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Anthony Franciosa (I) (1928–2006)


Tony Franciosa was born Anthony Papaleo on October 25, 1928, in New York City. His parents divorced shortly after his birth, and he never really knew his father. After graduating high school, Franciosa's route to his acting career began on a serendipitous route: during a visit to a YMCA to take a free dance lesson, Franciosa came across an ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Sergio Alfano
- Above Reproach (1997) ... Sergio Alfano
 1996 City Hall
Paul Zapatti (as Tony Franciosa)
 1995 El caçador furtiu
Walter
 1993 Double Threat
Crocker Scott
 1990 Backstreet Dreams
Angelo
 1989 Ghost Writer
Vincent Carbone
 1989 Fashion Crimes
Commissioner Rizzo
 1989 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Nino Lancaster
- Crazy as a Soup Sandwich (1989) ... Nino Lancaster
 1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Morris Conrad
- The 13th Floor (1988) ... Morris Conrad
 1988 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Dennis Julian
- I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan (1988) ... Dennis Julian
 1987 Death House
Vic Moretti
 1987 Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (TV Movie)
Lou Di Luca (as Tony Franciosa)
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
David Morgan
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 (1986) ... David Morgan
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 (1986) ... David Morgan
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Drew Fletcher
- Pressure Points (1986) ... Drew Fletcher (as Tony Franciosa)
 1986 Stagecoach (TV Movie)
Henry Gatewood (Tonto Banker) (as Tony Franciosa)
 1984-1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Cary Maxwell
- Connections (1985) ... Cary Maxwell (as Tony Franciosa)
- Broken Promises (1985) ... Cary Maxwell (as Tony Franciosa)
- Final Analysis (1985) ... Cary Maxwell (as Tony Franciosa)
- Surrogates (1985) ... Cary Maxwell (as Tony Franciosa)
- Mister Wonderful (1985) ... Cary Maxwell (as Tony Franciosa)
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
 1983 Julie Darling
Harold Wilding
 1981 Side Show (TV Movie)
Zaranov
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Arnold Bourdon
- A Woman's Help (1981) ... Arnold Bourdon (as Tony Franciosa)
 1981 Aiutami a sognare
Ray
 1980 The Cricket
Annibale Meneghetti, detto Ulisse
 1979 The World Is Full of Married Men
David Cooper
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
Smokey Stevenson
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Smokey Stevenson (as Tony Franciosa)
 1977 Aspen (TV Mini-Series)
Alex Budde
- Aspen: Chapter III (1977) ... Alex Budde
- Aspen: Chapter 1 (1977) ... Alex Budde
- Aspen: Chapter II (1977) ... Alex Budde
 1977 Curse of the Black Widow (TV Movie)
Mark Higbie (as Tony Franciosa)
 1975-1976 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Matt Helm
- Panic (1975) ... Matt Helm
- Think Murder (1975) ... Matt Helm
- Double Jeopardy (1975) ... Matt Helm
 1975 The Drowning Pool
Broussard (as Tony Franciosa)
 1974 This Is the West That Was (TV Movie)
J.W. McCanles
 1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
Pierre Rodriguez
 1972-1973 Search (TV Series)
Nick Bianco
- The Packagers (1973) ... Nick Bianco (as Tony Franciosa, credit only)
- Suffer My Child (1973) ... Nick Bianco (as Tony Franciosa, credit only)
- Ends of the Earth (1973) ... Nick Bianco (as Tony Franciosa)
- Moment of Madness (1973) ... Nick Bianco (as Tony Franciosa, credit only)
- The Mattson Papers (1973) ... Nick Bianco (as Tony Franciosa)
 1972 Across 110th Street
Nick D'Salvio
 1972 The Catcher (TV Movie)
Joe Cade
 1971 Earth II (TV Movie)
Frank Karger (as Tony Franciosa)
 1971 The Deadly Hunt (TV Movie)
Ryab
 1971 Web of the Spider
Alan Foster
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Ritter Miley / Kordick
- Follow the Leader (1970) ... Ritter Miley
- Holocaust (1970) ... Kordick
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jeff Dillon
- I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 2 (1970) ... Jeff Dillon (as Tony Franciosa)
- I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 1 (1970) ... Jeff Dillon (as Tony Franciosa)
- The Enemy Before Us (1970) ... Jeff Dillon (as Tony Franciosa)
- The Other Kind of Spy (1970) ... Jeff Dillon (as Tony Franciosa)
- Jenny Wilde Is Drowning (1970) ... Jeff Dillon (as Tony Franciosa)
 1968 In Enemy Country
Charles (as Tony Franciosa)
 1968 The Sweet Ride
Collie Ransom
 1968 A Man Called Gannon
Gannon (as Tony Franciosa)
 1967 Fathom
Peter Merriwether (as Tony Franciosa)
 1966 The Swinger
Ric Colby (as Tony Franciosa)
 1966 Assault on a Queen
Vic Rossiter
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Steve / Antonio
 1964-1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Valentine Farrow
- Climb Upon My Knee, Sonny Boy (1965) ... Valentine Farrow (as Tony Franciosa)
- I'll Cry at My Wedding (1965) ... Valentine Farrow (as Tony Franciosa)
- A Muffin Is Not a Tart (1965) ... Valentine Farrow (as Tony Franciosa)
- Farrow's Fling (1965) ... Valentine Farrow (as Tony Franciosa)
- Tell Me in English (1965) ... Valentine Farrow (as Tony Franciosa)
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Emilio Lacayo
 1964 Rio Conchos
Rodriguez (as Tony Franciosa)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Montrose
- A Case of Armed Robbery (1964) ... Jack Montrose
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Warren Duval
- An Echo of Faded Velvet (1963) ... Warren Duval
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Steve Jared
- Call It a Lifetime (1963) ... Steve Jared (as Tony Franciosa)
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Ernie 'Gorilla' Terrell
- One, Two, Three, Rita Rakahowski (1963) ... Ernie 'Gorilla' Terrell
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Fred Russo
- The Shark (1963) ... Fred Russo
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Harris
- Charlie's Duet (1963) ... Charlie Harris
 1962 Period of Adjustment
Ralph Bates (as Tony Franciosa)
 1962 Careless
Emilio Brentani
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Heaven Can Wait (1960)
 1960 Cradle Song (TV Movie)
Antonio
 1959 The Story on Page One
Victor Santini
 1959 Career
Sam Lawson
 1957 Wild Is the Wind
Bene
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Joey DePalma
 1954-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Arena (1954)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
- This Happy Breed (1956)
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Whim of Iron (1955)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Charles Egan
- It Might Happen Tomorrow (1955) ... Charles Egan
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Wedding Breakfast. Romance. Written by Theodore Reeves. Directed by Herman Shumlin. 48th Street Theatre: 20 Nov 1954- 26 Feb 1955 (113 performances). Cast: Anthony Franciosa (as "Ralph"), Lee Grant (as "Stella"), Harvey Lembeck (as "Norman"), Virginia Vincent (as "Ruth"). Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tony Franciosa

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I went to Hollywood in the mid-'50s, and I would say I went out there a little too early. It was an incredible amount of attention, and I wasn't quite mature enough psychologically and emotionally for [it].

Trivia:

Starred in the first TV-movie produced as a TV series pilot to be picked up as a regular series, the two-hour TV-movie Fame Is the Name of the Game (1966), which was produced by Universal for N.B.C. Universal and N.B.C. were the same entities that pioneered the made-for-TV movie (with 1964's See How They Run (1964), the first full-length film produced especially for home television). The series, ... See more »

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Scorpio

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