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Joseph Bova (1924–2006)

Joseph Bova was born on May 25, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Joseph A. Bova. He was an actor, known for Serpico (1973), Who? (1974) and Once Upon a Mattress (1964). He was married to Lee Lawson. He died on March 12, 2006 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Serpico Potts
Who? Dr. Martino / Lucas Martino
Once Upon a Mattress Prince Dauntless


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 1991 She-Wolf of London (TV Series)
 1987 Morgan Stewart's Coming Home
Emily's Father
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Lew Feldman
- Distant Signals (1985) ... Lew Feldman (as Joe Bova)
 1978 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Howard Simpson
- Episode #1.716 (1978) ... Howard Simpson
- Episode #1.715 (1978) ... Howard Simpson
- Episode #1.714 (1978) ... Howard Simpson
- Episode #1.713 (1978) ... Howard Simpson
- Episode #1.712 (1978) ... Howard Simpson
 1977 Off Campus (TV Movie)
 1977 Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Movie)
Father Robinson
 1976 Popi (TV Series)
Loan Shark
- Man's Best Amigo (1976) ... Loan Shark
 1976 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Michael D. Crowley
- Happy New Year (1976) ... Michael D. Crowley
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Morrie Rogaz
- Out of the Frying Pan... (1975) ... Morrie Rogaz
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
- Death Ride (1975) ... George (as Joe Bova)
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series)
- Fearless Fonzarelli: Part 1 (1975) ... Burt
 1974 Who?
Dr. Martino / Lucas Martino
 1973 Serpico
Potts (as Joe Bova)
 1972 Up the Sandbox
 1967-1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Hard Travelin' (1969)
- The World of Günter Grass (1967) ... Oskar (as Joe Bova)
 1968 Pretty Poison
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
- Some Devil Whispered in His Ear (1966) ... Bucky (as Joe Bova)
 1966 Good Old Days (TV Movie)
Kook (as Joe Bova)
 1964 Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie)
Prince Dauntless
 1961 The Young Doctors
Dr. Shawcross
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
 1953 Time for Fun (TV Series)
Uncle Joe
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Stage Play: Rape of the Belt. Written by Benn W. Levy. Music by Sol Kaplan. Scenic Design by Paul Morrison. Directed by Albert Marre. Martin Beck Theatre: 5 Nov 1960- 12 Nov 1960 (9 performances). Cast: Philip Bosco (as "Heracles") [Broadway debut], Joseph Bova (as "Theseus"), Hilda Brawner (as "Anthea"), Constance Cummings (as "Antiope"),... See more »

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Joe Bova

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"Uncle Joe" Bova was the host/performer of WABC TV Ch. 7 NYC's weekday evening version of "The Little Rascals Show". The weekday evening version of WABC TV Ch. 7 NYC's "Little Rascals Show" was on the air from Monday September 23, 1957 to Friday September 9, 1960. "Uncle Joe" Bova was also the second host/performer of WJZ/WABC TV Ch. 7 NYC's "Time For Fun!" weekday afternoons from Monday August 1... See more »



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