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Frank Puglia (1892–1975)

Puglia started his career at age 15 when he joined a traveling operetta company. Frank appeared in Italian opera from the age of 13. He came to the U.S. in 1907 and worked in a laundry before joining an Italian language theatre group in New York. In 1921, while appearing on stage, he was spotted by D.W. Griffith and was hired immediately. Puglia ... See full bio »

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 1975 Mr. Ricco
Uncle Enzo
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Janitor at Winery
- Any Old Port in a Storm (1973) ... Janitor at Winery (uncredited)
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Uncle Sal
- Tarnished Idol (1973) ... Uncle Sal
 1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Movie)
Mr. Alissandro
 1970-1971 To Rome with Love (TV Series)
Bibo
- Yankee Trader (1971) ... Bibo
- Age of Life (1971) ... Bibo
- Grandpa in Charge (1970) ... Bibo
- A Day in the Country (1970) ... Bibo
 1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Jose Fuente
- Little Dog, Gone (1970) ... Jose Fuente
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Grandfather Bertelli
- The Nowhere Victim (1969) ... Grandfather Bertelli
 1969 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Morelli
- Saving Morelli's (1969) ... Morelli
 1967-1969 That Girl (TV Series)
Mr. Brentano / Restaurant Owner
- When in Rome (1967) ... Restaurant Owner
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Miguel
- Threshold of Courage (1968) ... Miguel
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Father Dominic
- Tonio's Mother (1968) ... Father Dominic
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Ignacio Romero
- The Naked Half-Truth (1967) ... Ignacio Romero
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Compadre
- The Savage Street (1967) ... Compadre
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Papa
- Sing a Song of Papa (1967) ... Papa
 1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Salvatori
- One of Our Bottles Is Missing (1967) ... Salvatori
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Padre
- Tommy (1966) ... Padre
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Padre Francisco
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part I (1966) ... Padre Francisco
 1966 Operation Razzle-Dazzle (TV Movie)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Guide
- After the Lion, Jackals (1966) ... Guide
 1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Signor Angelo
- The Investor (1965) ... Signor Angelo
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Joe Crosetti
- Make Way for Tomorrow (1965) ... Joe Crosetti
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Grimes
- Their Own Executioners (1964) ... Charlie Grimes
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Priest
- A Feasibility Study (1964) ... Priest
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Benjamino Donati
- Another Kind of Music (1964) ... Benjamino Donati
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Papa Viejo
- Farewell to Margarita (1963) ... Papa Viejo
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Elder Alvarez
- Apples Don't Fall Far (1963) ... Elder Alvarez
 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls!
Papa Stavros
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Ricco
- Nor Practice Make Perfect (1962) ... Ricco
 1962 Margie (TV Series)
Angelo
- The Wolf of Wall Street (1962) ... Angelo
 1959-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Carlo Giovanni / Carlo Feruzzi / Joe Flores
- The Genna Brothers (1961) ... Carlo Giovanni
- Stranglehold (1961) ... Carlo Feruzzi
- The Dutch Schultz Story (1959) ... Joe Flores (uncredited)
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Salvatori
- Hello - Goodbye (1961) ... Salvatori
 1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Guido Racelli
- The Golden Cord (1961) ... Guido Racelli
 1961 Klondike (TV Series)
- Sitka Madonna (1961)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Father Sebastian
- Incident at Poco Tiempo (1960) ... Father Sebastian
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Niclo Donati
- The Seventh Hour (1960) ... Niclo Donati
 1960 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (TV Movie)
 1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Carlos Moreno
- The Governor's Lady (1960) ... Carlos Moreno
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Guido
- The Bad Eye of Rose Rosetti (1960) ... Guido
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Don Esteban Ramores
- Dangerous Barriers (1960) ... Don Esteban Ramores
 1959-1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Gino Angelico
- Cold Ice (1960)
- Cold Kill (1959) ... Gino Angelico
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Esteban Robalo
- A Diamond for Carla (1959) ... Esteban Robalo
 1959 Cry Tough
Lavandero
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Cardinal / Green Sr.
- The Killers of Mussolini (1959) ... Cardinal
- Child of Trouble (1957) ... Green Sr.
