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John Indrisano (1905–1968)

Born in East Boston, Johnny Indrisano was from a poverty stricken family. As a youth he vowed to "have money" some day. He boxed 155 amateur fights. He turned professional and went on to fight 83 main events in which he won 80. He defeated 5 world champions. His career lasted from 1924 to 1934. He defeated among others, Joe Dundee(World ... See full bio »
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 1968 The Smugglers (TV Movie)
Freight Agent
 1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Masseur (uncredited)
 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare
Studio Grip (uncredited)
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Bartender
- Hondo and the Rebel Hat (1967) ... Bartender
 1967 The Ambushers
Rapist (uncredited)
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Tim
- Catalogue of Sins (1967) ... Tim
 1967 Barefoot in the Park
Policeman with Drunk (uncredited)
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Referee
- Stanley the Fighter (1967) ... Referee
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Referee
- The Price of Victory (1967) ... Referee
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Referee
- A Game of Violence (1966) ... Referee
 1963-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Referee
- The Fighters (1966) ... Referee (uncredited)
- A Woman Lost (1963) ... Referee
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series)
John, the Chauffeur / The Chauffeur / Chauffeur
- Ol' Sam (1965) ... John, the Chauffeur
- Crackerby's Unfinished Symphony (1965) ... The Chauffeur
- Who Was That Lady You Saw Me With? (1965) ... John, the Chauffeur
- Crackerby's Tutor (1965) ... John, the Chauffeur
- O.K. Crackerby Arrives (1965) ... Chauffeur
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Howie
- The Richest Man in Boot Hill (1965) ... Howie
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid
Gambler - First Game (uncredited)
 1965 The Human Duplicators
Thor, the butler
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Bartender
- Wally the Beard (1965) ... The Bartender
 1965 How to Murder Your Wife
Club Masseur (uncredited)
 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Joe (uncredited)
 1964 The Best Man
Mafia Man (uncredited)
 1964 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Ralph
 1963 Fun in Acapulco
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree
Boxing Instructor (scenes deleted, uncredited)
 1963 For Love or Money
Pug (uncredited)
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1963 Hud
Barroom Brawler (uncredited)
 1963 A Swingin' Affair (as Johnny Indrisano)
 1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Referee
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Handler (uncredited)
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Hood
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Reporter (uncredited)
 1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight
Barfly Watching TV (uncredited)
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1962 Birdman of Alcatraz
Inmate (uncredited)
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Sonny Kingston
- A Choice of Weapons (1962) ... Sonny Kingston
 1961 The Ladies Man
TV Technician (uncredited)
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Manservant
- The Throwback (1961) ... Manservant
 1961 Blueprint for Robbery
Nick Tony
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Rudy
- Variations on a Theme (1961) ... Rudy
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Referee
- The Last Round (1961) ... Referee
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Referee
- Bare Knuckles (1960) ... Referee
 1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Brownie
- The Contenders (1960) ... Brownie (uncredited)
 1960 The Facts of Life
Bartender (uncredited)
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Referee
- The Champ (1960) ... Referee
 1960 Ocean's Eleven
Texan (uncredited)
 1960 Bells Are Ringing
Bookie (uncredited)
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Referee
- Head of Fire: Feet of Clay (1960) ... Referee (uncredited)
 1960 The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series)
Gym Teacher
- The School Bully (1960) ... Gym Teacher
 1960 I Passed for White
Bartender (uncredited)
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
News Vendor
- The Parolee (1960) ... News Vendor
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
2nd Bartender
- Fill the Cup (1960) ... 2nd Bartender
 1959 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
- Fight Game (1959)
 1959 The Purple Gang
Castiglione (uncredited)
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Larry
- Man in the Middle (1959) ... Larry
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Gregg
- Incident of the 13th Man (1959) ... Gregg
 1959 Career
Masseur (uncredited)
 1959 Pillow Talk
Truck Driver Punching Jonathan (uncredited)
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
The Bartender / The Taxi Driver
- In a Deadly Fashion (1959) ... The Bartender
- Rattigan and the Cat (1959) ... The Taxi Driver
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
The Referee (uncredited)
 1959 The D.A.'s Man (TV Series)
Alex Barnes
- The Club Fighter (1959) ... Alex Barnes
 1959 Some Like It Hot
Waiter (uncredited)
 1959 The Trap
Hood (uncredited)
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
Convict (uncredited)
 1958 The Black Orchid
Hood (uncredited)
 1958 King Creole
Collector (uncredited)
 1958 Hot Spell
Pool Player at Red's Pool Hall (uncredited)
 1958 Ten North Frederick
Parking Lot Thug (uncredited)
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Gambino
- The Percentage Takers (1958) ... Gambino
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Bolo
- Not So Innocents Abroad (1958) ... Bolo
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Boxer In Gymnasium
- Rusty, the Bully (1958) ... Boxer In Gymnasium
 1957 Jailhouse Rock
Convict (uncredited)
 1957 The Devil's Hairpin
Gate Guard
 1957 Hear Me Good
Hood (uncredited)
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Jimmy Hudson
- The Duke of Sing Sing (1957) ... Jimmy Hudson
 1957 Chicago Confidential
Gilky - Strong Arm Man (uncredited)
 1957 The Midnight Story
Card Player (uncredited)
 1957 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Cry Baby (1957)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Trainer
- Fight for the Title (1957) ... Trainer
 1956 Rumble on the Docks
Street Spectator (uncredited)
 1956 The Cruel Tower
First Man in Boxcar
 1956 Hot Blood
Bartender (uncredited)
 1955 Guys and Dolls
Liverlips Louie (uncredited)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Charlie's Henchman (uncredited)
 1955 The Naked Street
Regal's Henchman (uncredited)
