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James Coco is a Actor American born on 21 march 1930 at New York City (USA)

James Coco

James Coco
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Birth name James Emil Coco
Nationality USA
Birth 21 march 1930 at New York City (USA)
Death 25 february 1987 (at 56 years) at New York City (USA)

James Coco (March 21, 1930 – February 25, 1987) was an American character actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Only When I Laugh (1981).

Biography


James Coco, né dans le quartier new-yorkais de Little Italy, est le fils de Felice Coco, cordonnier, et d'Ida Detestes Coco.

Au cours de sa carrière éclectique, il passe d'Otto Preminger (Dis-moi que tu m'aimes, Junie Moon, Des amis comme les miens) à Elaine May, incarne Sancho Panza face à Peter O'Toole en Don Quichotte, croise Gérard Depardieu chez Marco Ferreri et Peter Falk dans les films de Robert Moore (Un cadavre au dessert, Le Privé de ces dames d'après Neil Simon), et, partant pour tous les paris, est le partenaire de Raquel Welch sous la direction de James Ivory. Acteur à trogne, James Coco s'illustre particulièrement dans la comédie. Il a aussi eu ses propres séries télévisées : Calucci's Department en 1973 et The Dumplings avec Geraldine Brooks en 1976.

Après 1982, il travaille presque exclusivement pour la télévision, apparaissant dans Hôpital St Elsewhere, Arabesque, There Must Be a Pony avec Elizabeth Taylor, Madame est servie où il interprète Nick Milano, le beau-père de Tony, prêtant ses traits au roi de cœur dans une nouvelle adaptation de Lewis Carroll en 1983, avec Eve Arden en reine folle. Il meurt d'une crise cardiaque peu après le tournage de son dernier film.

Best films

Only When I Laugh (1981)
(Actor)

Usually with

Elaine May
Elaine May
(2 films)
Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(3 films)
Gayne Rescher
Gayne Rescher
(2 films)
Frank Oz
Frank Oz
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Coco (21 films)

