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Dominic Chianese

A multi-talented performer--as well as being an actor, he is an accomplished singer. He released a new music CD in late 2000 on which he sings American and Italian standards. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013/I The Family
Vinnie Caprese
 2011 The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV Series)
- Round II (2011) ... Vic
- Young at Heart (2011) ... Vic
 2010 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Happy Jack
- Officer Down (2010) ... Happy Jack
 2008 What About Sal? (TV Short)
Salvador Pucchini
 2007 The Last New Yorker
Lenny Sugarman
 1999-2007 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Junior Soprano
- The Blue Comet (2007) ... Junior Soprano (credit only)
- The Second Coming (2007) ... Junior Soprano (credit only)
- Kennedy and Heidi (2007) ... Junior Soprano (credit only)
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... Junior Soprano (credit only)
 2007 Adrift in Manhattan
Tomasso Pensara
 2004 Crimes of Fashion (TV Movie)
 2004 King of the Corner
Stan Marshak
 2004 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Irv Miller
- Trade Show (2004) ... Irv Miller
 2002 Unfaithful
Frank Wilson
 2000 Under Hellgate Bridge
Father Nichols
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Silvano - Papa
 1991-1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge Paul Kaylin / Dan Rubell
- Shadow (1997) ... Judge Paul Kaylin
- Sonata for Solo Organ (1991) ... Dan Rubell
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
 1996 The Mouse
Al the Trainer
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie)
Joe Armone
 1996 Love Is All There Is
Italian Consul
 1996 If Lucy Fell
 1993 The Contenders
Father of bride
 1993 The Night We Never Met
Lion's Den Nosy Neighbor
 1992 The Public Eye
 1991 Coconut Downs (TV Movie)
Nicky Fish
 1991 Out for Justice
Mr. Madano
 1990 The Lost Capone (TV Movie)
Gabriel Capone
 1990 Q & A
Larry Pesch / Vito / Lorenzo Franconi (as Dominick Chianese)
 1989 Second Sight
Father Dominic
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Correlli's Father
- A Choice of Dreams (1986) ... Correlli's Father
 1980-1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Alexei Vartova / Uncle Ben the Consultant
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
Corelli's Father
 1980 A Time for Miracles (TV Movie)
 1979 ...And Justice for All
Carl Travers
 1979 Firepower
 1978 On the Yard
Mendoza (uncredited)
 1978 Fingers
Arthur Fox
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
George Mallick
- A Hair-Trigger Away (1976) ... George Mallick
 1975 Dog Day Afternoon
 1972 Fuzz
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
- The Street (1964) ... Charley
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Stage Play: Scratch. Written by Archibald Macleish. Suggested by the short story "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benet. Scenic Design by John Conklin. Directed by Peter H. Hunt. St. James Theatre: 6 May 1971- 8 May 1971 (4 performances + 8 previews that began on 28 Apr 1971). Cast: Robert Baines (as "Farm Hand/Juror"), ... See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on his role as Corrado 'Uncle Junior' Soprano] About a week after my audition, one of the executive producers came in, kept me in a room for an hour and a half with different kinds of glasses. That helped me tremendously - subconsciously at first and then consciously. After the first couple of seasons I couldn't act without them. They were part of my makeup. Those glasses were my mask. We were ... See more »


As of 2012, Chianese still regularly performs music in New York City area venues, one of a declining group of nationally recognizable celebrities to do so. Woody Allen is the most notable of these celebrity performers, which, until recently also included Conrad Janis and Les Paul (d.2009). Chianese's typical sets have included mostly Italian favorites, complementary to his great tenor voice, ... See more »

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