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Dom DeLuise

Dominick "Dom" DeLuise (August 1, 1933 – May 4, 2009) was an American actor who has starred in numerous roles, mostly comedic.

Biography

Early life

DeLuise was born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian American parents Vicenza and John DeLuise.

Career

DeLuise almost always appears in comedic parts, although an early appearance (in the movie Fail-Safe as a nervous enlisted soldier) showed a possible broader range. His first acting credit was as a regular performer in the television show The Entertainers in 1964. He has often co-starred with Burt Reynolds; together they starred in the film Cannonball Run. DeLuise was the host of the television show Candid Camera from 1991 to 1992. He is probably best known as a regular in Mel Brooks' films. Brooks' late wife, actress Anne Bancroft, directed Dom in Fatso (1980), he also had a cameo as the Pope in Johnny Dangerously.

He is sometimes credited as Dom De Luise, Dom Deluise, or Dom De Luises.

Personal life

DeLuise has three sons, Peter, Michael, and David, all of whom are actors. Dom, his sons and his wife, actress Carol (to whom he has been married since 1965), occasionally appear in each others' projects.

Filmography

TV work

  • The Entertainers (19641965)
  • The Dean Martin Summer Show (regular performer in 1966)
  • The Dom DeLuise Show (1968) (canceled after five months)
  • The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (regular performer from 1971–1972)
  • Roman Holidays (1972) (canceled after four months)
  • The Dean Martin Show (regular performer from 19721973)
  • Losta Luck (1973–1974)
  • Only with Married Men (1974)
  • Happy (1983) (also executive producer)
  • The Dom DeLuise Show (19871988)
  • Die Laughing (1990)
  • Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (1991) (voice)
  • Fievel's American Tails (1991–1992) (voice)
  • Candid Camera (host from 1991–1992)
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show (cast member from 19931995) (voice)
  • Burke's Law (1994–1995)
  • Don't Drink the Water (1994)
  • Tin Soldier (1995)
  • Shari's Passover Surprise (1996)
  • Sabrina: The Teenage Witch (1998)
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996–1999) (voice)
  • The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (1998–1999)
  • Stargate SG-1 episode "Urgo" (2000)
  • Robot Chicken (2005) (guest voice)

External links

Wikipedia
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