Frank Adonis (1935–2018)


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Frank Adonis was born on October 27, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Frank Testaverde Scioscia. He was an actor and director, known for Goodfellas (1990), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and Raging Bull (1980). He was married to Denise Alessi. He died on December 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Goodfellas Anthony Stabile
(1990)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Valerio's Bodyguard
(1999)
Raging Bull Patsy
(1980)

Filmography

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 2012 The Trouble with Cali
Uncle Vito
 2007 The Woods Have Eyes
Bubba
 2006 Saddam
Joe DIBello
 2006 Find Me Guilty
Phil Radda
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Eddie
- Fico Di Capo (2004) ... Eddie
 2002 High Times Potluck
Frank
 2001 Mafioso: The Father, the Son
Luca Veneri
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Guest #1
- House Arrest (2000) ... Guest #1
 1999/I Black & White
Frank
 1999 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Valerio's Bodyguard
 1998 Mob Queen
Maderiaga
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Sonny Bruno
- Checkmate (1996) ... Sonny Bruno
 1996 The Juror
DeCicco
 1995 Casino
Rocky
 1994 Finding Interest
The Godfather
 1993 True Romance
Frankie
 1992 Bad Lieutenant
Large
 1990 Goodfellas
Anthony Stabile
 1990 King of New York
Paul Calgari
 1989 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary)
Fran Deciccio
- Paul Castellano (1989) ... Fran Deciccio
 1985-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Limo Driver / Chauffeur
- Past Imperfect (1989) ... Chauffeur
- Memories of Manon: Part 2 (1987) ... Limo Driver
- Back Home (1985) ... Limo Driver
- The Distant Fire (1985) ... Limo Driver
 1988 Spike of Bensonhurst
Vinaca
 1987 Wall Street
Charlie
 1987 One Way Out
Tough in the warehouse (as Frankie Adonis)
 1981 Wolfen
Scola
 1980 Raging Bull
Patsy
 1979 Punk Rock
Bartelli (as Frank Martin)
 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars
Sal Volpe
 1976 Patty
The Sports Promoter (as Frank Scioscia)
 1974 The Sister in Law
Benjo (as Frank Scioscia)
 1974 The Gambler
Man in Park with Donny (as Frank Scioscia)
 1974 Crazy Joe
Falco Family Soldier Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1973 Lucky Luciano
Killer of Gene Giannini in New York (uncredited)
 1973 Cops and Robbers
Picnic Hood (as Frank Scioscia)
 1972 Shaft's Big Score!
Rip (as Frank Scioscia)
 1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Palumbo Mafia Hood (uncredited)
 1971 The French Connection
Bidder at New York Car Auction (uncredited)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Frankie Adonis | Frank Martin | Frank Scioscia
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Has just moved to Las Vegas from Brookyln.

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Scorpio

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