Suave leading man who played roles in The Last Time I Saw Paris in 1954 and A Bullet for Joey in 1955. His filmography includes Bowery to Broadway and Vendetta.
He left Italy as a teen and ended up in Los Angeles, where he was discovered by Howard Hughes.
In 1956, he played title role in The Count of Monte Cristo.
He married actress Janelle Johnson in 1943. The couple had four children together, including Micky, who gained fame with the band the Monkees.
He was born in Trieste, Italy, which was part of Austria-Hungary at the time, while TV actor Antonio Sabato Jr. was born in Rome, Italy.