 1955 The Sea Chase
Sub-Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Referee
- Part of the Game (1953) ... Referee
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Referee
- The Nancy Marlborough Story (1955) ... Referee
 1955 So This Is Hollywood (TV Series)
 1954 Down Three Dark Streets
Trainer (uncredited)
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Member of Third Barn Raising Team (uncredited)
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Radar Operator (uncredited)
 1954 Tennessee Champ
First Referee (uncredited)
 1954 Duffy of San Quentin
Convict in Hospital Ward (uncredited)
 1954 Charge of the Lancers
Winner of First Boxing Match (uncredited)
 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series)
Mike
- The Phone Fumble (1954) ... Mike
 1954 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
Referee / Bar Brawler
- The Long Wait (1954) ... Referee
- The Last Fight (1954) ... Bar Brawler (uncredited)
 1953 Here Come the Girls
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1953 99 River Street
Fight Referee (uncredited)
 1953 Island in the Sky
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Gallagher (1953)
 1953 Champ for a Day
Referee (uncredited)
 1953 The Caddy
Fisherman-Golf Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Tony - Busboy (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Vic / Spoiler Garrett
- The Gunman (1953) ... Vic
- So Was Goliath (1952) ... Spoiler Garrett
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Julio
- Knockout (1953) ... Julio
 1952 The Star
Projectionist (uncredited)
 1952 No Holds Barred
Referee
 1952 My Man and I
Foreman (uncredited)
 1952 Glory Alley
Spider, the Bartender
 1952 Something to Live For
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson
Truck Passenger (uncredited)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Handcuffed (1951)
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Johnny Terrento (as Johnny Indrisano)
 1951 A Millionaire for Christy
Tow Truck Driver / Mechanic (uncredited)
 1951 Iron Man
Referee at Chicago Arena (uncredited)
 1951 No Questions Asked
Referee (uncredited)
 1951 Pier 23
Mushy Cavelli (as Johnny Indrasano)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Oxford Charlie's Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 M (uncredited)
 1950 Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle
Fight Referee (uncredited)
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Guard (uncredited)
 1950 Hi-Jacked
Strongarm (uncredited)
 1950 Shadow on the Wall
Juror (uncredited)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Danny
 1950 Borderline
Gumbin's Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 Tension
Boxer Handler (uncredited)
 1949 Bride for Sale
Mug (uncredited)
 1949 Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch
Fight Referee
 1949 The Lady Gambles
Bert
 1949 The Set-Up
Corner Man (uncredited)
 1949 Fighting Fools
Title Fight Referee (uncredited)
 1949 Knock on Any Door
Man (uncredited)
 1949 The Accused
Referee (uncredited)
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Clint Hester - Masseur (uncredited)
 1948 Force of Evil
Henchman (uncredited)
 1948 Trouble Makers
Lefty, a Henchman
 1948 In This Corner
Johnny Hart
 1948 Bodyguard
Vic - Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1948 Lulu Belle
Charlie - Brady's Bodyguard (uncredited)
 1947 Killer McCoy
Rocky Devlin (uncredited)
 1947 Christmas Eve
Gateman (uncredited)
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Referee (uncredited)
 1947 Body and Soul
Davis-Marlowe Fight Referee (uncredited)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
 1946 Criminal Court
Wright's Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1946 Mr. Hex
Referee Joe McGowan
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
Joe's Sparring Partner (uncredited)
 1946 Crack-Up
Detective (uncredited)
 1946 In Fast Company
Cab Driver
 1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
Maxie (uncredited)
 1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
Fight Referee (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Title Fight Referee (uncredited)
 1946 From This Day Forward
John - Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1945 Johnny Angel
Joe - Bouncer at Cafe LaRue (uncredited)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Vettori Bodyguard (uncredited)
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Croupier (uncredited)
 1945 The Great John L.
Trainer (uncredited)
 1944 Murder, My Sweet
Anthor's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem
Ramo's Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Gymnast (uncredited)
 1943 The Phantom
Perry (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
Governor's Bodyguard (uncredited)
 1943 The Powers Girl
Joe, Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
 1942 Highways by Night
Mike Murphy (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Street
Mug at Mindy's (uncredited)
 1942 Sunday Punch
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Peaches
 1941 Knockout
Johnny Indrisano, Kent Fight Referee (uncredited)
 1941 Back in the Saddle
New York Cabbie (uncredited)
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Spectator (uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
Kid Skeets' Cornerman (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Referee in Wales Fight (uncredited)
 1940 Mystery Sea Raider
Bo's'n (uncredited)
 1939 Invitation to Happiness
Referee (uncredited)
 1939 The Girl from Mexico
Wrestling Match Referee (uncredited)
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Henchman
 1937 Murder Goes to College
Joe Torelli (uncredited)
 1936 The Plot Thickens
Man in Line for Inspection (uncredited)
 1936 Go West Young Man
Chauffeur
 1936 Laughing Irish Eyes
Fight Trainer
 1935 Another Face
Tough Guy on Beach (uncredited)
 1935 Two-Fisted
Pinky Duffy (uncredited)
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Gangster (uncredited)
 1935 The Winning Ticket
Lefty Costello
 1933 King for a Night
Fighter (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (30 credits)
Show Show Stunts (15 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Johnny Indrasano | John A. Indrisano | Johnny Indrisano

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

He was married to Mary Dorothea Vardaro in the 1930s. He left Mary and their only child, Kathleen, living in the East Boston house of his mother (Maria Barrasso, the widow of Pietro Indrisano). John pursued a career in the film industry at this time and had a long-standing relationship with Mae West. He did not ask Mary for a divorce until late in the 1930s. One of John's grandchildren, Joan ... See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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