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Tony Musante (1936–2013)

Handsome, rugged, and talented Italian-American actor Tony Musante was born on June 30, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to an accountant father and a school teacher mother. He attended both Northwestern University and Oberlin College. Tony worked as a school teacher prior to beginning his acting career in Off-Broadway theater in 1960. In 1962 ... See full bio »

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 2013 Pupetta: Il coraggio e la passione (TV Mini-Series)
Don Luigi Vitiello
 2013/I Ice (Short)
Mr. DeMartino
 2007 We Own the Night
Jack Shapiro
 2007 Pompeii (TV Mini-Series)
 2004 Promessa d'amore
 2004 Traffic (TV Mini-Series)
Alex Edmonds
 2003 La vita come viene
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Albert Esposito / Frank Esposito
- A Shot in the Dark (2001) ... Albert Esposito
- Bobby & Cynthia (2001) ... Frank Esposito
 2000 Un bacio nel buio (TV Movie)
 2000 The Yards
Seymour Korman
 1999 The Seventh Scroll (TV Mini-Series)
 1999 The Deep End of the Ocean
Grandpa Angelo
 1998 Acapulco H.E.A.T. (TV Series)
Rocco Santora
- Code Name: Million Dollar Man (1998) ... Rocco Santora
 1998 Exiled (TV Movie)
Don Giancarlo Uzielli
 1997 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
- Song of Songs (1997) ... Gary
 1997 Deep Family Secrets (TV Movie)
 1995 Il barone (TV Mini-Series)
Baron Sajeva
 1989 Jesse Hawkes (TV Series)
- Little Girl Lost (1989)
 1988 Devil's Hill (TV Movie)
 1987 Appuntamento a Trieste (TV Mini-Series)
 1987 Night Heat (TV Series)
Roy Barnett
- Grace (1987) ... Roy Barnett
 1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 Last Waltz on a Tightrope (TV Movie)
Brad Baxter
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
John Parker
- Pretenders (1986) ... John Parker
 1985 The Repenter
 1985 La gabbia
 1985 MacGruder and Loud (TV Series)
- Pilot (1985) ... Caferelli
 1984 Rearview Mirror (TV Movie)
Vince Martino
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Robert McKenzie Houston (1993)
 1983 Spy Connection
Jurek Rudinski
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- Weekend (1982) ... George
 1980 High Ice (TV Movie)
Lt. Col. Harris Thatcher
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie)
Sal Falcone
 1978 My Husband Is Missing (TV Movie)
Derek Mackenzie
 1978 Eutanasia di un amore
Paolo Naviase
 1978 Goodbye & Amen
John Dhannay
 1977 Nowhere to Hide (TV Movie)
Joey Faber
 1974-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Jack Mitchell / Sgt. Vince Della Maggiori / Joe Basic
- Breaking Point (1975) ... Sgt. Vince Della Maggiori
- Fathers and Sons (1974) ... Joe Basic
 1976 Origins of the Mafia (TV Mini-Series)
Michele Borello
- Gli sciacalli (1976) ... Michele Borello
 1975-1976 Medical Story (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Brandon
- The God Syndrome (1975) ... Dr. Paul Brandon
 1975 The Desperate Miles (TV Movie)
Joe Larkin
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Charlie Harris
- Charlie Harris at Large (1975) ... Charlie Harris
 1975 Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley (TV Movie)
Lt. William Calley
 1973-1974 Toma (TV Series)
Det. David Toma / David Toma
- The Madam (1974) ... Det. David Toma
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- The Tall Tree (1973) ... David
 1972 Il caso Pisciotta
Francesco Scauri
 1971 The Last Run
Paul Rickard
 1970 The Anonymous Venetian
 1968 The Detective
 1967 The Incident
Joe Ferrone
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Billy Karnes
- The Blessings of Liberty (1966) ... Billy Karnes
 1965-1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Coley Thomas
- Bargain Day on the Street of Regret (1965) ... Coley Thomas
 1965 Once a Thief
Cleveland 'Cleve' Shoenstein
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
- Memo from Purgatory (1964) ... Candle
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Major DeGuisado
- A Wind of Hurricane Force (1964) ... Major DeGuisado
 1963 Ride with Terror (TV Movie)
Joe Ferrone
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
- Ride with Terror (1963) ... Ferrone
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Joe D'Angelo (2000-2001, 2002, 2003)
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Other Works:

Acted in an Off-Broadway stage production of "Kiss Mama" at the Actors' Playhouse. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Salerno


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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In the broad sense, I would consider myself a method actor. I don't have any particular allegiance to any school of acting. I've more or less developed my own approach to a role. Although I've studied with method people, and studied with classical people too. My approach to acting, whether it's on-stage or on film, has over the years developed into my own personal approach. I think most actors ... See more »


Wrote episodes of his TV show Toma (1973) with his wife Jane Sparkes. See more »

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