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
 1956-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Papa Pucci / Salvatore Michelangelo Buonarotti
- Millionaire Emily Baker (1959) ... Papa Pucci
- The Salvatore Buonarotti Story (1956) ... Salvatore Michelangelo Buonarotti
 1958 The Black Orchid
Henry Gallo
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Judson
- The Courage of Ling Tang (1958) ... Judson
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Padre
- Buy Me a Miracle (1958) ... Padre
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Ramon Esperanza
- The Mirage (1958) ... Ramon Esperanza
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Rossi
- Storm Over Rapallo (1957) ... Rossi
- Episode #7.3 ... Rossi
 1955-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Father Moreno / Father Pensovecchio
- One Way Street (1957) ... Father Moreno
- A Bell for Adano (1955) ... Father Pensovecchio
 1957 Duel at Apache Wells
Señor Valdez
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Father Miguel
- Three Young Kings (1956) ... Father Miguel
 1956 Accused of Murder
Cesar Cipriano
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- This Is Villa (1956)
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mr. Amaldi
- No Apron Strings (1956) ... Mr. Amaldi
 1956 The Burning Hills
Tio Perico
 1956 The First Texan
Pepe (San Antonio Hotel owner)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
- A Bell for Adano (1956)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Dodsworth (1956)
 1956 Serenade
Manuel Montes
 1955 Frontier (TV Series)
Peon
- Tomas and the Widow (1955) ... Peon
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Zi-Zi
- Big Winner (1955) ... Zi-Zi
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Adm. Montojo
- Dewey's Victory at Manila (May 1, 1898) (1955) ... Adm. Montojo
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Papa Crocetti
- The Italian Story ... Papa Crocetti
 1954 A Star Is Born
Bruno (uncredited)
 1954 The Shanghai Story
Mr. Chen
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Carabaccio
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Tio Paredas
- Homing Flight ... Tio Paredas
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Don Orosco (uncredited)
 1954 Big Town (TV Series)
Carlos Goodman
- The Consulate (1954) ... Carlos Goodman
 1953 The Steel Lady
Sheik Taras
 1953 The Caddy
Mr. Spezzato
 1953 Son of Belle Starr
Manuel
 1953 Bandits of Corsica
Riggio
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Dear Little Fool (1952)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Sick Old Man (1951)
 1951 Double Crossbones
Debtor (uncredited)
 1950 Walk Softly, Stranger
A.J. Corelli
 1950 The Desert Hawk
Ahmed Bey
 1950 Federal Agent at Large
Angelo 'Angel' Badillo
 1950 Black Hand
Carlo Sabballera
 1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Luigi
 1949 Bagdad
Saleel
 1949 Special Agent
Grandfather Devereaux
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
Bolfi
 1948 Joan of Arc
Nicolas de Houppeville (a judge)
 1948 Dream Girl
Antonio
 1947 The Lost Moment
Pietro
 1947 Escape Me Never
The Guide
 1947 Brute Force
Ferrara
 1947 Fiesta
Doctor
 1947 Stallion Road
Pelon
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
Baron Montay
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Italian Grocer (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Ortega
 1945 Blood on the Sun
Prince Tatsugi
 1945 Roughly Speaking
Tony (uncredited)
 1945 A Song to Remember
Monsieur Jollet (uncredited)
 1944 Together Again
Leonardo (uncredited)
 1944 Brazil
Señor Machado
 1944 Tall in the Saddle
Talo (uncredited)
 1944 Dragon Seed
Wu Lien's Old Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 This Is the Life
Music Teacher
 1944 Passage to Marseille
Older Guard (uncredited)
 1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery
Magistrate
 1943 Around the World
Native Dealer (uncredited)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Greek Cafe Proprietor (uncredited)
 1943 Phantom of the Opera
Villeneuve
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Captain Gomez
 1943 Background to Danger
Syrian Vendor (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
Nikola Alessandro
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Capt. Carpolis (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Trial Judge Ulrich (uncredited)
 1943 Journey Into Fear
Colonel Haki's Office Aide (uncredited)
 1942 Casablanca
Arab Vendor (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Giuseppe (uncredited)
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Father Carlos (uncredited)
 1942 Escape from Hong Kong
Kosura
 1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler?
Baggott
 1942 Jungle Book
The Pundit
 1942 Secret Agent of Japan
Eminescu
 1942 Always in My Heart
Joe Borelli
 1941 Law of the Tropics
Tito
 1941 World Premiere
Dapper Officer (uncredited)
 1941 The Parson of Panamint
Joaquin Fuentes
 1941 Billy the Kid
Pedro Gonzales
 1941 That Night in Rio
Pedro, Manuel's Valet
 1940 Tengo fe en tí
Enrico Buriani
 1940 Behind the News
Tomas Almedo (uncredited)
 1940 No, No, Nanette
Art Critic (uncredited)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro
Propietor
 1940 Meet the Wildcat
The Police Chief
 1940 The Flag of Humanity (Short)
Henry Dunant (uncredited)
 1940 Arise, My Love
Father Jacinto
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Montero
 1940 Rangers of Fortune
Stefan (uncredited)
 1940 Argentine Nights
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1940 Love, Honor and Oh-Baby!
