Biography

Mantee was born Paul Marianetti in San Francisco, California. A journalism major at San Mateo Junior College, Mantee enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War that made him decide on acting as a career. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

His stage name was changed from an Italian-sounding name to the name of Humphrey Bogart's character in The Petrified Forest. He made a great number of guest appearances in well-known television shows and starred in a handful of films, including a cult classic, Robinson Crusoe on Mars. A restored version of the film was released in 2007 by The Criterion Collection. Mantee authored two novels, In Search of the Perfect Ravioli (Ballantine Books, 1991) and a semi-autobiographical Bruno of Hollywood (Ballantine Books, 1994).

Mantee, a longtime Malibu resident, died November 7, 2013 at a rehabilitation center in Canoga Park, California. He was survived by his wife, Suzy Davis Mantee.

Mantee was born Paul Marianetti in San Francisco, California. A journalism major at San Mateo Junior College, Mantee enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War that made him decide on acting as a career. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

His stage name was changed from an Italian-sounding name to the name of Humphrey Bogart's character in The Petrified Forest. He made a great number of guest appearances in well-known television shows and starred in a handful of films, including a cult classic, Robinson Crusoe on Mars. A restored version of the film was released in 2007 by The Criterion Collection. Mantee authored two novels, In Search of the Perfect Ravioli (Ballantine Books, 1991) and a semi-autobiographical Bruno of Hollywood (Ballantine Books, 1994).

Mantee, a longtime Malibu resident, died November 7, 2013 at a rehabilitation center in Canoga Park, California. He was survived by his wife, Suzy Davis Mantee.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 79

Birthday 1931-01-09

Day of Death 2013-11-07

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1999 Memorial Day as General Willard
1995 Apollo 13 as Reporter
1994 Lurking Fear as Father Poole
1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story as Doctor
1992 Illusions as Professor McRoe
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode)
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1985 Promises to Keep as Mike
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (7 episodes)
1983 Masquerade (1 episode)
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1 episode)
1983 The A-Team (1 episode) as Chris Thomas
1982 Remington Steele (1 episode)
1982 Capitol (260 episodes)
1982 Cagney & Lacey (2 episodes)
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1981 The Fall Guy (2 episodes)
1981 Foul Play (1 episode)
1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story as Ordway
1980 Wolf Lake as Sweeney
1979 The Great Santini as Col. Virgil Hedgepath
1979 When Hell Was in Session as Captain Brown
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1 episode)
1979 240-Robert (1 episode)
1978 Vega$ (3 episodes)
1978 The Manitou as Dr. McEvoy
1977 Logan's Run (1 episode)
1977 CHiPs (1 episode)
1977 Day of the Animals as Roy Moore
1977 Hunter (1 episode)
1977 Grizzly Adams (1 episode)
1977 The Fantastic Journey (1 episode)
1976 Quincy, M.E. (4 episodes)
1976 Alice (1 episode)
1976 Helter Skelter as Sgt. O'Neal
1975 Bronk (1 episode)
1975 Joe Forrester (1 episode)
1975 Framed as Frank
1975 Breakout as Telegraphist
1975 S.W.A.T. (1 episode)
1973 That Man Bolt as Mickey
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1973 Call to Danger
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (2 episodes)
1972 Search (1 episode)
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1 episode)
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1968 The Outcasts (1 episode)
1968 The Name of the Game (1 episode)
1968 A Man Called Dagger as Dick Dagger
1967 Mannix (8 episodes)
1967 Cimarron Strip (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (2 episodes)
1967 Rango (1 episode)
1966 Jericho (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
1966 The Time Tunnel (1 episode)
1966 An American Dream as Shago Martin
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1965 The F.B.I. (4 episodes)
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1964 Blood on the Arrow as Segura
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 Robinson Crusoe on Mars as Com. Christopher " Kit " Draper
1963 Mr. Novak (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (2 episodes)
1963 The Lieutenant (1 episode)
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (2 episodes)
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)

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