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Paul Picerni ACTOR


Paul Picerni was born on December 1st, 1922 in Corona, New York with the birth name Horace Paul Picerni.  As a young boy his goals were not set on pursuing a career as an actor, instead he hoped to one day work as an attorney. 

It was during middle school when he was cast in a school production that he first realized how much he enjoyed entertaining.  He soon began appearing in more stage productions and after high school, he took a break from pursuing a career as an actor during World War II and served with the United States Army Air Forces as a B-24 Liberator bombardier.

After completing his military service, Picerni went on to study at Loyola University and continued appearing in college stage productions.

He began finding stage work in Hollywood and it was during one production that he was spotted by a talent scout for Warner Brothers.  He was given his first chance at the film industry with a role in the film, "Breakthrough" (1950) starring David Brian, John Agar, Frank Lovejoy and Dick Wesson.

Soon he began adding more film credits to his resume such as, "House of Wax" (1953) starring Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Carolyn Jones, Charles Bronson, Phyllis Kirk, Roy Roberts and Dabbs Greer, "To Hell and Back" (1955) starring alongside World War II Medal of Honor Recipient Audie Murphy in his own biography with Jack Kelly, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake and David Janssen, "The Scalphunters" (1968) starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis, Shelley Winters, Dabney Coleman and Telly Savalas, "Kotch" (1971) starring Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman and Ellen Geer and his final film role was in 2007 in, "Three Days to Vegas" starring Peter Falk, Rip Torn and George Segal

In addition to his film work he also made quite a name for himself as a television actor adding such credits as, "The Lone Wolf", "Mr. and Mrs. North", "Bonanza", "Meet McGraw", "Stories of the Century", "Dragnet", "My Little Margie", "Studio 57", "The Public Defender", "Climax!", "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "Waterfront", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Navy Log", "Northwest Passage", "Panic", "The Life of Riley", "Code 3", "The Loretta Young Show", "26 Men", "Shotgun Slade", "The Rebel", "Zorro" and his most well known role on the cast of, "The Untouchables" starring with Robert Stack.

Towards the end of his career, he mostly focused on television roles appearing in the series, "Diagnosis Murder", "Matt Houston", "T.J. Hooker" and "Fantasy Island".

Paul Picerni married only once to Marie Mason in 1947 and they had eight children together and remained married until he passed away on January 12th, 2011 in Llano, California after suffering from a heart attack.


