Nicholas Colasanto bio

Birth Name: Nicholas Colasanto

Occupation: TV Actor

Place Of Birth: Providence

Date Of Birth: January 19, 1924

Date Of Death: February 12, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Nicholas Colasanto was born on the 19th of January, 1924. He was famous for being a TV Actor. He played the role of Coach Ernie Pantusso on the famous Boston based sitcom, Cheers. His last major role was in Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, Raging Bull .

Nicholas Colasanto was born in Providence. He became a decorated war veteran due to his efforts in World War II. He was a recovering alcoholic.

Nicholas Colasanto was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Nicholas Colasanto was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Nicholas Colasanto is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Nicholas’s Nicholas Colasanto attended Providence Central High School, Providence, RI and Bryant University.


Nicholas Colasanto’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Nicholas Colasanto’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Nicholas Colasanto kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Nicholas Colasanto was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Nicholas Colasanto
NICKNAME: Nicola Colasanto, Ernie (Coach) Pantusso, Nicky
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Nicholas Colasanto was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Nicholas Colasanto was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Nicholas Colasanto had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Nicholas Colasanto’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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