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Jay Novello (1904–1982)

Short, dapper Jay Novello specialized in playing ethnic types, sometimes Spanish, Greek or Mexican but usually Italian--not surprising, since his parents were Italian immigrants and he grew up speaking the language before he learned English. Born in Chicago in 1904, he came from a very diverse neighborhood and, in addition to speaking Italian and ... See full bio »

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 1976 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Mr. Munoz
- Old Is Gold (1976) ... Mr. Munoz
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Patriarch
- A Grave Too Soon (1976) ... Patriarch
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
- Wheels of Death (1975)
 1968-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Rico Pucci Sr.
- Eight to Five, It's a Miracle (1968) ... Rico Pucci Sr.
 1973 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Mr. Martinelli
- How to Succeed in Business? (1973) ... Mr. Martinelli
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Cesare Cimarosa
- The Million Dollar Round Up (1973) ... Cesare Cimarosa
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Half and Half
- The Test (1972) ... Half and Half
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Pablo Sandoval
- Powderkeg (1971) ... Pablo Sandoval
 1969-1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Wilson / Franz Kovacs
- We Spy (1971) ... Dr. Wilson
- The Debt (1969) ... Franz Kovacs
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Carl Sloan
- Accident (1971) ... Carl Sloan
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Duel")
- Love and the Duel/Love and the Note/Love and the Young Unmarrieds (1971) ... (segment "Love and the Duel")
 1969 Julia (TV Series)
Wolfgang
- Hilda's No Help (1969) ... Wolfgang
 1969 The Comic
Miguel
 1965-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Fairfax / Don Miguel
- A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One (1969) ... Fairfax
- Woman of Fire (1965) ... Don Miguel
 1967-1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Morris / Father Felipe
- The Man Who Killed Jim Sonnett (1969) ... Morris
- A Grave for James Sonnett (1967) ... Father Felipe
 1967-1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Sam Wiggins / Dr. Purdy
- The Short Voyage Home (1969) ... Sam Wiggins
- Sue the Pants Off 'Em (1967) ... Dr. Purdy
 1969 Family Affair (TV Series)
Tio Dichoso
- Lost in Spain: Part 3 (1969) ... Tio Dichoso
- Lost in Spain: Part 2 (1969) ... Tio Dichoso
- Lost in Spain: Part 1 (1969) ... Tio Dichoso
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Okun
- Night of Thrombeldinbar (1969) ... Okun
 1969 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Fabio De Cordova
- The Landlord Cometh (1969) ... Fabio De Cordova
 1968 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Series)
- Huck of La Mancha (1968) ... (voice)
 1968 Lassie (TV Series)
Tom Whitney
- Escape to Danger (1968) ... Tom Whitney
 1965-1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Padre Rodriguez / Jack Harris
- Let My People Go (1967) ... Padre Rodriguez
- A Bell for Volcano (1965) ... Jack Harris
 1968 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
LaDuc
- The Decoy Raid (1968) ... LaDuc
 1967 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
The bum
- Through the Lurking Glass (1967) ... The bum
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Count Gregory
- My Partner the Jewel Thief (1967) ... Count Gregory
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
Emilio Barberini
- La Dolce Courage (1966) ... Emilio Barberini
 1965-1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Kraus / Corday
- A Gift from Alexander (1966) ... Kraus
- The Time of the Knife (1965) ... Corday
 1966 The Smothers Brothers Show (TV Series)
Donald Brock
- The Girl from R.A.L.P.H. (1966) ... Donald Brock
 1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Mayor Mario Lugatto / Mayor Lugatto
- The Good Luck Fountain (1965) ... Mayor Mario Lugatto
- The McHale Opera Company (1965) ... Mayor Lugatto
- Vino, Vino, Who's Got the Vino? (1965) ... Mayor Mario Lugatto
- Voltafiore Fish-Fry (1965) ... Mayor Mario Lugatto
- Piazza Binghamtoni (1965) ... Mayor Mario Lugatto
 1965 Harum Scarum
Zacha
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Rene, French Barrister
 1965 The Bravo Duke (TV Movie)
 1965 The Art of Love
Janitor
 1965 Sylvia
Father Gonzales
 1965 Insight (TV Series)
- The Killer (1965)
 1962-1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Attorney Neil Bentley / Sheldon Davis / Thomas A. Moody
