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Joseph La Cava (1908–1992)

Bit player Joseph La Cava was born on September 16, 1908 in Paterson, New Jersey. La Cava first started appearing in films in often uncredited minor roles in the early 1940's. A stern looking fellow with a sharp nose and silver gray (later white) hair, Joseph could be frequently spotted in both movies and TV shows alike as waiters, croupiers, ... See full bio »

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Mission: Impossible Waiter / Butler / Wheelman
(1966-1972)
It Takes a Thief Croupier / Commuter at Airport / Party Guest / Roulette Dealer / Royal Entourage Member
(1968-1969)

Filmography

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 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Sam
- Game Plan (1978) ... Sam
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Croupier
- The Golden Pharaoh (1976) ... Croupier
 1974 Mame
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Cropier
- Hit-Run (1973) ... Cropier (uncredited)
 1973 The All-American Boy
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)
 1973 The Magician (TV Series)
Croupier
- The Manhunters (1973) ... Croupier (uncredited)
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Bartender
- See Some Evil... Do Some Evil (1973) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1971-1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Medical Examiner / Croupier
- Double Shock (1973) ... Croupier (uncredited)
- The Greenhouse Jungle (1972) ... Medical Examiner (uncredited)
- Murder by the Book (1971) ... Medical Examiner (uncredited)
 1971-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Waiter / Party Guest / Croupier / ...
- Byline, Alias Doris (1973) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Defective Story (1972) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
- The Crapshooter Who Would Be King (1972) ... Croupier (uncredited)
- When in Rome, Don't (1971) ... Commuter (uncredited)
- Billy's First Date (1971) ... Charlie (uncredited)
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Adonis File (1972) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Wedding Guest / Dealer
- The McCreedy Feud (1972) ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
- What's in It for Mia? (1972) ... Dealer (uncredited)
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Bartender
- Let's Hear It for a Living Legend (1972) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Dealer
- Operation: Smokescreen (1972) ... Dealer (uncredited)
 1972 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Caterer
- Psychic, Shmychic (1972) ... Caterer (uncredited)
 1966-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Waiter / Wheelman / Butler
- Casino (1972) ... Wheelman
- The Psychic (1967) ... Butler (uncredited)
- Shock (1967) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Action! (1967) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Trial (1967) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1970-1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Tour Group Member / Waiter
- A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley (1972) ... Tour Group Member (uncredited)
- The Concrete Corral (1970) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1971-1972 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Face of Murder (1972) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Once Upon a Dead Man (1971) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Priest Killer (1971) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Waiter (uncredited)
 1970 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Waiter (segment "The Housekeeper")
- The Dead Man/The Housekeeper (1970) ... Waiter (segment "The Housekeeper") (uncredited)
 1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Waiter
- Goober, the Housekeeper (1970) ... Waiter
 1970 The Great White Hope
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Official (uncredited)
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
Saloon Dealer (uncredited)
 1967-1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Bartender / Butler
- Missing: Sun and Sky (1969) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- Skid Marks on a Dry Run (1967) ... Butler (uncredited)
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- Log 123: Courtroom (1969) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- Burglary Auto: Courtroom (1969) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1969 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Registrar
- Lucy and the Andrews Sisters (1969) ... Registrar (uncredited)
 1963-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Townsman / Conductor / Bartender
- The Power Seekers (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Land Dreamer (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Doctor Pat (1967) ... Conductor (uncredited)
- The Final Hour (1963) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1969 The Love God?
Photographer (uncredited)
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Roulette Dealer (uncredited)
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Juror
- Once Upon a Time: Part 2 (1969) ... Juror (uncredited)
 1968-1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Croupier / Roulette Dealer / Royal Entourage Member / ...
- A Matter of Grey Matter: Part 2 (1969) ... Croupier
- A Matter of Grey Matter: Part 1 (1969) ... Croupier (uncredited)
- The Artist Is for Framing (1969) ... Roulette Dealer (uncredited)
- The Galloping Skin Game (1968) ... Croupier
- A Case of Red Turnips (1968) ... Croupier (uncredited)
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Last Hundred Miles (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Henchman
- The Night of the Winged Terror: Part II (1969) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- The Night of the Winged Terror: Part 1 (1969) ... Henchman (uncredited)
 1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Townsman
- Wings (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1968 I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1968 Yours, Mine and Ours
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1968 The Power
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Waiter
- Goober Goes to an Auto Show (1968) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1967 The Ballad of Josie
Territorial Delegate (uncredited)
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Trial Spectator
- Justice Deferred (1967) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Summit Attendee / Waiter
- Summit Meeting: Part II (1967) ... Summit Attendee (uncredited)
- The Betrayed (1967) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1966-1967 Batman (TV Series)
Waiter / Baseball Game Spectator / Spectator on Sidewalk / ...
