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Jan Arvan (1913–1979)

Jan Arvan was born on April 10, 1913 in Wisconsin, USA as Jan Arvanitas. He was an actor, known for The Poseidon Adventure (1972), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) and The Power of the Resurrection (1958). He died on May 24, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1978-1979 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Mr. Kornbluh / Tulio Romano
- The Tables Down at Ernie's (1979) ... Mr. Kornbluh
- Voices of Silence (1978) ... Tulio Romano
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Vito
- Gifts (1978) ... Vito
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
French Waiter
- Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12 (1976) ... French Waiter
 1972-1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Restaurant Owner / Bert Martin / Hotel Manager / ...
- Grateful (1976) ... Restaurant Owner
- Parade (1974) ... Bert Martin
- Zero (1973) ... Hotel Manager
- Weird Wednesday (1972) ... Man with Heart Problems (uncredited)
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Mr. Durant
- Shootout (1975) ... Mr. Durant
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Motel Clerk
- Don't Feed the Pigeons (1975) ... Motel Clerk
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Nick and Nora (1975)
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Herb
- The Witness (1974) ... Herb
 1974 Toma (TV Series)
 1974 The Stranger Who Looks Like Me (TV Movie)
Uncle Charles
 1973 The Stone Killer
Bartolomeo Vechetti
 1973 A Touch of Grace (TV Series)
Watson
- The Engagement (1973) ... Watson
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Dr. Massimo Vignola
- The Million Dollar Round Up (1973) ... Dr. Massimo Vignola
 1973 Maude (TV Series)
Bartender Sam
- Walter's 50th Birthday (1973) ... Bartender Sam
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure
Doctor
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Nick
- Who'll Cry for My Baby (1972) ... Nick
 1972 The Screaming Woman (TV Movie)
Martin
 1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jensen
- Cassie (1971) ... Jensen
 1954-1971 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Paw Kadiddlehopper / Silent Spot / Muggsy / ...
- Ironside Spoof (1971) ... Racecar Driver / Silent Spot
- The Candidate's Director (1971) ... San Fernando's Assistant / Dr. Yankem - Dentist / Silent Spot
- Sheriff Hater (1971) ... the Mayor
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mr. Brandes
- Cynthia (1971) ... Mr. Brandes
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Womrath
- The Blue Tie (1971) ... Womrath
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bill Totts (segment "Love and the Nuisance")
- Love and the Eskimo/Love and the Nuisance (1970) ... Bill Totts (segment "Love and the Nuisance")
 1968-1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Nilo Cranodj / Mullah
- Beyond a Treasonable Doubt (1970) ... Nilo Cranodj
- Totally by Design (1968) ... Mullah
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Clerk
- The Gifts (1969) ... Clerk
 1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Man #2 at Party
- The Chocolate Bar War (1969) ... Man #2 at Party
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Bartender
- To Catch a Rabbit (1969) ... Bartender
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
 1968 Family Affair (TV Series)
Waiter
- A Waltz from Vienna (1968) ... Waiter
 1968 Bewitched (TV Series)
Maitre D'
- Once in a Vial (1968) ... Maitre D'
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Socrates
- Tonio's Mother (1968) ... Socrates
 1961-1967 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Balthasar / Nick Szabo
- Song in the Night (1961) ... Nick Szabo
 1964-1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Thrush Authority / Waiter
- The Man from THRUSH Affair (1967) ... Thrush Authority
- The Double Affair (1964) ... Waiter
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- The Slave: Part 2 (1967) ... Auctioneer (uncredited)
- The Slave: Part 1 (1967) ... Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1967 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Jacinto Perez
- Shadows on the Land (1967) ... Jacinto Perez
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Jake Halsey
- Massacre (1967) ... Jake Halsey
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Harper
- Pay Dirt (1967) ... Harper
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Judge
- Pop Goes the Joker (1967) ... Judge
 1967 Winchester 73 (TV Movie)
Santiago Ortega
 1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Dr. Hamilton
- Our Brothers' Keepers (1967) ... Dr. Hamilton
- Shad Rack and Other Tortures (1967) ... Dr. Hamilton
- 20th Century Here We Come (1967) ... Dr. Hamilton
 1966-1967 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Waiter / Maitre D'
- Don't Call Us (1967) ... Waiter
- The Windfall (1966) ... Maitre D'
 1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Burnt Rope
- Peace Offering (1967) ... Burnt Rope
 1966-1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Flying Cloud / Dealer / Padre Anselmo / ...
