Dom DeLuise biography

Dom DeLuise

Date of Birth: August 1, 1933

He's fat, he's funny and he's had a brilliant career in comedies, spoofs, cartoons and even cooking.

Dom DeLuise was born in Brooklyn, New York and later attended the High School of Performing Arts. His first professional acting job was as "Bernie the Dog" in a children's show. Not surprisingly, he was soon considering a new career as a high school biology teacher.

Luckily, Broadway beckoned with Here's Love and there was a guest spot on the Gary Moore Show where he played Domenic the Great, a goofy and clumsy but lovable magician. Then came the Carol Burnett Show and Bob Newhart Show and predictably, The Dom DeLuise Show.

But Dom never really came into his own till he teamed up with another wacky lunatic named Mel Brooks, who let Dom run wild in The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and others.

Ann Bancroft, who is married to Mel Brooks, directed Dom herself in Fatso, a gigantic vehicle built especially for him. Dom went on to direct himself in Hot Stuff.

Wherever he appears, even as a voice (An American Tail, All Dogs Go to Heaven), he is outrageously funny and loved by audiences and critics. However, nothing will ever top his full-blown buffoonery in New York at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1995, when he frolicked as Frosh the Jailer in Die Fledermaus. The audience split themselves laughing.

Dom's girth bears witness to his passion for food, food glorious food! He has extended his many talents to write a cookbook called Eat This: It Will Make You Better.

Dom DeLuise Filmography

Actor:

  • The Muppet Movie - A Family Favourites Presentation (2012)
  • The Treasure of Manhattan Island (2000) (V) (voice)
  • An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999) (V) (voice)
  • Cattle Call (1999)
  • Remembering Mario (1999) (voice)
  • Wedding Band (1999)
  • Baby Geniuses (1998)
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996)
  • Tin Soldier (1995)
  • A Troll in Central Park (1994)
  • Don't Drink the Water (1994)
  • Il Silenzio dei Prosciutti (1994)
  • Munchie Strikes Back (1994)
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
  • The Skateboard Kid (1993)
  • (1992)
  • Babysitting Blues (1992)
  • Laurel & Hardy - a Tribute to the Boys (1992)
  • Munchie (1992)
  • Tribute to the Boys (1992)
  • What Friends Are For (1992)
  • Almost Pregnant (1991)
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
  • Driving Me Crazy -Trabbi Goes to Hollywood (1991)
  • Happily Ever After (1991)
  • Loose Cannons (1990)
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
  • B. L. Stryker: Die Laughing (1989)
  • Oliver and Company (1989)
  • Eat This: The Video (1988)
  • Going Bananas (1988)
  • My African Adventure (1987)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • An American Tail (1986)
  • Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
  • Cannonball Run 2 (1984)
  • Johnny Dangerously (1984)
  • Happy (1983)
  • Peter-No-Tail (1983)
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
  • The Secret of Nimh (1982)
  • The Cannonball Run (1981)
  • The History of the World -- Part I (1981)
  • Fatso (1980)
  • Smokey and the Bandit 2 (1980)
  • The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
  • Wholly Moses! (1980)
  • Diary of a Young Comic (1979)
  • Hot Stuff (1979)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • Sextette (1978)
  • The Cheap Detective (1978)
  • The End (1978)
  • The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
  • Silent Movie (1976)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Only with Married Men (1974)
  • Every Little Crook and Nanny (1972)
  • About Me? (1971)
  • Evil Roy Slade (1971)
  • Norwood (1970)
  • The Twelve Chairs (1970)
  • What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
  • The Busybody (1967)
  • The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
  • Diary of a Bachelor (1964)
  • Fail-Safe (1964)
  • Star Shorts (1958)
  • Tom Thumb (1958)
  • Fievel's American Tails, Vol. 1: Gift and a Case of the Hiccups
  • Fievel's American Tails, Vol. 2: Legend of Mouse Hollow &
  • Fievel's American Tails, Vol. 3: Lost Mother Lode & That's
  • Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things

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