Gino Conforti

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Gino Conforti
Born(1932-01-30) January 30, 1932 (age 82)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1962-present
Spouse(s)Hanne-Marie, 1968-present
 
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Gino Conforti
Born(1932-01-30) January 30, 1932 (age 82)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1962-present
Spouse(s)Hanne-Marie, 1968-present

Gino Conforti (born January 30, 1932) is an American actor best known for his television roles. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent.

Life and career[edit]

From 1962 to 1971, Conforti appeared in several Broadway musicals, including the role of the fiddler in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof with Zero Mostel. Gino also appeared in the 1972 film Man of La Mancha, starring Peter O'Toole, as the barber (a role he reprised from the original Broadway musical). Beginning in the late 1960s, he appeared in guest roles on American television. His largest live-action roles were the recurring characters of Nino in That Girl (1969–1971) and the high-strung Hispanic chef Felipe Gomez in Three's Company (1981–1982).

He also appeared in season 1 episode 4 ("Divorce Isn't Everything") of the The Mary Tyler Moore Show show as Roy, a member of the Better Luck Next Time Club when Mary and Rhoda pretend to be divorced.

Conforti started voice acting in 1986, landing a starring voice role that year in the television cartoon Galaxy High School. He has also lent his voice talents to the DuckTales TV series as Benzino Gasolini and the animated films Thumbelina as Jacquimo the swallow and Monsters, Inc..

Recent appearances[edit]

In 2008, Gino Conforti appeared as a hot dog vendor in a T-Mobile advertising campaign for the T-Mobile G1 phone. He can be seen looking at his customer as she asks the camera, "What's really in a hot dog?". In 2009, he made an appearance as Cardinal Pugini in the Ron Howard directed film Angels & Demons.

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