Biography

Arthur "Art" Metrano (born September 22, 1936) 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 guest appearances was a 1968 episode of Ironside. 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. In December 2007, Metrano filed a lawsuit against Family Guy, asserting copyright infringement, and asking for damages in excess of two million dollars.

Due to a fall at home in 1989, Metrano seriously injured his spinal cord and is disabled. Currently, he tours with his one-man show, "Jews Don't Belong On Ladders...An Accidental Comedy", which has raised more than $75,000 for Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury, to help buy crutches, wheelchairs, and supplies for handicapped people.

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Arthur "Art" Metrano (born September 22, 1936) 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 guest appearances was a 1968 episode of Ironside. 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. In December 2007, Metrano filed a lawsuit against Family Guy, asserting copyright infringement, and asking for damages in excess of two million dollars.

Due to a fall at home in 1989, Metrano seriously injured his spinal cord and is disabled. Currently, he tours with his one-man show, "Jews Don't Belong On Ladders...An Accidental Comedy", which has raised more than $75,000 for Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury, to help buy crutches, wheelchairs, and supplies for handicapped people.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1936-09-22

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Arthur Metrano

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2000 The District (1 episode)
1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Dr. Steinberg
1994 Chicago Hope (1 episode)
1989 Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers as Vic
1987 21 Jump Street (1 episode) as Larry Stubbs
1986 L.A. Law (4 episodes)
1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training as Comdt. Mauser
1986 Tough Cookies (8 episodes)
1985 The Golden Girls (1 episode)
1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment as Lt. Mauser
1985 Malibu Express as Matthew
1984 Teachers as Troy
1984 Punky Brewster (1 episode) as Lenny The Loop
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1983 Masquerade (1 episode) as Nick
1983 Breathless as Birnbaum
1983 The A-Team (1 episode) as Nick Gretsch
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 Wogan (1 episode) as Himself
1982 Cagney & Lacey (1 episode)
1982 Joanie Loves Chachi (17 episodes)
1981 History of the World: Part I as Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living as Gas Station Attendant
1979 Benson (1 episode)
1979 Fred and Barney Meet The Thing (13 episodes)
1979 Seven as Kinsella
1978 The White Shadow (1 episode)
1978 Flying High (1 episode)
1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (1 episode)
1978 Matilda as Gordon Baum
1978 The Ted Knight Show (1 episode)
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1977 Loves Me, Loves Me Not (6 episodes)
1976 Charlie's Angels (1 episode)
1976 The Practice (1 episode)
1975 Wonder Woman (1 episode)
1975 Starsky & Hutch (1 episode)
1975 Linda Lovelace for President as The Sheik
1975 The Treasure of Jamaica Reef as Waiter
1975 The Strongest Man in the World as TV Color Man
1975 Barney Miller (1 episode)
1975 Baretta (3 episodes)
1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1 episode)
1974 Movin' On (5 episodes)
1974 Dirty O'Neil as Lassiter
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1973 The All-American Boy as Jay David Swooze
1973 Adam's Rib (1 episode)
1973 Slaughter's Big Rip Off as Mario Burtoli
1973 Toma (1 episode)
1973 Police Story (2 episodes)
1972 The Heartbreak Kid as Ententainer
1972 They Only Kill Their Masters as Malcolm
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1971 The Partners (1 episode)
1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (13 episodes)
1971 All in the Family (1 episode)
1970 Norma as Delivery Man
1969 The Barbara McNair Show (1 episode)
1969 Then Came Bronson
1968 The Good Guys (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1968 The Outcasts (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 The High Chaparral (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (6 episodes)
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1964 Bewitched (5 episodes)
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode)
1961 Rocket Attack U.S.A. as Truck Driver

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