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Harry Guardino

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Harry Guardino (December 23, 1925—July 17, 1995) was an American actor whose career spanned from the early 1950s to the early 1990s. In 1964, he was cast in a short-lived CBS series entitled The Reporter, a drama about a hard-hitting investigative journalist named Danny Taylor. His principal co-star was Gary Merrill as city editor Lou Sheldon. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Guardino appeared on stage, in films, and on television. His Broadway theatre credits included A Hatful of Rain, One More River (earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance), Anyone Can Whistle, The Rose Tattoo, The Seven Descents of Myrtle, and Woman of the Year. Guardino's other film credits include Houseboat, Pork Chop Hill (about the Korean War), The Five Pennies, King of Kings, Madigan, Lovers and Other Strangers, and Dirty Harry. He was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He guest starred on John Cassavetes's 1959-1960 series, Johnny Staccato, the story of a pianist/private detective in New York City. In 1960, Guardino appeared as Johnny Caldwell in the episodes "Perilous Passage", "The O'Mara's Ladies", and "Daughter of the Sioux" in the NBC western series Overland Trail starring William Bendix and Doug McClure. McClure two years later would join the long-running The Virginian series on NBC after a preceding stint on the CBS detective series Checkmate (TV series). Guardino had a continuing role as Perry Mason's nemesis, Hamilton Burger, in the 1973 television series The New Perry Mason and a recurring role on Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote. He made guest appearances in dozens of television series, including Studio One, Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kraft Television Theatre, Playhouse 90, Dr. Kildare, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Route 66, Ben Casey, Hawaii Five-O, Love, American Style, The Greatest Show on Earth, Kojak, The Streets of San Francisco, Jake and the Fatman, and Cheers. He had the lead role of Det. Lee Gordon in the 1969 made-for-television suspense film The Lonely Profession. Guardino died at the age of sixty-nine of lung cancer in Palm Springs, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Guardino, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 23, 1925 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Movie Fist of Honor 1993-05-19
Known For
Poster of Whiffs
Poster of Get Christie Love!
Poster of Rhino!
Poster of Flesh and Fury
Movie Fist of Honor Dino Diamond 1993-05-19
Series P.S. I Luv U Unknown 1991-09-15
Movie The Neon Empire Nick 1989-09-27
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-05-05
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie Any Which Way You Can James Beekman 1980-12-17
Movie Pleasure Cove Bert Harrison 1979-01-03
Movie Goldengirl Valenti 1979-10-06
Movie Matilda Uncle Nono 1978-06-22
Movie Every Which Way But Loose James Beekman (uncredited) 1978-12-19
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Movie Contract on Cherry Street Ron Polito 1977-11-19
Series Good Heavens Unknown 1976-02-29
Movie St. Ives Det. Frank Deal 1976-02-24
Movie Street Killing Al Lanier 1976-09-12
Movie The Enforcer Lt. Al Bressler 1976-12-20
Movie Capone Johnny Torrio 1975-04-16
Movie Whiffs Chops Mulligan 1975-10-15
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Movie Get Christie Love! Capt. Casey Reardon 1974-01-22
Series The Manhunter Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series The Evil Touch Unknown 1973-06-19
Series The New Perry Mason Hamilton Burger 1973-09-16
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie They Only Kill Their Masters Capt. Daniel Streeter 1972-11-22
Movie Dirty Harry Lt. Al Bressler 1971-07-14
Movie Red Sky at Morning Romeo Bonino 1971-05-12
Series Monty Nash 1971-09-18
Movie The Last Child Howard Drumm 1971-10-05
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Movie Lovers and Other Strangers Johnny 1970-08-12
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Movie Madigan Det. Rocco Bonaro 1968-03-13
Movie Jigsaw 1968-06-05
Movie The Hell with Heroes Lee Harris 1968-08-28
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Sam Trimble 1967-03-08
Movie The Treasure of San Gennaro Jack 1966-11-25
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Rhino! Alec Burnett 1964-05-20
Series The Reporter 1964-09-25
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie The Pigeon That Took Rome Sgt. Joseph Contini 1962-06-19
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Hell Is for Heroes Sgt. Larkin 1962-06-26
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Movie King of Kings Barabbas 1961-10-11
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie 5 Branded Women Branco 1960-03-15
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie The Five Pennies Tony Valani 1959-01-01
Movie Pork Chop Hill PFC. Forstman 1959-05-29
Series Johnny Staccato Unknown 1959-09-10
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie Houseboat Angelo Donatello 1958-11-19
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Hold Back Tomorrow Detective 1955-11-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series I Led Three Lives Unknown 1953-10-01
Movie Flesh and Fury Lou Callan (brother) 1952-03-27
Series Dangerous Assignment Unknown 1952-01-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07