Al Checco Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 30, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Aug 29, 2022
Al Checco is a popular comic actor.
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About Al Checco

Beginning his career in New York City by singing and acting on Broadway, Al Checco's journey began with musicals and stage plays, that later took him to the big screen.

He had acted in famous musicals such as 'Damn Yankees', 'Man of La Mancha', Crazy For You', and 'Showboat'. His popular film appearances include 'Bullitt', 'The Party', 'Pete's Dragon', and many more.

The actor who played Desk Clerk in the 1968 film 'Bullitt'.

Al Checco Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Al Checco's net worth?

The net worth of Al Checco would have been around $1,000,000. He was one of the richest comedy actors with a high net worth.

How much did Al Checco earn per year?

No information is available based on the annual earnings of Al Checco.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Al Checco?

The height of television actor Al Checco is not known.

How old was Al Checco?

Al Checco was born on July 21, 1921, his birthplace is Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He took his last breath on July 19, 2015, and was 93 years old at the time of his death. Al Checco died in studio city in California.

Childhood And Education

Al Checco was born in the city of Pittsburgh to American parents whose identity he had not revealed. Not much is known about his childhood days except that he loved watching movies.

As for education, Al Checco attended Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and graduated from there. He then got enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of Technology situated in Pittsburg. He was then assigned to Army Engineering Corps and later joined the comedy troupe Army Detachment X. The troupe entertained across the South Pacific.

Before rising to fame and after completing his degree in drama, in 1946, Al Checco began working as the stage manager of New York's Broadway.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Al Checco’s partner?

Al Checco was married to actor Jean Bradley. The couple tied the knot in 1953. Unfortunately, Jean died at the age of 28 in 1955 after contracting polio from her tour to Milan with the production team of 'Oklahoma!'. Al Checco never remarried after that.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Best known for forming the legendary comic duo with his Army buddy Don Knotts, Al Checco is remembered for his remarkable roles in both television and theater.

Some of his most popular appearances in the film include 'The Party' (1968), where he played the role of Bernard Stein, 'Bullitt' (1968) where he was the Desk Clerk, and 'Helter Skelter' (1976) where he played Leno La Bianca, which was his most serious role and the telefilm focused on the crimes of Manson family. His other film appearances include 'Pete's Dragon' (1977) and 'Hotel' (1967).

His popular appearances in tv-series are 'Batman' (1966) where he had a guest appearance, 'The Rockford Files' (1976-1977), 'Bonanza' (1970-1971), 'Adam-12' (1969-1973), 'The Munsters' (1975), and many more.

Al Checco was seen several times on the tv series 'The Andy Griffith Show' where he played Mort and appeared as a bank robber in the episode of 'The Bank Job'.

Charity Work

Al Checco had donated funds to the Al Checco Rehearsal Studio, situated at Carnegie Mellon Purnell Center. The fund was used to endow scholarships to undergraduate students.

What awards did Al Checco win?

In 1975, Al Checco received the Alumni Service Award. And in 2001, he was honored with CMU's Distinguished Service Award.

Other Interesting Al Checco Facts And Trivia

  • Al Checco became a part of the Special Services which entertained soldiers of the Second World War.
  • Fellow actor-comedian Knotts was his army buddy and comedy partner.
  • His wife Jean died at the age of 28 suffering from polio only two years after their marriage.

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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