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Louis Guss (1918–2008)

Louis Guss was born on January 4, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Moonstruck (1987), Highlander (1986) and Girlfight (2000). He was married to Tsuneko Kano. He died on September 29, 2008 in New York City. See full bio »

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 2006 Find Me Guilty
Court Clerk
 2003 A Tale of Two Pizzas
Emilio
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Bailiff
- Zero Tolerance (2002) ... Bailiff
- Kids: Part 1 (2001) ... Bailiff
- Bobby & Cynthia (2001) ... Bailiff
 2000 The Crew
Jerry 'The Hammer' Fungo
 2000 Pedestrian
 2000 The Yards
Nathan Grodner
 2000 Girlfight
Don
 2000 Two Family House
Donato
 1999 A Wake in Providence
Uncle Guy
 1991-1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Vincent Carpenara / Yost
- Ambitious (1999) ... Vincent Carpenara
- A Death in the Family (1991) ... Yost
 1997 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Gino
- Three Weeks of the Condor (1997) ... Gino
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
Court Clerk
 1996 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Rosie Flowers
- Rival (1996) ... Rosie Flowers
 1994 The Commish (TV Series)
Joe Florio
- A Christmas Story (1994) ... Joe Florio
 1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Joseph Collito
- With the Greatest of Ease (1994) ... Joseph Collito
- Pilot (1994) ... Joseph Collito
 1994 The Counterfeit Contessa (TV Movie)
Antony Nardino
 1994 Mad About You (TV Series)
Landlord
- Cold Feet (1994) ... Landlord
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Irving Koenig
- The Family Plumbing (1994) ... Irving Koenig
 1993 The Cemetery Club
Ed Bonfigliano
 1992 Used People
Uncle Normy
 1992 Down the Shore (TV Series)
Richie
- No Hard Feelings (1992) ... Richie
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Al Zivie
- Chute First, Ask Questions Later (1992) ... Al Zivie
 1992 Sisters (TV Series)
Lou Eden
- The First Time (1992) ... Lou Eden
 1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Marvin
- Old Boyfriends (1992) ... Marvin
 1990 True Colors (TV Series)
Wexler
- Puppet Regime (1990) ... Wexler
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Dominic
- Inherit the Wine (1990) ... Dominic
 1990 The Fanelli Boys (TV Series)
Nicky
- The Hex (1990) ... Nicky
 1990 Glory Days (TV Series)
Sammy
- Precursed (1990) ... Sammy
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Alfonso
- Sea Bride - June 3, 1954 (1990) ... Alfonso
 1989 Island Son (TV Series)
Ollie Trout
- Kahuna: Original Pilot ... Ollie Trout
 1989 Slaves of New York
Vardig
 1989 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Mr. Corbini
- The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 2 (1989) ... Mr. Corbini
- The Mafia Priest Mystery: Part 1 (1989) ... Mr. Corbini
 1989 Original Sin (TV Movie)
Rossi
 1989 American Blue Note
Abe Katz
 1988 Knightwatch (TV Series)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Nat Barrows
- Sniff (1988) ... Nat Barrows
 1988 Frank Nitti: The Enforcer (TV Movie)
 1988 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
Lustgarten
- Unnatural Selection (1988) ... Lustgarten
- A Day in the Life (1988) ... Lustgarten
 1987 I'll Take Manhattan (TV Mini-Series)
Newspaper seller (1987)
 1986 Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter
Grandpa Ragon (as Louie Guss)
 1986 Seize the Day
Rubin
 1986 Texas Godfather
Gus
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Last Car (1986) ... Old Man
 1984-1986 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
- Julie's Lie (1984)
 1986 Highlander
Newsvendor
 1985 Brass (TV Movie)
Samuel Selig
 1982-1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Garage Owner / Harold Krupp
- Lost and Found (1985) ... Garage Owner
- Internal Affairs (1982) ... Harold Krupp
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Hugo
- Forget Me Not (1983) ... Hugo
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Chauffeur
- Rich and Hartless (1982) ... Chauffeur
 1982 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
Hilarious Hal
- Takin' a Chance on Love (1982) ... Hilarious Hal
 1982 Baker's Dozen (TV Series)
Mr. Locasale
- Dear John (1982) ... Mr. Locasale
 1981 Taxi (TV Series)
Maxie Melcher
- The Costume Party (1981) ... Maxie Melcher
 1980 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Loomis
- The Treasure of Alpheus T. Winterborn (1980) ... Mr. Loomis
 1980 Willie & Phil
Mr. D'Amico
 1980 Nick and the Dobermans (TV Movie)
Rosen
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie)
 1979 H.O.T.S.
Bugs Benny
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Pop