- Ice Spy (1967) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Rats Like Cheese (1966) ... Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
- Instant Freeze (1966) ... Spectator on Sidewalk (uncredited)
- Fine Feathered Finks (1966) ... Police Officer (uncredited)
 1967 Ironside (TV Movie)
Official in Newsreel (uncredited)
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Waiter (uncredited)
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Exhibit Patron / Waiter
- That's What Mothers Are For (1967) ... Exhibit Patron (uncredited)
- The Man with Three Blue Eyes (1967) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1967 Hotel
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1966 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Board Member
- Jed Joins the Board (1966) ... Board Member (uncredited)
 1966 Frankie and Johnny
Croupier (uncredited)
 1966 The Singing Nun
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Dealer
- Vacation in Las Vegas (1966) ... Dealer (uncredited)
 1966 The Oscar
Academy Awards Guest (uncredited)
 1965-1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Board Member / Waiter
- King of the Mountain (1966) ... Board Member (uncredited)
- Whatever Lola Wants.... (1965) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1965 A Rage to Live
Waiter (uncredited)
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Waiter
- Jeannie and the Marriage Caper (1965) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series)
Board Member
- O.K. Crackerby Arrives (1965) ... Board Member (uncredited)
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Party Guest
- Connery's Hands (1965) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
 1965 Fluffy
Bartender (uncredited)
 1965/II Harlow
Dealer (uncredited)
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Bartender / Waiter / Porter / ...
- Grave Doubts (1965) ... Assistant Inspector (uncredited)
- Bless You, G. Carter Huntington (1965) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- Hugger-Mugger, by the Sea (1964) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Plavonia, Hail and Farewell (1964) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
- Two of a Kind (1964) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1965 Strange Bedfellows
Reporter (uncredited)
 1960-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator / Waiter / Film Crew Member / ...
- The Case of the Frustrated Folksinger (1965) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Case of the Prankish Professor (1963) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (1963) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- The Case of the Fickle Filly (1962) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox (1962) ... Film Crew Member (uncredited)
 1964 Dear Heart
Cashier (uncredited)
 1964 Youngblood Hawke
Theatregoer (uncredited)
 1964 Your Cheatin' Heart
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Income Tax Show (1964) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1964 Looking for Love
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Juror (uncredited)
 1964 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Elevator Operator
- A Nose for News (1964) ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Waiter
- Who Killed Annie Foran? (1964) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Who Killed WHO IV? (1964) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Who Killed Carrie Cornell? (1964) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Who Killed Beau Sparrow? (1963) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Who Killed Julian Buck? (1963) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1964 The Best Man
Delegate (uncredited)
 1964 Seven Days in May
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1964 Viva Las Vegas
Waiter (uncredited)
 1964 The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Officer at Fleet Admiral's Briefing (uncredited)
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Townsman at Celebration
- The Retiring Milkman (1963) ... Townsman at Celebration (uncredited)
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
Waiter (uncredited)
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 1963 Twilight of Honor
Townsman at Airport (uncredited)
 1963 Johnny Cool
Commuter (uncredited)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Waiter / Bartender / Club Patron / ...
