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Nicholas Colasanto (Nicola Colasanto)

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Biography

Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Nicholas Colasanto, the actor and television director who achieved his greatest success as "Coach" on the TV series Cheers (1982) at the end of his career, was born January 19, 1924 in Providence, Rhode Island, one of seven children. He attended Providence's Central High School but did not graduate due to World War II, as he joined the Navy. After being discharged at the end of the war, Colasanto returned to Little Rhody and finished his high school education, then went on to Bryant College, earning money for tuition and board by working construction jobs. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Tommy Como

Raging Bull 1980

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Character: Patsy Reese

Lou Grant 1977

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Character: Cabbie

I Spy 1965

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Character: George Karpantos

Run for Your Life 1965

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Character: Armando Martinez

Arrest and Trial 1963

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Character: Jimmy Bibo

Mission: Impossible 1966

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Character: Prolaci

Toma 1973

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Character: The Work Partner

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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Directing