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Art Metrano

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Art Metrano
BornSeptember 22, 1936
Brooklyn, New York

Arthur "Art" Metrano (born September 22, 1936) is an American actor of Greek-Jewish-Italian ancestry. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Metrano may be best known for his role as Capt. Mauser in Police Academy 2 and Police Academy 3.


In the early 1970s, he frequently appeared on 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 (named "Fine and Dandy", an early 1930s composition by Kay Swift). He also performed on Mark Wilson's Magic Circus.

Currently, he tours with his one-man show, "Jews Don't Belong On Ladders...An Accidental Comedy", which has raised more than $175,000 for Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury to help buy crutches, wheelchairs, and supplies.


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