Nicholas Colasanto

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Nicholas Colasanto
Birth name Nicola Colasanto
Born January 19, 1924 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died February 12, 1985 in Studio City, California, USA from a heart ailment
Sometimes credited as Nick Colasanto
Notable Roles Cheers: Ernie "Coach" Pantusso
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Viewers for Quality Television Award, USA
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Nicholas Colasanto was an American actor and director.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Cheers Ernie Pantusso 1982–1985 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Ben Casey Ambulance Attendant 4x06 - For Jimmy, the Best of Everything October 19, 1964
Run for Your Life Benno Capalupo 1x22 - Who's Watching the Fleshpot? March 7, 1966
The Fugitive Matt 4x09 - Approach with Care November 15, 1966
The F.B.I. Billy Milton 2x12 - The Camel's Nose December 11, 1966
Run for Your Life Kerpantos 2x16 - Flight from Tirana January 9, 1967
Run for Your Life Kerpantos 2x17 - A Rage for Justice January 16, 1967
Run for Your Life Jake Wexler 3x04 - The Frozen Image October 4, 1967
Mission: Impossible
(credited as Nick Colasanto)
Jimmy Bibo 2x11 - The Council (1) November 19, 1967
Ironside Mike Sellino 1x20 - The Challenge February 8, 1968
Mannix Mac Wagner 2x04 - To the Swiftest, Death October 19, 1968
The F.B.I. Jumisino 7x13 - Bitter Harbor December 12, 1971
The Streets of San Francisco Joe Petruro 1x14 - Deathwatch January 13, 1973
Baretta
(credited as Nick Colasanto)
Danelle 1x11 - The Secret of Terry Lake April 16, 1975
Lou Grant Patsy Reese 2x04 - Mob October 23, 1978

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Director

Series Episode Airdate
Run for Your Life 2x08 - Grotenberg Mask October 31, 1966
Run for Your Life 2x09 - The Treasure Seekers November 14, 1966
Run for Your Life 2x19 - The Face of the Antagonist January 30, 1967
Run for Your Life 2x23 - The Assassin February 27, 1967
Run for Your Life 2x25 - A Very Small Injustice March 13, 1967
Garrison's Gorillas 1x03 - The Grab September 19, 1967
Run for Your Life 3x04 - The Frozen Image October 4, 1967
Garrison's Gorillas 1x07 - The Deadly Masquerade October 17, 1967
Run for Your Life 3x07 - At the End of the Rainbow There's Another Rainbow October 25, 1967
Garrison's Gorillas 1x11 - 20 Gallons to Kill November 14, 1967
Garrison's Gorillas 1x14 - The Great Crime Wave December 5, 1967
Garrison's Gorillas 1x18 - Run from Death January 9, 1968
The Felony Squad 2x20 - The Love Victim February 5, 1968
The Felony Squad 3x01 - A Fashion for Dying September 27, 1968
Ironside 2x05 - Robert Phillips vs. the Man October 10, 1968
The Felony Squad 3x03 - Underground Nightmare October 11, 1968
Hawaii Five-O 2x01 - A Thousand Pardons -- You're Dead! September 24, 1969
Hawaii Five-O 2x02 - To Hell with Babe Ruth October 1, 1969
Hawaii Five-O 2x04 - Just Lucky, I Guess October 15, 1969
Hawaii Five-O 2x21 - Most Likely to Murder February 11, 1970
Alias Smith and Jones 2x07 - Six Strangers at Apache Springs October 28, 1971
Bonanza 14x06 - Ambush at Rio Lobo October 24, 1972
Bonanza 14x07 - The Twenty-Sixth Grave October 31, 1972
Marcus Welby, M.D. 5x15 - A Full Life January 8, 1974
The Streets of San Francisco 3x19 - The Programming of Charlie Blake February 6, 1975

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1983, 1984, 1985)
Cheers

Trivia