Ron Palillo (1949–2012)


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At 14, Ron Palillo (born Ronald Gabriel Paolillo) started his own summer theater in Cheshire, Connecticut. His parents, Gabriel and Carmel Paolillo, were surprised when the summer theater actually made money. After graduating from high school, Ron went to the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he majored in drama. He appeared in many ... See full bio »

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Welcome Back, Kotter Arnold Horshack
(1975-1979)
Snake Eater Torchy
(1989)
Hellgate Matt
(1989)

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 2010 It's a Dog Gone Tale: Destiny's Stand
Randolph Baines
 2010 The Guardians
Professor Walker
 2008 The Curse of Micah Rood (Short)
Micah Rood
 2004 Trees 2: The Root of All Evil
Dougie Styles
 2003 Style Court (TV Series)
Juror
- Episode #2.26 ... Juror
 1997 Mr. Rhodes (TV Series)
Arnold Dingfelder Horshack
- The Welcome Back Show (1997) ... Arnold Dingfelder Horshack
 1992/I Wind
Tony
 1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Ordinary Guy
- Planet of the Capes (1991) ... Ordinary Guy (voice)
 1991 Committed
Ronnie
 1990 Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone (TV Series)
- Rosie's Fuss Attack (1990) ... (voice)
- Save the Cave (1990) ... (voice)
- Rosie's Extra Sweet Day (1990) ... (voice)
- Dozer Quest (1990) ... (voice)
- King Potsworth (1990) ... (voice)
 1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (TV Series short)
Additional Voices
- Pity the Poor Pirate (1990) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1989 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Chip Morris
- Episode #1.6150 (1989) ... Chip Morris
 1989 Hellgate
Matt
 1989 Snake Eater
Torchy
 1988 Superman (TV Series short)
 1987 Little Clowns of Happytown (TV Series short)
Arnie and Ralphie's Dad
- BeBad's Pet Peeve (1987) ... Arnie and Ralphie's Dad (voice)
- Baby Blues/Too Scared to Laugh (1987) ... Arnie and Ralphie's Dad (voice)
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Mr. Larkin
- Rites of Passage (1986) ... Mr. Larkin
 1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Kussman
- Elusive Butterfly (1986) ... Kussman
 1985 The Pound Puppies (TV Short)
Scrounger (voice)
 1985 Doin' Time
Pappion
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Norman Lester, Esq.
- Hooray for Homicide (1984) ... Norman Lester, Esq.
 1983 Surf II
Deputy Underwear
 1983 The Tempest (Video)
Trinculo
 1983 Rubik, the Amazing Cube (TV Series)
Rubik (voice)
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Charley Arbis
- The Beverly Woods Social Club (1983) ... Charley Arbis
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
Spike Mitchell
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
Nick
- Journey to a Spacecraft (1983) ... Nick
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Zack
- Mexican Slayride (1983) ... Zack
 1982 Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (TV Series)
Sgt. Squealy
- Raiders of the Lost Pork (1982) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- Laverne and Shirley and the Beanstalk (1982) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- All the President's Girls (1982) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- The Robot Recruit (1982) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- One Million Laughs B.C. (1982) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
 1981-1982 Laverne & Shirley in the Army (TV Series)
Sgt. Squealy
- The Speed Demon Get-Away Caper (1982) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- Super Duper Trooper (1982) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- The Dark Knight (1981) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- Tokyo-Ho, Ho (1981) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
- Meanie Genie (1981) ... Sgt. Squealy (voice)
 1981 Alice (TV Series)
Mutner
- The Wild One (1981) ... Mutner
 1979-1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Casper Martin / Al Breyer
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A.
Frankey
 1975-1979 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Arnold Horshack
- The Bread Winners (1979) ... Arnold Horshack
- I'm Okay, But You're Not (1979) ... Arnold Horshack
- Oo-Oo, I Do: Part 1 (1979) ... Arnold Horshack
- Oo-Oo, I Do: Part 2 (1979) ... Arnold Horshack
- The Gang Show (1979) ... Arnold Horshack
 1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Hevet
- Tower of Babel (1979) ... Hevet
 1979 Sweepstakes (TV Series)
Harold
 1976 Mr. T and Tina (TV Series)
Arnold Horshack
- Pilot (1976) ... Arnold Horshack
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Gary Warren (1994)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1978) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "The Star Spangled Girl," in a Cherry County Playhouse production under the Dome at the Park Palace Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan. Pat Paulsen and Neil Rosen were artistic directors. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Welcome Back Kotter

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Was the second of two main cast members of Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) to pass away in 2012. The first was Robert Hegyes, who coincidentally also passed away from a heart attack. See more »

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