Dom DeLuise Biography

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Born: August 01, 1933

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.


Always Greener (2001)
Brainiacs (2000)
An American Tail: 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)
Il Silenzio dei Prosciutti (1994)
A Troll in Central Park (1994)
Munchie Strikes Back (1994)
Don't Drink the Water (1994)
The Skateboard Kid (1993)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Laurel & Hardy - a Tribute to the Boys (1992)
Fievel's American Tails, Vol. 2: Legend of Mouse Hollow & Babysitting Blues (1992)
Fievel's American Tails, Vol. 1: Gift and a Case of the Hiccups (1992)
Munchie (1992)
Tribute to the Boys (1992)
Fievel's American Tails, Vol. 3: Lost Mother Lode & That's What Friends Are For (1992)
Almost Pregnant (1991)
Happily Ever After (1991)
Driving Me Crazy -Trabbi Goes to Hollywood (1991)
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
Loose Cannons (1990)
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
B. L. Stryker: Die Laughing (1989)
Oliver and Company (1989)
Going Bananas (1988)
Eat This: The Video (1988)
Spaceballs (1987)
My African Adventure (1987)
An American Tail (1986)
Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Cannonball Run 2 (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)
The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
Fatso (1980)
Wholly Moses! (1980)
Smokey and the Bandit 2 (1980)
Diary of a Young Comic (1979)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Hot Stuff (1979)
The Cheap Detective (1978)
Sextette (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)
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)
Evil Roy Slade (1971)
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Norwood (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)
Tom Thumb (1958)
Star Shorts (1958)

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