- Road to San Remo (1966) ... Dealer
- The Treasure of San Diablo (1966) ... Padre Anselmo
- The Calico Kid (1966) ... Bartender
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Yebba
- How Sheik Can You Get? (1967) ... Yebba
 1966 Gambit
Airport Official (uncredited)
 1966 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Mr. Forbes
- Jed Joins the Board (1966) ... Mr. Forbes
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series)
Governor's Secretary
- One of Our Assemblymen Is Missing (1966) ... Governor's Secretary
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Patras
- The Dog-Gone Affair (1966) ... Patras
 1966 Nevada Smith
Dealer (uncredited)
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Hotel Manager Rush
- An Eerie, Airy, Thing (1966) ... Hotel Manager Rush
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series)
Sehokian
- Ship of Spies: Part 1 (1966) ... Sehokian
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Maitre'd / Barman
- A Little Gift for Cairo (1965) ... Maitre'd
- Nightmare in the Sun (1965) ... Barman
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Friedkin
- Going Home (1965) ... Dr. Friedkin
- Fathers and Daughters (1965) ... Dr. Friedkin
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- My Hero? (1965) ... Auctioneer
 1965 The Sandpiper
Trustee (uncredited)
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Drashi Dumo
- The Winning of Morticia Addams (1965) ... Drashi Dumo
 1961-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Surgeon / Telegraph Operator / Don Andres
- Retreat (1965) ... Surgeon
- The Backshooter (1964) ... Telegraph Operator
- Rio Salado (1961) ... Don Andres
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Poppa
- Munsters on the Move (1965) ... Poppa
 1965 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
The Head
- Lucy and the Monsters (1965) ... The Head
 1964 Wendy and Me (TV Series)
 1964 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Mr. Baldetti / Doctor Nelson
- Don't Rain on My Parade (1964) ... Mr. Baldetti
- Three to Make Ready (1964) ... Doctor Nelson
 1964 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
Bartender
- Buck Ships Out (1964) ... Bartender
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Georges
- Long Live the King (1964) ... Georges
 1958-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Swiss Bank Clerk / Pierre Renaud
- The Case of a Place Called Midnight (1964) ... Swiss Bank Clerk
- The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (1958) ... Pierre Renaud
 1960-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Dealer / The Dealer / Chief Oopaknah / ...
- The Race Town Story (1964) ... Dealer
- The Pearlie Garnet Story (1964) ... The Dealer
- The Robert Harrison Clarke Story (1963) ... Chief Oopaknah
- Weight of Command (1961) ... Charlie
- The Albert Farnsworth Story (1960) ... Indian Chief
 1964 Honeymoon Hotel
Waiter (uncredited)
 1964 The Brass Bottle
Seneschal
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Renfrew
- All Mixed Up (1964) ... Renfrew
 1962-1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Cook / Mayor
- Run Quiet (1963) ... Cook
- The Man from the Sea (1962) ... Mayor
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Al
 1957-1963 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Waiter / Captain / Mr. Big / ...