- Otis Sues the County (1964) ... Attorney Neil Bentley
- Guest of Honor (1962) ... Sheldon Davis / Thomas A. Moody
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Verenne
- An Act of War (1964) ... Verenne
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Paul Lejeune
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- I and Claudie (1964)
 1963-1964 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Tony DiBello / Mr. Bundy
- Lucy Meets a Millionaire (1964) ... Tony DiBello
- Lucy and the Safe Cracker (1963) ... Mr. Bundy
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Prof. Arivello
- Tourist Attraction (1963) ... Prof. Arivello
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. McMurty
- Are There Any More Out There Like You? (1963) ... Mr. McMurty
 1963 The Man from the Diners' Club
Mooseghian
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Gino Romaldi
- The Butcher's Boy (1963) ... Gino Romaldi
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Jopur / Phillipe
- The Honorable Albert Higgins (1963) ... Jopur
- Safari (1962) ... Phillipe
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Minor Role / Julio Perez
- The Bravest Man in the World (1962) ... Minor Role (uncredited)
- What Are Friends For? (1962) ... Julio Perez
 1962 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
Fournot
- Operation: Dinner Party (1962) ... Fournot
 1959-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Rudolf Weisner / Wendall Holbrook / Wilmer Zaleski / ...
- The Reluctant Spy (1962) ... Rudolf Weisner
- The Inverness Cape Caper (1961) ... Wendall Holbrook
- The 6 Out of 8 Caper (1961) ... Wilmer Zaleski
- The Negotiable Blonde (1960) ... Packer
- Ten Cents a Death (1960) ... Mr. Neidorf
 1959-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Beebee Williams / Frank Slater
- The Witness (1962) ... Beebee Williams
- The Big Hat (1959) ... Frank Slater
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Baron Otto von Albrecht / Count Armando del Casares
- The Knight (1962) ... Baron Otto von Albrecht
- The Exiles (1962) ... Count Armando del Casares
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
Hassan
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Louis Bon / Ahmed
- My Love But Lightly (1962) ... Louis Bon
- Stamped for Danger (1960) ... Ahmed
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Nickolas Trevelian
- The Case of the Captain's Coins (1962) ... Nickolas Trevelian
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Cortego
 1961 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Korinthos
- Always on Tuesday (1961) ... Korinthos
 1958-1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Anthony Scarzi / Juan Menguado / Gio Bartolo
- Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon (1961) ... Anthony Scarzi
- Make-Believe Man (1961) ... Juan Menguado
- Sidewalk Fisherman (1958) ... Gio Bartolo
 1960-1961 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Perrera / Victor
- The Innocent Exile (1961) ... Perrera
- The Jumping Dragon (1960) ... Victor
 1960-1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
Lieutenant Tamu / Lt. Tamu
- A Rope for Charlie Munday (1961) ... Lieutenant Tamu
- The Cold War of Adam Smith (1960) ... Lt. Tamu
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Carlos Gonzalez
- Person Unknown (1961) ... Carlos Gonzalez
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Dr. Sage
- Run, Shep, Run (1961) ... Dr. Sage
 1960 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- Heart of Buddha (1960)
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Willoughby
- One Little Pearl (1960) ... Willoughby
 1960 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Nick Melinas
- The Love Letter (1960) ... Nick Melinas
 1960 The Lost World
Costa
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Captain Angus MacLeod
- Barbary Castle (1960) ... Captain Angus MacLeod
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Guido Morales
- Unsurrendered Sword (1960) ... Guido Morales
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
David Stanek
- Wall of Silence (1960) ... David Stanek
 1960 This Rebel Breed
Papa Montalvo
 1957-1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
John Barnett
- The Cause (1960)
- Small Man (1957) ... John Barnett
 1960 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Ruzzo
- Brothers of the Knife (1960) ... Ruzzo
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Carlotti
- The Lita Foladaire Story (1960) ... Carlotti
 1957-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Pepe / Coroner Oliver Poole / Paco Torres / ...