 1978 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Guido
- Help Wanted (1978) ... Guido
 1978 Sugar Time! (TV Series)
Cheech
- Sugar to the Rescue (1978) ... Cheech
 1978 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Motel Clerk
- Barbara's Rebellion (1978) ... Motel Clerk
 1978 Annie Flynn (TV Movie)
Hoyt Kosloff
 1972-1978 All in the Family (TV Series)
Sam / Deliveryman / Delivery Man
- Super Bowl Sunday (1978) ... Sam
- The Locket (1972) ... Deliveryman
- Mike's Appendix (1972) ... Delivery Man
 1977 Tabitha (TV Series)
Mr. Galento
- What's Wrong with Mister Right? (1977) ... Mr. Galento
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Don Zaluchi (uncredited)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series)
Chauffeur
- Taking Its Toll (1977) ... Chauffeur
 1976-1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Karl Scheer / Fred
- Cry for the Kids (1977) ... Karl Scheer
- By Silence Betrayed (1976) ... Fred
 1977 New York, New York
Frankie Harte Band Member (as Louie Guss)
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Lunchie
- I Will Be Remembered (1977) ... Lunchie (as Louie Guss)
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Spence
 1977 Fun with Dick and Jane
Phone Co. Customer
 1977 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Sam
- Sue Ann Gets the Ax (1977) ... Sam
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
The Lip
- The Snitch (1977) ... The Lip
 1976 Nickelodeon
Dinsdale
 1976 Holmes and Yo-Yo (TV Series)
Saul Barstow
- Dead Duck (1976) ... Saul Barstow
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Abe Myers
- Contract for Harry (1976) ... Abe Myers
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Leo
- Death on the Run (1976) ... Leo
 1976 No Deposit, No Return
Freddie
 1972-1976 Maude (TV Series)
Cable Kicker / Delivery Man / Cleaner / ...
- Maude's Mood: Part 2 (1976) ... Cable Kicker
- Vivian's Party (1974) ... Delivery Man
- The Will (1973) ... Cleaner
- The Ticket (1972) ... Bailiff
- Like Mother, Like Daughter (1972) ... Flower Delivery Man
 1975 The Art of Crime (TV Movie)
Dodo
 1975 Rhoda (TV Series)
Vito Malzone / Leo
- Love Songs of J. Nicholas Lobo (1975) ... Vito Malzone
- Windows by Rhoda (1975) ... Leo
 1975 Phyllis (TV Series)
Eddy
- Leaving Home (1975) ... Eddy
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Officer McCoy
- The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975) ... Officer McCoy (as Lou Guss)
 1975 Lepke
Max Rubin
 1973-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Burglar #1 / Moe / Ed / ...
- Two Men on a Hoarse (1975) ... Burglar #1
- Our Fathers (1974) ... Moe
- Felix Directs (1973) ... Ed
- The Hustler (1973) ... Arnold
- The Ides of April (1973) ... Man in Waiting
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Apartment Manager
- Accounts Balanced (1974) ... Apartment Manager
 1974 Terror on the 40th Floor (TV Movie)
Charley
 1974 Harry and Tonto
Dominic
 1974 The Super Cops
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Ellis Varco
- Mask for a Charade (1974) ... Ellis Varco
 1973 The Laughing Policeman
Gus Niles / Andrew Medford - Bus Victim
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Jack Benjamin
- The Killing (1973) ... Jack Benjamin
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Caretaker
- Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico (1973) ... Caretaker
 1973 The Third Girl from the Left (TV Movie)
Murray
 1973 Love Thy Neighbor (TV Series)
- Pilot (1973)
 1972 The Godfather
Don Zaluchi (uncredited)
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Ernie
- Love Is Under 'L' (1968) ... Ernie
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Father Bernard
- The Medarra Block (1967) ... Father Bernard (as Lou Guss)
 1964 Ready for the People (TV Movie)
Joe Damico
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Flooey (uncredited)
 1959-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Angie / Diner owner / Skull
- Let Me Die Before I Wake (1962) ... Angie
- Button in the Haystack (1961) ... Diner owner (uncredited)
- Goodbye My Lady Love (1959) ... Skull
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
DeSavo
- The Swan Bed (1960) ... DeSavo
 1957-1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Augie / Hotel Manager
- Blind Date (1958) ... Augie
- Saturday Lost (1957) ... Hotel Manager
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American character actor, on Broadway from 1954. Usually played professional men. Perhaps best known on screen as Raymond Cappomaggi from the movie Moonstruck (1987). See more »

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