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SpouseRebecca Chute Metrano
FactBroke his neck in six places falling from a ladder while working on a house. After extensive rehabilitation, he can walk a little with difficulty, but generally uses a wheelchair.

Art Metrano is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his role as Detective Sgt. Tony Scali on the television series Police Squad! and for his appearances in the films Airplane!, The Naked Gun, and Beverly Hills Cop II.

Metrano was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 15, 1936. His parents, Joseph and Mary Metrano, were both Italian immigrants. He has two brothers, Frank and Joseph Jr., and a sister, Rosemarie. Metrano attended Brooklyn Technical High School and graduated in 1954. He then studied engineering at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, but left after one year to pursue a career in comedy.

Metrano began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1960s. He appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Ed Sullivan Show. He also had roles on the television series The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. In 1982, he was cast as Detective Sgt. Tony Scali on the police comedy series Police Squad!. The show was cancelled after six episodes, but Metrano’s performance was well-received.

In 1988, Metrano appeared in the film Beverly Hills Cop II. He also had roles in the films Airplane! (1980), The Naked Gun (1988), and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003).

Metrano has been married three times. His first wife was actress Barbara Rush, with whom he had a son, Andrew. His second wife was actress Linda Gray, with whom he had a daughter, Cristina. He is currently married to actress Nancy Morgan.

Metrano has a net worth of $5 million. He has earned his wealth through his successful career as an actor and comedian.

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Full NameArt Metrano
ProfessionActor, Comedian


SpouseRebecca Chute Metrano


MoviesPolice Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Breathless, Malibu Express, History of the World, Part I, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Slaughter's Big Rip-Off, Going Ape!, How to Beat the High Cost of Living, Dirty O'Neil, Beverly Hill...
TV ShowsJoanie Loves Chachi, Fred and Barney Meet The Thing, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, Movin' On, The Chicago Teddy Bears, Tough Cookies

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1[onn his one-man act, "Accidental Comedy"] I'm not doing the play for the money, because there is no money. The reward comes with the people who surround me after the show, who tell me about the adversity in their lives and how I have given them hope.
2[on the date and time of his accident] September 17, 1989. It was Sunday before noon, around 11:30. [I remember it] vividly. It's something that will stay with me until the day I die . . .


1Known to fans as Mauser from the Police Academy Series.
2Through his one man stage act, titled "The Accidental Comedy", he has been able to raise more than $175,000 for Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury to help buy crutches, wheelchairs and supplies for others with spinal injuries.
3Broke his neck in six places falling from a ladder while working on a house. After extensive rehabilitation, he can walk a little with difficulty, but generally uses a wheelchair.
4Appeared frequently on variety shows in the early 70s as a magician performing absurd tricks (such as making his fingers "jump" from one hand to another) while constantly humming his inane theme song.




