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Joseph Vitale (I) (1901–1994)

Joseph Vitale was born on September 6, 1901 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Road to Rio (1947), The Paleface (1948) and Wild Is the Wind (1957). He died on June 5, 1994 in Granada Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Road to Rio
The Paleface
The Paleface Indian Scout
Wild Is the Wind
Wild Is the Wind Party Guest


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 1964 Apache Rifles
Victorio (as Joseph A. Vitale)
 1964 Mister Ed (TV Series)
- Ed Visits a Gypsy (1964) ... Zoltan (as Joe Vitale)
 1960-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Nantanta / Barber / Chief
- Incident at Gila Flats (1964) ... Nantanta
- Incident of the Big Blowout (1961) ... Barber (as Joe Vitale)
- Incident at Sulphur Creek (1960) ... Chief (as Joseph A. Vitale)
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Handsome Harry
- Scheherazade and Her Frying Pan: Part 2 (1964) ... Handsome Harry (as Joseph A. Vitale)
- Scheherazade and Her Frying Pan: Part 1 (1964) ... Handsome Harry (as Joseph A. Vitale)
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Bartender (uncredited)
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Fred Martin
- Odyssey of a Proud Suitcase (1962) ... Fred Martin
 1960 Bells Are Ringing
Bookie (uncredited)
 1958-1960 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Police Commissioner / Bartender
- San Fernando for Governor (1960) ... Police Commissioner
- Appleby's Garage (1958) ... Bartender
 1960 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Robert Pasella
- Brothers of the Knife (1960) ... Robert Pasella (as Joseph A Vitale)
 1959 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Frankie Frisco
- Fight Game (1959) ... Frankie Frisco (as Joe Vitale)
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Ben Carter
- Mama's Boy (1959) ... Ben Carter
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
- Death for Hire (1959) ... Rocha (as Joe Vitale)
 1958-1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Frenchie Popineau / Ama Benoy
- Dear Dead Days (1959) ... Frenchie Popineau
- Man on the Bridge (1958) ... Ama Benoy
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Sam Hiawatha (uncredited)
 1959 Pony Express (TV Series)
- Message from New Orleans (1959) ... Jed (uncredited)
 1958 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Chief Akacita
- Vengeance Trail (1958) ... Chief Akacita
 1957-1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Red Eagle / Cortine / Laurindo / ...
- Miracle of the Mission (1958) ... Red Eagle
- Bitter Bounty (1958) ... Cortine
- The Swapper (1957) ... Laurindo (as Joseph A. Vitale)
- Major Swanson's Choice (1957) ... Santee
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
- Hired Hand (1958) ... Jose
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Black Antelope
- A Matter of Honor (1958) ... Black Antelope (as Joe Vitale)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Chief Tashuca
- Bonner's Squaw (1958) ... Chief Tashuca
 1958 Hong Kong Confidential
Youseff (uncredited)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Rex Montana Story (1958) ... Chenwakee
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Father Rodriguez
- The Town That Slept with the Lights On (1958) ... Father Rodriguez
 1954-1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
- Dial 116 (1954)
 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Storm Wind
- The Good Indian (1958) ... Storm Wind (as Joseph A. Vitale)
 1957-1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Bravado Touch (1958) ... Inspector
- Contact (1957)
 1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Chief Wolf Head
- The General's Lady (1958) ... Chief Wolf Head
 1957 Wild Is the Wind
Party Guest
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Broken Claw
- Return of Casey Perkins (1957) ... Broken Claw
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Grey Wolf
- Spurline to Danger (1957) ... Grey Wolf
 1957 The Deerslayer
Huron chief
 1955-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Chief Flying Cloud / J. S. Forgan / Col. Carlos Ortega / ...
- The Law and Miss Aggie (1957) ... Chief Flying Cloud (as Joe Vitale)
- The Letter Bride (1956) ... J. S. Forgan (as Joe Vitale)
- Jornada Del Muerto (1955) ... Chief Luzito
 1956 Rumble on the Docks
Ferd Marchesi
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1956 Serenade
Baritone (uncredited)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
 1955 The Square Jungle
Tony Adamson (as Joe Vitale)
 1955 A Bullet for Joey
Nick Johonus
 1955 New York Confidential
 1955 The Racers
Dr. Bocci (uncredited)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Tut Blake
- Sunken Treasure (1954) ... Tut Blake
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
- Picture in the Case (1954) ... Roberto
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
Captain Orlan
- The Forbidden Moon: Chapter II (1954) ... Captain Orlan (as Joe Vitale)
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Guard on Steps (uncredited)
 1954 Make Haste to Live
Big Man
 1953-1954 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Thug / Cap
- The Whistling Bird (1954) ... Thug
- My Friend Superman (1953) ... Cap
 1954 Duffy's Tavern (TV Series)
- Episode #1.36 (1954) ... Sam
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Ace Donohue / Taggert
- Murder on the Midway (1953) ... Ace Donohue
- Breakout (1953) ... Taggert
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me
Giuseppe (uncredited)
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer
 1951 My Favorite Spy
 1951 Shadow of the Cloak (TV Series)
- Without Arms (1951)
 1951 Mr. Imperium
Bearded Man (uncredited)
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
 1949 Illegal Entry
Joe Bottsy
 1949 The Lost Tribe
 1947 Road to Rio
 1947 Dangerous Years
August Miller
 1947 Where There's Life
Albert Miller
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1946 Lady Luck
Happy Johnson
 1945 Zombies on Broadway
 1944 None But the Lonely Heart
'Cosh' Simmons (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon in Mexico
 1944 Days of Glory
Seminov (uncredited)
 1944 Gildersleeve's Ghost
Lennox - Wells' Henchman
 1944 Action in Arabia
Arab Telling About Abandoned Airport (uncredited)
 1944 Passport to Destiny
Lt. Bosch
 1934 Daredevil O'Dare (Short)
Kovack Tomar (as Joe Vitale)
 1933 Turkey in the Raw (Short)
Frank (as Joe Vitale)
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Stage Play: One Thing After Another. Drama. Written by Sheldon Noble. Directed by Walter Craig. Fulton Theatre: 28 Dec 1937- Jan 1938 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Richard S. Bishop (as "Boss Gilray"), Kenneth Daigneau (as "Morgan"), Kathleen Fitz (as "Judy Canfield"), William Foran (as "Gus"), Kathryn Givney (as "Kay ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Joe Vitale | Joseph A. Vitale | Joseph A Vitale

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