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Bill Dana (I) (1924–2017)


Comedian, author and composer, educated at Emerson College. He served in the US Infantry during World War II. Later, he was part of the team Dana and Wood on television and in supper clubs. As a single, he appeared on television with Martha Raye and Imogene Coca and was a writer for Steve Allen, and he also appeared in night clubs and on records. ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Nude Bomb
The Nude Bomb Jonathan Levinson Seigle
(1980)
The Bill Dana Show
The Bill Dana Show Jose Jimenez / Jose Jimenez - Bellhop
(1963-1965)
The Spike Jones Show
The Spike Jones Show Jose Jimenez
(1960-1961)
Get Smart
Get Smart Agent Quigley / Man on Street
(1967-1969)

Filmography

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 1994 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Nathan
- The Ballad of Shady Pines (1994) ... Nathan
 1988-1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Angelo / Uncle Angelo / Papa Angelo
- Ebbtide VI: The Wrath of Stan (1992) ... Angelo
- Ro$e Love$ Mile$ (1991) ... Angelo
- The Monkey Show (1991) ... Angelo
- Love for Sale (1991) ... Uncle Angelo
- Valentine's Day (1989) ... Papa Angelo
 1991 Lena's Holiday
Armenian Cabbie
 1991 Lenny (TV Series)
Charlie
- It Ain't the Heat (1991) ... Charlie
 1988 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez
- Episode #2.1 (1988) ... Jose Jimenez
 1986-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mr. Fiscus
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... Mr. Fiscus
- No Chemo, Sabe? (1987) ... Mr. Fiscus
- Once Upon a Mattress (1986) ... Mr. Fiscus
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Dr. Weisbart
- Haven't Gun, Will Travel (1987) ... Dr. Weisbart
 1981-1985 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Mr. Mancuso / The Hotel Manager
- It's Lonely at the Top (1985) ... Mr. Mancuso
- Teenage Marriage: Part 2 (1981) ... The Hotel Manager
 1983 Zorro and Son (TV Series)
Bernardo
- The Butcher of Barcelona (1983) ... Bernardo
- Wash Day (1983) ... Bernardo
- A Fistful of Pesos (1983) ... Bernardo
- Beauty and the Mask (1983) ... Bernardo
- Zorro and Son (1983) ... Bernardo
 1982 I've Had It Up to Here (TV Movie)
 1982 No Soap, Radio (TV Series)
Mr. Plitzky
- The Bum's Rush (1982) ... Mr. Plitzky
- Miss Pelican (1982) ... Mr. Plitzky
- Karen Fools Around (1982) ... Mr. Plitzky
- Carmine the Squealer (1982) ... Mr. Plitzky
- Pilot (1982) ... Mr. Plitzky
 1981-1982 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Wendell Balaban
- A Matter of Degree (1982) ... Wendell Balaban
- Rafkin's Bum (1981) ... Wendell Balaban
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Father Vincent
- Mr. Nobody/La Liberatora (1981) ... Father Vincent
 1981 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Angelo
- Make 'Em Laugh (1981) ... Angelo
 1981 Murder in Texas (TV Movie)
Bill Dana
 1980 The Nude Bomb
Jonathan Levinson Seigle
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
Sampson
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Sampson
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Doctor
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Doctor (as William Dana)
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Danny
- Love, Laugh and Die (1978) ... Danny
 1978 A Guide for the Married Woman (TV Movie)
Ed Small
 1978 Windows, Doors & Keyholes (TV Movie)
 1977 Rosetti and Ryan (TV Series)
Hagopian / Sergeant Pete Agopian
- Is There a Lawyer in the House? (1977) ... Hagopian
- Men Who Love Women (1977) ... Sergeant Pete Agopian
 1976 The Practice (TV Series)
Murphy
- A Doctor's Doctor (1976) ... Murphy
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Obie
- Gaffing the Skim (1976) ... Obie
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Salvatore Mercadonte
- The Adventure of the Judas Tree (1976) ... Salvatore Mercadonte
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Mr. Harrington
- Aftershock (1975) ... Mr. Harrington
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Bova
- Sidewinder (1975) ... Bova
 1974 Harrad Summer
Jack Schacht
 1973 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez
- Energy Crisis (1973) ... Jose Jimenez
 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Melvin Kaplan
- The Female Instinct (1972) ... Melvin Kaplan
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Harvey Marshall (segment "Love and Las Vegas")
- Love and Las Vegas/Love and the Good Samaritan/Love and the Marriage Counselor (1970) ... Harvey Marshall (segment "Love and Las Vegas")
 1967-1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Agent Quigley / Man on Street
- Ice Station Siegfried (1969) ... Agent Quigley
- Supersonic Boom (1967) ... Man on Street (uncredited)
 1969 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Policeman
- The Littlest Kidnapper (1969) ... Policeman
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
- The Ninth Month (1968)
 1965-1968 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez
- Episode #5.25 (1968) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #4.23 (1967) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #4.10 (1966) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #3.12 (1965) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #3.6 (1965) ... Jose Jimenez
 1967 The Busy Body
Archie Brody
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Marvin Klump
- The Matterhorn Affair (1967) ... Marvin Klump
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez
- The Yegg Foes in Gotham (1966) ... Jose Jimenez (uncredited)
 1966 I Want My Mummy (Short)
Jose Jimenez (voice)
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez
- Brats in Your Belfry (1965) ... Jose Jimenez
 1963-1965 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez / Jose Jimenez - Bellhop
- The Court Jester (1965) ... Jose Jimenez
- Jose, the Old Man (1965) ... Jose Jimenez
- Beauty and the Bellhop (1965) ... Jose Jimenez
- Glick the Strongman (1964) ... Jose Jimenez
- Tonsils for Two (1964) ... Jose Jimenez
 1961-1963 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez
- Jose's Rival (1963) ... Jose Jimenez
- Jose's Guided Tour (1963) ... Jose Jimenez
- Jose, the Dog Sitter (1963) ... Jose Jimenez
- Jose, the Scholar (1962) ... Jose Jimenez
- Jose Rents the Copa (1962) ... Jose Jimenez
 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series)
Comedian
- Episode #1.7 (1961) ... Comedian
 1960-1961 The Spike Jones Show (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez
- Episode #1.11 (1961) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #1.10 (1961) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #1.9 (1961) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #1.8 (1961) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #1.7 (1961) ... Jose Jimenez
 1960 Swinging Spiketaculars (TV Series)
Jose Jimenez / Piano Tuner
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Jose Jimenez
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... Jose Jimenez / Piano Tuner
Show Show Writer (22 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (59 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Jose Jiminez at the hungry I, with Bill Dana" (Kapp Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

William Dana | Jose Jimenez
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Ginger Rogers] She was one of the cheapest people I ever met in my life. I had written her a performance hunk on [The New Steve Allen Show (1961)] and she was going to appear in Las Vegas and these other places and she asked me to help her. When it came time for payment she gave me Soap-On-A-Rope. See more »

Trivia:

In January 2006 was saluted by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters of Radio and Television at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Los Angeles, CA. See more »

Nickname:

Billy

Star Sign:

Libra

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