Tom Pedi
Pedi (left) in a scene from Arnie (1971)
Born(1913-09-14)September 14, 1913
New York City, US
DiedDecember 29, 1996(1996-12-29) (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, US
OccupationActor
Years active1937-1987
Spouse(s)Stacey Hunter
Children1

Tom Pedi (September 14, 1913 – December 29, 1996) was an American actor whose work included roles on stage, television and film in a career spanning 50 years.[1] He was particularly well-known for his portrayal of Rocky, the night barman, in The Iceman Cometh, a part which he originated and played on stage, film and television.

Pedi was the cousin of voice actress Christine Pedi.[2]

He is buried in Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton, California.[3]

Performances

Theater

All listings come from the Internet Broadway Database.[4]

Start End Title Role
Dec 21, 1941 Feb 07, 1942 Brooklyn USA The Dasher
Oct 27, 1945 Nov 17, 1945 Beggars Are Coming to Town Heinz
Oct 09, 1946 Mar 15, 1947 The Iceman Cometh Rocky Pioggi
Feb 10, 1949 Nov 18, 1950 Death of a Salesman Stanley
Sep 29, 1955 Feb 04, 1956 A View from the Bridge / A Memory of Two Mondays Mike / Mechanic
Feb 28, 1957 Jul 13, 1957 A Hole in the Head Lenny
Mar 23, 1963 Apr 06, 1963 My Mother, My Father and Me Tonio Crazzo
Nov 11, 1963 Nov 16, 1963 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bodyguard
Apr 28, 196
Apr 20, 1955
Nov 24, 1950
May 09, 1965
May 31, 1955
Nov 28, 1953
Guys and Dolls Harry the Horse
Oct 04, 1966 Dec 31, 1966 The Investigation The Accused
April 18, 1968 April 20, 1968 Mike Downstairs Paul

Pedi also performed in the premier of the stage version of State Fair at The Muny in St. Louis in 1969. The show had a two week run.

Film

All listings come from the Internet Movie Database.[better source needed]

Year Title Role Notes
1942 Native Land Harry, man helping nurse
1948 The Naked City Detective Perelli
1948 State of the Union Barber
1948 Up in Central Park O'Toole
1949 Criss Cross Vincent
1949 Sorrowful Jones Once Over Sam
1950 Cry Murder Santorre
1973 The Iceman Cometh Rocky Pioggi
1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Caz Dolowicz
1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Moving Man Uncredited
1976 St. Ives Fat Angie Polaterra
1978 The Cat from Outer Space Honest Harry
1978 The One Man Jury Angie
1979 The North Avenue Irregulars Bartender
1980 Little Miss Marker Vittorio

Television

All listings come from the Internet Movie Database.[better source needed]

Year Series Role Notes
1949 Repertory Theatre Episode: "The Five Lives of Richard Gordon"
1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre Episode: "The Door"
1950 The Stage Door Rocco
1952 Repertory Theatre Joe Episode: "Rich Boy"
1956 Stanley Mr. Ferris Episode: "Opera Tickets"
1958 Decoy Maxie Pardo Episode: "Odds Against the Jockey"
1958 Omnibus Episode: "The So-Called Human Race", Uncredited
1958 Adventures of the Sea Hawk Le Gross Episode #1.23
1960 Play of the Week Rocky Episode: The Iceman Cometh Parts: 1 & 2
1967 The Edge of Night Hector Episode #1.3048
1970 That Girl Tony Episode: "The Night They Raided Daddy's"
1971 Night Gallery Mr. Boucher Episode: "A Fear of Spiders"
1970-1971 Arnie Julius 15 episodes
1972 The Family Rico Angelo TV movie
1973 The New Treasure Hunt Various Uncredited
1973 Maude Mr. Bungay Episode: "Maude Takes a Job"
1973 Lotsa Luck First Moving Man Episode: "The Family Plot"Arnie"
1974 McMillan & Wife News Vendor Episode: "Cross & Double Cross"
1974 Dominic's Dream Uncle Willie TV movie
1974 Kojak Filacchione Episode: "You Can't Tell a Hurt Man How to Holler"
1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Al Episode: "The System"
1975 The Odd Couple Louie Menninni Episode: "Old Flames Never Die"
1975 Lucas Tanner Policeman Episode: "The Noise of a Quiet Weekend"
1976 McCloud Santa Claus Episode: "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas..."
1977 Serpico Nick Episode: "The Party of Your Choice"
1977 Black Market Baby Uncle Sanchi TV movie
1978 CHiPs Bruno Episode: "Vintage '54"
1978 Human Feelings Frank TV movie
1979 The Ropers Moving Man Episode: "Friends and Neighbors"
1979 Stone Aaron Abromowitz TV movie
1987 Laguna Heat Jimmy Hylkama TV movie, (final film role)

References

  1. ^ "Tom Pedi". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (20 March 2001). "A Musical Comedy Star? No, She Just Plays Them; Christine Pedi Keeps Making an Impression With Her Parodies of Broadway's Divas". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ Resting Places - The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d Ed. McFarland. August 19, 2016. p. 581. ISBN 9781476625997.
  4. ^ "Tom Pedi – Broadway Cast & Staff". The Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Retrieved 11 February 2019.