Paul Picerni

During Hollywood's Golden Age, talent scouts for the various studios scoured the country for new talent. Not long after World War II, a representative for Warner Brothers caught a production of a Loyola University play ... Read more »
Born: 12/01/1922 in Corona, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Three Days to Vegas 2014 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fearmaker 1988 (Movie)

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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

Escape to Athena 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

The Last Hurrah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Matt Helm 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

O'Hara, United States Treasury 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Kotch 1971 (Movie)

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Airport 1970 (Movie)

Dr Compagno (Actor)

Che! 1969 (Movie)

Hector (Actor)

Land Raiders 1969 (Movie)

Carney (Actor)

The Scalphunters 1968 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Young Marrieds 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Strangers When We Meet 1960 (Movie)

Gerandi (Actor)

The Untouchables 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Marjorie Morningstar 1958 (Movie)

Phillip Berman (Actor)

The Young Philadelphians 1958 (Movie)

Louis Donetti (Actor)

Torpedo Run 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Burl Fisher (Actor)

Omar Khayyam 1957 (Movie)

2nd Commander (Actor)

Operation Mad Ball 1957 (Movie)

Private Bullard (Actor)

The Big Caper 1957 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Brothers Rico 1957 (Movie)

Gino Rico (Actor)

Miracle in the Rain 1956 (Movie)

Young Priest (Actor)

The Come On 1956 (Movie)

Jerry Jannings (Actor)

To Hell and Back 1955 (Movie)

Valentino (Actor)

Drive a Crooked Road 1954 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Pushover 1954 (Movie)

Dapper Man (Actor)

Riding Shotgun 1954 (Movie)

Bob Purdee (Actor)

The Bounty Hunter 1954 (Movie)

Jud (Actor)

The Shanghai Story 1954 (Movie)

Mr DeVerno (Actor)

House of Wax 1953 (Movie)

Scott Andrews (Actor)

The Desert Song 1952 (Movie)

Hassan (Actor)

Forth Worth 1951 (Movie)

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Operation Pacific 1951 (Movie)

Jonesy (Actor)

The Tanks Are Coming 1951 (Movie)

Danny Kolowicz (Actor)

Banacek (TV Show)

Actor

Big Rose (TV Show)

Actor

Breakthrough (Movie)

Pvt. Ed Rojeck (Actor)

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Actor

Hellinger's Law (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (Movie)

Jeff Riordan (Actor)

Mara Maru (Movie)

Steven Ranier (Actor)

Marciano (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Secret (Movie)

Armand (Actor)

She's Back on Broadway (Movie)

Jud Kellogg (Actor)

Something For Joey (TV Show)

Actor

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (Movie)

"Red" Agitator (Actor)

The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Show)

Actor

Women in White (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

During Hollywood's Golden Age, talent scouts for the various studios scoured the country for new talent. Not long after World War II, a representative for Warner Brothers caught a production of a Loyola University play featuring Paul Picerni, and the rest, as they say, is history. Picerni was brought to Hollywood to be a part of the 1950 war drama "Breakthrough" and was soon put under contract by the studio, starring for them in a long line of B movies. But his signature role came a decade later on the small screen, when he joined the cast of "The Untouchables" as Agent Lee Hobson. It's easy to forget today just how groundbreaking a show this Chicago cops drama was. Narrated by famed journalist Walter Winchell, it brought a new level of heightened reality to television. Picerni continued to act through the mid-1980s, as a guest star on everything from "Gunsmoke" to "Mannix" to "Matt Houston." For his old pal Dick Van Dyke, he came out of retirement in the late 1990s to appear in a pair of "Diagnosis Murder" episodes.

Relationships

Paul Picerni

Son

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

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