James Coco
Biographical Information
Born March 21st, 1930
New York City, New York, United States
Died February 25th, 1987
New York City, New York, United States
Productions Man of La Mancha as Sancho Panza/Cervantes' Manservant
The Muppet Show
Mr. Success as Vernon Silt
Recordings Man of La Mancha (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Tenor

James Coco was an American actor.


Born in New York City, Coco worked as a stage actor from 1957 and soon won an Obie Award for his role in The Moon in Yellow River. He also gained success and a Drama Desk Award with Terrence McNally's Next.

Coco played a number of roles onscreen, including making appearances in Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, Murder By Death and Only When I Laugh (for which he received an Academy Award nomination) as well as the television series St. Elsewhere and Who's the Boss.

Coco passed away in 1987.


Coco made a his singing debut in the musical Here's Where I Belong, and later onscreen as Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha, which included such songs as the solo "I Really Like Him." He also sang in The Muppet Show and the theme song for Mr. Success.


Man of La Mancha (1972)Edit

  • Man of La Mancha/I, Don Quixote (duet)
  • I Really Like Him (solo)
  • Golden Helmet of Mambrino (contains solo lines)
  • The Dubbing (Knight of the Woeful Countenance)(contains solo lines)
  • A Little Gossip (solo)
  • Man of La Mancha (second reprise)

Mr. Success (1984)Edit

  • Mr. Success (solo)


The Muppet Show (1978)Edit

  • Danny Boy (contains solo lines)
  • Short People (solo)


Here's Where I Belong (1968)(originated the role)Edit

  • We Are What We Are (contains solo lines)

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