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Harry Guardino is a Actor American born on 23 december 1925 at New York City (USA)

Harry Guardino

Harry Guardino
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Birth name Harold Vincent Guardino
Nationality USA
Birth 23 december 1925 at New York City (USA)
Death 17 july 1995 (at 69 years) at Palm Springs (USA)

Harry Guardino (December 23, 1925 – July 17, 1995) was an American actor whose career spanned from the early 1950s to the early 1990s. In 1964, he was cast in a CBS series entitled The Reporter, a drama about a hard-hitting investigative journalist named Danny Taylor. His principal co-star was Gary Merrill as city editor Lou Sheldon. He had co-starred with Merrill the year before in "The Human Factor" episode of The Outer Limits.


Born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, Guardino appeared on stage, in films, and on television. His Broadway theatre credits included A Hatful of Rain, One More River (earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance), Anyone Can Whistle, The Rose Tattoo, The Seven Descents of Myrtle, and Woman of the Year.

Guardino's other film credits include Houseboat, Pork Chop Hill (about the Korean War), The Five Pennies, King of Kings, Madigan, Lovers and Other Strangers, Dirty Harry and The Enforcer. He was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He guest starred on John Cassavetes's 1959–1960 series, Johnny Staccato, the story of a pianist/private detective in New York City.

In 1960, Guardino appeared as Johnny Caldwell in the episodes "Perilous Passage", "The O'Mara's Ladies", and "Daughter of the Sioux" in the NBC western series Overland Trail starring William Bendix and Doug McClure. McClure two years later would join the long-running The Virginian series on NBC after a preceding stint on the CBS detective series Checkmate.

In 1971 Guardino starred in the short-lived series Monty Nash. Guardino had a continuing role as Perry Mason's nemesis, Hamilton Burger, in the 1973 television series The New Perry Mason and a recurring role on Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote. He made guest appearances in dozens of television series, including Studio One, Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kraft Television Theatre, Playhouse 90, Dr. Kildare, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Route 66, Ben Casey, Hawaii Five-O, Twelve O'Clock High (TV series), Love, American Style, The Greatest Show on Earth, Kojak, The Streets of San Francisco, Jake and the Fatman, Cheers and The Untouchables with Robert Stack. He had the lead role of Det. Lee Gordon in the 1969 made-for-television suspense film The Lonely Profession.

In 1993, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.

Guardino died of lung cancer in Palm Springs, California in 1995.

Best films

Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Whiffs (1975)

Usually with

Chuck Hicks
Chuck Hicks
(5 films)
Don Siegel
Don Siegel
(3 films)
Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Harry Guardino (35 films)

