LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22— Jerry Colonna, a comic actor whose trademarks were his wide, rolling eyes, walrus mustache and bellowing, opera-lampooning voice, died of kidney failure Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 82 years old.
Mr. Colonna appeared in films and in personal appearances on the road with Bob Hope and made 12 overseas trips with Mr. Hope to entertain American troops in three wars. He appeared as a sailor for Navy audiences, as a soldier for Army audiences and as a flier for Air Force audiences.
On the 'Roads' to Fame
He appeared in filmed comedies with Mr. Hope, including ''Road to Singapore'' in 1940, ''Star-Spangled Rhythm'' in 1942, and ''Road to Rio'' in 1947.
''He was a dear friend, a great entertainer whom I traveled all over the world with for 25 years,'' Mr. Hope said in a statement issued through his spokesman, Ken Cantor. ''He provided millions of laughs for millions of people. He delighted the entire world with his unique style of comedy - a great loss to the entertainment industry. I'll miss him.''
Mr. Cantor said Mr. Hope, who is 83, would preside at Mr. Colonna's funeral, but no date was immediately set for the services.
Gerardo Luigi Colonna was born in Boston and began his professional career in 1917 by organizing a jazz band in which he played the drums. Seven years later he became a trombonist, and he was a staff trombonist for CBS on radio. He went to Hollywood in 1937 and turned to comedy.
After appearing in nightclubs and musical revues, he signed a radio contract with Mr. Hope in 1938 and remained with him for 25 years, until he became ill, Mr. Cantor said.
Mr. Colonna's other movies included ''52d Street'' in 1937; ''College Swing'' and ''Little Miss Broadway,'' 1938; ''Naughty but Nice,'' 1939; ''Comin' Round the Mountain,'' 1940; ''Sis Hopkins'' and ''Ice Capades,'' 1941; ''True to the Army,'' ''Priorities on Parade'' in 1942; ''Atlantic City,'' 1944; ''It's in the Bag,'' 1945; ''Kentucky Jubilee,'' 1951; ''Meet Me in Las Vegas,'' 1956; ''Andy Hardy Comes Home,'' 1958, and ''Road to Hong Kong,'' 1961.
He also appeared in ''The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show,'' which was originally made for television but was released to theaters in 1966.
Mr. Colonna is survived by his wife, Florence, of Woodland Hills, and his son, Robert, of Providence, R.I...