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Richard Conte (I) (1910–1975)

Richard Conte was born Nicholas Richard Conte on March 24, 1910, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of an Italian-American barber. The young Conte held a variety of jobs before becoming a professional actor, including truck driver, Wall Street clerk and singing waiter at a Connecticut resort. The gig as a singing waiter led to theatrical work in ... See full bio »

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The Godfather
The Godfather Barzini
Call Northside 777
Call Northside 777 Frank W. Wiecek
Ocean's 11
Ocean's 11 Anthony Bergdorf
A Walk in the Sun
A Walk in the Sun Pvt. Rivera


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 1975 The Return of the Exorcist
 1975 Violent City
Lawyer Sartori
 1975 La encadenada
 1975 Evil Eye
Dr. Stone
 1974 Shoot First, Die Later
 1973 Anna, quel particolare piacere
Riccardo Sogliani
 1973 No Way Out
Nick Gusto
 1973 L'onorata famiglia - Uccidere è cosa nostra
Don Antonio Marchesi
 1973 The Boss
Don Corrasco
 1972 Piazza pulita
Mob Boss
 1969 Explosion
Dr. Philip Neal
 1968 Operation Cross Eagles
Lt. Bradford
 1968 Sentenza di morte
 1967 Hotel
Detective Dupere
 1966 Assault on a Queen
Tony Moreno
 1965 Synanon
Reid Kimble
 1964 Circus World
Aldo Alfredo
 1964 The Eyes of Annie Jones
David Wheeler
 1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
Leonard Ashley
 1960 Pepe
Richard Conte
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Cpl. Milo Trubee
 1957 This Angry Age
 1957 The Brothers Rico
Eddie Rico
 1956 Full of Life
Nick Rocco
 1955 Target Zero
Lt. Tom Flagler
 1955 Bengazi
John Gillmore
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey
Bill Locklin
 1955 The Big Tip Off
Johnny Denton
 1955 New York Confidential
Nick Magellan
 1954 Race for Life
Peter Wells
 1954 Highway Dragnet
Jim Henry
 1953 Slaves of Babylon
 1953 Desert Legion
Crito Damou / Omar Ben Khalif
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
Casey Mayo
 1952 The Raiders
Jan Morrell
 1952 The Fighter
Felipe Rivera
 1951 The Raging Tide
Bruno Felkin
 1951 Hollywood Story
Larry O'Brien
 1951 Under the Gun
Bert Galvin
 1950 The Sleeping City
Fred Rowan,aka Fred Gilbert
 1950 Whirlpool
Dr. William 'Bill' Sutton
 1949 House of Strangers
Max Monetti
 1949 Big Jack
Dr. Alexander Meade
 1947 The Other Love
Paul Clermont
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
Mel Phillips
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Nicolo - Italian POW
 1945 Captain Eddie
Pvt. John Bartek
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
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Other Works:

(10/7/48) Radio: Appeared in the "Screen Guild Theater" production of "Call Northside 777". See more »

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5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nicholas Conte


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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He was one of the many actors considered by Paramount for the title role of Don Corleone in The Godfather (1972). The movie originally was intended to be a low-budget production set in contemporary times, but after the phenomenal success of the book, the budget was increased. Conte's Italian heritage helped his cause, as Paramount production head Robert Evans wanted the film to be authentically ... See more »


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