Paul Porcasi

Paul Porcasi (January 1, 1879 August 8, 1946) was an Italian actor. He appeared in 142 films between 1917 and 1945.[1]

Paul Porcasi
Porcasi reprised his stage role
in the film Broadway (1929)
Born(1879-01-01)1 January 1879
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Died8 August 1946(1946-08-08) (aged 67)
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Years active1916–1945

Porcasi was born in Palermo, Sicily. Porcasi performed infrequently on the New York stage from 1916 to 1928. He ended his theatrical career with the role of Nick Verdis in the smash hit Broadway, which ran for 603 performances (September 16, 1926 – February 11, 1928) at the Broadhurst Theatre. He memorably reprised the role of "Nick the Greek" in Universal's 1929 film adaptation of the play. French actress Yola d'Avril portrayed his daughter, Madame Feronde, in MGM's adventure film Tarzan and His Mate (1934).

Porcasi died on August 8, 1946 in Hollywood, California.

Selected filmography


  1. "Paul Porcasi". MyMovies. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
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