Thank you for visiting me on my website. Many of you may remember
me, some may have heard of me and, others will know me very well.
For those of you who do not know or do not remember, I appeared
in twenty six motion pictures including the Academy Award Winners,
The Apartment and On The Waterfront and
the Las Vegas International Film Festival winner, Gina &
Me. I also made hundreds of television appearances including
guest starring in the recurring role of Lt. Carl Reese
with Raymond Burr on the Ironside Television series
for six years and, with Jessica Walter on Amy Prentiss
for one year.
I was born in the Bayridge section of Brooklyn, New York of Italian
parents, Marie & John Fetto. I had no brothers but I did have
five wonderful sisters: Lillian, Terry, Connie, Dolores & Jean.
I was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, one merit badge shy
of becoming an Eagle Scout, and was a boy soprano until the age
of 14. The voice got much heavier so I turned my interest away from
singing and toward acting. I graduated from Lafayette High School
in Brooklin in the summer of 1943 and then served two and a half
years in the Army during the second World War with the 187th Gun
Battalion and also appeared in USO shows while in service in the
I met a girl, Edith Patricia Piselli. I knew this was my soul mate
so I married her on October 8, 1949 before she could get away. We
had two wonderful children, John Anthony, an attorney in Oakland
and Laura Michelle, a Flight Attendant with Delta Airlines. I worked
in New York doing plays and live television. Those were really exciting
days because in television, you couldnt afford to make a mistake.
There were no retakes in live television.