|Born||in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA (heart attack)|
|Birth Name||Richard Salvatore Castellano|
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Bronx born, stocky Italian-American actor who only appeared in a handful of films, yet earned some degree of immortality for his role as the loyal Corleone capo "Peter Clemenza" teaching Al Pacino how to shoot a crooked police captain in the iconic gangster film The Godfather (1972). He was originally a construction company manager, then he gained work with the New Yiddish Theatre, before breaking into film near his thirtieth birthday. However in 1970, in only his fourth film, Castellano received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) and came to the attention of casting agents for The Godfather (1972). After his strong showing as a tough hoodlum in The Godfather (1972), he became somewhat typecast as a screen criminal and appeared in further crime films including Honor Thy Father (1973) and Gangster Wars (1981).
He died in December 1988 from a heart attack at the age of 55.
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|Margaret Tiernan||(1953 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)|
|Ardell Sheridan||(? - 10 December 1988) ( his death)|