- David Takes a Client to Dinner (1963) ... Captain
- Secret Agent (1963) ... Mr. Big
- Any Date in a Storm (1963) ... Maitre'd
- Happy Anniversary (1959) ... Waiter
- A Cruise for Harriet (1958) ... Steward
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
The Museum Guard
- The End of the World, Baby (1963) ... The Museum Guard
 1963 Island of Love (uncredited)
 1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
Maitre d'
- How Not to Succeed in Business (1963) ... Maitre d'
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Doc
- Tears on a Painted Face (1962) ... Doc
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Pete Twist
- The Fire Dancer (1962) ... Pete Twist
 1962 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Pierre
- Operation: Dinner Party (1962) ... Pierre
 1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1961 Shannon (TV Series)
Mills
- Zendee Report (1961) ... Mills
 1960-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Homer Martingale / Capt. Weil
- The Substitute (1961) ... Homer Martingale
- Chantay (1960) ... Capt. Weil
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Juemaki
- Nightmare in the Sun (1961) ... Juemaki
 1961 Holiday Lodge (TV Series)
Pete Jennings
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (1961) ... Pete Jennings
 1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant
- Confidential Mission (1961) ... Police Lieutenant
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Venuto
- The Fighter (1961) ... Venuto
 1961 Westinghouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Headwaiter
- Moth Trap (1961) ... Headwaiter
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Jiminez
- Road of the Dead (1961) ... Jiminez
 1961 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Pedro
- Barney's Bounty (1961) ... Pedro (uncredited)
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Emile
- Loyalty (1961) ... Emile
 1961 Frontier Uprising
Toyon
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Paul
- Amateur Night (1960) ... Paul
 1960 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Indian
- Hot and Cold (1960) ... Indian
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Waiter
- Man of the House (1960) ... Waiter
 1960 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Carlos
- I Came for the Funeral (1960) ... Carlos
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Dr. Lindholm
- The Fanatics (1960) ... Dr. Lindholm
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Captain
- Princess from Manhattan (1960) ... Captain
 1960 Bells Are Ringing
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Ylanis Canaris
- The Eternal Vow: Part 2 (1960) ... Ylanis Canaris
- The Eternal Vow: Part 1 (1960) ... Ylanis Canaris
 1960 Noose for a Gunman
Ben Hallop - Town Council Member
 1959-1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Simpson / Augie
- Big Business (1960) ... Simpson
- The Patsy (1959) ... Augie
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Manager
- Sing a Song of Murder (1960) ... Manager
 1960 Three Came to Kill
Ipara
 1960 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
Harry
- Time to Kill (1960) ... Harry
 1960 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Louis Vincenti
- Brothers of the Knife (1960) ... Louis Vincenti
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Detective
- Crime, Inc. (1960) ... Detective
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Jasper Williams
- Hang the Law (1960) ... Jasper Williams
 1960 Gunfighters of Abilene
Miguel Torena
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Pinto
- Romeo and Julie (1960) ... Pinto
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Herman Shane
- One by One (1960) ... Herman Shane
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Alexis - Assassin
- No Flies on Friday (1959) ... Alexis - Assassin
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
Anton Lucas
- With Malice for One (1959) ... Anton Lucas
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Store Owner
- My Name Is Tommy (1959) ... Store Owner
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Gene Pegwin
- In a Deadly Fashion (1959) ... Gene Pegwin
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Butler (uncredited)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers
Reception Clerk (uncredited)
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Don Tomas Verdes
- Ride with the Devil (1959) ... Don Tomas Verdes
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Jean Le Clair
- A Pocketful of Sin (1959) ... Jean Le Clair
 1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Don Ricardo
- Texas John Slaughter: The Man from Bitter Creek (1959) ... Don Ricardo (uncredited)
 1959 Sky King (TV Series)
Chief Lone Cloud
- Ring of Fire (1959) ... Chief Lone Cloud
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Pavel
- The Geneva Story (1959) ... Pavel
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Dr. Birdwell
- High Hazard (1959) ... Dr. Birdwell
 1958-1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Mello Taylor / Pierre Laurents / Maitre'd
- The Big Drop (1959) ... Mello Taylor
- When I Am Dead, My Darling... (1959) ... Pierre Laurents
- Death Takes an Encore (1958) ... Maitre'd
 1958 Some Came Running
Nightclub Manager (uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Chief Running Horse / Juarez / Pointed Spear / ...
- Running Horse (1958) ... Chief Running Horse
- Border Incident (1958) ... Juarez
- Corporal Carson (1957) ... Pointed Spear
- The Indian Hater (1957) ... Stone Wolf
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
- The Set Up (1958)
 1954-1958 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Mr. Bentley - Director / Barber / Fourth Man in Line / ...
