Actor of theatre and cinema American, born in Paterson (New Jersey) on March 6, 1906 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on March 9, 1959, whose real name was Louis Francis Cristillo.
He was the most intelligent Member of the couple formed with Abbott, although he had to play the character more silly in every one of the stories which interpreted.
In the beginning he worked at all what could, very different trades that undoubtedly offered material first hand that later exploded in their stories. His orondez made him a wanted man and perhaps therefore in movies had to endure quite the guff from fellow sufferers.
Much of his film career continues to be an accumulation of certain movies of genre parodies and various myths that crowned, especially, the Universal horror movies. It is as well as faced with the invisible man, Frankenstein or King-Kong, and, also as a tribute to the old movies of Mack Sennett had as opponents the Keynstone Cops.
Throughout the 1940s it has, next to Abbott's two radio shows on ABC and NBC. Meanwhile, adapted his work with a trip to Africa in the mines of the King mullet (1949), Charles t. Barton, as well as lost in Alaska and roam Mars (Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, 1953; Charles Lamont).
The time has passed very quickly about their jobs though, without a doubt, its characters argue is still much better than Abbott papers.
1940: Night in the tropics. 1941: Hold on that ghost; Recruits; In the Navy; Birds of account; Pictures People; Meet the People. 1942: Rio Rita; Who Done It?; Pardon My Sarong; Gallop, boy. 1943: Gunmen without gun; It Ain ' t there. 1944: Lost in a Harem; In Society. 1945: Here Come the co-eds; Abbott and Costello in Hollywood; The Naughty Nineties. 1946: The small fenomemo; The ghost flees. 1947: Recruits returning home; The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap. 1948: Against ghosts; The Noose Hangs High; Mexican Hayride. 1949: The King mullet mines; Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff. 1950: Abbott and Costello in the Foreing Legion. 1951: Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Mann; Comin' Round the Mountain. 1952: Jack and the Beans talk; Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd; Lost in Alaska. 1953: Abbott and Costello Go to Mars; Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 1955: Abbott and Costello against the cops; Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy. 1956: dance With Me, Henry.
Works for television:
1951: The colgate Comedy Hour (series). 1952: The Abbott and Costello Show.