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Lew Gallo

Highest Rated:   83% Pork Chop Hill (1959)
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Lew Gallo was a general-purpose actor in theater and television and, occasionally, feature films, who moved up to producing for television in the 1970s and '80s. Gallo was born in 1928 in Mt. Kisco, NY, and made his Broadway debut in 1955 with a role in George Axelrod's satirical comedy Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, which starred Orson Bean, Martin Gabel, Jayne Mansfield, and Walter Matthau. By 1957, Gallo had moved to Hollywood, where his early feature-film credits included roles in I Want to Live!, Pork Chop Hill, and Odds Against Tomorrow. During the early '60s, he also appeared in Soldier in the Rain and PT 109.Gallo was most active in television, however, starting in the late '50s, and he did his share of Westerns, including Gunsmoke and The Virginian. It was at Fox, however, that he seemed to keep busiest -- he had a recurring role on 12 O'Clock High as Major Joseph Cobb, and also appeared in episodes of Adventures in Paradise. Additionally, producer Irwin Allen apparently liked his work as well, and used him in episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, and The Time Tunnel. Gallo was equally good at portraying working stiffs and enlisted men, and high-ranking officers and educated, even devious, authority figures, and he was never "typed" in either movies or television. By the start of the 1970s, however, he had moved into production on the comedy anthology series Love, American Style.Although he continued to take acting roles into the 1990s, Gallo was much busier on the production side, on series such as Lucan and Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, and made-for-television features such as Mafia Princess. He died in June of 2000, one day before his 72nd birthday, while being treated for an aortic aneurysm.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
15% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Executive Producer
$119.8M 2007
No Score Yet Baby of the Bride
  • Captain Jolly
1991
No Score Yet Mafia Princess
  • Producer
1986
No Score Yet Hard to Hold
  • Cab Driver
1984
50% The Cheap Detective
  • Cop
1978
No Score Yet Thursday's Game
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet Soldier in the Rain
  • MP Sgt. Lenahan
1963
64% PT 109
  • Yeoman Rogers
1963
48% Ocean's 11
  • Jealous young man
1960
80% Odds Against Tomorrow
  • Moriarity
1959
83% Pork Chop Hill
  • PI Officer
1959

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fame
1982-1987
  • Ritzik
  • 1987
No Score Yet Alice
1976-1985
  • Customer
  • 1976
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
  • Fletcher
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
  • Nealis
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Joe Spellman Sted Rutger
  • 1966
  • 1959
  • 1958
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Mechanic Brooks Lt. Engle
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Haskell
  • 1961
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Richard Gillman
  • 1960

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