|Date of Birth||16 December 1961, Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Alfred Carmine Cerullo III|
Mini Bio (1)
Alfred "Fred" Cerullo made his feature film debut in the motion picture 1969 written and directed by Oscar winning screenwriter Ernest (On Golden Pond) Thompson, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland, and may also be recognized from his numerous appearances on the daytime dramas All My Children, Guiding Light and the former NBC hit Another World. Soap opera fans may also recognize Fred from his nearly 23 years of appearances on One Life To Live, culminating in a long stint as the "Security Guard" to fictional Llanview Mayor Dorian Lord. No stranger to the media in real life, Fred has been cast several times as a member of the press, first as the "CNN Reporter" in the NBC Television Miniseries, Robin Cook's Invasion; later as the "Anchorman" in the Hallmark Miniseries, Gone, But Not Forgotten which aired on the Lifetime Channel; as Newscaster "Fred Robinson" in the Miniseries,"Final Approach" starring Dean Cain, and in Citizen Jane starring Ally Sheedy. Fred has also been featured as "Roger" opposite Liza Minelli and Shirley MacLaine in the CBS Television Movie, The West Side Waltz.
Fred starred as "Ken Gorman" in Neil Simon's Rumors produced by The Neverland Theatre Company, for which he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has also starred in Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre (SIST) productions of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter as "Timber Tucker" and Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor as "Kenny Franks." He portrayed the bigoted "Juror # 10 in 12 Angry Men, "Tami Giacopetti" in "The Detective Story" and "Lt. Keefer" in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial all at Sea View Playwright's Theatre. He has appeared as "Bill Warren" in Neil Simon's California Suite at the Center for the Performing Arts at City University of New York/CSI, and also played "The Mayor" in a celebrity reading of Sam's Song starring Eartha Kitt for the Manhattan based Theatre Arts Productions of New York, Inc. Fred also made his directorial debut with a production of Maxwell Anderson's The Bad Seed at SIST getting to work with his Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated aunt, the original Bad Seed herself, Patty McCormack.
In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Fred Cerullo has spent many years serving in both the public and private sectors as well as serving as a board member of many non-profit organizations. While he has served since 1999 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Grand Central Partnership, one of the world's largest Business Improvement Districts, Fred began a his career outside of entertainment in local New York City government as Counsel to the Minority Leader of the New York City Council. He became one of the youngest ever New York City Council Members, winning his first of four consecutive elections to the New York City Council representing the South Shore and portions of the Mid-Island communities of Staten Island, while also holding the position of City Council Minority Leader.
Cerullo became one of the youngest ever New York City Commissioners when he was tapped to run the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and later became the City's Commissioner of Finance, running both agencies simultaneously for six months.
He served on the Mayoral Transition teams of Rudolph W. Giuliani and Michael R. Bloomberg as well as serving on the Mayor's Committee on Appointments. Since 2004 he has also served as a Commissioner of the New York City Planning Commission a position he took after serving for more than four years as a Member of the New York City Campaign Finance Board having the distinction of being the first Board Member to have participated in the city's landmark campaign finance program.
Presently, Fred serves on the Boards of the St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc., Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Foundation, the American Museum of Natural History Planetarium Authority, and St. John's University School of Law Alumni Association and is an active member of numerous organizations citywide. He also spent several years as a co-chair of the Staten Island Film Festival.
Cerullo, who resides in Staten Island, New York was born in Brooklyn and is a graduate of the New York City public school system. He received bachelors' degrees in English and American Studies from St. John's University, and his law degree from St. John's University School of Law.
While a member of SAG/AFTRA, he is also a member of the bar in New York, New Jersey, California, and Washington D.C.
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