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Actor

That's Adequate, 1h22
Directed by Harry Hurwitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tony Randall, Amy Stiller, James Coco, Robert Downey Jr., Jerry Stiller, Bruce Willis
Roles Max Roebling
Rating49% 2.489612.489612.489612.489612.48961
Faux documentary about a fictional Hollywood film studio.
Hunk
Hunk (1987)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors John Allen Nelson, Steve Levitt, James Coco, Deborah Shelton, Hilary Shepard, Avery Schreiber
Roles Dr. D
Rating47% 2.3589352.3589352.3589352.3589352.358935
Bradley Brinkman (Steve Levitt) is a nerd who has a hard time, working as a computer programmer, after his girlfriend dumps him for her aerobics instructor. He can't get along at work, in a crowd, or find love; but, he strikes up a deal with Dr. D (who happens to be the devil himself), (James Coco). If he serves the devil, he gets to be the "hunk" he always wanted to be, able to get any woman he wants. The price is that he becomes a servant of the devil and spreads evil, terror and death throughout eternity.
The Stepford Children
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Robot films
Actors Don Murray, Barbara Eden, Randall Batinkoff, Pat Corley, Tammy Lauren, Richard Anderson
Roles Mr. Jamison
Rating52% 2.6207552.6207552.6207552.6207552.620755
Laura and Steven Harding (Barbara Eden and Don Murray) move with their children to the town of Stepford, Connecticut where Steven had lived with his first wife who had died mysteriously. While Laura is occupied with passing the Bar Exam, Steven is disturbed by their children, athletic but unfocused David (Randall Batinkoff) and free-spirited, music loving Mary (Tammy Lauren). Steven joins the Men's Association, which is still assimilating their wives into robots. This time, they have begun to turn their out of control teens into robots as well. Once they are assimilated, the children are obedient, homework loving, accomplished droids, but with little personality.
The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1h34
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Jim Henson, Art Carney, Frank Oz, Louis Zorich, Julianna Donald, Linda Lavin
Roles Mr. Skeffington
Rating68% 3.447383.447383.447383.447383.44738
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College by entertaining their fellow graduates with their theatrical production of Manhattan Melodies. Upon the suggestion of taking the show to Broadway, the Muppets proceed with the idea, certain they will become stars instantly. Arriving in Manhattan, the group meet producer Martin Price but soon discover he is a con artist named Murray Plotsky upon the arrival of the police. Plotsky is arrested, leaving the Muppets’ hopes dashed. They try other theatrical producers but has no success, their morale and finances taking a nosedive.
Only When I Laugh, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about television, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Marsha Mason, Kristy McNichol, James Coco, Joan Hackett, David Dukes, John Bennett Perry
Roles Jimmy
Rating63% 3.198523.198523.198523.198523.19852
Actress Georgia Hines is being released from a rehab center where she has been undergoing treatment for alcoholism and weight gain. She returns to her Manhattan apartment to begin a new sober life with her supportive friends: Jimmy, an unemployed actor, and Toby, a sophisticated, vain socialite. She pledges to both that she will maintain her sobriety and slowly ease back into theatre work.
Wholly Moses, 1h43
Directed by Gary Weis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco, Paul Sand, Jack Gilford, Dom DeLuise
Roles Hyssop
Rating46% 2.308822.308822.308822.308822.30882
A couple of tourists, Harvey and Zoey, discover a lost scroll from the Book of Herschel, evidently someone who received commandments from God, only to have Moses take all the credit.
Scavenger Hunt, 1h56
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Roles Henri
Rating60% 3.0009753.0009753.0009753.0009753.000975
Milton Parker (Vincent Price), an elderly and eccentric game inventor, dies after losing a video game with his seductive nurse (Carol Wayne). Following his funeral, Parker's greedy and estranged relatives show up at his mansion for the reading of his will. They learn from lawyer Charles Bernstein (Robert Morley) that the winner of an elaborate scavenger hunt will inherit his $200 million estate. The (potential) beneficiaries form five teams and get involved in various misadventures.
The Cheap Detective, 1h32
Directed by Robert Moore
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Falk, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Louise Fletcher, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan
Roles Marcel
Rating64% 3.2488753.2488753.2488753.2488753.248875
Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk), a bumbling San Francisco private detective, tries to prove himself innocent of his partner's murder while helping a bizarre array of characters recover a lost treasure. The film spoofs Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Chinatown, and To Have and Have Not. The scene in the restaurant with Peckinpaugh and Pepe Damascus mocks the opening scene of The Big Sleep.
Bye Bye Monkey, 1h34
Directed by Marco Ferreri, Laurent Ferrier
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Gail Lawrence, Stefania Casini
Roles Andreas Flaxman
Rating65% 3.2952553.2952553.2952553.2952553.295255
Lafayette (Gérard Depardieu) est un jeune électricien qui vit à New York, mais il n’en fréquente que trois repères : le Musée de Cire de la Rome Antique, de Flaxman (James Coco) où il travaille, un petit théâtre géré par des féministes, son appartement en sous-sol infesté de rats. Un matin, il remarque dans la rue des individus vêtus de combinaisons blanches, il prend peur alors que ce ne sont que des dératisateurs. Au théâtre, les femmes préparent un spectacle dans lequel il est question du viol d’un homme. Lafayette, mal à l’aise durant ces répétitions, provoque quelque peu les comédiennes qui décident de le violer réellement. Cet acte de violence est accompli par Angélica (Gail Lawrence) qui par ailleurs est amoureuse de lui.
Charleston
Charleston (1977)
, 1h33
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Heist films
Actors Bud Spencer, James Coco, Herbert Lom, Ronald Lacey, Geoffrey Bayldon, Renzo Marignano
Roles Joe Lo Monaco
Rating58% 2.901782.901782.901782.901782.90178
Joe Lo Monaco is an owner of a vessel which has inside a large casino. A band of evildoers exploits man to have earnings about gambling on roulette, so Lo Monaco really wants to destroy the ship, but he finds out that the boat is assured and that destroying it would lose a lot of money. In London meanwhile the trickster Charleston is arrested for being found with a false identity. However, he manages to escape from prison as soon as he was offered the job of helping Lo Monaco from evildoers ...
Murder by Death, 1h34
Directed by Robert Moore
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester
Roles Milo Perrier
Rating73% 3.6989753.6989753.6989753.6989753.698975
A group of five renowned detectives, each accompanied by a relative or associate, is invited to "dinner and a murder" by the mysterious Lionel Twain. Having lured his guests to his mansion managed by a blind butler named Jamessir Bensonmum, who is later joined by a deaf-mute cook named Yetta, Twain announces that it is in fact he who is the greatest detective in the world. In order to prove his claim, he challenges the guests to solve a murder which will take place at midnight; a reward of $1 million will be presented to the winner. The house is then electronically sealed off; doors, windows, etc.
The Wild Party, 1h49
Directed by James Ivory
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors James Coco, Raquel Welch, Perry King, Tiffany Bolling, Royal Dano, David Dukes
Roles Jolly Grimm
Rating56% 2.8067652.8067652.8067652.8067652.806765
Once a great star of silent film, Jolly Grimm has wealth, a mansion, a manservant, Tex, and a beautiful and faithful woman in his life, Queenie, but no longer has Hollywood's interest. He desperately tries to get studio executives interested in his latest project, which he has financed himself, so he decides to throw a huge party at his house and show the film footage to those who come.
Man of La Mancha, 2h12
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Buddy films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Ian William Richardson
Roles Sancho Panza / Cervantes' Manservant
Rating66% 3.3492253.3492253.3492253.3492253.349225
Cervantes and his manservant have been imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition, and a manuscript by Cervantes is seized by his fellow inmates, who subject him to a mock trial in order to determine whether the manuscript should be returned. Cervantes' defense is in the form of a play, in which Cervantes takes the role of Alonso Quijana, an old gentleman who has lost his mind and now believes that he should go forth as a knight-errant. Quijano renames himself Don Quixote de La Mancha, and sets out to find adventures with his "squire", Sancho Panza.