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Joe Bonomo (I) (1901–1978)

Joe Bonomo was born on December 25, 1901 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Great Circus Mystery (1925), Perils of the Wild (1925) and The Chinatown Mystery (1928). He was married to Ethel Newman. He died on March 28, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1936 Just Plain Folks (Short)
Luther - the Wrestler
 1932 The Lost Special
 1932 Island of Lost Souls
Beast (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Mute Torturer (uncredited)
 1932 Merry-Go-Round
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 The Last Frontier
Henchman Joe
 1932 The Lone Trail
 1931 Hollywood Halfbacks (Short)
 1931 Battling with Buffalo Bill
Joe Brady [Ch. 4]
 1931 Heroes of the Flames
 1931 The Vanishing Legion
 1931 Dude Ranch
Gangster (uncredited)
 1931 The Phantom of the West
Keno - Beefy henchman [Chs.1-4, 7-9]
 1929 The King of the Kongo
 1929 The Phantom of the North
Pierre Blanc
 1928 Noah's Ark
Aide to Leader of Soldiers (uncredited)
 1928 The Chinatown Mystery
Joe Masters
 1928 Vamping Venus
Simonides the Strongman / Hercules
 1927 Heroes of the Wild
John Kemp
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1927 The Golden Stallion
Ewart Garth
 1926 King Bozo (Short)
 1926 You Never Know Women
The Strong Man
 1926 The Flaming Frontier
 1925 Perils of the Wild
Frederick Robinson
 1925 The Great Circus Mystery
Welles 'Red' Landow
 1924 Wolves of the North
Pierre DuPree
 1924 The College Cowboy (Short)
 1924 The Iron Man
Gaston La Rue
 1923 Beasts of Paradise
Big Jack
 1923/I The Hunchback of Notre Dame (uncredited)
 1923 The Eagle's Talons
Thorne's henchman
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Bonomo was a friend and contemporary of famous muscleman Charles Atlas. Bonomo and Atlas were running neck and neck in the "World's Most Perfectly Developed Man" contest when Bonomo was forced to bow out due to an injury he sustained while doing a movie stunt. Atlas went on to win the contest and it was because of that contest that Atlas gained most of his fame. See more »


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