Andy Romano

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Andy Romano
Born (1941-06-15) June 15, 1941 (age 79)
United States
Years active1962–2003

Andrew Romano (born June 15, 1941), is an American actor,[1] known for playing "J.D.",[1] an outlaw motorcyclist and right-hand henchman of the character Eric von Zipper (played by Harvey Lembeck) in the 1960s Beach Party movies[1] (which starred Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon).

When the Beach Party saga ended, Romano went through much of the 1970s and 1980s appearing in minor roles in television episodes and some TV movies. In the late 1980s, he returned to film in supporting roles. He retired from acting in the late 1990s and settled in Washington state.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Comments
1963 Beach Party "J.D." First film appearance
1964 Bikini Beach "J.D." Supporting role
Pajama Party "J.D." Supporting role
1965 Beach Blanket Bingo "J.D." Supporting role
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini "J.D." Supporting role
1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini "J.D." Supporting role
1967 Batman (TV Series) Workman episode 44, year 2 (Penguin's Disastrous End)
1968 Bewitched (TV Series) Helper 1 episode, 1968 "How Green Was My Grass"
1968 Here Come the Brides (TV Series) Pebbles / Jason's Man 2 episodes
The F.B.I. (TV Series) Dr. Malotte / Chico Jordan 2 episodes
1969 Hook, Line and Sinker Portuguese Gas Station attendant Jerry Lewis comedy; uncredited role
Mod Squad Wilson in episode "Flight Five Doesn't Answer"
1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV series) Sergeant Vriggs 1 episode, "Point of Honor"
1974 Get Christie Love! (TV series) Various characters 4 episodes
1976 Quincy, M.E. (TV series) Patrick Kendal in episode "Who's Who in Neverland"
1977 M*A*S*H (TV series) Sergeant Justiss in episode "Post-Op"
1979 The One Man Jury Chickie Feature film role
Over the Edge Fred Willat Feature film role
1981 Magnum P.I. (TV series) Clarence Burnside in episode "All Roads Lead to Floyd"
1984 The A-Team (TV series) Mr. Dubio in episode "Hot Styles"
1984–1985 T.J. Hooker (TV series) Tom Merrick, CIA / Lieutenant Stafford 2 episodes
1987 Return to Horror High Mr. Kastleman Horror film
1987 P.I. Private Investigations Mr. Watson
1987–1988 Highway to Heaven (TV series) Caz 3 episodes (recurring role)
1988 Kansas Fleener Feature film role
Rampage Spencer Whalen Feature film role
1989 Major League Pepper Leach Supporting role
Columbo Sergeant Major Lester Keegan TV series episode "Grand Deceptions"
Paint It Black Mark Cuniff Feature film role
1990 Pump Up the Volume Murdock
1991 Pizza Man The Hood
Mobsters Antonio Luciano Supporting role
Bugsy Del Webb Supporting role
1992 Unlawful Entry Captain Russell Hayes
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Herrick
Under Siege Admiral Bates Supporting role
1993 The Fugitive Judge Bennett Supporting role
1994 Drop Zone U.S. Marshal Assistant Director Tom McCracken
1995 Chameleon Giovanni Pazatto
Rough Magic Clayton
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Admiral Bates Supporting role
Two Bits Dr. Bruna
Steal Big Steal Little Clifford Downey
1996 Eraser Daniel Harper Supporting role
Ghosts of Mississippi Hardy Lott Supporting role
Getting Away with Murder Psychiatrist Small role
1999 Heaven or Vegas Mr. Hodges


  1. ^ a b c Hal Erickson (2015). "Andy Romano". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015.

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