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Carmen Filpi Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Character actor Carmen Filpi was born on March 22, 1923 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The son of Remigio and Rosa Gatto Filpi, Carmen graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1942. Moreover, Filpi served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. Carmen began his acting career as part of a comedy team with fellow Pittsfield resident George Morell; the duo performed in minstrels and floor show troupes in touring shows as well as in the Washington area. Filpi moved to Hollywood, California in the late 1960's in order to further pursue his acting career. Outside of his substantial film and television credits, Carmen also appeared in numerous TV commercials. Filpi was often cast as drunken bums and mangy drifters in a career that spanned over forty years. Carmen died at age 80 on May 9, 2003 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He was survived at the time of his death by his sister Carmena and brothers John and Peter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Trade Mark (1)

He usually played homeless men and drifters.

Trivia (2)

Was frequently cast by Tim Burton and Adam Sandler.
Appeared with actor Patrick Cranshaw in two movies, Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993).

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