Sal Viscuso

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Sal Viscuso
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Cast of The Montefuscos (1975). Back row, L-R: Sal Viscuso, John Aprea, Linda Dano, Bill Cort. Middle row: Phoebe Dorin, Naomi Stevens, Joseph Sirola, Ron Carey. Front: Dominique Pinassi, Jeffrey Palladini, Damon Raskin and Robby Paris]]
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Sal Viscuso (born October 5, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York [1] ) is an American actor.

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Acting career

His most notable role was as the uncredited, unseen P.A. system announcer in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H . He also made several one-shot appearances as other characters throughout the series, usually as a patient at the 4077th. He is also known for playing one of the most controversial TV characters of the 1970s, Father Timothy Flotsky on the television series Soap , a Roman Catholic priest struggling with his vow of celibacy. [2] He appeared in the movies Spaceballs and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three . Viscuso appeared in four different roles on the sitcom Barney Miller . He has appeared in Diagnosis: Murder alongside Dick Van Dyke, and starred in an internationally syndicated Pepsi Cola commercial. He also played several weeks of the game show Pyramid with Dick Clark from 1977 to 1981.

Viscuso was one of two regular public address announcers in the series M*A*S*H. The more commonly heard voice was that of actor Todd Susman. Some sources[ who? ] also list Viscuso as the PA announcer in the film MASH , though this is not accurate. (The voice of the PA announcer in the movie was actor David Arkin, who played Sgt. Vollmer as well.)

The comedy series Childrens Hospital paid homage to Viscuso and his role on M*A*S*H by naming the unseen PA announcer (played by Michael Cera) Sal Viscuso.

He played the recurring role of "Bobby Bigmouth" on the TV series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Education

Viscuso attended University of California, Davis where he was active in theater.

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References

  1. "Sal Viscuso". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
  2. "Television: Is Prime Time Ready for Sex?". Time . July 11, 1977. Retrieved 2010-11-22.