Art Metrano

Actor, TV Actor

1936 –


Who is Art Metrano?

Arthur "Art" Metrano is an American actor and comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York City. Metrano may be best known for his role as Lt./Capt./Cmdt. Mauser in Police Academy 2 and Police Academy 3.

Metrano's first film role was as a truck driver in the 1961 Cold War thriller Rocket Attack U.S.A.. Among Metrano's TV appearances were a 1968 episode of Ironside, a 1968 episode of Bewitched, a 1976 episode of The Practice, and as a regular on The Streets of San Francisco as "Sekulovich", a legman for Detective Mike Stone, played by Karl Malden, the in-joke being that Sekulovich was Malden's real surname. In 1977, he was a regular in the cast of the short-lived CBS situation comedy Loves Me, Loves Me Not.

However, he is better known for his frequent appearances on talk and variety shows in the early 1970s, especially The Tonight Show, as a "magician" performing absurd tricks, such as making his fingers "jump" from one hand to another, while constantly humming an inane theme song – "Fine and Dandy," an early 1930s composition by Kay Swift. Art worked with Dick Towers, a singer and entertainer as his straight man early in his career.

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Sep 22, 1936
Also known as
  • Arthur M. Metrano
  • The Great Metrano
  • Arthur Metrano
  • Art
  • Arthur "Art" Metrano
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

on July 23, 2013


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