Vito Scotti

Movie Actor

Vito Scotti was born in San Francisco, California, United States on January 26th, 1918 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 78, Vito Scotti biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 26, 1918
United States
Place of Birth
San Francisco, California, United States
Death Date
Jun 5, 1996 (age 78)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Irene Aida Lopez Scozzari ​ ​(m. 1949; died 1979)​, Beverly Scotti ( –1996)
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Vito Scotti Life

Vito Giusto Scotti (January 26, 1918 – June 5, 1996) was an American character actor who played many roles on Broadway, in films, and later on television, primarily from the late 1930s to the mid 1990s.

He was known as a man of a thousand faces for his ability to assume so many divergent roles in more than 200 screen appearances, in a career spanning 50 years.

He was known for his resourceful portrayals of various ethnic types.

Born of Italian heritage, he was seen playing everything from a Mexican bandit, to a Russian doctor, to a Japanese sailor, to an Indian travel agent.

Personal life

In addition to his accomplishments as an actor, Scotti was highly regarded as a cook. He loved cooking, especially the recipes of his beloved mother and grandmother. Two generations of Hollywood's top names always left his dinner parties raving about the food and wine.

He was married for many years to Irene A. Scozzari until her death at age 54, on April 15, 1979. Vito then married Beverly and they were married until his death. He was a dedicated fundraiser for the "Carmen Fund", set up by the Joaquin Miller High School Parents Guild, to assist the school's special-needs students in obtaining medical treatment. The fund was named after the Scottis' daughter, one of the first patients to undergo pioneering spinal implant surgery.


Vito Scotti Career

Early life and career

Vito Giusto Scozzari was born in San Francisco, California, on January 26, 1918. He was the son of Giusto and Virginia Ambroselli Scozzari. His family lived in Naples in the early 1920s. On July 4, 1924, the family returned to the United States and lived at 802 South 8th Street in Philadelphia for a short time before heading to New York City the following year.

In 1925, after the Scozzari family had returned to the United States, his mother became a diva in New York City theatre circles. Scotti spent time in the nightclub circuit as a stand-up magician and Mime artist. He made his Broadway debut in Pinocchio, where he appeared in a small role.

Scotti was introduced to film and television in the late 1940s after serving in World War II. In Illegal Entry (1949), Howard Duff and George Brent made his film debut, portraying an uncredited Mexican youth.

On the television version of Life with Luigi, Scotti replaced J. Carrol Naish as Luigi Basco, an Italian immigrant who owned a Chicago antique store. In Andy's Gang, where he also played a foil to the trickster Froggy the Gremlin, he portrayed another "ethnic" character, Rama from India (among other characters). In the 1959 episode "Deadly Tintype" of the NBC Western program The Californians, he was cast as French Duclos.

In 1963, Scotti appeared as the Italian farmer Vincenzo Peruggia in the CBS anthology series "General Electric True," hosted by Jack Webb. Peruggia robs the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum in Paris in the year 1911, but a French detective is shocked as he attempts to unload the painting on an art dealer.

In four episodes of The Rifleman (1959), Deaco (1960), The Corruptors (1961), Johnny Staccato (1960), Inc. Dr. Stoney Burke (1963), The Great Country (1963), The Addams Family (1964–1965), Lala Burke (1963), The Wide Country (1963), Dr. Kildare (1963), The Wide Country (1963), Dr. Kildare (1963), Going My Way (1963), The Way (1963), Dr. McLough (1963), and The Addams Family (1964-1964).

In Bonanza (1965–1977) The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Scotti appeared in two episodes of Bonanza (1965–1970). (1965 and 1967), The Wild West, Ironside, The Monkees, The Flying Nun, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, two episodes of Batman, two episodes of The Bionic Woman (1976), and two episodes of The Golden Girls (1988-1989). In the 1980s, he appeared in "Geppetto's Workshop."

In season one, episode 15 (1964–65), he appeared four times on Gilligan's Island as a Japanese sailor who did not know World War II was over, and then as Dr. Boris Balinkoff, a mad scientist, and twice as Dr. Boris Balinkoff, a frustrated scientist who appeared in diaries on how a rescue transpired in the above-mentioned episode 15 (1964–65) as a sailor who appeared in episodes 15 (1964-output: He appeared in 5 episodes (1973-1975) of the original Columbo as a befuddled maître d, a snobbish clothing store salesman, a soliciting undertaker, a snobbish street bum, and a soybean wholesaler, as well as a soybean wholesaler, and a soybean wholesaler, as Vito in one episode (1989).

In episode 35 of season one of Bewitched, Scotti was featured as a Mexican bandit on two one-hour episodes of Zorro titled "El Bandido" and "Adios El Cuchillo" alongside Gilbert Roland and an Italian restauranteur.

In hundreds of film and television roles, including a major role as the "Italian Train Engineer" in Von Ryan's Express (1972), as Vittorio in Chu Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981), and most notably as the scene-stealing cook in How Sweet It Is. (1968) A.k.a. Scotti grabs a frightened Debbie Reynolds and plants a kiss on her midriff in this pivotal scene.

He played Colonel Enrico Ferrucci in The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968) and later appeared in Academy Award-winning comedy Cactus Flower (1969) as Seor Arturo Sánchez, who unsuccessfully tries to seduce Ingrid Bergman's characters.

In the Walt Disney animated film The Aristocats (1970), he appeared as the Italian Cat, and on her television series Another Side of Me (1977), she appeared with Lindsay Wagner. In the 1995 film Get Shorty, he appeared as the boss at Vesuvio's on television.