Underrated Mafia Actors

by numbaseballfan | created - 20 Feb 2012 | updated - 11 Mar 2015 | Public

1. Daniel Margotta

Actor | The Brooklyn Banker

Daniel was born and raised in the New York New Jersey Metropolitan area. Throughout all of his life Daniel showed great abilities in both sport and art. Daniel began his show business career while in collage as a Disc Jockey in various night clubs in New York City airing live dance music on Hot 97 ...

2. Nick Petito

Actor | Attack of the Killer Chickens

Born in Belleville, New Jersey on December 6th, 1994. Nick is an accomplished actor,director,writer,producer, and stand up comedian. At age 17 Nick finished his first 40 minute movie "Halloween Obsession", and has been making movies ever since. Ever since he was a child he had a talent to ...

3. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He has been married to Sandy Cohen since January 8, 1955. They have four ...

4. Nicholas Turturro

Actor | NYPD Blue

The whole Turturro clan and their extended family seem to have gotten into the show biz act at one time or another. The youngest of three boys, including famous older brother (by five years) John Turturro, Nicholas Turturro was born on January 29, 1962, in Queens, New York, and grew up in its ...

5. Vincent Pastore

Actor | The Sopranos

Vincent Pastore was born on July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Revolver (2005) and Shark Tale (2004).

6. Frank Vincent

Actor | Goodfellas

"Go home and get your shine box....", so said ill-fated Billy Batts in Goodfellas (1990). However, Billy Batts is better known to a legion of crime-film fans as the talented actor, musician, and comedian Frank Vincent. Multi-talented Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, but was raised in...

7. Steve Schirripa

Actor | The Sopranos

Steve Schirripa was born on August 1, 1958 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Sopranos (1999), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and Must Love Dogs (2005). He has been married to Laura Lemos since April 22, 1989. They have one child.

8. Mike Starr

Actor | Ed Wood

Mike Starr was born on July 29, 1950 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Michael Edward Starr. He is an actor, known for Ed Wood (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Uncle Buck (1989). He has been married to Joanne since 1975. They have three children.

9. Vinny Vella

Actor | Casino

Vinny Vella was born in 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Casino (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and Find Me Guilty (2006). He is married to Margaret Ann Hernandez. They have one child.

10. William DeMeo

Actor | Back in the Day

For over a decade now William DeMeo has been an entertainment industry professional. William has extensive experience not only as a producer and writer, but also as an accomplished actor.

William DeMeo grew up in the Gravesend, Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. He grew up on West St. which he uses as...

11. Tony Lo Bianco

Actor | The French Connection

The career of actor Tony Lo Bianco is distinguished as much by its depth and variety, as by the skills and gifts Mr. Lo Bianco has brought to his work. He has appeared in numerous films, television programs, and stage performances, both on-screen and off as a writer, director, and producer. ...

12. Chris Penn

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, ...

13. Stephen Baldwin

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Stephen Andrew Baldwin. He is an actor and producer, known for The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He has been married to Kennya Baldwin since June 10, 1990. ...

14. Michael Rispoli

Actor | The Rum Diary

Michael Rispoli was born on November 27, 1960 in Tappan, New York, USA as Michael Vincent Rispoli. He is an actor and writer, known for The Rum Diary (2011), Kick-Ass (2010) and While You Were Sleeping (1995). He is married to Madeline L Crawford. They have three children.

15. Tony Darrow

Actor | Goodfellas

Tony Darrow was born on October 1, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Anthony Borgese. He is an actor, known for Goodfellas (1990), Mighty Aphrodite (1995) and Small Time Crooks (2000). He has been married to Mary Ann Augeri since May 7, 2015. He was previously married to Christine.

16. Abe Vigoda

Actor | The Godfather

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.

Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the ...

17. James Caan

Actor | The Godfather

A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.

He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) ...

18. Burt Young

Actor | Rocky

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 ...

19. Frank Adonis

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank Adonis was born on October 27, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Frank Testaverde Scioscia. He is an actor and director, known for Goodfellas (1990), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and Raging Bull (1980).

20. Edmonte Salvato

Actor | Carlito's Way

Edmonte Salvato is an actor, known for Carlito's Way (1993), Table One (2000) and One Deadly Road (1998).

21. John Enos III

Actor | Phone Booth

John Enos III was born on June 12, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Phone Booth (2002). He was previously married to Jennie Lee.

