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Peter Mamakos (1918–2008)

Peter Mamakos was born on December 14, 1918 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) and Ship of Fools (1965). He died on April 27, 2008 in Paso Robles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1990 Lucky Chances (TV Mini-Series)
Greek priest
 1984 Airwolf (TV Series)
Harry 'Dove' Lebow
- Fight Like a Dove (1984) ... Harry 'Dove' Lebow
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Captain
- Second Chance (1982) ... Captain
 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Spoony Singh
 1979 The French Atlantic Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Otto Lanier
 1978 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
Dr. Kostos
- Operation Spleen (1978) ... Dr. Kostos
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
The Sergeant
- Escape/Cinderella Girls (1978) ... The Sergeant
 1977 The Other Side of Midnight
Cocyannis
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Captain
- Part VII: Chapter 10 (1976) ... Captain
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
John
- Queen of the Gypsies (1975) ... John
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Dominic
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Kalizar
- Catch Me If You Can (1973) ... Kalizar
 1973 I Love a Mystery (TV Movie)
 1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Arab
- The Pendulum (1973) ... Arab
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Mario Tagliagambe
- The Million Dollar Round Up (1973) ... Mario Tagliagambe
 1971 Cannon (TV Series)
Vicente
- Flight Plan (1971) ... Vicente
 1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
Premier Mabulla
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Nico Kazanzakis (segment "The Hand of Borgus Weems")
 1970 Triangle
 1965-1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Indian Chief / Chief Two Shoots
- Run for the Money (1970) ... Indian Chief
- The Matchmaker (1966) ... Chief Two Shoots
- The Tortoise and the Hare (1965) ... Indian Chief
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Sergeant Ruiz
- A Town Called Sincere (1970) ... Sergeant Ruiz
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
Joseph Travino
- The Carrier (1970) ... Joseph Travino
 1969 A Dream of Kings
Falconis
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Smith
- The Nowhere Victim (1969) ... Smith
 1967-1969 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Newspaper Editor / Salvador
- Marcello's Idol (1969) ... Newspaper Editor
- With a Friend Like Him, Who Needs? (1967) ... Salvador
 1969 Justine
Kawwass (uncredited)
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Logar
- Target: Earth (1969) ... Logar
 1968 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Spirmonedes
 1967 Catalina Caper
Borman
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Georgie Main
- Let My Brother Go (1967) ... Georgie Main
 1967 Daktari (TV Series)
Gen. Ahmed
- Crime Wave at Wameru (1967) ... Gen. Ahmed
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Ahmad
- Appointment in Sahara (1967) ... Ahmad
 1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Ganoulian / 1st Guard
- Storm Crossing (1966) ... Ganoulian
 1966 Family Affair (TV Series)
Mohad
- Who's Afraid of Nural Shpeni? (1966) ... Mohad
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Beggar
- Marked for Death (1966) ... Beggar
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
THRUSH Man
- The Horns-of-the-Dilemma Affair (1966) ... THRUSH Man
 1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Absorba
- Absorba the Greek (1966) ... Absorba
 1966 Mona McCluskey (TV Series)
Carlos
- Mona, the Mystic (1966) ... Carlos
 1962-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Olaf Deering / Juan Carlos Ramirez / Nick Paolo
- The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise (1966) ... Olaf Deering
- The Case of a Place Called Midnight (1964) ... Juan Carlos Ramirez
- The Case of the Stand-In Sister (1962) ... Nick Paolo
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Dancer
- Lady on the Rock (1965) ... Dancer
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Carlos Delgado
- Balance of Terror (1965) ... Carlos Delgado
 1965 Ship of Fools
Religious Man
 1964 Taggart
Cantina Owner (uncredited)
 1959-1964 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Charley / Mirage the Gunslinger / Sandor / ...
