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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 19 October 1936Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The career of actor Tony Lo Bianco is distinguished as much by its depth and variety, as by the skills and gifts Mr. Lo Bianco has brought to his work. He has appeared in numerous films, television programs, and stage performances, both on-screen and off as a writer, director, and producer. Throughout his career, Mr. Lo Bianco has collaborated with many of the brightest creative minds in the performing arts, both past and present.

On stage, Mr. Lo Bianco won an Obie Award for Best Actor in Jonathan Reynold's Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the 7th. Following his memorable performance as Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge on Broadway, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award. He also won a New York Area Television Academy Award and daytime Emmy for Hizzoner! The Life of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia.

Mr. Lo Bianco is a Brooklyn born New Yorker who enjoys the opportunity of portraying many different characters on stage, film, and television. His best known film performances are as Sal Boca in the five-time Academy Award winning film The French Connection with Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider. He starred in the cult classic The Honeymoon Killers, which French director Francois Truffaut's favorite film. He also starred in The Seven-Ups with Roy Scheider; starred with Richard Gere and Paul Sorvino in Bloodbrothers; City Heat with Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds; Director Oliver Stone's Nixon with the great Anthony Hopkins; The Juror with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore; F.I.S.T. with Sylvester Stallone and Rod Steiger; Boiling Point with Wesley Snipes and Dennis Hopper; the cult classic God Told Me To; and Kill the Irishman with Val Kilmer, Vincent D'onofrio, and Christopher Walken; and La Romana with Gina Lollabrigida. Mr. Lo Bianco has done 102 films to date.

On television, Mr. Lo Bianco starred as Rocky Marciano, the only undefeated heavy weight champ of the world, in Marciano. He appeared in the mini-series Marco Polo and Jesus of Nazareth directed by the great Franco Zeffirelli. He also starred in The Last Tenant with legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg. He has appeared over the years in several Law & Order episodes; Police Story; Jessie with Lindsay Wagner; Another Woman's Child with Linda Lavin; among many others. As a director, Mr. Lo Bianco directed several episodes of television, including Police Story; The Duke; Cliffhangers; When the Whistle Blows; Kaz; and the feature film Too Scared to Scream.

In 1963, Mr. Lo Bianco co-founded the Triangle Theater and served as artistic director for six years, during which time lighting designer Jules Fisher, playwright Jason Miller, and actor Roy Scheider, passed through its doors. Mr. Lo Bianco himself directed eight productions and produced twenty-five others.

Mr. Lo Bianco served as the National Spokesperson for the Order Sons of Italy. His many humanitarian efforts have earned multiple awards, including the Eleanora Duse Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts; Man of the Year for Outstanding Contributions to the Italian-American Community from the Police Society of New Jersey; a Man of the Year Award from the State of New Jersey Senate; a Lifetime Entertainment Award from the Columbus Day Parade Committee; the 1997 Golden Lion Award; and the Humanitarian Award of the Boys' Town of Italy, the Ellis Island Medal of honor and is a member of the Italian American National Hall of Fame. He is a strong supporter of our men and women in uniform in the service of our country, both domestic and abroad.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chris Schembra / ChrisSchembra@gmail.com

Spouse (3)

Alyse Lo Bianco (27 June 2015 - present)
Elizabeth (4 October 2002 - ?) (divorced)
Dora Landey (1964 - 1984) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (7)

Was honored by the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) for his dedication and service as spokesman since 1996. He is also involved with the Lupus Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, NYPD Columbia Foundation and many many other charities.
Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1997
Co-founded New York's Triangle Theatre and served as its artistic director, directing 8 productions and producing 25 others.
Received the Eleonora Duse Award for his contributions to the performing arts.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1983 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge."
Studied acting at the well-known Irwin Piscator Drama Workshop in New York, N.Y..
New York City, NY: Producing a one-man show about Fiorello LaGuardia. [August 2005]

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