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Henry Armetta (1888–1945)

Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New York actors' club. One of the members took a liking ... See full bio »

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 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Jimmy Economy
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Hamburger Man
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
Cafe Owner Joe
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Errante (cart man)
 1944 Allergic to Love
Louie
 1944 Ghost Catchers
Signatelli (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Barber (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Angelo the Barber (uncredited)
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Mike Zaloris
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Henry Armetta
 1941 Slick Chick
 1941 The Big Store
Guiseppi
 1940 We Who Are Young
Tony
 1940 You're Not So Tough
Salvatore
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Tony Spirella
 1939 Boss Foreman
 1939 My Pop
 1939 The Escape
Guiseppi Peronni
 1939 Rio
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Nick
 1939 I Stole a Million
Nick
 1939 Winner Take All
Papa Luigi Gambini
 1938 Road Demon
Papa Luigi Gambini
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Luigi
 1938 Everybody Sing
Signor Vittorino
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Spadoni
 1937 Make a Wish
Moreta
 1937 Top of the Town
Bacciagalluppi
 1936 Magnificent Brute
Buzell
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Toscani
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl
Tony
 1936 Let's Sing Again
Joe Pasquale
 1936 Carnival Day (Short)
Tony, the Balloon Man
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Tony
 1935 Three Kids and a Queen
Tony Orsatti
 1935 Romance of the West (Short)
 1935 Manhattan Moon
Tony
 1935 Unknown Woman
Joe Scalise
 1935 Dinky
Tony Karamazo, the junkman
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Spidoni
 1935 Straight from the Heart
Ice Cream Man
 1935 I've Been Around
Italian
 1935 Old Age Pension (Short)
Father
 1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story (uncredited)
 1935 Night Life of the Gods
Roigi
 1935 After Office Hours
Italian Diner Owner
 1934 Henry's Social Splash (Short)
Henry
 1934 Cheating Cheaters
Prof. Tony Verdi
 1934 The Merry Widow
Turk (uncredited)
 1934 Two Heads on a Pillow
Enrico Populopulini
 1934 Imitation of Life
The Painter
 1934 Wake Up and Dream
Giovanni Cellini
 1934 One Night of Love
Cafe Owner (uncredited)
 1934 Embarrassing Moments
Morganza
 1934 Gift of Gab
Janitor
 1934 Hide-Out
Shuman
 1934 Romance in the Rain
Tulio
 1934 Kiss and Make-Up
Banquet Chairman
 1934 Let's Talk It Over
Tony
 1934 Good Time Henry (Short)
 1934 Viva Villa!
Alfredo Mendosa
 1934 Ceiling Whacks (Short)
 1934 Full Coverage (Short)
 1934 The Poor Rich
Tony
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle
Taxi Driver
 1934 Cross Country Cruise
The Italian
 1933 Going Hollywood (scenes deleted)
 1933 Open Sesame (Short)
 1933 Too Much Harmony
Mr. Gallotti
 1933 Hello Pop (Short)
Italian Musician
 1933 Her First Mate
Socrates
 1933 Laughing at Life
Fruit Vendor
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
Caparillo, Barber (uncredited)
 1933 The Devil's Brother
Matteo
 1933 So This Is Africa
Street Cleaner
 1933 The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble
Captain Silva
 1933 Pick Me Up (Short)
 1933 What! No Beer?
Tony
 1933 Family Troubles (Short)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Photographer (uncredited)
 1932 Central Park
Tony, Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
 1932 A Farewell to Arms
Bonello - Italian Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1932 Uptown New York
Nick - Restaurant Proprietor (uncredited)
 1932 Men of America
Tony Garboni
 1932 Prosperity
Henry, a Barber
 1932 Deception
Nick
 1932 Hat Check Girl
Water Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1932 Okay, America!
Sam
 1932 Who, Me? (Short)
 1932 Speak Easily
Tony
 1932 Bachelor's Affairs
Tony - Cosmetician (uncredited)
 1932 Red-Headed Woman
Waiter Warning Bill of Lipstick (uncredited)
 1932 Week Ends Only
Washroom Attendant
 1932 Huddle
Mr. Amatto
 1932 Doomed Battalion
Angelo
 1932 Scarface
Pietro - Barber (uncredited)
 1932 Steady Company
Tony Capri
 1932 Arsène Lupin
Sheriff's Man
 1932 The Passionate Plumber
Bouncer
 1932 High Pressure
Italian Investor (uncredited)
 1932 Forbidden
Emile (uncredited)
 1931 Sightseeing in New York (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1931 The Unholy Garden
Nick the Goose
 1931 New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford
Henry - Barber (uncredited)
 1931 Hush Money
Bootlegger (uncredited)
 1931 Five and Ten
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1931 Just a Gigolo
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1931 Laughing Sinners
Tony (uncredited)
 1931 Strangers May Kiss
Waiter
 1931 A Tailor Made Man
Peter, Tailor
 1931 La mujer X
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1931 The Wife o' Riley (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1931 He Loved Her Not (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1930 Hey Diddle Diddle (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1930 Moonlight and Monkey Business (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1930 Sei tu l'amore
The exporter (as Enrico Armetto)
 1930 Razored in Old Kentucky (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1930 Society Goes Spaghetti (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1930 Die Sehnsucht jeder Frau
Angelo
 1930 Romance
Beppo
 1930 The Little Accident
Rudolpho Amendelara
 1930 Who's Got the Body? (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1930 Off to Peoria (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1930 Barnum Was Wrong (Short)
Tony (as Tony Martin)
 1930 Ladies Love Brutes
Tony, the Waiter (uncredited)
 1930 Lovin' the Ladies
Signore Sagatelli
 1930 The Girl Said No
Grove Cafe Waiter (uncredited)
 1930 A Lady to Love
Angelo
 1930 The Ship from Shanghai
Sailor (uncredited)
 1930 The Climax
Anton Donatelli
 1929 Sunnyside Up
Italian Husband (uncredited)
 1929 The Trespasser
Barber (uncredited)
 1929 Jazz Heaven
Tony
 1929 Love, Live and Laugh
Tony
 1929 Half Marriage
Henry - Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
 1929 Madame X
Hotel Owner (uncredited)
 1929 Lady of the Pavements
Papa Pierre
 1928 Four A.M. (Short)
 1928 In Old Arizona
Barber (uncredited)
 1928 Homesick
Bicycle Rider
 1928 The Red Dance
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1928 Street Angel
Mascetto
 1928 A Girl in Every Port
Bartender (uncredited)
 1927 Paid to Love
Valet (uncredited)
 1927 A Midsummer Night's Steam (Short)
 1927 7th Heaven (uncredited)
 1927 The Missing Link
Organ Grinder (uncredited)
 1927 Girls (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1925 The Desert's Price
Shepherd
 1923 The Silent Command
Pedro
 1920 Fantomas
The Wop
 1920 The Face at Your Window
Danglo
 1919 The Jungle Trail
Grogas
 1917 The Eternal Sin
The Jester
 1915 The Plunderer
Pedro
 1915 The Governor
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Enrico Armetto | Tony Martin
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