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Burt Young

Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30 1940 in New York City, the son of a high school shop teacher. He is of Italian descent. Young received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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  All In (pre-production)
Ben Marino
 2014 Tapestry (post-production)
 2015 Fall 4 You (Short) (completed)
 2014 Tom in America (Short)
 2014 Zarra's Law
Paul Canto
 2014 Turning Point with Frank MacKay (TV Series)
Burt Young
- Frank MacKay with Burt Young (2014) ... Burt Young
 2013 Baciamo le mani: Palermo-New York 1958 (TV Series)
Don Gillo Draghi
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Don Gillo Draghi
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Don Gillo Draghi
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Don Gillo Draghi
 2013 Ci vediamo domani
 2012 Abigail Harm
Mr. Warren
 2012 The Shoemaker (Short)
Nicky the Greek
 2010 Medium Rare (TV Series)
Harry Costas
- Episode #1.1 ... Harry Costas
 2010 Kingshighway
Mario Capriolini
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Eddy Mack
- Snatched (2009) ... Eddy Mack
 2008 New York, I Love You
Landlord (segment "Fatih Akin")
 2008 Carnera: The Walking Mountain
Lou Soresi
 2007 The Hideout
 2007 Hack!
J.T. Bates
 2007 Blue Lake Massacre
 2005 Nicky's Game (Short)
Leo Singer
 2005 Transamerica
 2004 Land of Plenty
 2004 The Wager
Jack Stockman
 2004 Shut Up and Kiss Me!
Vincent Bublioni
 2003 Crooked Lines
Mike Ameche
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
Dino Mantoni
- Bruno Comes Back (2003) ... Dino Mantoni
 2002 Alternate Realities (TV Series)
 2002 And She Was
 2002 Kiss the Bride
Santo Sposato
 2002 Checkout
Uncle Louie
 2001 Cugini
Pasquale 'pop' Cugini
 2001/I Plan B
Sal Palermo
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Bobby 'Bacala' Sr.
- Another Toothpick (2001) ... Bobby 'Bacala' Sr.
 2000 The Day the Ponies Come Back
John Stoller
 2000 Gioco di specchi (TV Movie)
 2000 Very Mean Men
Dominic Piazza
 2000 L'uomo della fortuna
Don Ettore Visone
 2000 Blue Moon
 1999 Loser Love
Sydney Delacroix
 1999 Terra bruciata
 1999 Mickey Blue Eyes
Vito Graziosi
 1999 The Florentine
Joe Mc Collough
 1998 Greener Fields (TV Movie)
 1998 Thinking About Africa (TV Series)
 1997 Heaven Before I Die
 1997 The Last Don (TV Mini-Series)
Virginio Ballazzo
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Virginio Ballazzo
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Virginio Ballazzo
 1996-1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Jack 'Soldier' Belmont
- Small Blessings (1997) ... Jack 'Soldier' Belmont
- Lucky (1996) ... Jack 'Soldier' Belmont
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
Chief Frank Shea
 1997 Before Women Had Wings (TV Movie)
Louis Ippolito
 1997 The Deli
 1997 The Undertaker's Wedding
 1997 She's So Lovely
 1997 Kicked in the Head
 1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lewis Darnell
- Mad Dog (1997) ... Lewis Darnell
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Captain Parker
- Tempests (1997) ... Captain Parker
 1996 The North Star
 1995 Bless This House (TV Series)
Mr. Riveto
- The Postman Always Moves Twice (1995) ... Mr. Riveto
 1994 The Maharaja's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
 1994 Crocodile Shoes (TV Mini-Series)
Lou Benedetti
 1994 Columbo (TV Series)
Mo Weinberg
- Undercover (1994) ... Mo Weinberg
 1993 Bride of Violence 2 (TV Movie)
Vincent Domenici
 1993 Berlin '39
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
 1993 Excessive Force
Sal DiMarco
 1992 The Final Contract (TV Movie)
 1992 Circle of Fear
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Split Personality (1992) ... Gambler
 1991 Bride of Violence (TV Movie)
Vincente Dominici
 1991 Americano rosso
George Maniago
 1990 Rocky V
 1990 Bright Angel
 1990 Diving In
Coach Mack
 1990 Backstreet Dreams
 1990 Club Fed
Warden Boyle
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
 1989 Blood Red
 1987 Medium Rare
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ed Fratus. the Salesman
- Road Hog (1986) ... Ed Fratus. the Salesman
 1985 Rocky IV
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Louie Ganucci
- The Confirmation Day (1985) ... Louie Ganucci
 1985 A Summer to Remember (TV Movie)
Fidel Fargo
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Lupo Ramirez
- Give a Little, Take a Little (1984) ... Lupo Ramirez
 1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village
Bed Bug Eddie
 1983 You and Me Kid (TV Series)
 1982 Rocky III
 1981 ...All the Marbles
Eddie Cisco
 1980 Blood Beach
Sergeant Royko
 1980 Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Movie)
Lt. Palumbo
 1979 Rocky II
 1978 Uncle Joe Shannon
Joe Shannon
 1978 Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (TV Movie)
Rocco Agnelli
 1978 Convoy
Bobby 'Love Machine' 'Pig Pen'
 1977 The Choirboys
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Augie Garvas
 1976 Rocky
 1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Stuart Gaily
- The Family Hour (1976) ... Stuart Gaily
 1975-1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Johnny Checco / Solomon / Willy
- Soldier in the Jungle (1976) ... Johnny Checco
- The Big Hand's on Trouble (1975) ... Solomon
- Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (1975) ... Willy
 1976 Woman of the Year (TV Movie)
Ralph Rodino
 1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York
Warden Durgom
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Alec Rosen
- The Deadly Game (1976) ... Alec Rosen
 1975 The Killer Elite
 1975 Murph the Surf
Sgt. Bernasconi
 1975 Hustling (TV Movie)
 1974 The Gambler
 1974 The Great Niagara (TV Movie)
Ace Tully
 1974 Chinatown
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
Master at Arms
 1973 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Lt. Willis
- L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel) (1973) ... Lt. Willis
 1973 The Connection (TV Movie)
 1972 Across 110th Street
 1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Willie Quarequlo
 1971 Born to Win
First Hood
 1970 Carnival of Blood
Gimpy (as John Harris)
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Show Show Self (22 credits)
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"Private Gallery Exhibit with Academy Award Nominated Actor Burt Young" presented by Higgins Harte International Galleries, 844 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui. See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Harris


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"I enjoyed playing around with that guy, and it was a pleasure every three, four years, coming back seeing how the wardrobe is. Is he heavy? Is he thin? I had fun." - BY, on playing Paulie in the Rocky films. See more »


The film Tom in America (2014) marks the first time Young has played a gay man in his career. See more »

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