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Victor Buono is a Actor American born on 3 february 1938 at San Diego (USA)

Victor Buono

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Birth name Victor Charles Buono
Nationality USA
Birth 3 february 1938 at San Diego (USA)
Death 1 january 1982 (at 43 years) at Apple Valley (USA)

Victor Charles Buono (February 3, 1938 – January 1, 1982) was an American actor and comic most famous for playing the villain King Tut on the television series Batman. He was a busy actor from his late teens until his death at age 43, and with his large size and sonorous voice, he made a career of playing men much older than himself.


Buono liked to read and write, and one of his main hobbies was Shakespeare. "The more you study him," he said, "the greater he grows." He was also highly regarded as a gourmet chef.

In regard to relationships (and the implicit questioning of his sexuality), Buono is quoted as saying, "I've heard or read about actors being asked the immortal question, 'Why have you never married?' They answer with the immortal excuse, 'I just haven't found the right girl.' Because I'm on the hefty side, no one's asked me yet. If they do, that's the answer I'll give. After all, if it was good enough for Monty Clift or Sal Mineo..." Buono was unusual among homosexual performers of his era by openly living together with same-sex partners, although he was not flamboyant about his lifestyle and referred to himself as a "conscientious objector" in the "morality revolution" of the 1960s.

Despite his weight, Victor Buono was known to be a playboy according to the commentary on the DVD edition of Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

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Filmography of Victor Buono (30 films)

