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Dick Gjonola (1939–2009)

Dick Gjonola was born on October 31, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Psychic (1968), Turks (1999) and The Greatest American Hero (1981). He died on October 25, 2009 in Polo, Illinois. See full bio »


(age 69) in Polo, Illinois, USA

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Known For

The Psychic Dan Thomas
Turks Benny Salvatore
Hoodlum Owney Madden


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 1999 Turks (TV Series)
Benny Salvatore
- Tail (1999) ... Benny Salvatore
- Hearts of Fire (1999) ... Benny Salvatore
- After the Pilot (1999) ... Benny Salvatore
 1997 Hoodlum
Owney Madden
 1995 Tough Target (TV Series)
Giovanni Vigliotto
- Romeo (1995) ... Giovanni Vigliotto
 1991 Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series)
- Harry, the Masked Wrestler (1991) ... Sam
 1987-1989 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Wayne Garfield
- Episode #1.465 (1989) ... Wayne Garfield (as Richard Gjonola)
- Episode #1.91 (1987) ... Wayne Garfield
 1986 Superior Court (TV Series)
Joe Don Lucassi
- The People vs. Lucassi ... Joe Don Lucassi
 1984 Divorce Court (TV Series)
Albert Huntington III
- Kidd vs Kidd ... Albert Huntington III
 1982 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
- Anatomy of a Stain (1982) ... Announcer (as Richard Gjonola)
 1982 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
John Calamari
- West Side Astoria (1982) ... John Calamari
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Russ Decker
- The Two-Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Fast Ball (1981) ... Russ Decker (as Richard Gjonola)
 1979 The Kid from Left Field (TV Movie)
the Disgruntled Fan
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Security Guard
- The Competitive Edge (1978) ... Security Guard
 1977 Winners (TV Series)
Mr. Phillips
- I Can (1977) ... Mr. Phillips
 1976 Good Times (TV Series)
Jack Simmons
- The Judy Cohen Story (1976) ... Jack Simmons
 1968 The Psychic
Dan Thomas (as Dick Genola)
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 1982 Ya Gotta Believe (Documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared as The Marvelous Magical Burger King in a 1970's advertising campaign for the Burger King fast food chain. The campaign was designed to parallel the McDonald's "McDonaldland" children's commercials.

Alternate Names:

Dick Genola | Richard Gjonola

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Actor Dick Gjonola is the uncle of actor John Gjonola, who played Colonel Leviathan Briggs in Shoot in Any Direction and You'll Hit a Bastard (2017). See more »

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