2007         Three Days to Vegas
1998-2000     Diagnosis Murder 
1987         Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission 
1986         Simon & Simon
1986         Sledge Hammer! 
1983-1985     Matt Houston
1983         Capitol 
1982-1983     T.J. Hooke
1982         The Powers of Matthew Star
1982         Strike Force 
1981         The Fall Guy 
1981         Quincy M.E. 
1981         Trapper John, M.D. 
1980         Vega$ 
1980         Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story 
1979         The Incredible Hulk
1979         Marciano
1979         Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
1979         Escape to Athena
1979         Women in White
1979         Fantasy Island
1978         Sword of Justice a
1978         Sam
1978         Project U.F.O.
1974-1978     Kojak
1977         Capricorn One
1977         The Last Hurrah 
1977         The Red Hand Gang
1976-1977     Starsky and Hutch 
1975-1977     Barnaby Jones 
1977         Something for Joey
1976         Alice
1976         NBC Special Treat
1975         McCoy
1975         Police Story
1970-1975     Mannix 
1975         Lucy Gets Lucky
1975         Kolchak: The Night Stalker 
1974         Ironside 
1967-1974     Gunsmoke 
1974         Big Rose: Double Trouble
1964-1974     Insight 
1970-1974     Adam-12 
1974         Banacek
1973         Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1973         Circle of Fear 
1973         Emergency!
1972         Room 222 
1972         The Sixth Sense 
1971-1972     O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
1970-1971     Here's Lucy 
1971         The Partners
1971         The Fearmaker
1971         Kotch
1971         Medical Center
1971         Love, American Style
1971         The Immortal 
1970         The Old Man Who Cried Wolf
1970         Kelly's Heroes
1970         Airport
1968-1970     The F.B.I.
1969         Bracken's World
1969         Land Raiders
1969         Che!
1968-1969     Felony Squad 
1968         Hawaii Five-O
1968         Lancer
1968         The Scalphunters
1967         The Virginian 
1967         Hogan's Heroes 
1967         My Three Sons 
1967         Batman
1966         Combat
1966         The Big Valley
1964         The Young Marrieds 
1964         The Great Adventure
1964         The Age of Violence
1964         The Greatest Show on Earth 
1964         The Fugitive
1958-1963     Perry Mason 
1959-1963     The Untouchables 
1961         Whispering Smith
1960         The Rebel
1960         Men Into Space 
1960         Strangers When We Meet
1960         Markham 
1960         The Apartment
1960         Bourbon Street Beat
1957-1960     Colt .45 
1960         Shotgun Slade 
1960         Sugarfoot
1960         Rawhide
1960         Bonanza
1960         The Millionaire 
1960         Hawaiian Eye 
1959-1960     Fury 
1960         Alcatraz Express
1959         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1959         The Young Philadelphians
1959         The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
1959         Northwest Passage 
1959         M Squad
1959         Behind Closed Doors
1959         The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
1954-1958     The Loretta Young Show
1958         The Donna Reed Show
1958         Maverick
1958         Torpedo Run
1958         The Man Who Died Twice
1958         Zorro 
1957-1958     Boots and Saddles
1956-1958     The Gale Storm Show
1958         Marjorie Morningstar
1958         26 Men 
1958         The Deep Six
1958         Flight
1958         Return to Warbow
1957         Broken Arrow
1957         Code 3
1957         Matinee Theatre
1957         Tales of the Texas Rangers
1957         The Life of Riley
1957         Omar Khayyam
1957         The Brothers Rico
1957         Operation Mad Ball
1957         The Silent Service 
1957         Circus Boy
1957         Panic
1957         Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers 
1957         The Big Caper
1957         Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1957         The Shadow on the Window
1954-1957     Cavalcade of America 
1956         The Count of Monte Cristo
1956         Flight to Hong Kong
1956         Ford Star Jubilee 
1956         The Ford Television Theatre
1956         The Come On
1956         Miracle in the Rain
1955         Bobby Ware Is Missing
1955         Navy Log
1954-1955     Four Star Playhouse
1955         To Hell and Back
1955         Wiretapper
1955         Goodyear Playhouse 
1955         Lord of the Jungle
1955         Hell's Island
1955         Dial Red O
1955         Stories of the Century
1955         Big Town
1955         Waterfront
1954         Climax!
1954         Studio 57
1954         The Red Skelton Hour
1954         The Adventures of Hajji Baba
1954         The Bounty Hunter
1954         My Little Margie
1954         Pushover
1954         The Shanghai Story
1954         Lux Video Theatre
1954         Mr. and Mrs. North 
1954         Riding Shotgun
1954         The Public Defender
1954         Fireside Theatre 
1954         Drive a Crooked Road
1953-1954     Dragnet 
1954         His Majesty O'Keefe
1954         The Lone Wolf 
1953         The Charge at Feather River
1953         The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
1953         The Desert Song
1953         The System
1953         House of Wax
1953         She's Back on Broadway
1952         Operation Secret
1952         Cattle Town
1952         The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
1952         Mara Maru
1951         The Tanks Are Coming
1951         Jim Thorpe - All American
1951         Force of Arms
1951         Fort Worth
1951         Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
1951         I Was a Communist for the FBI
1951         Operation Pacific
1950         The Killer That Stalked New York
1950         Breakthrough
1950         Dial 1119
1950         Three Secrets
1950         I'll Get By
1950         Saddle Tramp
1950         A Lady Without Passport
1950         The Secret Fury
1950         When Willie Comes Marching Home
1949         Twelve O'Clock High
1948         Beyond Glory
1946         In Fast Company

Matinee Classics - Operation Pacific starring John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes, Philip Carey, Paul Picerni, Bill Campbell, Katherine Givney, Martin Milner, Cliff Clark and Jack Pennnick
Matinee Classics - The Young Philadelphians starring Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith, Diane Brewster, Billie Burke, John Williams, Robert Vaughn, Otto Kruger, Paul Picerni, Robert Douglas, Frank Conroy, Adam West, Anthony Eisley and Richard Deacon
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Hajji Baba starring John Derek, Elaine Stewart, Rosemarie Bowe, Amanda Blake, Paul Picerni, Donald Randolph, Thomas Gomez, Pat Sheehan, Joanne Arnold, Pat Lawler, Peter Mamakos, Kurt Katch, Leo Mostovoy, Joanne Arnold, Veronica Pataky, Linda Danson, Robert Bice and Carl Milletaire
Matinee Classics - The Brothers Rico starring Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates, James Darren, Argentina Brunetti, Lamont Johnson, Harry Bellaver and Paul Picerni

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