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Stelio Savante

Born in Cape Town, this multi award-winning New York actor and SAG nominee is one of South Africa's most successful exports with credits that include three decades of high profile film, television and NY theater roles. Has received outstanding critical reviews for his portrayal of real life mafia boss Joe 'The Boss' Masseria in AMC's new ... See full bio »

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 2017 Rapid Eye Movement (pre-production)
Steve Larabee
 2016 Odious (filming)
 2016 Kickback (pre-production)
 2016 Acre Beyond the Rye (filming)
 2016 Amaranth (pre-production)
Kurt Miller
 2015/I Army Dog (completed)
 2015 Cassidy Way (post-production)
Truck Driver
 2015 Selling Isobel (post-production)
 2015 Windsor (completed)
Pierre Gandy
 2015 Check, Please! (Short) (completed)
 2015 Pacific Standard Time (completed)
Marius Roos
 2015 The Making of the Mob: New York (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Masseria
- Equal Opportunity Gangster (2015) ... Joe Masseria
- The Education of Lucky Luciano (2015) ... Joe Masseria
 2015 American Genius (TV Mini-Series)
David Sarnoff
- Farnsworth vs. Sarnoff (2015) ... David Sarnoff
 2015 Togetherness (TV Series)
- Not So Together (2015) ... Yanni
 2015 Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Hunter S. Kimbrough
 2014 Project Greenlight Finalist (Short)
 2014 Where the Road Runs Out
 2014 Once We Were Slaves (Short)
 2014 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Aris Zappo
- Provenance (2014) ... Aris Zappo
 2013 Awakened
Benny Dawson
 2013 The Secret Village
 2013/I Jimmy
Mr. Laney
 2013 The Shift
Steve / Head Firefighter
 2012 Stealing Roses
 2012 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Video Game)
Nigerian Mercenary / Additional Voices (voice)
 2012 Breakout Kings (TV Series)
- Double Down (2012) ... Malko
 2012 Poe
Johnathon Poe
 2011 My 3 Saints
 2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game)
 2011 A Million Colours
Major Shawn Dixon
 2011 Terminal Kill (TV Movie)
Gianni Mirra
 2010 Undercovers (TV Series)
Hollis Kruger
- Instructions (2010) ... Hollis Kruger
 2010 Bad Ass
 2010 The Suite Life on Deck (TV Series)
- Breakup in Paris (2010) ... Stéphane
 2010/I What If...
Joel Muller
 2010 Mass Effect 2 (Video Game)
Additional Voices - Kasumi: Stolen Memory DLC (voice)
 2010 Army of Two: The 40th Day (Video Game)
South African Consulate / Aussie Special Forces / Russian Grunt
 2009 MNet All Access (TV Series)
 2009 Invictus
Radio Rugby Announcer (uncredited)
 2009 Lost Angel
Eric Bauer
 2009 Solly's Wisdom (TV Series)
- Manscaping (2009) ... Trey
 2009 Without a Trace (TV Series)
- Heartbeats (2009) ... Dimitri
 2008 My Own Worst Enemy: Conspiracy Theory (TV Series)
- Disappearance (2008) ... Oliver
- Dementia (2008) ... Oliver
 2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
Chief Bull Brittles
 2008 Dead of Ardennes (Short)
 2008 Army of Two (Video Game)
South African Consul / Russian Grunt / Australian Special Forces (voice)
 2007 NCIS (TV Series)
Danny Coyle
- Requiem (2007) ... Danny Coyle
 2006-2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
- In or Out (2007) ... Steve
- Trust, Lust and Must (2006) ... Steve
- Fey's Sleigh Ride (2006) ... Steve
 2006 Top Billing (TV Series)
 2005 The Coldest Winter
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Phil Bartoli
- Unchained (2005) ... Phil Bartoli
 2005 Solidarity. (Short)
 2003 Midnight Club II (Video Game)
Primo (voice)
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
 2000 A Grave Debt (Short)
Devo Campelli
 2000 Manhattan Chase
Dr. Ross
 2000 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Mr. Black
 2000 Red Lipstick
Rich- Homeless Guy
 2000 Astoria
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Gaetano Giarizzo
- Full Leather Jacket (2000) ... Gaetano Giarizzo
 1998 The Jim Breuer Show (TV Series)
Dan Schafner 'Schaffy'
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Dan Schafner 'Schaffy'
 1996 Close Up
 1995-1996 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
- Episode #3.75 (1996) ... Antonio
- Episode #3.66 (1995) ... Antonio
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Savante produced and played the lead role in 110 Stories at the Geffen Playhouse, which starred Katharine McPhee, Ed Asner, Diane Venora, Gail O'Grady, John Hawkes, Maria Conchita Alonso, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Michael Welch, Sharon Lawrence, D. B. Sweeney, Nicholas Turturro, Joseph C. Phillips, Michael Beach, and Sophie Sinise.... See more »

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11 Interviews | 22 Articles | 33 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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[on producing and performing '110 Stories' in NY in Sept 2011] I was barely a few blocks from the world trade center when the first plane hit... NY had been my home for 10 years and 9.11 rocked my world. Here I am ten years later helping to commemorate the tragedy. To be sharing a stage with the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa Leo, Jeremy Piven, Kathleen Turner, Billy Crudup, and many other ... See more »


Theater roles include the lead roles in the American premiers of Arnie Sieren's award winning Belgian play, My Blackie at Bank Street Theater, Belgian playwright Jean-Yves Picq's The Case Of Kaspar Meyer at Ubu rep Theater, German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's Arabian Night directed by Trip Cullman at the 13th Street Theater, Dan Gordon's Murder in the First at the Director's Company ... See more »


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