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Joe Dallesandro

Joe Dallesandro's still hangin' . . . after battles with drug addiction and alcohol, brushes with the law, three broken marriages and numerous love affairs, plus the suicide of his only sibling Bob. One of the most beautifully photographed wild guys to come out of the Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey "Factory" era, the slight and slightly ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Limey Uncle John
Cry-Baby Milton's Father
Black Moon Brother Lily
Heat Joey Davis


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 2018 Factory Cowboys: Working with Warhol
Joe Dallesandro
 2008 3 Stories About Evil (Short)
Jean Maries
 2002 Pacino Is Missing
Sal Colletti
 1999 The Limey
Uncle John (as Joe Dallessandro)
 1998 L.A. Without a Map
 1995 Theodore Rex
 1993 Sugar Hill
Tony Adamo
 1992 Guncrazy
 1992 Love Is Like That
 1991 Inside Out (Video)
Richard - segment "The Diaries"
 1990 Almost an Angel
Bank Hood Leader
 1990 Cry-Baby
Milton's Father
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Bobby Boyd
- The Informer: Part 2 (1990) ... Bobby Boyd
- The Informer: Part 1 (1990) ... Bobby Boyd
 1989 The Hollywood Detective (TV Movie)
Eddie Northcott
 1988 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
- Fashion Exchange (1988) ... Gerard
 1988 Private War
Vince Rayner
 1988 Double Revenge
Joe Halsey
 1988 Sunset
Dutch Kieffer
 1987 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Paul 'Pat the Cat' Patrice
- The Marriage of Heaven & Hell (1987) ... Paul 'Pat the Cat' Patrice
- A Deal's a Deal (1987) ... Paul 'Pat the Cat' Patrice
- The Loose Cannon (1987) ... Paul 'Pat the Cat' Patrice
- New Blood (1987) ... Paul 'Pat the Cat' Patrice
 1987 David Bowie: Never Let Me Down (Video short)
 1987 Critical Condition
 1984-1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Alfredo Giulinni / DeMarco
- Down for the Count: Part 2 (1987) ... Alfredo Giulinni
- One Eyed Jack (1984) ... DeMarco
 1986 Fortune Dane (TV Series)
'Perfect' Tommy Nicautri
- Fortune Dane (1986) ... 'Perfect' Tommy Nicautri
 1986 Joey
Marty (as Joe D'Alesandro)
 1984 The Cotton Club
Charles 'Lucky' Luciano
 1982 Queen Lear
Joseph Kunz, the father
 1981 Merry-Go-Round
 1980 Parano
Le psychiatre
 1980 Madness
Joe Brezzi
 1979 Tapage nocturne
 1979 Killer Nun
Dr. Patrick Roland
 1978 6000 km di paura
Joe Massi
 1977 A Simple Heart
 1976 Born Winner
 1976 La marge
Sigimond Pons
 1976 Je t'aime moi non plus
 1975 Season for Assassins
Pierro Giaranaldi
 1975 Black Moon
Brother Lily
 1975 Fango bollente
Ovidio Mainardi
 1975 The Climber
Aldo, the Climber
 1974 Garden of Death
Carl, the Gardener
 1974 One Woman's Lover
 1974 Blood for Dracula
Mario Balato - the Servant
 1973 Flesh for Frankenstein
Nicholas, the stableboy
 1972 Heat
Joey Davis
 1970 Trash
Joe Smith
 1968 San Diego Surf
 1968 Lonesome Cowboys
Little Joe
 1968 Flesh
Joe - the Hustler
 1968 The Loves of Ondine
College Wrestler
 1967 ****
College Wrestler
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Other Works:

Music video for David Bowie 'Never Let Me Down'. - Actor. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joe Catano | Joe D'Alesandro | Joe Dallessandro


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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My introduction to the gay world did two things. One, it saved me from life in prison for murder, which is probably where I would have wound up. How? Because the gay world showed me that you didn't have to beat up every man you saw or hurt people to make a point. It gave me a whole other attitude, a calmer attitude. Two, it taught me never to be homophobic, even before there was such a term. I ... See more »


Lou Reed saw the movie Flesh (1968) and that's where he got the idea for the third verse of the song "Walk on the Wild Side", which is about "Little Joe". Paul Morrissey told Lou to watch the movie and write about the characters in the film. The song is the end result. See more »


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