Prior to the release of Saturday Night Fever
(1977), he recorded the album "Whenever I'm Away from You" (1977) that included his US top 20 hit single "Let Her In".
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[of his role as Edna in Hairspray
(2007)] It was tough dancing in high heels, but we did change the heels to more of a dance shoe - like a Capezio. You know they kept giving me these skinny high heels and it's like, 'Okay, I understand those. My mother wore those.' However, when I was growing up and I saw girls in the chorus, they had a thicker heel and it was a dance shoe and I kept telling them...
Although he is often cast as Italian-American and is of Italian descent, he has admitted that his family was invested more in their Irish ancestry and he grew up mostly around Irish culture.
Often works some sort of dance into his roles