Person Details

Birthday: 1925-12-23 06:24:59

Death: 1995-07-17 06:24:59

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 26

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Dirty Harry
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8

Dirty Harry

(1971) Lt. Al Bressler
The Enforcer
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7

The Enforcer

(1976) Lt. Al Bressler
King of Kings
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7

King of Kings

(1961) Barabbas
Hell Is for Heroes
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7

Hell Is for Heroes

(1962) Sgt. Larkin
Capone
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6

Capone

(1975) Johnny Torrio
Pork Chop Hill
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6

Pork Chop Hill

(1959) Pvt. Forstman
St. Ives
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6

St. Ives

(1976) Det. Frank Deal
The New Perry Mason
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8

The New Perry Mason

(1973) Hamilton Burger

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1993 Dino Diamond
1991 N/A
1989 Nick
1987 N/A
1985 N/A
1984 N/A
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1982 N/A
1980 James Beekman
1979 Valenti
Bert Harrison
1978 James Beekman (uncredited)
N/A
Uncle Nono
1977 Ron Polito
1976 Lt. Al Bressler
Al Lanier
Det. Frank Deal
N/A
1975 N/A
Chops Mulligan
Johnny Torrio
1974 N/A
Capt. Casey Reardon
1973 N/A
Hamilton Burger
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N/A
1972 Capt. Daniel Streeter
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1971 Howard Drumm
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Lt. Al Bressler
Romeo Bonino
1970 N/A
Johnny
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1969 Leo Gordon
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1968 N/A
Lee Harris
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Det. Rocco Bonaro
1967 Danny O'Neill
Sam Trimble
1966 Jack
1965 N/A
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1964 N/A
Alec Burnett
1963 N/A
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1962 N/A
Sgt. Larkin
Sgt. Joseph Contini
1961 Barabbas
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1960 N/A
Branco
1959 N/A
PFC. Forstman
Tony Valani
1958 Angelo Donatello
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1955 Detective
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1953 N/A
1952 Lou Callan (brother)
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1951 N/A
1948 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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