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March 3, 1912
|Died||April 2, 2015
Palm Desert, California
|Occupation||Actor and businessman|
|Spouse(s)||Marcy McGuire (1947–2015)|
Oswaldo Castellano (March 3, 1912 – April 2, 2015), better known as Wally Cassell, was an American character actor.
Castellano was born in Agrigento, Sicily, and moved with his family to the United States when he was two years of age. He began his film career in 1942, initially appearing in small, uncredited roles. Mickey Rooney, with whom Cassell appeared in the film noir Quicksand (1950), is credited with suggesting the change of name to Wally Cassell.
His films include The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), The Clock (1945), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Guilty (1947), Loves of Carmen (1948), Saigon (1948), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), White Heat (1949),Quicksand (1950), City That Never Sleeps (1953), Island in the Sky (1953), Law and Order (1953), Princess of the Nile (1954), Until They Sail (1957), and I, Madman (1989).
He later appeared in two syndicated programs starring Jim Davis: Stories of the Century, in the role of gunman Luke Short, and Rescue 8, as Johnny French in "One More Step". Cassell also guest starred in several television series, including The Loretta Young Show (1955), Gunsmoke (1956), the 1959 premier episode of The Untouchables "The Empty Chair", Rawhide (1960), and The Beverly Hillbillies (1963).
|1942||Fingers at the Window||Photographer|
|Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant||Gangster|
|Stand By for Action||Talker|
|1943||The Human Comedy||Man flirting|
|Salute to the Marines||Marine corporal|
|1943||Maisie Goes to Reno||Reporter|
|Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo||Sailor|
|Music for Millions||Soldier|
|1945||Main Street After Dark||Jenkins|
|The Clock||Soda jerk|
|Son of Lassie||POW|
|Dangerous Partners||Drumman Son|
|Story of G.I. Joe||Private Dondaro|
|The Thin Man Goes Home||Bill Burns|
|1946||The Postman Always Rings Twice||Ben|
- Wally Cassell, Gangster in 'White Heat,' Dies at 103, Hollywood Reporter, May 28, 2015
- "Marcy McGuire". Des Moines Register. Retrieved May 2, 2014.