- The Mouth Shall Rise Again (1963) ... Mirage the Gunslinger
- Rapid Growth (1959) ... Sandor
- Munson's Red Herring or Freddie and the Spies (1959) ... Gotfried - Spy
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Nicolas
- The City Beneath the Sea (1964) ... Nicolas
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
The Chauffer
- The Watchman (1964) ... The Chauffer
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Pete
- Somebody to Remember (1964) ... Pete
 1963-1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Smudge / Walzchek
- Another's Footsteps (1964) ... Smudge
- The Final Hour (1963) ... Walzchek
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Decker
- The Story of Nathan Hale (1963) ... Decker
 1960-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Auctioneer / Frank Morgan / Chief
- The Widow O'Rourke Story (1963) ... Auctioneer
- The Dr. Denker Story (1962) ... Frank Morgan
- Wagons Ho! (1960) ... Chief (uncredited)
 1963 Island of Love
Nick
 1963 Drums of Africa
Chavera
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Marco
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. Tonetti
- How to Lure and Epicure (1962) ... Mr. Tonetti
 1962 Terror at Black Falls
Juan Avila
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- The Hook (1962)
 1962 Room for One More (TV Series)
Pappas
- Greeks Bearing Gifts (1962) ... Pappas
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Lt. Vasquez
- A Bullet for the Boy (1961) ... Lt. Vasquez
- A Matter of Policy (1961) ... Lt. Vasquez
- Last Resort (1961) ... Lt. Vasquez
- Till Death Do Us Part (1961) ... Lt. Vasquez
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Slade / Eddie / Kellum
- Incident of the Running Man (1961) ... Slade (as Pete Mamakos)
- Incident at Alabaster Plain (1959) ... Kellum
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Gunman
- Dance of Death (1961) ... Gunman
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
George Pappas
- The Impractical Joker (1961) ... George Pappas
 1959-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Sully / Gus Raddi / Bomber Belcastro
- The Nick Moses Story (1961) ... Sully
- The Empty Chair (1959) ... Gus Raddi
- Pilot (1959) ... Bomber Belcastro
 1956-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Baxter / Hoodlum / Clay Bronson / ...
- Terror in the Desert (1961) ... Baxter
- The Posse (1960) ... Hoodlum
- The Actress (1959) ... Clay Bronson
- The Frame-Up (1958) ... Cy Johnson
- Siege at Little Alamo (1957) ... Mr. Eckart
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
Beau Babcock
- The Beryllium Eater (1960) ... Beau Babcock
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Steve Zorich
- Vendetta on Bleecker Street (1960) ... Steve Zorich
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Pawnee Chief
- The Long Trail (1960) ... Pawnee Chief
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Jubba
- The Return of Simon Fry (1960) ... Jubba
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Kajanis
- The Golden Beetle (1959) ... Kajanis
 1959 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Rock Canari
- My Little Gray Home (1959) ... Rock Canari
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Lima / Kusak
- Case of the Cockeyed Patient (1959) ... Lima
- The Logmen (1959) ... Kusak
 1959 26 Men (TV Series)
Merenge
- Refuge at Broken Bow (1959) ... Merenge
 1959 The Rabbit Trap
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1959 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Arnie Cooley
- The Lion and the Mouse (1959) ... Arnie Cooley
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Hank Watson
- South of the Border (1959) ... Hank Watson
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Bomber Belcastro
- The Untouchables: Part 2 (1959) ... Bomber Belcastro
- The Untouchables: Part 1 (1959) ... Bomber Belcastro
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Arturo Mantoya
- Matador Murder (1959) ... Arturo Mantoya
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Pablo Delgado
- Riding Solo (1959) ... Pablo Delgado
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Watchman
- The Thirty-Ninth Star (1958) ... Watchman
 1958 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
 1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Art Carp
- Overland Express (1958) ... Art Carp
 1958 Zorro (TV Series)
Enrique Fuentes
- The Eagle's Brood (1958) ... Enrique Fuentes (uncredited)
 1958 Merry Andrew
Vittorio Gallini
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Halran
- The Lester Arnold Case (1958) ... Halran
 1958 Fort Bowie
Sgt Kukas
 1957 Sabu and the Magic Ring
Mazufar (wazir)
 1957 The Crooked Circle
Nick
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Novato
- The Misery Chiselers (1957) ... Novato
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Alfredo / Tigre
- Conquistador (1957) ... Alfredo
- Apache Massacre (1957) ... Tigre
 1957 Looking for Danger
Hassan
 1957 My Gun Is Quick
LaRoche - Smuggler Chief
 1957 Spook Chasers
Snap Sizzolo
 1953-1957 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Gregor / Markel / Happy King
- Peril in Paris (1957) ... Gregor
- King for a Day (1955) ... Markel
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Victor
- Andorra (1956) ... Victor
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Vince
- Deported (1956) ... Vince
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
Carsten
- The Death Ships of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) ... Carsten
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Chief Driver
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free
Henchman (uncredited)
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- One Forty-Two (1956)
 1956 Quincannon, Frontier Scout
Blackfoot Sam
 1956 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Ailianos
- Athens (1956) ... Ailianos
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Captain Ibanez
- The Optimist (1956) ... Captain Ibanez
 1956 When Gangland Strikes
Mr. Thorndyke (uncredited)
 1956 Brave Eagle (TV Series)
Wolf Head
- War Paint (1956) ... Wolf Head (as Pete Mamokos)
 1956 The Searchers
Jerem Futterman (uncredited)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Foreigner (1956)
 1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Tigor
- The Indian Potentate (1956) ... Tigor
 1956 The Conqueror
Bogurchi
 1955 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Leach / Sheriff Carter
- Six Gun Cupids (1955) ... Leach
- Quick on the Trigger (1955) ... Sheriff Carter
 1955 Desert Sands
Pvt. Lucia 'Lucky' Capella
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Niccholas
- Candle of Hope (1955) ... Niccholas
 1955 The Twinkle in God's Eye
Cruishank (uncredited)
 1955 The Marauders
Ramos
 1950-1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Chief Gray Eagle / Lefty Mott / Gun smuggler Pierre / ...