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Reel Horror
Directed by Ross Hagen
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Katharine Ross, Howard Honig, Leslie Caron, John Carradine, Catherine Bach, Wally Cox
Roles Skippy (archive footage)
Rating20% 1.0311951.0311951.0311951.0311951.031195
The Flight of Dragons, 1h32
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Fumihiko Takayama
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Political films, Children's films
Actors John Ritter, Nellie Bellflower, Bob McFadden, Victor Buono, Don Messick, James Earl Jones
Roles Aragh
Rating76% 3.8427953.8427953.8427953.8427953.842795
The 'Green Wizard' Carolinus (Harry Morgan) discovers magic failing as humanity embraces science, and summons his brothers Lo Tae Zhao the Yellow Wizard (Don Messick); Solarius the Blue Wizard (Paul Frees); and Ommadon the Red Wizard (James Earl Jones), accompanied by their dragons Shen Tsu, Lunarian, and Bryagh (James Gregory), before whom he resolves to create a 'Last Realm of Magic' hidden from the rest of the world. Lo Tae Zhao and Solarius consent, but Ommadon instead proposes to take control of the world himself; whereupon the other wizards decide to seize Ommadon's crown, the source of his powers. Because the wizards are forbidden to fight among themselves, they volunteer Carolinus's dragon Gorbash (Bob McFadden when not Ritter-as-Peter) and the knight Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe (Bob McFadden), to do so, with Solarius giving a shield to deflect dark magic and Lo Tae Zhao giving a flute to lull dragons to sleep. Requiring a third protagonist, Carolinus summons Peter Dickinson (John Ritter), a board-game creator and polymath scientist. Having arrived in the past, Peter becomes enamoured of Princess Milisande (Alexandra Stoddart), Carolinus's ward.
The Man With Bogart's Face, 1h46
Directed by Robert Day
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Franco Nero, Victor Buono, Yvonne De Carlo, Herbert Lom, Olivia Hussey, Mike Mazurki
Roles Commodore Anastas
Rating63% 3.1973853.1973853.1973853.1973853.197385
A man calling himself Sam Marlowe (Robert Sacchi) has his face altered to resemble that of his idol, Humphrey Bogart, and then opens a detective agency. At first he and his secretary Duchess (Misty Rowe) have meager business, but things pick up after a shooting puts Sam's picture in the paper. Some ruthless people, who are coincidentally also similar to characters in Bogart films (and played by Victor Buono, Herbert Lom, and Michelle Phillips), are after a priceless set of stones called the Eyes of Alexander (from a statue of Alexander the Great), and Marlowe and Duchess are caught in the middle of it all.
Murder Can Hurt You!, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Victor Buono, Connie Stevens, Tony Danza, Jamie Farr, John Byner, Gavin MacLeod
Roles Chief Ironbottom
Rating68% 3.42973.42973.42973.42973.4297
A mysterious "Man in White" is out to kill famous detectives in bizarre ways, and the heroes are obvious parodies of Kojak, Baretta, Starsky and Hutch, Ironside, Police Woman, Columbo, Mrs. Columbo, and McCloud.
The Man With Bogart's Face
Directed by Robert Day
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Noir, Crime
Actors Victor Buono, Franco Nero, Yvonne De Carlo, Herbert Lom, Mike Mazurki, Olivia Hussey
Roles Commodore Anastas
Rating63% 3.1973853.1973853.1973853.1973853.197385
Un passionné de cinéma (Robert Sacchi ) se fait refaire le visage pour ressembler à Humphrey Bogart et ouvre un cabinet de détective privé sous le pseudonyme de Sam Marlow.
More Wild Wild West
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Genres Adventure, Western
Actors Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Harry Morgan, Jonathan Winters, René Auberjonois, Victor Buono
Roles Henry Messenger
Rating65% 3.290813.290813.290813.290813.29081
Les deux anciens meilleurs agents du gouvernement, James T. West et Artemus Gordon, doivent une nouvelle fois reprendre du service pour arrêter le responsable des attentats qui ont été commis dans les capitales européennes.
The Evil
The Evil (1978)
, 1h29
Directed by Gus Trikonis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Victor Buono, Andrew Prine, Lynne Moody, Mary Louise Weller
Roles The Devil
Rating58% 2.901112.901112.901112.901112.90111
Le professeur de psychologie C.J. Arnold et son épouse, le docteur Caroline Arnold, ont acheté un manoir qu'ils espèrent rénover avec l'aide de quelques amis et étudiants venus se faire un peu d'argent de poche mais dès leur arrivée des évènements monstrueux se produisent. Le concierge est retrouvé brûlé vif, l'électricien est électrocuté, le chien d'une des élèves de Arnold devient agressif et Caroline ne cesse d'avoir des visions d'un fantôme qui l'avertit d'un danger imminent. Bientôt, les quelques survivants se retrouvent piégés sans aucune issue de secours pour sortir du manoir.
Arnold (1973)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Actors Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Shani Wallis, Farley Granger, Victor Buono
Roles Minister
Rating58% 2.9020652.9020652.9020652.9020652.902065
Karen Llewelyn épouse Arnold pendant les funérailles de celui-ci. Leur contrat de mariage prévoit qu'elle continuera de toucher l'argent de son défunt mari tant qu'elle restera auprès du cercueil. Pendant ce temps, des membres de la famille d'Arnold commencent à trouver la mort dans des situations de plus en plus rocambolesques...
Northeast of Seoul, 1h24
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Anita Ekberg, John Ireland, Victor Buono
Roles Portman
Rating52% 2.63362.63362.63362.63362.6336
The Wrath of God, 1h51
Directed by Ralph Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about religion
Actors Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Frank Langella, Victor Buono, John Colicos, Gregory Sierra
Roles Jennings
Rating60% 3.045423.045423.045423.045423.04542
Van Horne (played by Mitchum), a bank robber dressed like a Roman Catholic priest, is spared from a firing squad in 1922 in an unnamed Central America nation and sent to kill a local desperado.
Goodnight, My Love, 1h13
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Richard Boone, Barbara Bain, Michael Dunn, Victor Buono, Gianni Russo, John Quade
Roles Julius Limeway
Rating67% 3.3772053.3772053.3772053.3772053.377205
The Man with Icy Eyes, 1h35
Directed by Alberto De Martino
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Barbara Bouchet, Antonio Sabàto, Faith Domergue, Corrado Gaipa, Victor Buono, Keenan Wynn
Roles John Hammond
Rating54% 2.729972.729972.729972.729972.72997
Le sénateur Neil Robertson est assassiné devant chez lui, en Arizona. La police arrête Valdez, un jeune immigrant mexicain, grâce au témoignage d’une strip-teaseuse. Le journaliste Eddie Mills qui suit l’affaire a du mal a croire cependant à la culpabilité du suspect, d’autant plus que l’on parle dans les rapports de police de l’assassin comme étant un homme aux yeux gris, possédant un regard froid comme de la glace.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes, 1h35
Directed by Chuck Roberson, Ted Post
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, David Watson, Roddy McDowall, Linda Harrison
Roles Fat Man
Rating61% 3.050943.050943.050943.050943.05094
Following the events of Planet of the Apes, time-displaced astronaut Taylor (Charlton Heston) and the mute Nova (Linda Harrison) are riding on horseback through the desert of the Forbidden Zone. Without warning, fire shoots up from the ground and deep chasms open. Confused by the strange phenomenon, Taylor investigates a cliff wall and disappears before Nova's eyes.