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Victor Buono ACTOR


Victor Buono was born on February 3rd, 1938 in San Diego, California with the birth name Charles Victor Buono to parents Victor Francis Buono and Myrtle Belle.  His grandmother used to perform in Vaudeville which is where he first developed an interest in entertainment.  Originally he had goals of pursuing a career as a doctor, however when he became involved in a number of school productions during high school, he re evaluated his career thoughts and instead decided he wanted to pursue a career in entertainment.
He began by finding work locally in San Diego on a number of radio and small local television programs.  When he turned eighteen he began doing some professional stage work in such productions as, "A Midsummer Nights Dream", "Knight of the Burning Pestle" and "Hamlet".
While performing at the Globe Theatre a agent for Warner Brothers took notice of Buono and decided to screen test him.  Soon, Buono was appearing on Television series such as, "77 Sunset Strip" and the film, "What Ever Happened to baby Jane?" (1962) for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Oscar. 
A number of film roles continued to come his way with roles in "The Strangler" (1964), "Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1964), "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965), "4 for Texas" (1963), "Robin and the 7 Hoods" (1964), "The Silencers" (1966), "Who's Minding the Mint?" (1967) and "The Mad Butcher" (1971). 
Along with his talent seen on the stage and in films, he also had some memorable television moments on " The Wild Wild West" (1965) and "Backstairs at the White House" (1979). 
His career was at an all time high when sadly a fatal heart attack took his life at the tender age of forty three on January 1st, 1982 in Apple Valley, California.  Victor never married throughout his lifetime as he chose to hide his homosexual identity.  Prior to his passing he had just been offered a role in the Broadway production, "Whodunnit?"
He will always be remembered for the television series role as the villainous King Tut and Count Manzeppi from "Batman" (1966) and "The Wild Wild West" (1965).   


1982 The Flight of Dragons 
1981 Here's Boomer 
1980-1981 Vega$
1980 Taxi
1980 Fantasy Island 
1980 More Wild Wild West 
1980 Sam Marlow, Private Eye 
1980 Murder Can Hurt You! 
1980 Katmandu
1979 Better Late Than Never 
1979 The Return of Mod Squad 
1979 Supertrain 
1979 Backstairs at the White House 
1978 Flying High 
1978 The Evil 
1978 The Chinese Caper 
1977 Man from Atlantis 
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 
1976 Sirota's Court 
1976 Alice
1976 The Tony Randall Show
1976 High Risk
1976 Brenda Starr
1976 The Practice
1976 Don Carmelo il capo
1976 Ellery Queen
1975 Khan!
1973-1975 The Odd Couple
1974 Benjamin Franklin 
1974 Moonchild
1973 The Snoop Sisters
1973 Hawaii Five-O 
1973 Mannix
1973 Arnold
1973 Great Mysteries
1973 Crime Club
1973 The Lie
1972 Mod Squad
1972 Assignment Vienna 
1972 Goodnight, My Love
1972 The Wrath of God 
1972 Northeast of Seoul 
1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
1971 The Wild Season
1971 The Man with Icy Eyes 
1971 The Mad Butcher 
1970 Up Your Teddy Bear 
1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes 
1970 Get Smart
1969 Boot Hill 
1969 It Takes a Thief
1969 Big Daddy 
1969 Target: Harry
1969 Here's Lucy
1969 The Flying Nun
1966-1968 Batman
1968 The Legend of Robin Hood 
1967 Who's Minding the Mint?
1967 Daniel Boone
1967 T.H.E. Cat 
1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. 
1965-1967 The Wild Wild West
1967 Dick Tracy
1962-1966 Perry Mason
1966 The Silencers
1966 I Spy 
1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 
1965 Young Dillinger 
1965 Memorandum for a Spy 
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told 
1964 Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
1964 The Strangler
1963 4 for Texas
1960-1963 77 Sunset Strip 
1963 The Dick Powell Theatre
1963 G.E. True
1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
1962 My Six Loves
1961-1962 The Untouchables 
1962 The New Breed 
1961 Hawaiian Eye 
1961 The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor
1960-1961 Thriller
1961 Everglades 
1961 Target: The Corruptors 
1961 Harrigan and Son
1960-1961 Sea Hunt 
1961 The Guns of Navarone
1960 Outlaws
1960 Checkmate
1960 Surfside 6
1960 The Story of Ruth
1960 The Rebel
1960 Bourbon Street Beat
1959 Bronco 

Matinee Classics - Boot Hill starring Terrance Hill, Bud Spencer, Victor Buono and Woody Strode
Matinee Classics - The Greatest Story Ever Told starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Michael Anderson Jr., Carroll Baker, Ina Balin, Victor Buono, Richard Conte, Telly Savalas, Joanna Dunham, Jose Ferrer, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Angela Lansbury, Pat Boone, Janet Margolin, David McCallum, Joseph Schildkraut, Ed Wynn, Claude Rains, Donald Pleasence, Michael Ansara, Robert Blake, John Considine, Richard Conte, Jamie Farr, David Hedison, Russell Johnson, Rober
Matinee Classics - Robin and the 7 Hoods starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, Victor Buono, Robert Foulk, Edward G. Robinson, Chet Allen, Hank Henry, Allen Jenkins, Jack La Rue, Robert Carricart, Joseph Ruskin, Phil Arnold and Harry Swoger

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