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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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Known For

No Ordinary Guy Producer
There He Goes Producer
Dr. Cyclops Pedro
Riding the Sunset Trail Lopez Mendoza


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 2018 The Forsaken Westerns (TV Series)
- Trigger Tales (2018) ... Chico
 1958 The Black Orchid
Uncle Angelo (uncredited)
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
- Wedding Mourning ... Franco
 1957 Zorro (TV Series)
- Garcia's Secret Mission (1957) ... Pancho
 1957 The Parson and the Outlaw
Peon (uncredited)
 1957 The Unholy Wife
Tomosso (uncredited)
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
- The Happy Gift (1957) ... Dominic
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Pirate Guard
- A Horse for Old Hickory (1957) ... Pirate Guard
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
- Men Against Speed (1956) ... Mario
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
The Singer
- No Right to Kill (1956) ... The Singer
 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)
- 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 Hangman's Knot
Drifter (uncredited)
 1952 Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom
Mexican Driver [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
 1952 The Fighter
Gonzales' Landlord (uncredited)
 1951 Trigger Tales (TV Movie)
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Truck Driver (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
 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
 1947 Wild Horse Mesa
 1947 Riding the California Trail
Baby - Ciscos sidekick
 1946 Beauty and the Bandit
 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
 1942 Flying with Music
Spanish Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Where Trails End
Pierre La Fair
 1942 Arizona Roundup
Pierre La Fair
 1942 Western Mail
Lopez Mendoza
 1941 Forbidden Trails
Tony - Poker Player (uncredited)
 1941 Glamour Boy
Mr. Puccini - Proprietor of Soda Fountain (uncredited)
 1941 Lone Star Law Men
Lopez Mendoza
 1941 Fiesta
 1941 Riding the Sunset Trail
Lopez Mendoza
 1941 The Driftin' Kid
Lopez Mendoza
 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 (uncredited)
 1940 Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1940 Wild Horse Range
Manny - Sidekick
 1940 Torrid Zone
Lopez (as Frank Yaconnelli)
 1940 Dr. Cyclops
 1940 The Cheyenne Kid
Manuel Lopez
 1940 East Side Kids
 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
 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
 1939 Drifting Westward
 1938 Wild Horse Canyon
Lopez Valdesto
 1937 The Firefly
French Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1937 Wild West Days
Mike Morales
 1937 It Could Happen to You
 1937 Left Handed Law
Saloon Accordion PLayer (uncredited)
 1936 Empty Saddles
Band Leader (uncredited)
 1936 Wanted! Jane Turner
Spumoni - Dog Catcher (uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers
 1936 Romance Rides the Range
Tony (as Frank Yocanelli)
 1936 Down to the Sea
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Peón (uncredited)
 1936 Lucky Terror
Tony Giribaldi
 1936 Blazing Justice
Rusty (as Frank Yaconnelli)
 1935 Lawless Riders
 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
 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
 1935 Let's Live Tonight
Organ Grinder (uncredited)
 1935 Five Bad Men
 1935 Death Flies East
Italian (uncredited)
 1935 I'm a Father (Short)
Italian Expectant Father
 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
 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 Slightly Scarlet
Musical Accomplice (uncredited)
 1930 Firebrand Jordan
 1930 Parade of the West
Sicily Joe
 1929 The Voice of Vaudeville (Short) (as The Yaconelly Brothers)
 1929 Navy Blues
Organ Grinder (uncredited)
 1929 Señor Americano
 1929 Lady of the Pavements
Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1927 I'll Be There
Italian man
 1923 The Yankee Spirit (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a western series to be called The Forsaken Westerns: Trigger Tales (2018).

Alternate Names:

Frank Yacanelli | Moro and Yaconelli | The Yaconelly Brothers | Frank Yaconnelli | Frank Yocanelli

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