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      Vito Scotti

      Vito Scotti

      Highest Rated: 97% The Godfather (1972)

      Lowest Rated: 17% The Nude Bomb (1980)

      Birthday: Jan 26, 1918

      Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

      Vito Scotti was born in San Francisco but spent his early years in Italy until moving back to New York with his mother, where she was a performer in the Italian theater. It was there that Scotti learned the farcical comedy and exaggerated mannerisms that would define his long career in supporting roles on both film and television. He began as a magician and pantomime in nightclubs in the 1940s, gradually moving into film and into TV work in that medium's early years. Due to his ethnic heritage he was often typecast in the role of the swarthy foreigner: bandits, waiters, barbers, and other assorted immigrants. His gift for comedy served him well, however, and as his career progressed in the 1960s he began to get meatier roles as comedic foils and exasperated, put-upon side characters on such shows as "The Addams Family," "The Munsters," "Gilligan's Island," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Batman," and, most famously, a recurring gig as Captain Gaspar Fomento on "The Flying Nun." Huge fame always eluded him, but Scotti worked constantly in the film and television industry for over 50 years, appearing in more than 200 productions. His most famous turn was as the baker in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" in 1972. He was regarded by many in the Hollywood community as a master chef.

      Highest rated movies

      The Godfather
      Von Ryan's Express
      Cactus Flower
      Herbie Rides Again
      Head
      The Secret War of Harry Frigg
      National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
      The Nude Bomb

      Photos

      CACTUS FLOWER, Vito Scotti, 1969 MASTER OF THE WORLD, from left: Charles Bronson, Vito Scotti, 1961, 5028259, Photo by: (5028259) TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN, Kirk Douglas (in director's chair), Vito Scotti (goatee), Rosanna Schiaffina (in director's chair), 1962 TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN, Kirk Douglas, Vito Scotti, Daliah Lavi (right), 1962 TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN, Erich von Stroheim Jr., Vito Scotti, Rosanna Schiaffino, Kirk Douglas, 1962 CHU CHU AND THE PHILLY FLASH, from left: Jack Warden, Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Vito Scotti, 1981. ©20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, TM & Copyright

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      21% 50% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Tailor (Character) $28.0M 1993
      No Score Yet 36% Beverly Hills Brats Jerry (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 25% Stewardess School Carl Stromboli (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Vittorio (Character) - 1981
      17% 39% The Nude Bomb Italian Delegate (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 33% Adventures of the Queen Bill Schuster (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Rip-Off Ship Captain (Character) - 1975
      83% 53% Herbie Rides Again Taxi Driver (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Carlos (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 86% When the Legends Die Meo (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 44% Napoleon and Samantha The Clown (Character) - 1972
      97% 98% The Godfather Nazorine (Character) $134.8M 1972
      64% 70% The Aristocats Italian Cat (Voice) $17.3M 1970
      85% 81% Cactus Flower Señor Arturo Sánchez (Character) - 1969
      71% 71% Head I. Vitteloni (Character) - 1968
      40% 46% The Secret War of Harry Frigg Col. Enrico Ferrucci (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 23% Warning Shot Designer (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Caper of the Golden Bulls François Morel (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Unknown (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 33% The Perils of Pauline Frandisi (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 53% Blindfold Michaelangelo Vincenti (Character) - 1966
      90% 82% Von Ryan's Express Italian Train Engineer (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 28% The Pleasure Seekers Neighbor Man (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 20% Master of the World Topage (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 56% The Explosive Generation H.S. (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 30% Pay or Die Officer Simonetti (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sabaka Rama (Character) - 1955

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 79% Columbo Mr. Grindell (Guest Star) 1973-1975 1989
      No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Dominic (Guest Star) 1988-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Dino Firenzi (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Count Sergio Luchesi Di Gonzini (Character) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Otto (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Luigi (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Romero (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Sykes (Guest Star) 1971 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaft Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Pepe (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet 79% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Indiana (Guest Star) 1965 1967 1969
      No Score Yet 100% Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1967-1969
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967
      10% No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      90% 69% Gilligan's Island Dr. Boris Balinkoff (Guest Star) 1965-1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1966
      No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Murrillos (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Cortez (Guest Star) 1964-1965
      100% 94% The Addams Family Professor Altshuler (Guest Star) 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Mario (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Frank the Barber (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Vito Giotti (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Magico the Great (Guest Star) 1962
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Rudolpho (Character) 1960 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Abner Dabler (Guest Star) 1959 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959