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Jay Novello (Michael Romano)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Short, dapper Jay Novello specialized in playing ethnic types, sometimes Spanish, Greek or Mexican but usually Italian--not surprising, since his parents were Italian immigrants and he grew up speaking the language before he learned English. Born in Chicago in 1904, he came from a very diverse neighborhood and, in addition to speaking Italian and English, also picked up a working knowledge of German and Greek. He got a job acting with various theater companies in the Chicago area, and his facility with languages got him work in radio as a dialect specialist. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Henchman Santos

The Border Legion 1940

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Character: Dice Table Stickman

Unholy Partners 1941

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Character: John Anderson aka Joe Martinez

Sheriff of Tombstone 1941

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Character: 'Flash' Brand

Swamp Woman 1941

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Character: Monte Burns

Bad Man of Deadwood 1941

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Character: Henchman Barker

Man from Music Mountain 1943

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Character: Luis - Maitre d'

The Bullfighters 1945

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Character: Felipe Rojas

Cattle Town 1952

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Character: Dr. Otto Hessler

Crime Wave 1954

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Character: Insp. Joao Casimiro Fonseca

Lisbon 1956

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Character: Diego Casas

The Wonderful Country 1959

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Character: Zacha

Harum Scarum 1965

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Character: Father Gonzales

Sylvia 1965

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Character: Anthony Scarzi

Naked City 1958

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Character: Corday

I Spy 1965

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Character: Mr. Munoz

Chico and the Man 1974

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Character: Cortego

Pocketful of Miracles 1961

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Character: António Abóbora dos Santos

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima 1952

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Character: Gino Romaldi

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Nick Melinas

The Donna Reed Show 1958

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Character: Jason Plumstone

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: John Wetherly

The Real McCoys 1957

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Character: Lucius Morley

Screen Directors Playhouse 1955

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Character: Cesare Cimarosa

McCloud 1970

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Character: Fabio De Cordova

The Flying Nun 1967

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Character: Dr. Purdy

Gomer Pyle: USMC 1964

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Character: LaDuc

The Rat Patrol 1966

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Character: Mr. McMurty

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Verenne

12 O'Clock High 1964

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Character: Carlos De La Marca

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1954

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Character: Dalgo

Frontier 1955

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