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Arthur Batanides (1923–2000)

Stocky, general purpose actor, a prolific face on the small screen during the 1960's and 1970's. Became enamored with acting after performing stand-up routines in front of fellow GIs in Europe, during World War II. Educated in dramatic art at the Actors Lab in Los Angeles, followed by extensive stage experience. Recently noted as "Mr. Kirkland" in... See full bio »

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 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Henry Quincy
- Many Happy Returns (1985) ... Henry Quincy
 1974-1983 Happy Days (TV Series)
Eddie / Referee / Claw / ...
- Glove Story (1983) ... Referee
- A Potsie Is Born (1980) ... Eddie (as Art Batanides)
- The Claw Meets the Fonz (1978) ... Claw
- The Muckrakers (1976) ... Louie
- The Skin Game (1974) ... Eddie
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Firearms Examiner John Cole
- Baby Rattlesnakes (1982) ... Firearms Examiner John Cole
 1978-1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Driver / Jesse Ryan / Bartender / ...
- Strike (1981) ... Driver
- Influence (1980) ... Jesse Ryan
- Denial (1979) ... Bartender
- Poison (1978) ... Stranger
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Cabbie
 1979-1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Pickpocket Francis / Max
- Mystery on the Orly Express (1980) ... Pickpocket Francis
- The Senator Votes Absentee (1979) ... Max
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Maxwell / Krug
- Pot of Gold (1978) ... Maxwell
- Death in Disguise (1978) ... Krug (as Art Batanides)
 1977 The Last Hurrah (TV Movie)
Ben Morrow
 1977 Blansky's Beauties (TV Series)
Ritchie
- Nancy Meets Pa Bates (1977) ... Ritchie
 1975-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Gamboa / Munroe
- Prime Rib (1977) ... Gamboa (as Art Batanides)
- Face for a Shadow (1975) ... Munroe (as Art Batanides)
 1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (TV Movie)
Dawson
 1975 Brannigan
Angell
 1972-1974 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Plaintiff Lawyer / Nino Babaloni / Bartender
- One for the Bunny (1974) ... Plaintiff Lawyer
- Myrna's Debut (1973) ... Nino Babaloni
- Felix's First Commerical (1972) ... Bartender
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Murph
- Mind Over Mayhem (1974) ... Murph (as Art Batanides)
 1972-1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Dr. March / Jake - Burglar
- Mrs. Ferguson (1973) ... Dr. March
- The Great Prestoni (1972) ... Jake - Burglar
 1973 Thicker Than Water (TV Series)
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Manny
- All Honorable Men (1973) ... Manny
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Andy Falco
- Showdown at the End of the World (1973) ... Andy Falco
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Maitre'd
- Bitter Wine (1972) ... Maitre'd
 1972 The Heist (TV Movie)
Frank D'Amico
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Lee
 1967-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Joe Fort / Valenkoff / Lieutenant Kappelo / ...
- Stone Pillow (1972) ... Joe Fort
- The Party (1971) ... Valenkoff
- The Rebel (1970) ... Lieutenant Kappelo (uncredited)
- Commandante (1969) ... Father Paolo Dominguin
- Doomsday (1969) ... Kura
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Hopkins
- The Big Guns (1971) ... Hopkins
 1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Consul
- The Gunrunner (1971) ... Consul
 1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Movie)
Joe
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Bonelli
- The Glory Shouter (1970) ... Det. Sgt. Bonelli
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
Dan Highland
- Captain of the Team (1970) ... Dan Highland
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series)
 1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Chief Tekwatana
- Readin', Ritin', and Revolt (1970) ... Chief Tekwatana
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
2nd Passenger
- Touch of Magic (1970) ... 2nd Passenger
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Devon
- An Eye for an Eye (1969) ... Devon
 1969 The Maltese Bippy
Tony
 1969 Star Trek (TV Series)
Lt. D'Amato, Geologist
- That Which Survives (1969) ... Lt. D'Amato, Geologist
 1965-1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Ziggy / Bronson / Fugitive / ...
- Two on the Bench (1969) ... Ziggy
- Gomer Goes Home (1968) ... Bronson
- Gomer the Recruiter (1967) ... Fugitive
- Sergeant of the Guard (1965) ... Jo-Jo
 1965-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Pylo / Sergeant / Scullen / ...