- The Marquessa (1960) ... Pepe
- The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick (1958) ... Coroner Oliver Poole
- Plunder of Paradise (1958) ... Paco Torres
- According to Hoyle (1957) ... Henry Tree
 1960 Manhunt (TV Series)
Milton Rolf
- The Day the Roof Fell In (1960) ... Milton Rolf
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Max Williams
- Another Face, Another Life (1959) ... Max Williams
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
Johnny Nelson
- Shadow of a Giant (1959) ... Johnny Nelson
 1959 The Wonderful Country
Diego Casas
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Pepe Valdez
- Small Hostage (1959) ... Pepe Valdez
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
John Wetherly
- The Wedding (1959) ... John Wetherly
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Formosa Freddie
- Operation Souvenir (1959) ... Formosa Freddie
 1958 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Link
- The 'Vulture' (1958) ... Link
 1958 Bronco (TV Series)
Paco
- Quest of the Thirty Dead (1958) ... Paco
 1958 The Perfect Furlough
Rene Valentin
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Shopkeeper
- Markheim (1958) ... Shopkeeper
 1957-1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Enrique Contrerez / Carlos De La Marca
- Spanish Gold (1958) ... Enrique Contrerez
- The Gentle Kingdom (1957) ... Carlos De La Marca
 1955-1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mr. Lorenzo / Piano Instructor
- Pardon My Accent (1958) ... Mr. Lorenzo
- The Piano Teacher (1955) ... Piano Instructor
 1955-1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Harry Crockett / Harvey Blake
- The Story of Martha Crockett (1958) ... Harry Crockett
- The Harvey Blake Story (1955) ... Harvey Blake
 1958 The Unchained Goddess (TV Movie)
Voice (voice)
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Beanie
- Arson (1958) ... Beanie
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Robert Murchison
- The Reward (1958) ... Robert Murchison
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Frankie Vargo
- The White Rose (1957) ... Frankie Vargo
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
Beyle
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dawson / Rafael
- Judge Not (1957) ... Dawson
- A Medal for Benny (1954) ... Rafael
 1957 The Pride and the Passion
Ballinger
 1957 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Gigolo
- Bob Plays Gigolo (1957) ... Gigolo
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Alfredo Colucci
- Nicked in Naples (1956) ... Alfredo Colucci
 1951-1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Mario / Mr. Beecher / Mr. Merriweather
- Visitor from Italy (1956) ... Mario
- The Sublease (1954) ... Mr. Beecher
- The Seance (1951) ... Mr. Merriweather
 1955-1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Blankinhorn / Professor Kime
- Limehouse Knights (1956) ... Blankinhorn
- The Vanishing Island (1955) ... Professor Kime
 1956 Lisbon
Insp. Joao Casimiro Fonseca
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
- A Bell for Adano (1956)
 1955-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Peter Brooks
- Integrity (1956)
- Take My Hand (1955) ... Peter Brooks
 1955-1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Shopkeeper / Lucius Morley
- Markheim (1956) ... Shopkeeper
- Life of Vernon Hathaway (1955) ... Lucius Morley
 1955-1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Bruno Menotti / Lt. Tarner
- Helltown, U.S.A. (1956) ... Bruno Menotti
- The Way Out (1955) ... Lt. Tarner
 1956 Jaguar
Tupi
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Dalgo
- The Texicans (1956) ... Dalgo
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
 1955 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Andre - Yvette's Papa
- Sock Plays Cupid (1955) ... Andre - Yvette's Papa
 1955 Bengazi
Basim
 1955 Son of Sinbad
Jiddah
 1955 Topper (TV Series)
 1952-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Padre Martinez / Poppa Gentile
- The Blessing of the Pets (1955) ... Padre Martinez
- The Last Hat (1954)