- Counterfeit Redskins (1955) ... Chief Gray Eagle
- Uncle Ed (1955) ... Lefty Mott (as Pete Mamakos)
- Enfield Rifle (1955) ... Gun smuggler Pierre
- Son by Adoption (1953) ... Henchman Gimp
- Masked Deputy (1950) ... Henchman Pete (as Peter Mamakas)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dmitri
- Desperate Glory (1955) ... Dmitri
 1955 Ain't Misbehavin'
Andy, Greek Fisherman
 1955 I Cover the Underworld
Charlie Green
 1955 A Bullet for Joey
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1955 The Finest Gift (TV Movie)
Stefanos
 1955 The Prodigal
Guard (uncredited)
 1955 Pirates of Tripoli
Keppa (uncredited)
 1953-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Sabio
- A Message from Garcia (1955) ... Sabio
 1954 The Adventures of Hajji Baba
Chief Executioner (uncredited)
 1951-1954 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
El Broho / Marco Mesconti / Hernandez / ...
- Stampede Fury (1954) ... (as Peter J. Mamakos)
- The Haunted Hacienda (1953) ... El Broho
- Army Renegades (1953) ... El Broho
- Outlaw Army (1953)
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez
Etienne (uncredited)
 1954 The Miami Story
Gangster (uncredited)
 1953 Private Eyes
Chico
 1953 El Alaméin
Cpl. Singh Das
 1953 Forbidden
Sam (as Peter J. Mamakos)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Yagoda
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie Vallon / Marquis Du Bois
- Return to Rome (1953)
- Island of Stone (1953) ... Eddie Vallon
- The Sword Strikes (1952) ... Marquis Du Bois
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 The Glory Brigade
Col. Kallicles (uncredited)
 1953 Fort Vengeance
Broken Lance (uncredited)
 1953 City Beneath the Sea
Captain Pedro Mendoza
 1953 Bandits of Corsica
Diegas
 1951-1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Gallicus
 1952 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Hood / Hayes
- Inside Crime (1952) ... Hood
- Deep Six (1952) ... Hayes
 1952 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series)
Lucky Laverne
- Diplomatic Passport ... Lucky Laverne (as Pete Mamakos)
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda
De Gautet - Conspirator (uncredited)
 1951-1952 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Kemper / Herrick / Pete Kovach
- Underwater Treachery (1952) ... Kemper
- The Derelict Space Station (1952) ... Herrick
- The Flight of the Galaxy (1951) ... Pete Kovach
 1952 Horizons West
Lt. Salazar (uncredited)
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
Constantine
- Devil-in-the-Godown (1952) ... Constantine
 1952 Captain Pirate
Coulevain's First Mate (uncredited)
 1952 Tarzan's Savage Fury
Pilot (uncredited)
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Soldier (uncredited)
 1952 Harem Girl
Sarab
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Kateb / Broga
- The Blood-Stained Feather Story (1952) ... Kateb
- The Dead General Story (1952) ... Broga
 1951 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- One Strange Day (1951)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
James Korvac (uncredited)
 1951 The Mark of the Renegade
Pirate (uncredited)
 1951 Let's Go Navy!
Chief Nuramo (uncredited)
 1951 Comin' Round the Mountain
Gangster in Night Club
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1951 Silver Canyon
Laughing Jack
 1951 China Corsair
Juan (bartender) (uncredited)
 1951 Sirocco
Merchant Businessman (uncredited)
 1951 Pier 23
Nick Garrison
 1951 Flame of Stamboul
Pierre (uncredited)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
- Cutie Pie (1951)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Lefty
- Death of a Hero (1951) ... Lefty
 1950 Kim
Conspirator (uncredited)
 1950 The Magnavox Theatre (TV Series)
Rochefort
- The Three Musketeers (1950) ... Rochefort (as Pete Mamakos)
 1950 Between Midnight and Dawn
'Cootie' Adams
 1950 South Sea Sinner
Man at Table (uncredited)
 1950 Tarzan and the Slave Girl
Lionian Henchman (uncredited)
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Gomez (uncredited)
 1949 Malaya
Henchman (uncredited)
 1949 Trail of the Yukon
Henchman Rand
 1949 House of Strangers
Bank Guard (uncredited)
 1949 Tuna Clipper
Capt. Manuel Pereira
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Ferrara's Crossbowman (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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