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Frank Yaconelli (1898–1965)

Frank Yaconelli migrated to the States with his parents when he was one year old. The family initially settled in Boston. Frank was the oldest of 12 siblings and had to quit school after finishing the 6th grade. He and a younger brother became "street musicians" to help with the families expenses. When WW I broke out, Frank - who was underage - ... See full bio »

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 1958 The Black Orchid
Uncle Angelo (uncredited)
 1957 Zorro (TV Series)
Pancho
- Garcia's Secret Mission (1957) ... Pancho
 1957 The Parson and the Outlaw
Peon (uncredited)
 1957 The Unholy Wife
Tomosso (uncredited)
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Dominic
- The Happy Gift (1957) ... Dominic
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Pirate Guard
- A Horse for Old Hickory (1957) ... Pirate Guard
 1956 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Franco
- Wedding Mourning ... Franco
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Mario
- Men Against Speed (1956) ... Mario
 1956 Santiago
Cook (uncredited)
 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn
Mr. Mazziota (uncredited)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
- A Bell for Adano (1956)
 1956 Serenade
Giuseppe (uncredited)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Enrique
- Double Trouble (1956) ... Enrique
 1955 The Racers
Luigi (uncredited)
 1954 Dragon's Gold
Nico (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Cash Stashers (Short)
Joe, the Junk Dealer (uncredited)
 1953 I'm the Law (TV Series)
Tony Yonas
- O Sole Mio (1953) ... Tony Yonas
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Roman Interlude (1953)
 1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Waiter at Pub (uncredited)
 1952 Hangman's Knot
Drifter (uncredited)
 1952 Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom
Mexican Driver [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
 1952 The Fighter
Gonzales' Landlord (uncredited)
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 September Affair
Mr. Peppino
 1950 Never a Dull Moment
Accordion Player at Shivaree (uncredited)
 1950 Cody of the Pony Express
Blacksmith (uncredited)
 1950 Borderline
Drunk (uncredited)
 1949 Alias the Champ
Headwaiter
 1949 The Walking Hills
Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 A Foreign Affair
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1948 The Dude Goes West
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1948 Madonna of the Desert
Peppo
 1947 Wild Horse Mesa
Clemente
 1947 Riding the California Trail
Baby - Ciscos sidekick
 1946 Beauty and the Bandit
Baby
 1946 The Thrill of Brazil
Photographer (uncredited)
 1946 Slightly Scandalous
Mexican Singer (as Moro and Yaconelli)
 1946 South of Monterey
Baby, Cisco's sidekick
 1943 Power of the Press
Tony Angelo (uncredited)
 1943 Man of Courage
Pete
 1942 Flying with Music
Spanish Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Where Trails End
Pierre La Fair - Tom's Sidekick
 1942 Arizona Roundup
Pierre LaFaire
 1941 Forbidden Trails
Poker Player Tony (uncredited)
 1941 Glamour Boy
Mr. Puccini - Proprietor of Soda Fountain (uncredited)
 1941 Fiesta
Pablo
 1941 World Premiere
DeGrasse's Barber (uncredited)
 1941 Our Wife
Hat Vender (uncredited)
 1941 Forced Landing
Zomar, the grocer
 1941 Two in a Taxi
Tony Vitale
 1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
Peanut Vendor (uncredited)
 1941 They Met in Argentina
Singer in Cantina (uncredited)
 1941 Barnacle Bill
Fisherman (uncredited)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights
Mexican Trio, Concertina Player (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
Armenian Man (uncredited)
 1940 Girls Under 21
Mr. Papadakus (uncredited)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro
Don Alejandro's Servant (uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Horserace Loser at Fiesta (uncredited)
 1940 Argentine Nights
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1940 Stranger on the Third Floor
Jack, Coffee Shop Owner (uncredited)
 1940 Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1940 Wild Horse Range
Sidekick Manny
 1940 Torrid Zone
Lopez (as Frank Yaconnelli)
 1940 The Cheyenne Kid
Manuel
 1940 East Side Kids
Tony
 1940 Pioneer Days
Manuel Gonzales Julian Ramariez
 1940 Mexican Spitfire
Waiter in Mexico (uncredited)
 1939 Escape to Paradise
Manuel, Taxi Driver
 1939 The Girl and the Gambler
Fake Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 The Girl from Mexico
San Proximo Hotel Proprietor (uncredited)
 1939 Across the Plains
Lopez
 1939 Missing Daughters
Italian (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Saloon Gambler (uncredited)
 1939 Streets of New York
Flower Vendor (uncredited)
 1939 Let Us Live
Norman Cameron - Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1939 Trigger Smith
Lopez
 1939 Drifting Westward
Lopez
 1938 Wild Horse Canyon
Lopez
 1937 The Firefly
French Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1937 Wild West Days
Mike Morales
 1936 Empty Saddles
Band Leader (uncredited)
 1936 Wanted: Jane Turner
Spumoni - Dog Catcher (uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers
Pete (Italian Veteran)
 1936 Romance Rides the Range
Tony (as Frank Yocanelli)
 1936 Down to the Sea
Pete
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Peón (uncredited)
 1936 Lucky Terror
Tony Giribaldi
 1936 Blazing Justice
Rusty, Guitar Player (as Frank Yaconnelli)
 1935 Lawless Riders
Pedro Gomez
 1935 Gun Play
Frank Gorman (as Frank Yacanelli)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Engineer (uncredited)
 1935 Heir to Trouble
Accordionist (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes Cookie
Specialty Act (as Moro and Yaconelli)
 1935 Alice Adams
Violinist at Restaurant (uncredited)
 1935 Pursuit
Tony, a Sick Dog's Master (uncredited)
 1935 Western Frontier
Hawhaw
 1935 Love Me Forever
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1935 Unknown Woman
Italian (uncredited)
 1935 The Awakening of Jim Burke
Barber (uncredited)
 1935 The Tia Juana Kid
Pancho
 1935 Let's Live Tonight
Organ Grinder
 1935 Five Bad Men
Tony
 1935 Death Flies East
Italian (uncredited)
 1935 I'm a Father (Short)
Italian
 1935 The Best Man Wins
Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 Flirting with Danger
Spanish Man in Cafe (uncredited)
 1934 Broadway Bill
Spaniard (uncredited)
 1934 Lost in the Stratosphere
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1934 Perfectly Mismated (Short)
 1934 Girl in Danger
Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 Back to the Soil (Short)
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday
Flower Vendor (uncredited)
 1934 It Happened One Night
Tony (uncredited)
 1933 Strawberry Roan
Shanty
 1933 The Barber Shop (Short)
Italian Man Selling Bass Fiddle (uncredited)
 1933 The Man Who Dared
Senator's Yes Man (uncredited)
 1930 A Lady's Morals
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1930 Call of the Flesh
Fruit Vendor (uncredited)
 1930 Song of the Caballero
Accordionist (uncredited)
 1930 Firebrand Jordan
Tony
 1930 Parade of the West
Sicily Joe
 1929 Navy Blues
Organ Grinder (uncredited)
 1929 Señor Americano
Mañana
 1929 Lady of the Pavements
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1927 I'll Be There
Italian man
 1923 The Yankee Spirit (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Frank Yacanelli | Moro and Yaconelli | Frank Yaconnelli | Frank Yocanelli
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Trivia:

Brother of Earl Douglas, uncle of Steve Yaconelli.

Star Sign:

Libra

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