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.
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
|1941||Buck Privates||Recruit Who Slugs Herbie||Actor & Stunt Double (uncredited)|
|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)|
|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|