- The Night of the Death-Maker (1968) ... Sergeant
- The Night of the Gypsy Peril (1967) ... Scullen
- The Night of the Dancing Death (1965) ... Marius Ascoli
 1968 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Luigi
- Terror-Go-Round (1968) ... Luigi
 1966-1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Rocco / Heavy #1 / Constantinos / ...
- Oedipus at Colonus (1967) ... Heavy #1
- Philotimo (1967) ... Constantinos
- The Medarra Block (1967) ... Hamid
- To Florence with Love: Part 2 (1966) ... Rocco
- To Florence with Love: Part 1 (1966) ... Rocco
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Joe
- The Making of a Vegetarian (1967) ... Joe
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Woods
- The Hunted (1967) ... Woods
 1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Rongah
- The Space Primevals (1967) ... Rongah
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Batu
- Attack of the Barbarians (1967) ... Batu
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series)
Woodrow
- Buddy Overstreet, Forgive Me (1966) ... Woodrow
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mohan Kiru
- The Thor Affair (1966) ... Mohan Kiru
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series)
Perault
- The Key to the Code (1966) ... Perault
 1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Varella
- The Firebrand (1966) ... Varella
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series)
KAOS Agent #1
- Double Agent (1966) ... KAOS Agent #1
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Larson
- The Bell (1965) ... Larson
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Chico
- A Neat Little Package (1965) ... Chico
 1964-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Feeter Kreb / Harv Foster
- Taps for Old Jeb (1965) ... Feeter Kreb
- The Violators (1964) ... Harv Foster
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Spaniard
- Balance of Terror (1965) ... Spaniard
 1963-1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Lefty / Augie
- We'll Get You for This (1964) ... Lefty
- The Poker Game (1963) ... Augie
 1963-1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Harry Tinker / Arnold / Bernard / ...
- The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail (1964) ... Harry Tinker
- Big Max Calvada (1963) ... Bernard
- Divorce (1963) ... Man in Bar
 1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Ralph Neal
- Barney's Bloodhound (1964) ... Ralph Neal
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Akhim
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mr. Freedman
- The Middle of Ernie Mann (1964) ... Mr. Freedman
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Gomez / Porliades
- The Pathfinder (1964) ... Gomez
- Six Wagons to the Sea (1963) ... Porliades
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Lt. Gavin
- Specimen: Unknown (1964) ... Lt. Gavin
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Wimpy
- Search in a Windy City (1964) ... Wimpy
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Nader
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Gus
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Ray
- Million Dollar Hospital (1963) ... Ray
 1963 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Littleboy Sherman
- Old Man Running (1963) ... Littleboy Sherman
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Lee Ralston
- O.S.I. (1963) ... Lee Ralston
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Bill Golding
- The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (1963) ... Bill Golding
 1963 The Plot Thickens (TV Movie)
Kazam
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Mahkei / Lah-Ring
- Tribal Law (1962) ... Mahkei
- The Hijackers (1962) ... Lah-Ring
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Clay Boudreau
- The Pigeon (1962) ... Clay Boudreau
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Brimmer
- Show Me a Hero (1961) ... Brimmer
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Lloyd
- Busman's Holiday (1961) ... Lloyd
 1959-1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Tabal / Leader
- The Mirror (1961) ... Tabal
- Mr. Denton on Doomsday (1959) ... Leader
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
 1961 Man-Trap
Cortez
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Gypsy / Beckstrom
- Incident Before Black Pass (1961) ... Gypsy
- Incident of the Valley in Shadow (1959) ... Beckstrom
 1960-1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Buck Huston / Wilding / Crawford / ...
