Stage: Played Max Greeny in "Requiem for a Heavyweight" by Rod Serling
(3/85, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City).
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
[on the loss of Elaine Kaufman
] She was like an older sister, someone I could confide in. She would introduce me to people. She would ask if I was working and try to help.
Before being cast in
The Godfather: Part II
, Chianese worked for the New York State Drug Abuse Control Commission as a recreational worker in a rehabilitation center. He taught guitar to women who were serving time for drug-related crimes.