Headwaiter
 1940 Torrid Zone
Rodriguez
 1940 'Til We Meet Again
Mexican Bartender (uncredited)
 1940 Charlie Chan in Panama
Achmed Halide
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Tony - Prisoner in Death Row (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman
Milt - an Italian (scenes deleted)
 1940 The Fatal Hour
Harry 'Hardway' Lockett
 1939 Balalaika
Ivan - Troika Inn Owner (uncredited)
 1939 Charlie Chan in City in Darkness
Gendarme at Steamship Office (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Handwriting Expert (uncredited)
 1939 The Monroe Doctrine (Short)
King Ferdinand VII
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Telegraph Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 In Name Only
Manager - Tony's Cafe (uncredited)
 1939 Conspiracy
Police Capt. Luther (uncredited)
 1939 The Spellbinder
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1939 Maisie
Ernie
 1939 In Old Caliente
Don José Vargas
 1939 Code of the Secret Service
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1939 Forged Passport
Chief Miguel
 1939 Society Lawyer
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1939 Pirates of the Skies
Jerry Petri
 1938 Zaza
Rug Dealer
 1938 Sharpshooters
Ivan
 1938 The Shining Hour
Maurice - the Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1938 The Sisters
Wireless Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Spawn of the North
Red's Gang Member #2 (uncredited)
 1938 Barefoot Boy
Hank
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Citizen
 1938 Tropic Holiday
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1938 Joaquin Murrieta (Short)
Bronco, Murrieta Spy (uncredited)
 1938 Rascals
Florist
 1938 Yellow Jack
Stagamonte - Reed's Aide (uncredited)
 1938 A Trip to Paris
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Invisible Enemy
Signor Bramucci
 1938 Change of Heart
Lucio (uncredited)
 1937 Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
Draven Nogais
 1937 Mannequin
Striking Seaman (uncredited)
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
French Detective Looking for Summitt (uncredited)
 1937 Lancer Spy
Monk (uncredited)
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Alberto
 1937 Thin Ice
First Porter (uncredited)
 1937 The Firefly
Pablo (uncredited)
 1937 She's No Lady
Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Waiter at Romano's (uncredited)
 1937 Exclusive
Johnny (uncredited)
 1937 King of Gamblers
Mike, Barber (uncredited)
 1937 Song of the City
Tony
 1937 We Have Our Moments
Customs Inspector (uncredited)
 1937 Maytime
Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
 1937 Seventh Heaven
Postman (uncredited)
 1937 A Doctor's Diary
Louie
 1937 When You're in Love
Carlos
 1937 Mama Steps Out
Robert Dalderder, the Priest
 1936 Love on the Run
Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Public Pays (Short)
Moran's Hood (uncredited)
 1936 The Gay Desperado
López
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
'Grandma' - a Gangster
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Henchman Tony (uncredited)
 1936 His Brother's Wife
Jungle Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Fatal Lady
Felipe (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood
French Officer (uncredited)
 1935 Okay, José (Short)
Comandante Capitán Lopez (uncredited)
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
Waiter (uncredited)
 1935 The Melody Lingers On
Giuseppe
 1935 Red Hot Tires
Brazilian Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1935 Bordertown
Police Commissioner in Mexico (uncredited)
 1934 Chained
Cafe Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1934 One More River
Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 Stamboul Quest
German Aide (uncredited)
 1934 Viva Villa!
Pancho Villa's Father
 1934 Men in White
Dr. Vitale
 1933 The Solitaire Man
Waiter (uncredited)
 1933 The White Sister
Celebrating Soldier (uncredited)
 1928 The Man Who Laughs
Clown (uncredited)
 1925 The Beautiful City
Carlo Gillardi
 1924 Romola
Adolfo Spini
 1924 Isn't Life Wonderful
Theodor
 1922 Fascination
Nema
 1921 Orphans of the Storm
Pierre Frochard
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Was performing as Pierre Forchard in a stage revival of "The Two Orphans" when he was noticed by D.W. Griffith. He hired Puglia to repeat his role in the film version retitled Orphans of the Storm (1921) starring the Gish sisters. His character dies in the original story, but audiences were so negative that Griffith had him retake the fade-out in which he survives. See more »

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