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Leonardo Cimino (1917–2012)

Veteran little old man Italian character actor Leonardo Anthony Cimino steadily worked in both movies and TV shows alike from the late 50s up until 2007. Cimino was born on November 4, 1917 in New York City. He was the son of tailor Andrea Cimino and his wife Leonilda. Leonardo played violin as a child and studied at Juilliard as a teenager. ... See full bio »

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 2001 Made
 2001 18 Shades of Dust
Connie Broglio
 1996-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Tommy Valducci / Costello
- Panic (2000) ... Tommy Valducci
- Remand (1996) ... Costello
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
VTA - Man in Line
 1998 Witness to the Mob (TV Movie)
Neil Dellacroce
 1997 The Hunger (TV Series)
- Necros (1997) ... Nero
 1995 Waterworld
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)
Benny Cruikshank
- The Black Dragon (1994) ... Benny Cruikshank
 1993 Household Saints
Mario, a Storyteller
 1993 Claude
Daddy V.J.
 1991 Hudson Hawk
 1990 The Freshman
 1990 Q & A
Nick Petrone (mob boss)
 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed
 1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Orambello Johnson
- Here's a Rough Way to Learn a Foreign Language (1989) ... Orambello Johnson
 1986-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Doctor Molinari / Thomas Marley Sr.
- 17 Zebra (1989) ... Doctor Molinari
- The Visitation (1989) ... Doctor Molinari
- Counterfire (1986) ... Thomas Marley Sr.
 1988 The Seventh Sign
Head Cardinal
 1987 Moonstruck
 1984 One Life to Live (TV Series)
- Episode dated 17 December 1984 (1984) ... Antonesgu
 1983 V (TV Movie)
Abraham Bernstein
 1983 Will There Really Be a Morning? (TV Movie)
Adolph Zukor (as Leonard Cimino)
 1982 Amityville II: The Possession
 1980 Rappaccini's Daughter (TV Movie)
 1980 A Time for Miracles (TV Movie)
Italian Priest
 1980 Stardust Memories
Sandy's Analyst
 1980 Hide in Plain Sight
Don Angelo Venucci
 1974-1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Ruby Kabelsky / Cordick
- Black Thorn (1976) ... Cordick
- The Chinatown Murders: Part 2 (1974) ... Ruby Kabelsky
- The Chinatown Murders: Part 1 (1974) ... Ruby Kabelsky
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Rosselli
 1975 The Man in the Glass Booth
Dr. Alvarez
 1973 Jeremy
Cello Teacher
 1973 Honor Thy Father (TV Movie)
Sam DeCavalcante
 1972 Come Back, Charleston Blue
Frank Mago
 1969 Stiletto
Allie Fargo (uncredited)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
- The Right to Kill (1965) ... LeBlanc (as Leonard Cimino)
 1964 The Confession
Dr. Paoli
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Ralph Kinderman
- The Seal of Confession (1963) ... Ralph Kinderman
 1958-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Sid Kitka / Alberto Russo / Julio Varraco / ...
- Lament for a Dead Indian (1962) ... Alberto Russo
- Make-Believe Man (1961) ... Julio Varraco
- Economy of Death (1961) ... Miklos Konya
- A Death of Princes (1960) ... Johnny
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
- The Thin White Line (1961) ... Vendor
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
Nightime Murderer
- Dissolve to Black (1961) ... Nightime Murderer
 1961 The Young Savages
Mr. Rugiello (uncredited)
 1961 Mad Dog Coll
Wickles - Bar Owner
 1961 Give Us Barabbas! (TV Movie)
 1959-1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- I, Don Quixote (1959)
 1958-1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Joe March
- The Numbers Racket (1960) ... Joe March
- The Vanished (1958)
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Mr. Jackson
- Crime Wave (1959) ... Mr. Jackson
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Bandit #3
- Viva Bilko (1959) ... Bandit #3
 1949 The Big Story (TV Series)
- A Madman is Loose ... Tyler
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Portrayed Father McKee in a stage production of "They Know What They Wanted" at the Playhouse Theatre. See more »

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Rumored to be a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp because of his work in Monster Squad and in V. Mr. Cimino, a resident of New York City at the time of WWII, joined the U.S. Army in the 1940s and participated in the Normandy invasion. See more »

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