John Indrisano

  • Born on
    • November 1st, 1905
  • Died on
    • November 9th, 1968
Born in East Boston, Johnny Indrisano was from a poverty stricken family. As a youth he vowed to "have money" some day. He boxed 155 amateur fights. He turned professional and went on to fight 83 main events in which he won 80. He defeated 5 world champions. His career lasted from 1924 to 1934. He defeated among others, Joe Dundee(World Welterweight Champ/non-title fight), Nick Testo, Johnny Freeman, Sig Keppen, and Sammy Baker. From 1934 to 1949 he worked as a boxing referee. He began as a boxing coach for movie stars and from there became a full-time boxing adviser on films. He also worked as a character actor. Among the stars he trained were John Garfield, Spencer Tracy, Carey Grant, Mickey Rooney, Robert Ryan, Robert Taylor, Jimmy Durante, Fred MacMurray, Ricardo Montalban, and William Lundigan. He died under mysterious conditions - possibly a suicide. Date of Death 9 July 1968, San Fernando Valley, California  (apparent suicide by hanging)

Starring John Indrisano on Plex


Acting (17 Credits)

1967Barefoot in the Park
1967The Ambushers as Rapist (uncredited)
1965The Human Duplicators as Thor, the Butler
1962Birdman of Alcatraz as Inmate (uncredited)
1959Some Like It Hot as Waiter (uncredited)
1951Callaway Went Thataway as Johnny Terrento
1950The Yellow Cab Man as Danny
1949The Lady Gambles as Bert
1949The Accused as Referee (uncredited)
1947Body and Soul as Davis-Marlowe Fight Referee (uncredited)
1946Crack-Up as Detective (Uncredited)
1946It's a Wonderful Life as Man in Fantasy (uncredited)
1945The Naughty Nineties as Croupier (uncredited)
1944Lost in a Harem as Ramo's Lieutenant (uncredited)
1942The Big Street as Mug at Mindy's (Uncredited)
1940City for Conquest as Referee in Wales Fight (uncredited)
1936Go West Young Man as Chauffeur

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