Co-starred as Mario in Off-Bdwy musical, 'Once Around the City,' by Robert & Willie Reale, July 2001.
Did You Know?
Joe Grifasi has played two different New York Yankees ballplayers: Phil Rizzuto in "61*" and Yogi Berra in "The Bronx Is Burning". Ironically, on both occasions, he did not portray them during their playing careers. In "61*", he plays Rizzuto when he was the TV "color man" for the Yankee games. In "The Bronx Is Burning", he plays Berra when he was the bench coach for the Yankees.
Usually plays bored or pessimist character close to the main characters or opposed to them.