- A Taste for Pineapple (1963) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Charlie Argos Story (1963) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Spoiler (1963) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Man in the Cooler (1963) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Search for a Dead Man (1963) ... Club Patron (uncredited)
 1963 The Ugly American
Reporter (uncredited)
 1962-1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Waiter / Juror
- Some Fires Die Slowly (1963) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Where There's a Will (1962) ... Juror (uncredited)
 1962 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Waiter
- Sammy, the Way-Out Seal: Part 1 (1962) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Reporter (uncredited)
 1962 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Waiter
- First Encounter (1962) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1962 Advise & Consent
Senator (uncredited)
 1962 Cape Fear
Bartender (uncredited)
 1962 Tender Is the Night
Bartender (uncredited)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Photographer
- The Administrator (1962) ... Photographer (uncredited)
 1961 The Comancheros
Dealer (uncredited)
 1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Attorney
- Move Over, Perry Mason (1961) ... Attorney (uncredited)
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Restaurant Patron
- To the Pure (1961) ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Diner Patron / Waiter
- Guillotine (1961) ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
- Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Dante (TV Series)
Waiter
- Hunter with a Badge (1961) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Pick a Peck of Diamonds (1961) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Light Lady, Dark Room (1961) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Aces and Eights (1961) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Devil to Pay (1961) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Waiter
- Along the Barbary Coast (1961) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Porter
- The Royal Visit (1961) ... Porter (uncredited)
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Waiter
- Love Between the Acts (1960) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1960 Midnight Lace
Commuter at Terminal (uncredited)
 1960 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Medic
- The Spinster of Nob Hill (1960) ... Medic (uncredited)
 1960 Pay or Die!
Businessman (uncredited)
 1958-1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Very Friendly Witness (1960) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Bentley and His Junior Image (1958) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Judge (1960) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Man in the Funny Suit (1960) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1960 Seven Thieves
Croupier (uncredited)
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Gladiators (1960) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1960 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Waiter
- The Crossing (1959) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Waiter
- Eye Witness (1959) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers
Spectator at Bullfight (uncredited)
 1959 Compulsion
Juror (uncredited)
 1959 Some Like It Hot
Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Waiter
- Ozzie's Old Teammate (1959) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- A Cruise for Harriet (1958) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Townsman
- Corpus Delicti (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Man Who Owned San Francisco (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Sorley Boy (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Train Passenger
- Runaway Train (1959) ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1958 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Club Patron
- Three Knaves from New Haven (1958) ... Club Patron (uncredited)
 1958 I Want to Live!
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1958 Torpedo Run
Waiter (uncredited)
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Man at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Waiter / Mourner at Funeral / Bellboy
- Play Belles' Toll (1958) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Dead Men Don't Dream (1958) ... Mourner at Funeral (uncredited)
- Just Around the Coroner (1958) ... Bellboy (uncredited)
 1957-1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
Robbery Suspect / Waiter
- Kitchen Kill (1958) ... Robbery Suspect (uncredited)
- The Dancing Dowager (1957) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1958 Zorro (TV Series)
Don
- The Fall of Monastario (1958) ... Don (uncredited)
 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Waiter (uncredited)
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Audience Member
- Case 2206 (1957) ... Audience Member (uncredited)
 1957 Sweet Smell of Success
Waiter at 21 (uncredited)
 1957 Monkey on My Back
Bartender (uncredited)
 1957 Designing Woman
Reporter (uncredited)
 1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Inmate (uncredited)
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
Waiter (uncredited)
 1956 The Harder They Fall
Manager (uncredited)
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Waiter (uncredited)
 1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Bartender
- Second Honeymoon (1956) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Waiter (uncredited)
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Croupier
- Gambling (1955) ... Croupier (uncredited)
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Cashier / Butler / Waiter Preparing Table
- The Las Vegas Story (1954) ... Cashier (uncredited)
- The Malibu Story (a.k.a. Malibu-Laguna) (1954) ... Butler (uncredited)
- The Blue Lantern Story (1954) ... Waiter Preparing Table (uncredited)
 1953 Man in the Attic
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Spectator on Sidewalk / Driver / Wrestling Spectator
- Panic in the Sky (1953) ... Spectator on Sidewalk (uncredited)
- Czar of the Underworld (1953) ... Driver (uncredited)
- No Holds Barred (1952) ... Wrestling Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 Forever Female
Waiter (uncredited)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Joe
- Life Insurance (1953) ... Joe (as Joe Lacava)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 April in Paris
Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 The Steel Trap
Man Exiting Office (uncredited)
 1952 Pat and Mike
Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Man at Darr Murder Scene (uncredited)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Right Cross
Photographer (uncredited)
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1949 The Set-Up
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Roulette Dealer (uncredited)
 1942 Who Done It?
Station Employee (uncredited)
 1942 The Corpse Vanishes
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1941 Hold That Ghost
Little Fink (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Dance Contestant (uncredited)
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