Who are Art Metrano's wives? Comedian and 'Police Academy' actor dies at 84
Art Metrano's son, Harry Metrano broke the news of his father's demise with a heart-touching post on Instagram
Stand up comedian Art Metrano, who was famously known for portraying police captain Ernie Mauser in the second and third 'Police Academy' films, passed away on Wednesday, September 8. He was 84 years old. Metrano's son, Harry Metrano broke the news of his demise with a heart-touching post on Instagram.
According to his son, the Brooklyn-born comedian died of natural causes at his Aventura, Florida home. We have witnessed the demise of many great actors in recent months. Jay Pickett, Rick Aiello and Richard Donner and Jean-Paul Belmondo are to name a few.
Announcing the news of his death, Art's son, Harry Metrano said in a statement, "Yesterday I lost my best friend, my mentor, my dad. He was and will always be the toughest man I know. I have never met someone who has over come more adversities than him. He’s fought and won so much over the years that I always viewed him as indestructible, but the truth is we don’t live forever on earth, but a person’s spirit can live forever within you. Dad, you will always be a part of me and I will continue to live out your legacy. When someone came up with the quote, “legends never die,” I’m pretty sure they were talking about you dad. I love you and miss you so much! One day I’ll see you again. Rest in Paradise. You’re now my guardian angel."
In addition to 'Police Academy', Art is known for his stints in the 1982 'Happy Days' spinoff 'Joanie Loves Chachi'. His famous guest appearances on TV shows include 'All in the Family', 'Bewitched', 'Starsky and Hutch' and 'Mod Squad'. Art began his career doing stand-up in the Catskills. He got his big break came when a producer for 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' invited him onto the show in 1970 after seeing his mock magic act 'The Amazing Metrano' on a late-night California variety show. Carson loved Art’s performance on his show. "He really loved it and became a big fan of mine. All of a sudden I was doing all these shows. It was just amazing, " Art said in a 2015 interview.
In 1989, while working on the roof of his Los Angeles home, Art fell off a ladder and fractured three vertebrae, rendering him a quadriplegic. Art then turned his trauma into a one-man play called 'Metrano’s Accidental Comedy', which he performed from a motorized wheelchair. "Art would want all of his friends and family to continue to smile when they think of him and to laugh and continue on celebrating life, " his family said.
Who was Art Metrano married to?
Art married Rebecca Chute Metrano in 1972. After separating from Rebecca, the comedian got hitched to Jamie Metrano, who is an American former professional tennis player. Art lived with his second wife, Jamie in Aventura, Florida, where he owned a yoghurt shop since his retirement from acting. Art is survived by four children.