22. Jason Gedrick

Actor | Iron Eagle

Jason Gedrick was born on February 7, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jason Michael Gedroic. He is an actor and director, known for Iron Eagle (1986), Backdraft (1991) and EZ Streets (1996). He was previously married to Dana Lavas.

23. Raymond Serra

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Raymond Serra was born on August 13, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA as Aurelio Lacagnina. He is known for his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Manhattan (1979). He was married to Gayle Kaizer. He died on June 20, ...

24. Tony Sirico

Actor | The Sopranos

Tony Sirico was born on July 29, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Genaro Anthony Sirico Jr. He is an actor, known for The Sopranos (1999), Goodfellas (1990) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995).

25. Robert Costanzo

Actor | Total Recall

Robert Costanzo was born on October 20, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Jason Costanzo. He is an actor and producer, known for Total Recall (1990), Die Hard 2 (1990) and City Slickers (1991).

26. Louis Vanaria

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Louis Vanaria is an actor and producer, known for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Fighting (2009) and Person of Interest (2011).

27. John Palumbo

Actor | Mercy

John Palumbo was born and raised in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, NYC. He was the New York Knicks ball boy in the 1980's Attended Lee Strasberg in NYC in the mid 1990's. Had a recurring role on HBO's prison drama OZ playing the role of Don Zanghi. His father was the President of Off Track ...

28. Joseph Siravo

Actor | American Crime Story

Joseph Siravo is an actor and producer, known for American Crime Story (2016), The Sopranos (1999) and Carlito's Way (1993).

29. Rick Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Rick Aiello was born in 1958. He is known for his work on Do the Right Thing (1989), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and Sex and the City (2008). He has been married to Arlene Anne Urichich since 1990. They have two children.

30. Wass Stevens

Actor | Public Morals

Wass Stevens was born in 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Public Morals (2015), House of Cards (2013) and The Wrestler (2008).

32. Paul Sorvino

Actor | Goodfellas

Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as...

33. Joe Spinell

Actor | Rocky

Joseph J. Spagnuolo was born on October 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City at his family's apartment on 2nd Avenue. Spinell was a tough guy on and off screen all his life. During his teen years, while still in high school, he acted in various plays on the New York stage, on and off Broadway, ...

34. Danny Nucci

Actor | Titanic

Danny Nucci was born on September 15, 1968 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria. He is an actor and director, known for Titanic (1997), Crimson Tide (1995) and Alive (1993). He has been married to Paula Marshall since October 12, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to Terre Bridgham.

35. Anthony DeSando

Actor | Party Girl

Anthony DeSando was born on December 4, 1965 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Party Girl (1995), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) and New Jack City (1991).

36. Robert Forster

Actor | Jackie Brown

Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting ...

37. Armand Assante

Actor | Gotti

Armand Assante is a coarsely handsome American actor who has successfully portrayed a wide range of intriguing characters from numerous ethnic backgrounds, both on screen and in the theater.

Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. was born on October 4, 1949 in New York City, to Katherine (Healey), a music ...

38. Joe Mantegna

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia.

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39. Frank Pesce

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop II

Frank Pesce was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Began his acting career appearing in various films, such as the Jack Palance action film "One Man Jury" (1978), the crime picture "Fingers" (1978) with Harvey Keitel and "Paradise Alley" (1978) with Sylvester Stallone. He also appeared...

40. Frank Sivero

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank Sivero (born January 6, 1952) is an American character actor, perhaps best known for playing the roles of Genco Abbandando in Mario Puzo's and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II and Frankie Carbone (based on Angelo Sepe) in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.

Sivero was born Francesco ...

41. Michael Imperioli

Actor | The Sopranos

Imperioli was born James Michael Imperioli in Mt. Vernon, New York on March 26, 1966. His film work began in the late 1980s. An early part that brought him recognition was in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990), as Spider, a local kid who works for the gangsters and has a run-in with a psychopathic ...

42. Tony Danza

Actor | Don Jon

Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss (1984-1992).

Danza was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Anne (Cammisa), a bookkeeper, and Matty Iadanza, a garbageman....

43. Joe Viterelli

Actor | Bullets Over Broadway

Joe Viterelli was born on March 10, 1937 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Eraser (1996) and Analyze This (1999). He was married to Catherine Brennan. He died on January 28, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

44. Steven Bauer

Actor | Scarface

Steven Bauer was born on December 2, 1956 in Havana, Cuba as Esteban Ernesto Echevarria. He is an actor and producer, known for Scarface (1983), Traffic (2000) and Primal Fear (1996).

