James Coco

James Coco was an American character actor.

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A New Leaf (1971)

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Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Elaine May  •  Jack Weston  •  George Rose

Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Elaine May  •  Jack Weston  •  George Rose

Murder by Death (1976)

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Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Eileen Brennan  •  Truman Capote  •  James Coco  •  Peter Falk

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Eileen Brennan  •  Truman Capote  •  James Coco  •  Peter Falk

Only When I Laugh (1981)

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Marsha Mason  •  Kristy McNichol  •  James Coco  •  Joan Hackett

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Marsha Mason  •  Kristy McNichol  •  James Coco  •  Joan Hackett

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

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When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Steve Whitmire

When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Dave Goelz  •  Steve Whitmire

The Wild Party (1975)

An aging silent movie comic star throws a lavish party to try and save his failing career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Coco  •  Raquel Welch  •  Perry King  •  Tiffany Bolling

An aging silent movie comic star throws a lavish party to try and save his failing career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Coco  •  Raquel Welch  •  Perry King  •  Tiffany Bolling

Wholly Moses (1980)

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists in Israel, discover an ancient scroll about Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people from slavery, but Moses keeps getting all the credit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Weis
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Laraine Newman  •  James Coco  •  Paul Sand

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists in Israel, discover an ancient scroll about Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people from slavery, but Moses keeps getting all the credit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Weis
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Laraine Newman  •  James Coco  •  Paul Sand

The Cheap Detective (1978)

A spoof of the entire 1940s detective genre. San Francisco private detective, Lou Pekinpaugh is accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress—his partner's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Ann-Margret  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Sid Caesar

A spoof of the entire 1940s detective genre. San Francisco private detective, Lou Pekinpaugh is accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress—his partner's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Ann-Margret  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Sid Caesar

Ensign Pulver (1964)

1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of miles away from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Logan
CAST:  Robert Walker Jr.  •  Burl Ives  •  Walter Matthau  •  Larry Hagman

1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of miles away from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Logan
CAST:  Robert Walker Jr.  •  Burl Ives  •  Walter Matthau  •  Larry Hagman

There Must Be a Pony (1986)

Marguerite Sydney is a celebrated Hollywood star attempting a comeback after a stay in a mental hospital, as well as trying to re-establish a relationship with her teenage son, and risking a romance with a mysterious stranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Robert Wagner  •  James Coco  •  William Windom

Marguerite Sydney is a celebrated Hollywood star attempting a comeback after a stay in a mental hospital, as well as trying to re-establish a relationship with her teenage son, and risking a romance with a mysterious stranger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Robert Wagner  •  James Coco  •  William Windom

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The Power and the Glory (1963)

Based on Graham Greene's novel about a flawed but devoted priest in 1930s Mexico who attempts to perform his duties while eluding a police lieutenant determined to capture him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Daniels
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Julie Harris  •  George C. Scott  •  Martin Gabel

Based on Graham Greene's novel about a flawed but devoted priest in 1930s Mexico who attempts to perform his duties while eluding a police lieutenant determined to capture him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Daniels
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Julie Harris  •  George C. Scott  •  Martin Gabel

End of the Road (1970)

After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm"...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  James Earl Jones  •  Harris Yulin  •  Dorothy Tristan

After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm"...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  James Earl Jones  •  Harris Yulin  •  Dorothy Tristan

Such Good Friends (1971)

Julie Messinger is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her conventional facade. Her husband Richard checks into the hospital for a simple mole removal that goes seriously wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  James Coco  •  Jennifer O'Neill  •  Ken Howard

Julie Messinger is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her conventional facade. Her husband Richard checks into the hospital for a simple mole removal that goes seriously wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  James Coco  •  Jennifer O'Neill  •  Ken Howard

The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)

The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Sagal
CAST:  Maximilian Schell  •  Melissa Gilbert  •  Joan Plowright  •  Melora Marshall

The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Sagal
CAST:  Maximilian Schell  •  Melissa Gilbert  •  Joan Plowright  •  Melora Marshall

Charleston (1977)

Charleston is a 1977 Italian comedy film written and directed by Marcello Fondato. It reprises the style of the film The Sting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcello Fondato
CAST:  Bud Spencer  •  Herbert Lom  •  Jack La Cayenne  •  Dino Emanuelli

Charleston is a 1977 Italian comedy film written and directed by Marcello Fondato. It reprises the style of the film The Sting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcello Fondato
CAST:  Bud Spencer  •  Herbert Lom  •  Jack La Cayenne  •  Dino Emanuelli

That's Adequate (1989)

This mockumentary about fictional movie studio Adequate Pictures boasts an interesting cast. Tony Randall hosts, and James CoCo (practically on his deathbed) stars as head of the studio. Includes parodies of everything from silent comedies to porn, including an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Hurwitz
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Tony Randall  •  James Coco  •  Jerry Stiller

This mockumentary about fictional movie studio Adequate Pictures boasts an interesting cast. Tony Randall hosts, and James CoCo (practically on his deathbed) stars as head of the studio. Includes parodies of everything from silent comedies to porn, including an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Hurwitz
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Tony Randall  •  James Coco  •  Jerry Stiller

The Littlest Angel (1969)

Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel named Patience is given the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Layton
CAST:  Fred Gwynne  •  E.G. Marshall  •  Tony Randall  •  John McGiver

Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel named Patience is given the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Layton
CAST:  Fred Gwynne  •  E.G. Marshall  •  Tony Randall  •  John McGiver

Man of La Mancha (1972)

In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Sophia Loren  •  James Coco  •  Ian Richardson

In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Sophia Loren  •  James Coco  •  Ian Richardson

Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

In metahistorical New York city electrotechnician Lafayette deals with a megalomaniac director of a wax museum of ancient Rome, an italian lonely anarchist, a group of feminist actresses - including Angelica who falls in love with him - and a small adopted chimpanzee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Ferreri
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  James Coco  •  Abigail Clayton

In metahistorical New York city electrotechnician Lafayette deals with a megalomaniac director of a wax museum of ancient Rome, an italian lonely anarchist, a group of feminist actresses - including Angelica who falls in love with him - and a small adopted chimpanzee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Ferreri
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  James Coco  •  Abigail Clayton

Scavenger Hunt (1979)

An eccentric games inventor dies and leaves behind an inheritance worth hundreds of millions of dollars - which will only be given to the person or team, amongst his family and hired help, who wins a madcap scavenger hunt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Richard Benjamin  •  Cleavon Little  •  James Coco  •  Scatman Crothers

An eccentric games inventor dies and leaves behind an inheritance worth hundreds of millions of dollars - which will only be given to the person or team, amongst his family and hired help, who wins a madcap scavenger hunt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Richard Benjamin  •  Cleavon Little  •  James Coco  •  Scatman Crothers
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