- The Champ (1961) ... Buck Huston
- Power Failure (1961) ... Wilding
- Anatomy of Fear (1960) ... Crawford
- Life in the Balance (1960) ... Anthony Silvano
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Det. Morrison
- The Last Way Out (1961) ... Det. Morrison
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Barney
- The Green Gamblers (1961) ... Barney
 1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
Del Loya
- The World Is Her Oyster (1961) ... Del Loya
 1960-1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Pablo / Spiro
- The Fugitive (1961) ... Pablo
- Dark Star (1960) ... Spiro
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Joe Goss
- The Clover Throne (1961) ... Joe Goss
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Boone
- Three Wise Men (1960) ... Boone
 1960 Dante (TV Series)
Police Lt. Farrow
- The Unclean Green (1960) ... Police Lt. Farrow
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Matt Jennings / Shag Ryan
- Devil in Skirts (1960) ... Matt Jennings
- Landlubbers (1960) ... Shag Ryan
 1960 Spartacus
Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Manny
- Dead Man's Walk (1960) ... Manny
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Joe the Peddler
- Dead Parrots Don't Talk (1960) ... Joe the Peddler
 1960 The Leech Woman
Jerry
 1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Rooney
- Main Event (1960) ... Rooney
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Allen Stokes
- Vendetta (1960) ... Allen Stokes
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Louie Socorro
- An Angry Young Man (1960) ... Louie Socorro
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Vince
- Meeting at Appalachia (1960) ... Vince
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Bruce
- Maggie the Witness (1960) ... Bruce
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Sgt. Sam Olivera
- Voice of the Dummy (1960) ... Sgt. Sam Olivera
- Token of Love (1960) ... Sgt. Sam Olivera
- The Switchback Murder (1960) ... Sgt. Sam Olivera
- The Emerald Star (1960)
- Dark Trophy (1960) ... Sgt. Sam Olivera
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
Harry Williams
- Music to Murder By (1959) ... Harry Williams
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Vince Semby
- The Prodigal (1959) ... Vince Semby
 1959 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Joe Angelo
- The Joe Angelo Story (1959) ... Joe Angelo
 1958-1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Jack Slade / Ben Keller
- Siamese Twinge (1959) ... Jack Slade
- Old Folks at Home Blues (1958) ... Ben Keller
 1959 21 Beacon Street (TV Series)
Howard Schwartz
- The Execution (1959) ... Howard Schwartz
 1959 Cry Tough
Alvears
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Constable Gaisingh
- The Riddle (1959) ... Constable Gaisingh
 1958-1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Wally / Chip Cooper
- Rough Cut (1959) ... Wally
- Bungalow Murder (1958) ... Chip Cooper
 1956-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Van Dyke
- The Last Tycoon (1957) ... Van Dyke
- Forbidden Area (1956)
 1959 Decoy (TV Series)
Herbert Carson
- Across the World (1959) ... Herbert Carson
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Walt
- A Matter of Trust (1959) ... Walt
 1958-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Police Detective / The Police Sergeant
- I'll Take Care of You (1959) ... Police Detective
- The Jokester (1958) ... The Police Sergeant
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Callivarso
- Political Killer ... Callivarso
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Det. Grey
- The Man Who Died Twice (1959) ... Det. Grey
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Dink Saxon
- A Game of Chance (1959) ... Dink Saxon
 1959 Zorro (TV Series)
Lazaro
- The Runaways (1959) ... Lazaro
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Phil Pike
- Six Faces of Satan (1958) ... Phil Pike
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Frankie
- The Town Budget (1958) ... Frankie
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Gus Triano
- Rough Buck (1958) ... Gus Triano (as Arthur Batanidies)
 1958 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Getaway Driver
- Sentenced to Death (1958) ... Getaway Driver (uncredited)
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Nick Shawn
- No, My Darling Daughter (1958) ... Nick Shawn
 1958 Violent Road
Ben
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Frank Fowler
- Split Second (1958) ... Frank Fowler
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Orv Loesch
- The Eyes of the Seawolf ... Orv Loesch
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Norman Brock
- Comstock Conspiracy (1957) ... Norman Brock
 1957 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Tee-A-Hah
- Apache Vendetta (1957) ... Tee-A-Hah
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Vasco
- White Man's Magic (1957) ... Vasco
 1957 The Unearthly
Danny Green
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Goetz
- Nightmare Off Brooklyn (1957) ... Goetz
 1957 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Passport (1957)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- You Take Ballistics (1957) ... (unconfirmed)
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Digby
- The Bronte Brothers (1957) ... Digby
- Ship's Log (1957) ... Digby
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Jack Gilliam
- Expose (1956) ... Jack Gilliam
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Hebrew at Rameses' Gate / Hebrew at Golden Calf (uncredited)
 1954 Black Tuesday
Reporter at Electrocution (uncredited)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
- Night Fare (1954)
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
- Misfit (1951)
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