Good Advice2001Homeless Man
The District2001TV SeriesTeddy Caruso
Party of Five1997-2000TV SeriesDriver / Justice of the Peace
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998Dr. Steinberg
Profiler1998TV Series
Police Academy: The Series1998TV SeriesSheriff Meiser
Pacific Blue1997TV Series
Murder in Mind1997Judge
Chicago Hope1997TV SeriesJudge Elijah Horn
Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman1994-1995TV Mini-SeriesAdditional Voices
Herman's Head1994TV SeriesReporter #1
Silk Stalkings1994TV SeriesKurt Fielding
The John Larroquette Show1993TV Series
Empty Nest1990-1993TV SeriesElevator Repairman / Art
L.A. Law1991-1993TV SeriesJudge Richard Fiorello
Toys1992Guard at Desk
Nurses1992TV SeriesMr. Warner
The Golden Girls1992TV SeriesJudge
Hunter1991TV SeriesBert Nadell
Lenny1990TV SeriesFather
Real Men Don't Eat Gummi Bears1989Agent 712
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers1989Vic
21 Jump Street1989TV SeriesLarry Stubbs
Cagney & Lacey1987TV SeriesGus DeScarfo
Hill Street Blues1986TV SeriesAl Sanderson
Tough Cookies1986TV SeriesLt. Iverson
Police Academy 3: Back in Training1986Comdt. Mauser
The A-Team1985TV SeriesNick Gretsch
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment1985Lt. Mauser
Malibu Express1985Matthew
Tiger - Frühling in Wien1984Tiger
Hotel1984TV SeriesLeo McGurty
Punky Brewster1984TV SeriesLenny the Loop
Masquerade1984TV SeriesNick
Fantasy Island1982-1983TV SeriesConway Ferguson / Eddie Kimball
Joanie Loves Chachi1982-1983TV SeriesUncle Rico Mastorelli
Matt Houston1982TV SeriesCody Wohl
WKRP in Cincinnati1982TV SeriesTed Jeffrey
No Man's Valley1981TV ShortAbe (voice)
History of the World: Part I1981Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire
Going Ape!1981Joey
Cheaper to Keep Her1981Tony Turino
Rise and Shine1981TV SeriesMr. Tillman
A Cry for Love1980TV Movie
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living1980Gas Station Attendant
Benson1979-1980TV SeriesCaptain Bates
Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo1979TV SeriesSpike (voice)
Fred and Barney Meet the Thing1979TV SeriesSpike
Kaz1979TV Series
Centennial1979TV Mini-SeriesMeurice
The White Shadow1978TV SeriesWalter Preston
Flying High1978TV SeriesHarve
The Incredible Hulk1978TV SeriesCharlie
Wonder Woman1978TV SeriesFriedman
Human Feelings1978TV MovieCab Driver (uncredited)
Matilda1978Gordon Baum
The Ted Knight Show1978TV SeriesAce
All in the Family1978TV SeriesJack
Baretta1975-1977TV SeriesOfficer Pulaski Pulaski Corey
Charlie's Angels1977TV SeriesAlfred Blue
Loves Me, Loves Me Not1977TV SeriesTom
Police Story1974-1977TV SeriesJoe Lazzari / Jake Rosen / Dominic
The Streets of San Francisco1977TV SeriesTony Pellegrino
The Practice1976TV SeriesCabbie
Starsky and Hutch1976TV SeriesAmboy
Flo's Place1976TV MovieBeito
Brinks: The Great Robbery1976TV MovieJulius Mareno
Movin' On1975-1976TV SeriesMoose
Barney Miller1975TV SeriesDetective Mike Lovatelli
Linda Lovelace for President1975The Sheik (as Arthur Metrano)
The Strongest Man in the World1975TV Color Man
Amy Prentiss1974-1975TV SeriesDetective Rod Pena
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1975TV SeriesHenry 'Studs' Spake
Ironside1969-1974TV SeriesDetective RodPena / Detective Rod Pena / Chambers / ...
Dirty O'Neil1974Lassiter
Toma1974TV Series
The Treasure of Jamaica Reef1974Waiter
Insight1973-1974TV SeriesPhil / Tom
Love, American Style1972-1973TV SeriesPaul (segment "Love and the Awkward Age") / Barney (segment "Love and the Woman in White")
Kojak1973TV SeriesMike Tomaso
Adam's Rib1973TV SeriesPete
The All-American Boy1973Jay David Swooze
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off1973Mario Burtoli
Steambath1973TV MovieLongshoreman
The Heartbreak Kid1972Entertainer
They Only Kill Their Masters1972Malcolm
The Chicago Teddy Bears1971TV SeriesBig Nick Barr / Nick Marr
The Partners1971TV SeriesLou
The Partridge Family1971TV SeriesMike Young
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour1970TV Series
That Girl1970TV SeriesDave
Bonanza1970TV SeriesLeroy Gaskell
Nanny and the Professor1970TV SeriesUsed Car Salesman
Norma1970Delivery Man
Laugh-In1970TV SeriesWeinstock
Bewitched1968-1970TV SeriesChick Cashman / Ralph Davis / Man in Yard / ...
Adam-121969TV SeriesWill Davis
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?1969Max (as Arthur Metrano)
In Name Only1969TV MovieJoe
The Good Guys1969TV SeriesCoffee Salesman
Then Came Bronson1969TV SeriesBarker
The High Chaparral1969TV SeriesBartender
The Outcasts1968-1969TV SeriesSheriff Calloway / Jesse
Mannix1969TV SeriesTom
Mod Squad1968TV SeriesParking Lot Attendant
Swingin' Together1963TV MovieBig D
Vacation Playhouse1963TV SeriesBig D
Rocket Attack U.S.A.1961Truck Driver (as Arthur Metrano)
CBS Repertoire Workshop1960TV Series


Wogan1987TV SeriesHimself
Super Password1986TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
New American Bandstand 19651976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Mantrap1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971TV SeriesHimself
The Soupy Sales Show1970TV MovieHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1970TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1970TV SeriesHimself - Discovery of the Week
The Barbara McNair Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of...2004Video documentary shortLt. Mauser (uncredited)
Police Academy 3: Back in Training - All Washed Up: Floating Memories2004Video documentary shortComdt. Mauser (uncredited)
Charlie's Angels1979TV SeriesMr. Blue
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1977TV SeriesTV Color Man

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