Down 1,915 this week

Burt Young (I)

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 »

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner Love Making Indie Films

Wind River stars Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner appreciate the opportunity to work on blockbusters, but they value the experience of smaller films.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5859 people
created 13 Dec 2011
a list of 30 people
created 25 Mar 2012
a list of 22 people
created 29 Apr 2012
a list of 39 people
created 02 Jul 2012
a list of 49 people
created 9 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Burt Young's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rocky Paulie
Chinatown Curly
Horace and Pete
Horace and Pete Horace Sr.
Win Win
Win Win Leo Poplar


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (149 credits)
 2017 King Rat (post-production)
Art Stillman
 2017 Sarah Q (pre-production)
 2017 Tapestry (post-production)
 2016 The Lemon Grove (post-production)
Zio Vincenzo
  All In (pre-production)
Ben Marino
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Mini-Series)
Horace Sr.
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Horace Sr.
 2016 The Dicks (Short)
 2015 Fall 4 You (Short)
 2015 Lostland (Short)
 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 Il nascondiglio
 2007 Hack!
J.T. Bates
 2007 Blue Lake Butcher
 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
 1999 Thinking About Africa (TV Series)
 1998 Cuori in campo (TV Movie)
 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 North Star
 1995 Bless This House (TV Series)
Mr. Riveto
- The Postman Always Moves Twice (1995) ... Mr. Riveto
 1994 Crocodile Shoes (TV Mini-Series)
Lou Benedette / Lou Benedetti
- The Call (1994) ... Lou Benedette
- The Trip (1994) ... Lou Benedetti
 1994 Columbo (TV Series)
Mo Weinberg
- Undercover (1994) ... Mo Weinberg
 1994 The Maharaja's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Milai
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Milai
 1993 Vendetta II: The New Mafia (TV Movie)
Vincent Domenici
 1993 Berlin '39
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
 1993 Excessive Force
Sal DiMarco
 1992 Cattive ragazze
 1992 Due vite, un destino (TV Movie)
 1992 Alibi perfetto
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Split Personality (1992) ... Gambler
 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
 1990 Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (TV Mini-Series)
Vincente Dominici
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Vincente Dominici
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Vincente Dominici
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Vincente Dominici
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
 1989 Blood Red
 1987 Medium Rare
Harry Costas
 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)
 1969 The Doctors (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1786 (1969) ... Bartender (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

September 20, 2008, Opening of "Burt Young" presented by Gallery Yellow, 792 Rt. 35, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River, New York. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

John Harris


5' 8" (1.73 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"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 »


Did 4 movies in 4 consecutive years with James Caan. Cinderella Liberty(1973), The Gambler (1974), The Killer Elite (1975) and Harry and Walter Go To New York (1976). These were some of Burt Young's first roles, before famously playing Pauly in Rocky (1976). They would eventually work together again 20 years later in The North Star (1996). See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was Paulie In Rocky one of the biggest losers in Film History? jdart4
why'd he change his name? saali456
Burt Young painted a glass for upcoming benefit creativeactor-1
Superman the movie Pro-Arte
Looks so much like older Kevin Pollak dovlinhos
Wonderful in Win Win dlkbc1
Discuss Burt Young on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page