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Chazz Palminteri

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 evocative realism to the sidewalks of his New York ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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The Usual Suspects Dave Kujan
A Bronx Tale Sonny
Legend Angelo Bruno


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  The Stone Pony (announced)
Angelo Golotta
 2018 Vault (post-production)
  Distefano (TV Movie) (completed)
 2018 Unorganized Crime (TV Movie)
Sal Corso
 2010-2017 Modern Family (TV Series)
- Sex, Lies & Kickball (2017) ... Shorty
- Three Dinners (2014) ... Shorty
- Bringing Up Baby (2012) ... Shorty
- Treehouse (2011) ... Shorty
- Fifteen Percent (2010) ... Shorty
 2017 Kevin Can Wait (TV Series)
- Plus One is the Loneliest Number (2017) ... Vincent
 2017 Voltron (TV Series)
Burrowing Alien
- The Voltron Show! (2017) ... Burrowing Alien (voice)
 2015/I Legend
Angelo Bruno
 2014 Henry & Me
Babe Ruth (voice)
 2010-2014 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Frank Rizzoli Sr.
- Just Push Play (2014) ... Frank Rizzoli Sr.
- Dirty Little Secret (2012) ... Frank Rizzoli Sr.
- When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang (2010) ... Frank Rizzoli Sr.
- The Beast in Me (2010) ... Frank Rizzoli Sr.
- Born to Run (2010) ... Frank Rizzoli Sr.
 2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Perry Cannavaro
- Jersey Breakdown (2014) ... Perry Cannavaro
 2013 Final Recourse
Jerry / Dr. Tomman
 2012-2013 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Angelo Gallo
- Justice Served (2013) ... Angelo Gallo
- Secrets and Lies (2012) ... Angelo Gallo
 2013 Underdogs
Stinky (English version, voice)
 2013 Once Upon a Time in Queens
Ben Rose
 2013 Mob of the Dead (Video Game)
Salvatore 'Sal' DeLuca (voice)
 2012 Mighty Fine
Joe Fine
 2011 Hollywood & Wine (Video)
Geno Scarpacci
 2009 Once More with Feeling
Frank Gregorio
 2008 Jolene
Sal Fontaine
 2008 Yonkers Joe
Yonkers Joe
 2007 The Dukes
 2007 Body Armour
Lee Maxwell
 2006 Drift (TV Movie)
Joseph DiCaro
 2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
The Travel Agent (English version, voice)
 2006 Littleman
 2006/I Push
 2006 Running Scared
Detective Rydell
 2005 Hoodwinked!
Woolworth (voice)
 2005 In the Mix
 2005 Animal (Video)
 2005 Kojak (TV Series)
Captain Frank McNeil
- All Bets Off: Part 2 (2005) ... Captain Frank McNeil
- All Bets Off: Part 1 (2005) ... Captain Frank McNeil
- Music of the Night (2005) ... Captain Frank McNeil
- Kind of Blue (2005) ... Captain Frank McNeil
- Pilot (2005) ... Captain Frank McNeil
 2004 Dr. Vegas (TV Series)
Duke Walcott
- Lust for Life (2004) ... Duke Walcott
 2004 Noel
 2004 One Last Ride
 2002 Poolhall Junkies
 2001 One Eyed King
Eddie Dugan
 2001 Boss of Bosses (TV Movie)
Paul Castellano
 2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (Video)
Buster (voice)
 2001 Down to Earth
 1999 Stuart Little
Smokey (voice)
 1999 Dilbert (TV Series)
Leonardo da Vinci
- Art (1999) ... Leonardo da Vinci (voice)
 1999 Excellent Cadavers (TV Movie)
Giovanni Falcone
 1999 Analyze This
Primo Sidone
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury
Benny Zadir (uncredited)
 1998 Hurlyburly
 1998 Scar City
Lt. Laine Devon
 1996 Mulholland Falls
Elleroy Coolidge
 1996 Faithful
 1996 Diabolique
Guy Baran
 1995 Jade
Matt Gavin
 1995 The Last Word
 1995 The Perez Family
Lt. John Pirelli
 1995 The Usual Suspects
Dave Kujan
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway
 1993 A Bronx Tale
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
Lyle Corrente
 1992 Innocent Blood
 1991 Oscar
 1990 Sydney (TV Series)
- Love Ya, Babe (1990) ... Tony
 1989 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
- Duty Calls (1989) ... Al
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Peter Alatorre / Sal Rosselli
- How Will They Remember Me? (1989) ... Sal Rosselli
- Heir to the Throne (1989) ... Peter Alatorre
- Sins of the Father (1989) ... Peter Alatorre
 1989 Peter Gunn (TV Movie)
 1989 Valerie (TV Series)
- Viva Las Vegas (1989) ... Leslie
 1989 Dallas (TV Series)
- He-e-ere's Papa! (1989) ... Frank
 1987 Glory Years (TV Movie)
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
MP Sgt. Marcy
- The Court-Martial: Part 2 (1987) ... MP Sgt. Marcy
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Sonny Cappelito
- Bald Ambition (1986) ... Sonny Cappelito
 1985 The Last Dragon
Hood #2
 1984 Home Free All
Truck Highjacker
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in/wrote "A Bronx Tale" (Playhouse 91, New York City), 1989. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

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[re his Bronx childhood] The big guys used to beat up the little guys, and the little guys used to beat up the real little guys. If you were a little guy, you'd become a big guy and then beat up the little guys underneath you. Kids now, all they do is sit down and play Facebook. I was on the stoop, and I saw a man kill another man right in front of me. People go, 'You must have been traumatized!'... See more »


He was initially offered $250,000, then a seven-figure amount, for the film rights to his play "A Bronx Tale," but he refused to sell out, insisting that he write the screenplay and play the lead, which he did (A Bronx Tale (1993)). See more »


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