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Any Which Way You Can, 1h56
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Films about apes, Musical films, Le boxe anglaise, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Ruth Gordon, Harry Guardino, William Smith
Roles James Beekman
Rating60% 3.0496253.0496253.0496253.0496253.049625
Two years after throwing his fight with Tank Murdock at the end of Every Which Way but Loose, Philo Beddoe (Clint Eastwood) keeps fighting in underground bareknuckle boxing matches to make money on the side. Philo decides to retire when he realizes that he has started to enjoy the pain. Philo and his manager Orville (Geoffrey Lewis) decide to end his career. The problem is Jack Wilson (William Smith), a new breed of East Coast brawler who mixes martial arts with boxing. He is so effective at maiming his opponents that his handlers cannot book fights for him.
Goldengirl (1979)
, 1h44
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Sports films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about the Olympic Games
Actors James Coburn, Leslie Caron, Susan Anton, Curd Jürgens, Nicolas Coster, Robert Culp
Roles Valenti
Rating46% 2.3325152.3325152.3325152.3325152.332515
A scientist and neo-Nazi doctor named Serafin has developed a way to create a physically superior human being. He tests it out on his adopted daughter, Goldine.
Every Which Way But Loose, 1h54
Directed by James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Transport films, Motocyclette, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Films about apes, Musical films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Ruth Gordon, Beverly D'Angelo, John Quade
Roles James Beekman (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.198493.198493.198493.198493.19849
Philo Beddoe is a truck driver living in the San Fernando Valley. He lives in a small house, with an orangutan named Clyde, behind that of his friend, Orville Boggs, and his mother. Philo makes money on the side as a bare-knuckle fighter; he is often compared to a legendary fighter named Tank Murdock.
Evening in Byzantium, 4h
Directed by Jerry London
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert, Edward James Olmos, Vince Edwards, Shirley Jones, Erin Gray
Roles Jerry Olson
Rating68% 3.4495953.4495953.4495953.4495953.449595
Famous motion picture producer and writer Jesse Craig (Glenn Ford) attends a film festival on the French Riviera. He has not been actively making films for a few years and some in the film industry think he has retired, but he comes to the Riviera with a new screenplay to show it to his friend and film/literary agent Brian Murphy (Eddie Albert) who is attending the festival. The screenplay is a cautionary tale about terrorists attacking major cities in the United States using hijacked commercial airliners containing nuclear bombs as the attack vehicles. No one knows the content of the script or its author who Craig claims is a new writer by the name of Malcolm Hart.
Rollercoaster, 1h59
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Timothy Bottoms, George Segal, Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Helen Hunt, Susan Strasberg
Roles Keefer
Rating62% 3.14793.14793.14793.14793.1479
A psychopathic bomber (Timothy Bottoms, credited only as "Young Man" and never referred to by any name in the film) sneaks into Ocean View Amusement Park and places a small radio-controlled bomb on the tracks of the park's wooden roller coaster, The Rocket. The bomb detonates, the ride derails, and several riders are killed. Ride inspector Harry Calder (George Segal) is called to the park to investigate what initially appears to have been an accident. Calder determines that there was an unauthorized man on the track, thus eliminating structural problems as the cause of the crash.
The Enforcer, 1h33
Directed by James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about terrorism, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, Brian Blessed, Tyne Daly, DeVeren Bookwalter
Roles Lt. Al Bressler
Rating67% 3.3998553.3998553.3998553.3998553.399855
In Marin County, two gas company men are lured by a scantily-clad woman to a remote spot in Mill Valley and killed by Bobby Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter). Maxwell's gang, the People's Revolutionary Strike Force (PRSF), plans to use the gas men's uniforms and van as part of an ambitious series of crimes that will make them rich.
St. Ives
St. Ives (1976)
, 1h34
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Charles Bronson, Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, John Houseman, Harry Guardino, Harris Yulin
Roles Det. Frank Deal
Rating63% 3.196543.196543.196543.196543.19654
Abner Procane hires Raymond St. Ives, a crime reporter and ex-policeman, to return five ledgers stolen from his safe.
Capone (1975)
, 1h41
Directed by Steve Carver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, L'Outfit de Chicago, Gangster films
Actors Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely, Sylvester Stallone, John Cassavetes, Frank Campanella
Roles Johnny Torrio
Rating57% 2.853842.853842.853842.853842.85384
The story is of the rise and fall of the Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Whiffs (1975)
, 1h31
Directed by Ted Post
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Elliott Gould, Eddie Albert, Harry Guardino, Jennifer O'Neill, Godfrey Cambridge, Richard Masur
Roles Chops Mulligan
Rating48% 2.442782.442782.442782.442782.44278
Get Christie Love!, 1h14
Directed by William A. Graham
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Teresa Graves, Harry Guardino, Charles Cioffi, Louise Sorel, Jack Kelly, Paul Stevens
Roles Captain Casey Reardon
Rating55% 2.7725752.7725752.7725752.7725752.772575
The film was inspired by the 1970s heroine blaxploitation films such as Tamara Dobson's Cleopatra Jones (1973), and Pam Grier's Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). The title character had a catchphrase; upon apprehending a criminal, Love would declare, "You're under arrest, Sugah!" The film proved a success, and consequently spawned a short-lived television series on the ABC network featuring Charles Cioffi as Love's supervisor, Lt. Matt Reardon, and later Jack Kelly as Capt. Arthur Ryan, the next supervisor. However, the series, financed on a meager budget and heavily sanitized to conform to Graves' religious morals (she had joined Jehovah's Witnesses since the making of the TV film), was eventually cancelled. One episode featured many of Graves' former Laugh-In co-stars such as Judy Carne, Jo Anne Worley and Arte Johnson in particular playing a mad bomber. Another notable guest star was Jaclyn Smith, who appeared in an episode entitled "A Fashion Heist.
They Only Kill Their Masters
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, June Allyson, Tom Ewell, Harry Guardino
Roles Capt. Daniel Streeter
Rating62% 3.1497153.1497153.1497153.1497153.149715
Abel Marsh is a sarcastic, thick-skinned police chief in a small West Coast seaside town — the fictional Eden Landing, located somewhere between San Francisco and Los Angeles, where everyone knows each other. When one of its citizens is killed under mysterious circumstances many rumors arise, the most notorious of them being that the victim was killed by her own Doberman Pinscher.
Dirty Harry, 1h38
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Mae Mercer
Roles Lt. Al Bressler
Rating76% 3.8490553.8490553.8490553.8490553.849055
A psychotic serial killer calling himself "Scorpio" (Andy Robinson) murders a young woman in a San Francisco swimming pool, using a high-powered rifle from a nearby rooftop. SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) finds a ransom message demanding the city pay him $100,000. Scorpio also promises that for each day that the city refuses his demand, he will commit a murder, and his next victim will be "a Catholic priest or a nigger." The chief of police and the mayor (John Vernon) assign the inspector to the case, though the mayor is reluctant because of an incident involving the shooting by Callahan of a naked man with a butcher knife chasing a woman the previous year in the city's Fillmore District.