The American actor, who passed away at the age of 84, in recent years was living in Florida with his second wife Jamie Golder
He was the favorite target of the pranks of police officer Carey Mahoney (played by Steve Guttenberg) in the comedy films Police School 2 – First Mission and Police School 3 – Everything to be redone: let’s talk about the Lieutenant Ernie Mauser, personified by Arthur Art Metrano, who died on 8 September at the age of 84 at his home in Aventura, Florida. The news of the actor’s disappearance, which occurred due to natural causes, was released only today.
Born in New York on September 22, 1936, Metrano, who was of Turkish and Greek origins, began his career as a TV extra in the early 1960s, then starring in numerous secondary parts in series and telefilms. He made a name for himself in the cinema with Gordon Douglas’ film A tough guy in the service of the police (1973), followed by Vincent McEveety’s The Strongest Man Alive (1975). In the Eighties he made himself known as a comedian, in Mel Brooks’ Mad History of the World (1981) and in the films of the Police School saga. He progressively retired from acting at the end of the decade, after being seriously injured in a domestic accident (which required lengthy rehabilitation). In recent years, he opened a beachside yogurt café in Hollywood and moved to Florida with his second wife, former tennis player Jamie Golder.
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