.A. 1961 (Movie)

Convict (Actor)

Force of Evil 1948 (Movie)

Gunman (Actor)

Companions in Nightmare (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

David Fresco had just gotten a foothold in Hollywood by the early 1950s when he was blacklisted for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee. His output was reduced to a trickle for many years, but Fresco staged a comeback by the end of the decade, appearing as a half-dozen unique characters in the TV mystery anthology "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". He likewise filled a smattering of supporting roles when the series was issued an expanded timeslot and renamed "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" in 1964. Fast becoming a staple on primetime television, Fresco appeared on many memorable '60s and '70s programs, encompassing everything from superhero fare like "Batman" to the classic sitcom "The Odd Couple" and the gritty police procedural "The Streets of San Francisco". Fresco's career experienced a second resurgence in the '90s, beginning with a prominent appearance on the quintessential comedy "Seinfeld". He played a stuffy second-cousin-in-law of the eponymous comedian in the 1991 episode "The Pony Remark." He also played Albert Wysong in several episodes of the ABC legal drama "Murder One". Finally returning to the world of film, Fresco landed small parts in Mexican auteur Alfonso Cuarón's fairy tale "A Little Princess", the broad Jim Carrey comedy "Liar Liar", and the brutal boxing flick "Diggstown".

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