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Vincent Gardenia (1920–1992)


Vincent Gardenia was born on January 7, 1920 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Vincenzo Scognamiglio. He was an actor, known for Moonstruck (1987), Little Shop of Horrors (1986) and Death Wish (1974). He died on December 9, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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 1991 The Super
Big Lou Kritski
 1991 L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration (TV Movie)
Murray Melman (uncredited)
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Murray Melman
- God Rest Ye Murray Gentleman (1990) ... Murray Melman
- New Kidney on the Block (1990) ... Murray Melman
- Smoke Gets in Your Thighs (1990) ... Murray Melman
- Happy Trails (1990) ... Murray Melman
- The Bitch Is Back (1990) ... Murray Melman
 1990 The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story (TV Movie documentary)
Harry Pizer
 1990 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Terle
- The Day It Rained Forever (1990) ... Mr. Terle
 1989 Quattro piccole donne (TV Series)
 1989 Age-Old Friends (TV Movie)
Michael Aylott
 1989 Skin Deep
Barney
 1988 Cavalli si nasce
Principe napoletano
 1988 Cheeeese
Bonjour
 1987 Un siciliano in Sicilia (TV Mini-Series)
Zio Nino
 1986 Honor Thy Father (TV Movie)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Harry Faulk (segment "Healer")
- Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye (1985) ... Harry Faulk (segment "Healer")
 1985 Brass (TV Movie)
Chief Mike Maldonato
 1985 Movers & Shakers
Saul Gritz
 1984 Dark Mirror (TV Movie)
Detective Al Church
 1983 Kennedy (TV Mini-Series)
J. Edgar Hoover
 1982 Ciao nemico
General Brigg
 1982 Muggable Mary, Street Cop (TV Movie)
Maggio
 1981 Thornwell (TV Movie)
Traeger
 1980 The Dream Merchants (TV Movie)
Peter Kessler
 1980 Home Movies
Doctor Byrd
 1979 Goldie and the Boxer (TV Movie)
Diamond
 1979 Marciano (TV Movie)
Al Weill
 1979 Insight (TV Series)
Moses
- Holy Moses (1979) ... Moses
 1977 Greased Lightning
Sheriff Cotton
 1977 Fire Sale
Benny Fikus
 1977 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Frank Coleman
- The Last Show (1977) ... Frank Coleman
 1976 Luna di miele in tre
Frankie, the journalist
 1976 Il grande racket
Pepe
 1976 House of Pleasure for Women
Mr. Chips
 1975 La banca di Monate
Santino Paleari
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Det. Vince LaGuardia
- A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves (1975) ... Det. Vince LaGuardia
 1975 The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery
Big Daddy Jessup
 1974 The Carpenters (TV Movie)
Father
 1974 The Front Page
Sheriff
 1973 Screaming Skull (TV Movie)
Ollie
 1973 Lucky Luciano
Colonel Charles Poletti
 1973 Cops (TV Movie)
Captain Sonny Miglio
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
Saul
- Dirge for Sunday (1972) ... Saul
 1972 Maude (TV Series)
Judge Motorman
- The Ticket (1972) ... Judge Motorman
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mr. Cooperman (segment "Love and the Girlish Groom")
- Love and the Girlish Groom/Love and the New You/Love and the Oldlyweds/Love and the Wishing Star (1972) ... Mr. Cooperman (segment "Love and the Girlish Groom")
 1972 Hickey & Boggs
Papadakis
 1971 McCloud (TV Series)
Barney Sweetwater
- Top of the World, Ma! (1971) ... Barney Sweetwater
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Arnold Bates
- Psst! Wanna Buy a Dirty Picture? (1971) ... Arnold Bates
 1971 Cold Turkey
Mayor Quincey L. Wappler
 1971 Little Murders
Mr. Newquist
 1970 Where's Poppa?
Coach Williams
 1970 Jenny
Mr. Marsh
 1969 This Town Will Never Be the Same (TV Movie)
Paul Rourke
 1967-1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Vito Lugana / Lewis George Parma
- The Execution (1968) ... Lewis George Parma
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Roy Faber
- Something for Nothing (1968) ... Roy Faber
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Uncle Cheech
- Money Man (1967) ... Uncle Cheech
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Judge Montez
- Shadow of a Killer (1967) ... Judge Montez
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Eddie Cortina
- Skid Marks on a Dry Run (1967) ... Eddie Cortina
 1967 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
Colonel Centis
- Take Me to Your Leader Raid (1967) ... Colonel Centis
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Charles Shepherd
- Noose of Gold (1967) ... Charles Shepherd
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Dr. Mellado
- Get Thee to a Nunnery (1967) ... Dr. Mellado
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Gibbs
