Actor Pat Costello

Anthony Sebastian Cristillo (December 10, 1902 – February 13, 1990) was an American actor, producer, stunt double and the brother of Lou Costello. He is notable as the executive producer for the American television sitcom The Abbott and Costello Show.

Early life

Costello was born in Paterson, New Jersey to Sebastiano Cristillo and Helen Rege. He served in the army during World War I and played the saxophone for bandleader, Paul Whiteman.


Costello started his career, as an actor on the 1941 film Buck Privates. He also played as an stunt double for his brother, Lou Costello.

In 1959, Costello’s brother, Lou Costello died of suffering a heart attack. He retired from his career in 1959, when his brother died.

In 1966, Costello came back to his career, as appearing in the 1966 film Three on a Couch.


Costello died in September 1990 of heart failure at his home in Encino, California, at the age of 87.


Acting and stunt double work

Year Title Role Notes
1941 Buck Privates Recruit Who Slugs Herbie Actor & Stunt Double (uncredited)
1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg Trainer Actor
1941 In the Navy Stunt Double (uncredited)
1941 Hold That Ghost Stunt Double (uncredited)
1941 Sing Another Chorus Actor Actor (uncredited)
1941 Keep ‘Em Flying Stunt Double (uncredited)
1941 Mob Town Bit Part Actor (uncredited)
1941 Spooks Run Wild Bus Driver Actor (uncredited)
1942 Jail House Blues Flute Player Actor & Stunt Double (uncredited)
1942 The Corpse Vanishes Attendant at Alice’s Wedding Actor (uncredited)
1942 Ride ‘Em Cowboy Stunt Double (uncredited)
1942 Rio Rita Stunt Double (uncredited)
1942 Let’s Get Tough! Navy Recruiter Actor (uncredited)
1942 Who Done It? Stunt Double (uncredited)
1942 Bowery at Midnight Tramp Questioned by Richard Actor (uncredited)
1942 The Payoff Pat – Reporter Actor
1942 Madame Spy Taxicab Driver Actor (uncredited)
1943 It Ain’t Hay Stunt Double (uncredited)
1944 Million Dollar Kid Spike Actor
1945 Here Come the Co-Eds Stunt Double (uncredited)
1945 The Naughty Nineties Stunt Double (uncredited)
1946 Little Giant Costumer Actor & Stunt Double (uncredited)
1946 The Brute Man Car 22 Patrolman Actor (uncredited)
1948 Mexican Hayride Tim Williams Actor
1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Stunt Double (uncredited)
1966 Three on a Couch Black Suit Man at Party Actor (uncredited)

Producing work

Year Title Notes
1952 Jack and the Beanstalk Executive Producer (Film)
1952-1954 The Abbott and Costello Show Executive Producer – 51 Episodes
1953 I’m the Law Executive Producer – 27 Episodes

External Links

Actor Pat Costello – Wikipedia

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