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Richard Conte (I) (1910–1975)


Richard Conte was born Nicholas Richard Conte on March 24, 1910, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of an Italian-American barber. The young Conte held a variety of jobs before becoming a professional actor, including truck driver, Wall Street clerk and singing waiter at a Connecticut resort. The gig as a singing waiter led to theatrical work in ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Godfather Barzini
(1972)
The Big Combo Mr. Brown
(1955)
Thieves' Highway Nick Garcos
(1949)
A Walk in the Sun Pvt. Rivera
(1945)

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 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Don Emilio Barzini
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Don Emilio Barzini
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Don Emilio Barzini
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Don Emilio Barzini
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Don Emilio Barzini
 1975 The Return of the Exorcist
Exorcist
 1975 Violent City
Lawyer Sartori
 1975 La encadenada
Alexander
 1975 Evil Eye
Dr. Stone
 1974 Shoot First, Die Later
Mazzanti
 1973 Anna, quel particolare piacere
Riccardo Sogliani
 1973 No Way Out
Nick Gusto
 1973 Anastasia mio fratello
Alberto 'Big Al' Anastasia
 1973 L'onorata famiglia - Uccidere è cosa nostra
Don Antonio Marchesi
 1973 Pete, Pearl & the Pole
Bruno
 1973 The Boss
Don Corrasco
 1972 The Godfather
Barzini
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Vito Scarpana
- The Enemy Before Us (1970) ... Vito Scarpana
 1970 The Challengers (TV Movie)
Ritchie
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Frank DeLacey
- Trial of a Mafioso (1970) ... Frank DeLacey
 1969 Explosion
Dr. Philip Neal
 1968 Operation Cross Eagles
Lt. Bradford
 1968 Lady in Cement
Lt. Dave Santini
 1968 Sentenza di morte
Diaz
 1967 Tony Rome
Lt. Dave Santini
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Jeff Hoffman
- Fame Is a Four-Letter Word (1967) ... Jeff Hoffman
 1967 Hotel
Detective Dupere
 1966 The Jean Arthur Show (TV Series)
Richie Wells
- The Lady and the Gangster (1966) ... Richie Wells
- With This Hood I Thee Wed (1966) ... Richie Wells
- The Friendly Speed Trap (1966) ... Richie Wells
 1966 Assault on a Queen
Tony Moreno
 1965 Synanon
Reid Kimble
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Sallas
- The Green Felt Jungle (1965) ... Jack Sallas
 1964 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Nick Moore
- Hideout (1964) ... Nick Moore
 1964 Circus World
Aldo Alfredo
 1964 The Eyes of Annie Jones
David Wheeler
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Paul Dunnell
- Tigers Are for Jungles (1964) ... Paul Dunnell
 1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
Leonard Ashley
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Detective Lieut. Butter
- 5: The Conclusion (1963) ... Detective Lieut. Butter
- 5: Part 4 (1963) ... Detective Lieut. Butter
- 5: Part 3 (1963) ... Detective Lieut. Butter
- 5: Part 2 (1963) ... Detective Lieut. Butter
- 5: Part 1 (1963) ... Detective Lieut. Butter
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
John Miller
- Ordeal in Darkness (1963) ... John Miller
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Tony Laurentino
- A Saint for Momma (1962) ... Tony Laurentino
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
John Miller
- Ordeal in Darkness (1962) ... John Miller
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Ira Bauer / Arnie Seeger
- The Chess Game (1962) ... Ira Bauer
- The Organization (1961) ... Arnie Seeger
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Captain
- The Outpost (1962) ... Captain
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Dan Diego Montoya
- Naomi Champagne (1962) ... Dan Diego Montoya
 1960-1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Victor Ragar / Manuel Alvarez
- An Assassin Arrives, Andante (1962) ... Victor Ragar
- Moment of Truth (1960) ... Manuel Alvarez
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Phil Clifford
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Oren Dunning
- Cry to Heaven (1962) ... Oren Dunning
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Frank Burns
- The Old Pro (1961) ... Frank Burns
 1960 Pepe
Richard Conte
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Jeff Ryder
- Treviso Dam (1960) ... Jeff Ryder (uncredited)
- Justice for Gino (1960) ... Jeff Ryder
- The Last Days of Nick Pompey (1960) ... Jeff Ryder
- Riot (1960) ... Jeff Ryder
- The Bystanders (1960) ... Jeff Ryder
 1960 Ocean's 11
Anthony Bergdorf
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Cayetano Ruiz
- The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (1960) ... Cayetano Ruiz
 1960 The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (TV Movie)
Gaetano Ruiz
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Edward Hall
- Perchance to Dream (1959) ... Edward Hall
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Cpl. Milo Trubee
 1957 This Angry Age
Michael
 1957 The Brothers Rico
Eddie Rico
 1956-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Jimmy Ringo / Barney Fowler
- End of a Gun (1957) ... Jimmy Ringo
- Overnight Haul (1956) ... Barney Fowler
 1956 Full of Life
Nick Rocco
 1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Bill Carter / Martin Crawford / Harvey Barron
- The Silent Strangers (1956) ... Bill Carter
- Turn Back the Clock (1954) ... Martin Crawford
- Emergency (1953) ... Harvey Barron
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Tony Bardeman
 1955 Target Zero
Lt. Tom Flagler
 1955 Bengazi
John Gillmore
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey
Bill Locklin
 1955 The Big Tip Off
Johnny Denton
 1955 New York Confidential
Nick Magellan
 1955 The Big Combo
Mr. Brown
 1954 Race for Life
Peter Wells
 1954 Highway Dragnet
Jim Henry
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Michael Girard
- The Eye of the Beholder (1953) ... Michael Girard
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- Crimson Velvet (1953)
 1953 Slaves of Babylon
Nahum
 1953 Desert Legion
Crito Damou / Omar Ben Khalif
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
Casey Mayo
 1952 The Raiders
Jan Morrell
 1952 The Fighter
Felipe Rivera
 1951 Under the Gun
Bert Galvin (uncredited)
 1951 The Raging Tide
Bruno Felkin
 1951 Hollywood Story
Larry O'Brien
 1950 The Sleeping City
Fred Rowan, aka Fred Gilbert
 1949 Whirlpool
Dr. William 'Bill' Sutton
 1949 Thieves' Highway
Nick Garcos
 1949 House of Strangers
Max Monetti
 1949 Big Jack
Dr. Alexander Meade
 1948 Cry of the City
Martin Rome
 1948 Call Northside 777
Frank Wiecek
 1947 The Other Love
Paul Clermont
 1946 13 Rue Madeleine
Bill O'Connell
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
Mel Phillips
 1945 The Spider
Chris Conlon
 1945 A Walk in the Sun
Pvt. Rivera
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Nicolo - Italian POW
 1945 Captain Eddie
Pvt. John Bartek
 1944 The Purple Heart
Lt. Angelo Canelli
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Capt. Davis
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
Tony Casselli (as Nicholas Conte)
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Other Works:

(4/28/47) Radio: Appeared in a "Gulf Screen Guild" broadcast of "My Darling Clementine". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nicholas Conte

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Doppelganger for Efrem Zimbalist Jr. See more »

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Star Sign:

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