Dom DeLuise

Dom DeLuise

Actor, comedian, chef, director, producer, author
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  • Briefly served as the fourth and last host/performer and instructor on "Tinker's Workshop" (1954) on WJZ/WABC TV Ch. 7 NYC's weekday mornings from 1958 to Friday August 22, 1958. He also appeared on Shari Lewis' "The Shari Lewis Show" (1960) (as bumbling private eye Kenny Ketcham) on NBC TV Saturday mornings from October, 1960 to September, 1962, and on "The Charlie Horse Music Pizza" (1998) (as Cookie) on PBS TV weekday mornings from 1996 to 1998.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 134-135. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Has spoofed The Godfather (1972) in two movies Cannonball Run II (1984) as Don Canneloni and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) as Don Giovanni.
  • He and all three of his sons--Peter DeLuise, Michael DeLuise and David DeLuise--have each appeared on "Stargate SG-1" (1997) in various episodes.
  • In Happy (1983) (TV), appeared with his wife Carol Arthur and his three sons: David DeLuise, Michael DeLuise and Peter DeLuise.
  • Father-in-law of actress Anne Marie DeLuise.
  • Has spoofed The Godfather (1972) in two movies Cannonball Run II (1984) as Don Canneloni and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) as Don Giovanni.
  • Former father-in-law of Gina Nemo.
  • He has three grandchildren. David's daughters Riley DeLuise and Dylan and Peter's son Jake (b. 2004)
  • Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1984
  • Appeared with all three of his sons--Peter DeLuise, Michael DeLuise and David DeLuise--and wife Carol Arthur in Hot Stuff (1979).
  • He is the author of two children's books: "Charlie The Caterpillar" and "Goldie Locks & The Three Bears: The Real Story!".
  • Once appeared with all three of his sons--Peter DeLuise, Michael DeLuise and David DeLuise--in the "Vapors" episode of "SeaQuest DSV" (1993), in which Peter and Michael were regular cast members.
  • Highly regarded as a chef, he has published two books of his favorite Italian recipes, "Eat This!" and "Eat This, Too!"
  • Frequently co-stars with good friend Burt Reynolds.
  • Once appeared with all three of his sons, Peter DeLuise, Michael DeLuise and David DeLuise as their father in "3rd Rock from the Sun" (1996), in which David had a recurring role as a student.
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