|Birth name||Silvio Peter Insana|
|Born||February 15, 1948|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||May 31, 2017 69) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Medium||Film, television, voice-over|
|Notable works and roles||Three Amigos , Barnyard , Neighbors , Bubble Guppies|
Silvio Peter "Tino" Insana (February 15, 1948 – May 31, 2017) was an American actor, producer, writer, and comedian.
Insana was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 15, 1948, the son of Silvio A. Insana, a musician, and Hiloray (Swanson). In 1971, Insana co-founded a local comedy troupe known as the West Compass Trio, along with Steve Beshekas and John Belushi. The group performed regularly in universities around the midwest until Belushi and Insana were hired by The Second City in Chicago. Insana left Second City in 1975 to form his own comedy troupe with fellow alums Jim Staahl and Jim Fisher, The Graduates. The trio made numerous appearances on television and campuses, as well as in clubs and at corporate presentations across the country.In 1977 Insana made his film debut in Rowby Goren and Chick Staley's comedy Crackin' Up. In the 1980s, Insana wrote two episodes for Police Squad! and an episode of Sledge Hammer! ; he also served as story editor on both series. Insana then wrote, produced, and acted in Wedding Band and Masters of Menace .
Insana also made brief acting appearances in such films as Neighbors , Three Amigos , Who's Harry Crumb? , The Couch Trip , Oscar , and Beverly Hills Cop III . He also made guest appearances on situation comedy series such as Night Court and Mad About You .
Insana's voice has been featured in many animated television series, most notably Disney's Darkwing Duck as Dr. Reginald Bushroot and Bobby's World as Bobby's Uncle Ted. He also voiced Pig in Nickelodeon's animated film Barnyard and its subsequent spin-off TV series. In 2008, Insana voiced the role of Barf on Spaceballs: The Animated Series , inheriting the role from John Candy. He also did voice work in Goof Troop , Camp Candy , The Little Mermaid , Pepper Ann (as Pepper Ann's police officer uncle Jojo), House of Mouse , What-a-Mess , Bonkers , Aladdin , Jungle Cubs , Problem Child , Buzz Lightyear of Star Command , Teacher's Pet , and Tom and Jerry: The Movie .
He was the speaking voice of Mr. Grouper in Bubble Guppies .
In 2016, Tino Insana retired from acting. On May 31, 2017, Insana died of cancer at the age of 69 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
|1977||Cracking Up||The Mailman|
|1983||Going Berserk||Biker Leader|
|1986||Three Amigos||Studio Guard|
|1987||Amazon Women on the Moon||Mr. Sylvio||(segment "Video Pirates")|
|1988||The Couch Trip||Jail Guard #1|
|1988||For Keeps||Capt. O'Connell|
|1989||Who's Harry Crumb?||Smokey|
|1989||Wedding Band||Hugh Bowmont|
|1990||Why Me?||Cop #3 at Home|
|1990||Masters of Menace||Horny Hank|
|1991||Oscar||Tiny the Iceman||Uncredited|
|1992||Tom and Jerry: The Movie||Patrolman||Voice|
|1994||Beverly Hills Cop III||Burly Cop|
|1990-1998||Bobby's World||Uncle Ted||Voice, 40 episodes|
|1991||Darkwing Duck||Dr. Reginald Bushroot / Crosby / Costumer With Dentures||Voice, 14 episodes|
|1992||Goof Troop||Colonel Carter||Voice, 1 episode|
|1992||The Little Mermaid||Baracuda||Voice, 1 episode|
|1993||Bonkers||Stew / Scatter Squirrel||Voice, 3 episodes|
|1994||Aladdin||Prince Uncouthma||Voice, 3 episodes|
|1997||Jungle Cubs||Fat Cat||Voice, 1 episode|
|1997-2000||Pepper Ann||Uncle JoJo / Earl||Voice, 12 episodes|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Samsa||Voice, 1 episode|
|2000||Teacher's Pet||Deep-Sea Diving Suit||Voice, 1 episode|
|2001||The New Woody Woodpecker Show||Santa Claus||Voice, 1 episode|
|2007-2011||Back at the Barnyard||Pig / Mini-Pig||Voice, 47 episodes|
|2008-2009||Spaceballs: The Animated Series||Barf||Voice, 12 episodes|
|2011-2016||Bubble Guppies||Mr. Grouper||Voice, 79 episodes|
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