Dominic DeLuise was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 1, 1933. In the 1960s he had bit parts in a handful of movies, including "Fail Safe" (1964), but became well known as a regular on "The Entertainers" and a Dean Martin variety show. He had his own summer replacement show in 1968 and was a regular on Glen Campbell's "Goodtime Hour" in 1971-72. He spiced up such movies as "Blazing Saddles," "Silent Movie" and "The Cannonball Run" with his manic delivery and roly-poly persona, has died, his son's publicist told CNN.
DeLuise had three sons -- Peter, Michael and David -- who all became actors.
Thanks for the laughter Mr. DeLuise. I watched your films over the years and your son Peter along with Johnny Depp were on one of my favorite shows called "21 Jump Street" on TV on a then a fledgling network called FOX. You will be missed.