- There Goes the Ball Game (1967) ... Gibbs
 1965-1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Will Briggs / Frank
- Image of Yesterday (1967) ... Will Briggs
- Palms of Glory (1965) ... Frank
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Bruno
- Case of the Missing Monkee (1967) ... Bruno
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
The Man
- Where You from and What You Done? (1967) ... The Man
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Nate Fischel
- The Living End of Sisterbaby (1966) ... Nate Fischel
 1966 Seaway (TV Series)
Bugsy Spiegel
- Over the Falls (1966) ... Bugsy Spiegel
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Bellini
- Escape from Venice (1965) ... Bellini
 1965 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Gallows Humor (1965)
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Lester
- Over Defence Is Out (1965) ... Lester
 1965 The Third Day
Preston
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Burt Neasden
- Memorandum for a Spy: Part 2 (1965) ... Burt Neasden
- Memorandum for a Spy: Part 1 (1965) ... Burt Neasden
 1965 Memorandum for a Spy (TV Movie)
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Inspector / Chief Inspector / Inspector Javert
- Grave Doubts (1965) ... Chief Inspector
- The Pigeons of Paris (1965) ... Inspector
- Take Me to Paris (1964) ... Inspector Javert
- Viva Diaz! (1964) ... Inspector
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mr. Kraft / Sullivan / Peter Chakris / ...
- Fires of the Mind (1965) ... Mr. Kraft
- The Star Spangled Ghetto (1963) ... Sullivan
- The Trial of Twenty-Two (1963) ... Peter Chakris
- The Broken Barrelhead (1962) ... Juror
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Raines
- Threepersons (1964) ... Charlie Raines
 1964 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Desk Sergeant
- The Green Couch (1964) ... Desk Sergeant
 1963-1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Thompson / Mr. Pulski / Mervyn Fowler
- The Bystanders (1964) ... Mr. Thompson
- The Unwanted (1963) ... Mr. Pulski
- Party Girl (1963) ... Mervyn Fowler
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Dr. Warren
- If Your Grandmother Had Wheels (1964) ... Dr. Warren
 1963 Ride with Terror (TV Movie)
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Samson
- A Dozen Deadly Roses (1963) ... Samson
 1962 Vu du pont
Lipari
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Jake Petrie
- The Troubleshooter (1961) ... Jake Petrie
 1961 The Hustler
Bartender
 1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV Series)
- August Heat (1961)
 1961 Parrish
Bit part (uncredited)
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Carl Gardini
- Meeting of the Mob (1961) ... Carl Gardini
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Nissen
- The Dybbuk (1960) ... Nissen
 1960 Murder, Inc.
Lazlo
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Max Varinko
- Sound of Violence (1959) ... Max Varinko
 1959 Naked City (TV Series)
Musso / Crudelli
- The Canvas Bullet (1959) ... Musso
- Baker's Dozen (1959) ... Crudelli
 1959 Decoy (TV Series)
Bull
- The Challenger (1959) ... Bull
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Jacques
- Night of Betrayal (1959) ... Jacques
 1958 Cop Hater
Danny the Gimp (as Vince Gardenia)
 1954-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dick / Bailiff
- Twelve Angry Men (1954) ... Bailiff (uncredited)
 1956 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Bookie
- The Recruiting Sergeant (1956) ... Bookie (uncredited)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
George Vetter (1960) / Ernie Tuttle #1 (1967)
 1945 The House on 92nd Street
German Spy Trainee (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Glengarry Glen Ross. Drama. Written by David Mamet. Directed by Gregory Mosher. John Golden Theatre: 25 Mar 1984- 17 Feb 1985 (378 performances + 11 previews that began on 16 Mar 1984). Cast: Joe Mantegna (as "Richard Roma"), Mike Nussbaum, Robert Prosky (as "Shelly Levene"), Lane Smith (as "James Lingk"), James Tolkan (as "... See more »

Alternate Names:

Vince Gardenia

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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He was born in Naples, Italy, the son of an actor/manager. His family moved to the U.S. in 1922, settling in Brooklyn, where his father founded an Italian-language based acting troupe. Vincent first appeared on stage with this company at the age of five, playing a shoeshine boy. His first English-speaking stage part was in the 1955 Broadway play 'In April Once'. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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