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Art Metrano
Art Metrano
Art Metrano guests appears as Jack, one of a duo team of men who rob the patrons at Archie's Place in a Season 8 episode of "All In The Family" titled "Super Bowl Sunday".
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation/
Career:
Actor, comedian
Years active: 1961 - present
Character/Series involvement
Series: All In The Family
Character played: Robber Jack
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Arthur "Art" Metrano (born September 22, 1936) is an actor and comedian who appears as Jack one of two robbers who stick up the patrons at Archie's Place during the showing of Super Bowl XII in the Season 8 episode of All In The Family titled "Super Bowl Sunday".


Art was born in Brooklyn, New York. Metrano may be best known for his role as Lt./Capt./Cmdt. Mauser in Police Academy 2 and Police Academy 3.

Art's first film role was as a truck driver in the 1961 Cold War thriller Rocket Attack U.S.A.. Among Metrano's TV appearances were a 1968 episode of Ironside, Bewitched, and as a regular on The Streets of San Francisco as "Sekulovich", a legman for Detective Mike Stone, played by Karl Malden, the in-joke that Sekulovich was Malden's real surname.

However, he is better known for his frequent appearances on talk and variety shows in the early 1970s, especially The Tonight Show, as a "magician" performing absurd tricks, such as making his fingers "jump" from one hand to another, while constantly humming an inane theme song – "Fine and Dandy," an early 1930s composition by Kay Swift.

In December 2007, Metrano filed a lawsuit against the creator, producers and studio behind the television show Family Guy, asserting copyright infringement, and asking for damages in excess of two million dollars.[1][2] The case was settled out of court in 2010 with undisclosed terms. [3]

Metrano seriously injured his spinal cord and is disabled resulting from a fall at home in 1989. Currently, he tours with his one-man show, "Jews Don't Belong On Ladders...An Accidental Comedy," which has raised more than $75,000 for Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury, to help buy crutches, wheelchairs, and supplies for handicapped people.

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Notes
  1. Arthur Metrano, vs. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Seth MacFarlane, Steve Callaghan and Alex Borstein, United States District Court, Central District of California December 5, 2007
  2. "Magician Claims "Family Guy" Stole His Act". Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. http://www.tmz.com/2007/12/06/magician-claims-family-guy-stole-his-act/. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  3. "SEPARATING THE SHEEP FROM THE GOATS: CELEBRITY SATIRE AS FAIR USE". p. 802. http://www.cardozolawreview.com/content/33-2/Sirabella.33-2.pdf. 
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