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Sal Mineo (1939–1976)

Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother enrolled him in dancing school and, after being arrested... See full bio »

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 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
- The Answer (1976) ... Parma
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
James Danello
- The Adventure of the Wary Witness (1976) ... James Danello
 1974-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Fobbes / Stippy
- Test of Brotherhood (1975) ... Fobbes
- The Hunters (1974) ... Stippy
 1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Rachman Habib
- A Case of Immunity (1975) ... Rachman Habib
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Roy / Joey Hopper
- Deadly Tide: Part 2 (1975) ... Roy
- Deadly Tide: Part 1 (1975) ... Roy
- A Coven of Killers (1975) ... Joey Hopper
 1973-1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Broker / Walter Scheerer
- Elegy for a Cop (1975) ... Broker
- Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On (1973) ... Walter Scheerer
 1968-1975 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Eddie / Bobby George
- Hit Gun for Sale (1975) ... Eddie
- Tiger by the Tail (1968) ... Bobby George
 1974 Sonic Boom (Short)
 1974 Tenafly (TV Series)
Jerry Farmer
- Man Running (1974) ... Jerry Farmer
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
President Gamal Zaki
- Marked for Murder (1973) ... President Gamal Zaki
 1972 The Family Rico (TV Movie)
Nick Rico
 1971 How to Steal an Airplane (TV Movie)
Luis Ortega
 1971 In Search of America (TV Movie)
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Mort Downes
- The Worst Crime (1971) ... Mort Downes
 1971 The Immortal (TV Series)
- Sanctuary (1971) ... Tsinnajinni
 1971 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Jim Bell
- The Liberty Bell (1971) ... Jim Bell
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Mel Bracken
- Flip Side (1970) ... Mel Bracken
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Wade Hillary / Sheldon
- So Long, Baby, and Amen (1970) ... Wade Hillary
- A Hard Case of the Blues (1969) ... Sheldon
 1970 The Challengers (TV Movie)
Angel de Angelo
 1969 80 Steps to Jonah
Jerry Taggart
 1968 Krakatoa: East of Java
 1967 Stranger on the Run (TV Movie)
George Blaylock
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- A Song Called Revenge (1967) ... Doctoroff
 1966 The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (TV Movie)
Bobby Jack Wilkes
 1964-1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Marcel Paulon / Vinnick / Larry Kogan
- The Brothers (1966) ... Marcel Paulon
- Nothing to Lose (1966) ... Vinnick
- The Hard Way Back (1964) ... Larry Kogan
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lt. Tony Bianchi
- The House Where He Lived (1966) ... Lt. Tony Bianchi
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
- Sequestro!: Part 2 (1966) ... Tonio
- Sequestro!: Part 1 (1966) ... Tonio
 1966 Mona McCluskey (TV Series)
 1965 Who Killed Teddy Bear
Lawrence Sherman
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Lew Dixon
- Who Killed the Rabbit's Husband? (1965) ... Lew Dixon
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Red Shirt
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
- The World I Want (1964) ... Ernie
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Carlos Mendoza
- Tomorrow Is a Fickle Girl (1964) ... Carlos Mendoza
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Billy Archer
- The Loser (1963) ... Billy Archer
 1962 The Longest Day
Pvt. Martini
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
- A Sound of Hunting (1962) ... Coke
 1961 Cry Vengeance! (TV Movie)
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story
Gene Krupa
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Nicky Silvero
- The Sal Mineo Story (1959) ... Nicky Silvero
 1959 A Private's Affair
Luigi J. Maresi
 1958 Tonka
White Bull
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Richie Rogart
- The Vengeance (1958) ... Richie Rogart
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Tony Russo
- Barefoot Soldier (1957)
- Drummer Man (1957) ... Tony Russo
 1957 The Young Don't Cry
Leslie Henderson
 1957 Dino
Dino Minetta
 1956 Rock, Pretty Baby
Angelo Barrato
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
- Island in the City (1956) ... Miguel
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Tommy Angelo
- The Magic Horn (1956) ... Tommy Angelo
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Monet
- The Dream (1956) ... Charles Monet
 1956 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
- Nothing to Do (1956)
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dino Manetta
- Dino (1956) ... Dino Manetta
 1955 Frontiers of Faith (TV Series)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Trees (1955)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- Juvenile Gangs (1955)
 1953-1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Senor Cortez / Paco
- The Bad Men (1955) ... Senor Cortez
- The Capital of the World (1953) ... Paco
 1955 The Private War of Major Benson
Cadet Col. Sylvester Dusik
 1955 Six Bridges to Cross
Jerry Florea as a Boy
 1954 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series)
Jose Garcia
- The Garcia Case (1954) ... Jose Garcia (as Salvatore Mineo)
 1952 A Woman for the Ages (TV Movie)
 1952 The Vision of Father Flanagan (TV Movie)
Les (as Salvatore Mineo)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Salvatore"; billed as Salvatore Mineo) in "The Rose Tattoo" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Incidental music by David Diamond. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Costume Design by Rose Bogdanoff. Lighting Design by Charles Elson. Directed by Daniel Mann. Martin Beck Theatre: 3 Feb 1951-27 Oct 1951 ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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No one ever said movies are for developing your range. Hardly anyone gets that opportunity. Which is why I think the stage is so good. It's less bread, but you can play different types, and you can initiate your own projects. See more »


Traded on his acting popularity to become a pop singer. He recorded several songs, including "Love Affair" (1957), "Lasting Love" (1957), "Party Time" (1957), "Seven Steps to Love" (1958), "Baby Face" (1958), "Make Believe Baby" (1959) and "Young as We Are" (1959). See more »


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