- Gary Cooper Show (1958) ... Mr. Bentley - Director
- Academy Awards (1958) ... Barber
- Jack Goes to the Rose Bowl (1957) ... Fourth Man in Line
 1958 Curse of the Faceless Man
Police Insp. Renaldi
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Joe Lavett
- The Hanging of Joe Lavett (1958) ... Joe Lavett
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Station Man
- Overland Express (1958) ... Station Man
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Luis
- The Bravado Touch (1958) ... Luis
 1958 December Bride (TV Series)
Hal, Mickey's Manager
- The Mickey Rooney Show (1958) ... Hal, Mickey's Manager
 1954-1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Zarinski / Rigor / Max
- The Atomic Captive (1958) ... Zarinski
- King for a Day (1955) ... Rigor
- Perry White's Scoop (1954) ... Max
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
Harry
- The Silk Stocking Gang (1958) ... Harry
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Arpad / Inspector
- A Picture of the Magi (1957) ... Arpad
- Passport to Life (1957) ... Inspector
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Carrafee
- The Specialists (1957) ... Carrafee
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Akara
- Renegades Return (1957) ... Akara
 1957 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Three Pretenders (1957) ... Waiter
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Carlos
- The Runaway (1957) ... Carlos (as Jan Arvin)
 1957 20 Million Miles to Earth
Signore Contino - Government Official
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Waiter
- Paris Calling (1957) ... Waiter
 1957 Designing Woman
TV Director (uncredited)
 1956-1957 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
Rissaldar Chatinjali / Ranjit Singh
- The Barbarian (1957) ... Rissaldar Chatinjali
- The Pawn (1956) ... Ranjit Singh
 1957 Istanbul
Kazim
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Innkeeper
- High Adventure (1956) ... Innkeeper
 1955-1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Sergeant Rojas / Old Man / Julio
- River of Death (1956) ... Sergeant Rojas
- Escape from Camp Diablo (1955) ... Old Man
- The General (1955) ... Julio
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1956 Combat Sergeant (TV Series)
Corday
- Mission to Mademoiselle (1956) ... Corday
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Gayle
- The Jill Mayfield Story (1956) ... Gayle
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Gen. Jose Lopez de Santa Ana
- The Voyage of Captain Castle (1956) ... Gen. Jose Lopez de Santa Ana
 1953-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Karpoldi / Luis Prado
- Safe Keeping (1956) ... Dr. Karpoldi
- Madeira! Madeira! (1955) ... Luis Prado
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Harry
- The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955) ... Harry
 1955 Crusader (TV Series)
Petrov
- Air Express to Freedom (1955) ... Petrov
 1955 Kismet
Manservant (uncredited)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Mr. Gottfried
- Public Pigeon #1 (1955) ... Mr. Gottfried
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Waiter (uncredited)
 1955 The Cobweb
Mr. Appleton
 1954-1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Inspector Lopez / Art
- One Kiss Too Many (1955) ... Inspector Lopez
- Fish Widow (1954) ... Art
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Jose
- A Matter of Courage (1955) ... Jose
 1955 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
Karl Kurtz
- Mickey and the Mummy (1955) ... Karl Kurtz
 1951-1955 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Don Luis / Don Luis Peter
- The Haunted Hacienda (1953) ... Don Luis
- Army Renegades (1953) ... Don Luis Peter
 1954 The Other Woman
Police Inspector Collins
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. Alameda
- I Went to Havana (1954) ... Lt. Alameda
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1954 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Wadamorte
- The Mystic Pawn (1954) ... Wadamorte
 1951-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Alien (1953)
 1952-1953 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Kruse / Professor Henry
- The Mystery of the Missing Asteroids (1953) ... Kruse (as Jan Arvin)
- The Phantom Fleet (1952) ... Professor Henry
 1952-1953 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Bob Blake / Mr. Stevens / Process Server / ...
- Gracie Thinks Harry is Broke (1953) ... Bob Blake
- Gracie at Department Store (1953) ... Mr. Stevens
- Von Zell Dates Married Woman/Jealous Husband (1952) ... Process Server
- Gracie Giving Party for Atomic Scientist (1952) ... Dr. Bradley
- The Good Old Days of Vaudeville (1952) ... The Photographer
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
Tony (uncredited)
 1953 The Robe
Slave Dealer (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- High Seas (1953)
 1953 Desert Legion
Moslem Merchant (uncredited)
 1953 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Comrade Neil
- Passports (1953) ... Comrade Neil
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
Globetrotter
- Tenampa (1952) ... Globetrotter
 1952 Because of You
Manager (uncredited)
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Cpl. Seger
- Crash Landing (1952) ... Cpl. Seger
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Dr. Avila / Policeman / Lt. Aboora / ...
- The Stolen Letter (1952) ... Dr. Avila
- The Salami Story (1952) ... Policeman
- The Blood-Stained Feather Story (1952) ... Lt. Aboora
- The Alien Smuggler Story (1952) ... Lt. Vierra
- The Archeological Story (1952) ... Haba Bey
 1952 Life with Luigi (TV Series)
- Citizenship (1952)
 1952 The Living Bible (TV Series)
Judas Iscariot
 1951 Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
Garth (uncredited)
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Merchant (uncredited)
 1949 Sword in the Desert
Arab (uncredited)
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