45. Michael Madsen

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Michael Madsen's long career spans 25 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Sin City (2005), Hell Ride (2008), Die Another Day (2002), Donnie Brasco (1997), Species (1995), ...

46. Ken Wahl

Actor | Wiseguy

Ken Wahl is award-winning actor, most known for his Golden Globe starring role in the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed CBS crime drama, "Wiseguy." He entered acting without experience or aspirations: In 1979, Ken was set to be a walk-on in director Philip Kaufman's movie "The Wanderers", and ...

47. Joe Pantoliano

Actor | Memento

With more than 100 film, television and stage credits to his name, Joseph Peter Pantoliano is a prolific American character actor who has played many diverse and memorable roles, from Guido in Risky Business (1983) to Eddie Moscone in Midnight Run (1988), Cosmo Renfro in The Fugitive (1993), Cypher...

48. William Forsythe

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

Dynamically entertaining heavyset US actor with piercing eyes, William Forsythe has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikeable and downright nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you're cast as the "hero" against Forsythe's "villain", then you have your work cut ...

49. Christian Slater

Actor | True Romance

Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He ...

50. Dennis Farina

Actor | Get Shorty

Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan ...

51. Eric Roberts

Actor | The Dark Knight

One of Hollywood's edgier, more intriguing characters running around and about for decades, Eric Anthony Roberts started life in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is the son of Betty Lou (Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights. His siblings are actors Lisa Roberts Gillan and ...

52. Chazz Palminteri

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Bronx-born and raised Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the Italianate torch in film. In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, John Cazale and Joe Pesci, Palminteri has brought grit, muscle and an ...

53. James Madio

Actor | Band of Brothers

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He is one of seven children. At the age of thirteen with his very first audition, James landed a role in the Steven Spielberg family adventure, Hook (1991) and never looked back. On the set of Hook, Dustin Hoffman was impressed enough with Madio's talent to ...

54. Robert Loggia

Actor | Big

Born and raised in New York City, Robert Loggia studied journalism at the University of Missouri before moving back to New York to pursue acting. He trained at the Actors Studio while doing stage work. From the late 1950s he was a familiar face on TV, usually as authoritative figures. Loggia also ...

55. Domenick Lombardozzi

Actor | The Family

Domenick Lombardozzi was born on March 25, 1976 in Bronx, New York, USA as Domenico Lombardozzi. He is an actor, known for The Family (2013), Find Me Guilty (2006) and S.W.A.T. (2003).

56. Paul Borghese

Actor | Back in the Day

Paul Borghese is an actor and producer, known for Back in the Day (2016), The Family (2013) and Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013).

57. Chuck Zito

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Chuck Zito was born on March 1, 1953 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Charles Zito Jr. He is known for his work on Sons of Anarchy (2008), Oz (1997) and Homefront (2013).

58. Vic Manni

Actor | Armageddon

Vic Manni is known for his work on Armageddon (1998), Bad Boys (1995) and Domino (2005).

59. Ron Karabatsos

Actor | Flashdance

Ron Karabatsos was born on April 22, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Flashdance (1983), Get Shorty (1995) and Hunter (1984). He died on April 17, 2012 in Beaumont, California, USA.

60. Dolph Sweet

Actor | Heaven Can Wait

A barrel-chested, bull-necked presence on stage, film and TV, the tough-minded character actor was born Adolphus Jean Sweet in New York City on July 18, 1920, the son of an auto mechanic. He initially attended the University of Alabama in 1939, but his studies were interrupted by WWII Air Force ...

61. Lillo Brancato

Actor | A Bronx Tale

Lillo Brancato was born on March 30, 1976 in Bogotá, Colombia as Lillo Brancato Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for A Bronx Tale (1993), Crimson Tide (1995) and Renaissance Man (1994).

62. Clem Caserta

Actor | A Bronx Tale

Clem Caserta is an actor and writer, known for A Bronx Tale (1993), Goodfellas (1990) and Mafiettes (2009).

63. Ken Brotis

Actor | The Honour

Ken Brotis is an actor, known for The Honour (2013), The Knights of Shame (2014) and It Smells Like Teen Spirit.



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