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Johnny Seven ACTOR

Johnny Seven was born on February 23rd, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York with the birth name John Anthony Fetto II, born to Marie and John Fetto.  He had five sisters and growing up he excelled as a soprano singer.
After high school he served for two years in the United States Army and it was during this time that he developed an interest in acting when he performed in a number of USO shows. 

After completing his military service he decided to fid work as a stage actor in New York and after gaining some years of experience he began appearing on a number of television shows such as, "Inner Sanctum" and "The Phil Silvers Show".
In 1958 he relocated to Hollywood and began working with Universal Pictures on a number of television series with them appearing on, "The D.A.'s Man", "Mike Hammer", "The Lawless Years" and "Peter Gunn". 

Over the course of his career he added numerous television, film and stage credits to his resume.  Some of his more well known film roles have included Elia Kazan's 8 time Academy Award winner, "On the Waterfront" (1954) starring alongside Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Fred Gwynne, Pat Hingle, Martin Balsam and Eva Marie Saint, "The Last Mile" (1959) starring Mickey Rooney, Frank Overton, Michael Constantine, Ford Rainey, Clifton James and Don 'Red' Barry, "The Apartment" (1960) starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Edie Adams, Jack Kruschen and Ray Walston, "The Music Box Kid" (1960) with Ronald Foster, Luana Patten and Grant Richards, "Guns of the Timberland" (1960) starring Alan Ladd, Jeanne Crain, Gilbert Roland, Alana Ladd and Frankie Avalon, "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?" (1968) co-starring James Coburn, Aldo Ray, Giovanna Ralli, Carroll O'Connor, Sergio Fantoni, Harry Morgan and Dick Shawn, "The Destructors" (1968) starring with Richard Egan, Patricia Owens, John Ericson and Michael Ansara and "The Love God?" (1969) starring Don Knotts, Anne Francis, Edmond O'Brien, Maureen Arthur and James Gregory.
Along with film work he added over 100 television series to his resume with appearances on, "Naked City", "Bonanza", "Rescue 8", "Gunsmoke", "The Loretta Young Show", "Man With a Camera", "Everglades", "Lock Up", "Hennesey", "87th Precinct", "One Step Beyond", "Bat Masterson", "CHiPS", "Charlie's Angels", "The Untouchables", "The Deputy", "The Lineup", "Batman", "Death Valley Days" and as Lt. Carl Reese on "Ironside" (1968-1975) starring Raymond Burr.
In addition to working as an actor he has also worked on the other side of the industry as a director for several television shows and wrote a number of plays as well as directed them.

Some of his projects included writing, directing and producing a 26 minute Showtime TV pilot title, "Gina & Me".  He also co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film, "Navajo Run" (1964) with Warren Kemmerling with Virginia Vincent and the documentary, "Inhale-Exhale…The New Terror" (1965).  In 1997 he wrote and produced a documentary, "Uncle Joe's Garden".
His most recent appearances were on the television series, "The Master", "Murder, She Wrote" and "Can't Hurry Love".

Johnny Seven married only once to Edith Piselli in 1949 and they had two children together and remained married until he passed away on January 22nd, 2010 in Mission Hills, California after suffering from lung cancer at the age of eighty three.


1995         Can't Hurry Love
1985         Murder, She Wrote 
1984         The Master 
1984         Trapper John, M.D. 
1978-1982     CHiPs 
1981         Today's F.B.I. 
1980         Gina & Me
1978-1980     Vega$ 
1978         Charlie's Angels 
1975-1978     Police Woman 
1977         The Rockford Files
1977         Switch 
1977         Murder at the World Series
1975         Barbary Coast 
1974-1975     Amy Prentiss
1968-1975     Ironside
1974         The Rookies
1971         Marcus Welby, M.D.
1970         Here Come the Brides
1969         The Love God?
1968         Lancer 
1968         The F.B.I. 
1968         The Destructors
1967         The Virginian
1967         Gunfight in Abilene
1967         The Wild Wild West 
1967         Jericho
1966         Get Smart 
1966         What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
1966         Batman 
1961-1965     Gunsmoke
1965         The Greatest Story Ever Told
1965         Bonanza
1964         Navajo Run
1964         Breaking Point
1963         Temple Houston 
1958-1963     Naked City 
1959-1963     The Untouchables
1963         Ripcord
1962         Death Valley Days
1959-1962     The Detectives
1962         Adventures in Paradise 
1961         87th Precinct
1961         Everglades 
1961         Boy Who Caught a Crook
1961         Whispering Smith
1961         Two Faces West
1961         The Case of the Dangerous Robin
1961         The Loretta Young Show
1961         The Roaring Twenties
1961         Surfside 6
1960         Bat Masterson
1960         Route 66
1960         Michael Shayne 
1960         Hennesey 
1960         The Music Box Kid
1960         The Apartment
1960         Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 
1960         Lock Up 
1960         The Man from Blackhawk
1960         Not for Hire 
1959-1960     Rescue 8 
1960         The Deputy
1960         Guns of the Timberland
1960         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 
1960         Man with a Camera 
1959         Tightrope
1959         Five Fingers
1959         The Lineup 
1959         The Lawless Years 
1959         Peter Gunn 
1959         That Kind of Woman
1958-1959     Mike Hammer
1959         The D.A.'s Man 
1959         The Last Mile
1959         Never Steal Anything Small
1958         Cop Hater
1957         Johnny Gunman
1955         The Phil Silvers Show
1954         Inner Sanctum
1954         On the Waterfront

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