- The Co-Signer (1952) ... Poppa Gentile
 1955 The Prodigal
Merchant
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
- Escape from Fear (1955)
 1952-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Hutchinson / Frederico / Clerk
- Stuffed Shirt (1955) ... Hutchinson
- The Room (1953) ... Frederico
- Night Ride (1953)
- The Lost Silk Hat (1952) ... Clerk
 1954 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1954)
 1954 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
 1953-1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Sabaka
Damji
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez
René Garonne
 1954 The Mad Magician
Frank Prentiss
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
The Man
- The Man ... The Man
 1954 Crime Wave
Dr. Otto Hessler
 1953 The Diamond Queen
Gujar, Maya's steward
 1953 The Robe
Tiro (uncredited)
 1953 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
Andre (uncredited)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
Pablo
- Pablo's Well (1952) ... Pablo
 1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Chief of Spies
- A Star Shall Rise (1952) ... Chief of Spies
 1952 The Iron Mistress
Judge Crain
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Maurice
- Grey Market (1952) ... Maurice
 1952 Operation Secret
Herr Bauer
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Willie Sutton
- The Case of Willie Sutton (1952) ... Willie Sutton
 1952 Cattle Town
Felipe Rojas
 1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
António Abóbora dos Santos
 1952 Captain Pirate
Egyptian
 1952 The Big Sky
Trapper (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Pete (uncredited)
 1951 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Salvatore Monetti
- New Dresses for the Concert (1951) ... Salvatore Monetti
 1951 Sirocco
Hamal (uncredited)
 1951 Smuggler's Island
Espinosa
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Gancellos (uncredited)
 1948 Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
Sea Captain of Pelicano
 1948 Port Said
Taurk (uncredited)
 1946 Perilous Holiday
Luigi (uncredited)
 1945 Behind City Lights
Nick (uncredited)
 1945 Federal Operator 99
Heinrick [Ch. 2]
 1945 The Chicago Kid
Pinky
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1945 The Bullfighters
Luis - Maitre d' (uncredited)
 1945 Hotel Berlin
Gomez (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Sucker (uncredited)
 1944 The Mystery of the Riverboat
Pierre [Chs. 5, 8-9]
 1944 The Conspirators
Detective (uncredited)
 1944 Dragon Seed
Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
Eskimo Chief [Ch. 2-4]
 1944 Captain America
Henchman Simms [Ch. 1]
 1944 Phantom Lady
Anselmo (uncredited)
 1943 Man from Music Mountain
Henchman Barker
 1943 Sleepy Lagoon
A Lug (uncredited)
 1943 Passport to Suez
Mr. Cezanne (uncredited)
 1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Kushimi [Chs. 1-3, 12-13]
 1942 King of the Mounties
Lewis
 1942 Bells of Capistrano
Jenkins (uncredited)
 1942 Cairo
Italian Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Junior G-Men of the Air
Dogara, Farm Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Greeny
 1942 Broadway
Eddie (uncredited)
 1942 Sleepytime Gal
Chef Barzumium
 1941 Swamp Woman
'Flash' Brand
 1941 Unholy Partners
Dice Table Stickman (uncredited)
 1941 Bad Man of Deadwood
Monte Burns
 1941 Citadel of Crime
Vince
 1941 They Met in Bombay
Bolo
 1941 Sheriff of Tombstone
John Anderson aka Joe Martinez
 1941 Two Gun Sheriff
Marc Albo
 1941 The Great Train Robbery
Santos
 1940 The Border Legion
Henchman Santos
 1940 The Devil's Pipeline
Bandad
 1940 Girl from Havana
Manuel
 1940 Forgotten Girls
Small Thug in Gorno's Office (uncredited)
 1939 Bandits and Ballads (Short)
Bandit
 1939 Calling All Marines
Lefty
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Prisoner on Train (uncredited)
 1938 Flirting with Fate
Manuel Del Valle
 1938 Boys Town
Gangster (uncredited)
 1938 10th Ave Kid
Hobart
 1936 It Had to Happen
Santoro (uncredited)
 1930 The Jade Box
Cultist (uncredited)
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