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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 August 1958Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date of Death 21 June 2015Marina del Rey, California, USA
Birth NameAnthony Longo
Height 6' 6½" (1.99 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Longo was a working character actor for more than three decades. Born in New Jersey, he moved out to Los Angeles and within the first few weeks landed a recurring role on the hit TV series "Alice". In that same year he did his first 3 films, "16 Candles", "Splash" and "Fletch". Next he was cast as a series regular in "Helltown", his first of 6 television series over the 30 year span. Others included "1st & Ten" (HBO's first successful series), "Police Academy", "Shakey Ground". He made more than 100 guest spots on every type of show. Playing the Big Guy, Big and Dumb, Big and Bad, or Big Bad and Dumb. All which seem to work in both comedies and dramas, because of the innocence and realism he brings to roles. Longo seemed to find his home in feature films. His wide range got him cast in "Angels in the Outfield", "HouseGuest", Flinstones-Viva Rock Vegas" and "How 2 Lose a Guy in 10 Days". He also co-starred in suspense action films, "Eraser", "Last Boyscout", "Rapid Fire". He completed "Jake's Corner", "Fall of Night" and "Pete Smalls is Dead" before his death.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Belmar , New Jersey

Spouse (1)

Jamie Briggs (26 January 1992 - 21 June 2015) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (11)

Has never taken any acting classes.
Good friends with Scott Baio, Tony Danza and Esai Morales.
He turned down college football scholarships and moved to California at 18 to try acting.
Good friends with WWE superstar Mark Calaway aka The Undertaker.
Was considered for the role of Johnny Roastbeef in Goodfellas (1990).
Is a longtime resident of Marina del Rey, California.
Struck by Lightning in Mouth while on location Filming in Arizona. Continuously turns down interviews about this life changing experience.
Tony Longo struck by lightning in mouth. Took a Year off to Rehab. Now back to work.
Now writes and sells art (Positive Affirmation Paintings). Gives all profits to those in need.
After 35 years as working character actor, still loves his job.
Survived by his three daughters, Chloe Longo ,Danielle,and Alexis.

Personal Quotes (1)

God's clock is in a different time zone, but it is always on time.

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