Actor Bill Fiore

William Fiore (January 1, 1940 – October 3, 2014) was an American television, film and voice actor. Over his lengthy career, he appeared in television shows such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Tales from the Darkside, Law & Order and Rocket Power.

Fiore was born January 1, 1940 in Williston Park, New York. His first film role was in The Swimmer (1968). He went on to appear in many television series and films. He also appeared in many television commercials during the 1960s and 1970s—perhaps most famously in the “Hi, guy!” Right Guard antiperspirant ads with actor Chuck McCann, who appeared as his neighbor on the other side of a shared medicine cabinet. He also appeared in commercials for Sears DieHard automotive batteries.

He provided the voice for the character Darkel in the 2001 video game Grand Theft Auto III, and even though his character was cut from the final game, he is still credited in it.

He died on October 3, 2014 in New York City, at the age of 74.



Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Swimmer Howie Hunsacker
1978 Peeping Times Prisoner television movie
1979 Murder by Natural Causes Marty Chambers television movie
Better Late Than Never Tom Wallace television movie


Year Title Role Notes
1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Dave Curson Episode: “Anchorman Overboard”
1971 The Courtship of Eddie’s Father Mr. Weston Episode: “Dear Mr. Cooper aka Eddie Meets an Astronaut”
1972–1973 The Corner Bar Phil Bracken 15 episodes
1974 Love, American Style Andrew Episode: “Love and the Extra Job/Love and the Flying Finletters/Love and the Golden Worm/Love and the Itchy Condition/Love and the Patrolperson”
1977 Laverne & Shirley Phil Franklin Episode: “Buddy Could You Spare A Father?”
Three’s Company Harvey Episode: “Jack Looks for a Job”
Alice Kenny Cole Episode: “86 the Waitresses”
1985 Tales from the Darkside Horace X Voice
Episode: “The False Prophet”
1992–1999 Law & Order Buddy / Ray Russo 2 episodes
1999 Rocket Power Spokesguy / Host of Family Fun Day Voice
2 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Grand Theft Auto III Darkel Voice
Character deleted from final game

External Links

Actor Bill Fiore – Wikipedia

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