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Michael V. Gazzo (1923–1995)

Michael Vincente Gazzo was born in Hillside, New Jersey, on April 5, 1923. He attended Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop at the New School on the GI Bill after being demobilized from the US Army Air Force after World War II. Gazzo's first major success was as a playwright. His play about drug addiction, "A Hatful of Rain," was a success on ... See full bio »

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The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part II Frankie Pentangeli
Fingers Ben
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 1994 Nothing to Lose
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Roscoe Zambini
- McKenzie, Brackman, Barnum & Bailey (1994) ... Roscoe Zambini
 1993 Johnny Bago (TV Series)
Don Roselli
- Johnny's Golden Shaft (1993) ... Don Roselli
- Johnny's Manly Act (1993) ... Don Roselli
- Hail the Conquering Marrow (1993) ... Don Roselli
- Johnny Bago Free at Last (1993) ... Don Roselli
 1993 Last Action Hero
 1992 Ring of the Musketeers (TV Movie)
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Joseph DaSilva
- Beautiful Dreamer (1992) ... Joseph DaSilva
 1989 Cookie
 1986 Il cugino americano (TV Movie)
Joseph Salina
 1984-1985 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Sal Arcola
- Wine Time (1985) ... Sal Arcola (as Michael Gazzo)
- Super Bull Sunday (1985) ... Sal Arcola (as Michael Gazzo)
- Rona's Fling (1985) ... Sal Arcola (as Michael Gazzo)
- Play Me or Trade Me (1985) ... Sal Arcola (as Michael Gazzo)
- Not Quite Mr. Right (1985) ... Sal Arcola (as Michael Gazzo)
 1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Mr. Kapp
- The Hottest Guy in Town (1984) ... Mr. Kapp (as Michael Gazzo)
 1984 Fear City
 1984 Cannonball Run II
Sonny (as Michael Gazzo)
 1984 Automan (TV Series)
- Death by Design (1984) ... Ambrose (as Michael Gazzo)
 1983 Sudden Impact
Threlkis (uncredited)
 1983 The Winter of Our Discontent (TV Movie)
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
Johnny Masseta
 1982 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Dino Lampella
- One of Our Own (1982) ... Dino Lampella (as Michael Gazzo)
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- Ladies on the Ropes (1982) ... Ricco (as Michael Gazzo)
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series)
- Catnip (1981) ... Nino (as Michael Gazzo)
 1981 Sizzle (TV Movie)
Nick Tripoli
 1981 Body and Soul
Frankie (as Mike Gazzo)
 1981 Back Roads
Tazio (as Michael Gazzo)
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Victor DiGorgio
- The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii (1981) ... Victor DiGorgio (as Michael Gazzo)
 1980 Hoodlums
Gus Azziello
 1980 Border Cop
Chico Suarez
 1980 Alligator
Chief Clark (as Michael Gazzo)
 1980 Cuba Crossing
Rossellini (as Michael Gazzo)
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
George Karosky
- Pilot (1980) ... George Karosky
 1979 Taxi (TV Series)
- The Reluctant Fighter (1979) ... Vince
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Frank Lassiter
- The Look Alikes/Winemaker (1979) ... Frank Lassiter
 1979 Beggarman, Thief (TV Movie)
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Cruger Hallow
- Dan Tanna Is Dead (1979) ... Cruger Hallow
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Harry the Trainer
 1979 Beach Patrol (TV Movie)
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
 1979 Love and Bullets
 1978 King of the Gypsies
Spiro Giorgio
 1978 Fingers
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Vittorio Rossi
- Murder Under Glass (1978) ... Vittorio Rossi
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Frankie Pentangeli
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Frankie Pentangeli
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Frankie Pentangeli
 1977 Alice (TV Series)
Gino Tarantella
- The Sixty Minutes Man (1977) ... Gino Tarantella
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
- Downshift (1977) ... Tony
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
- The Mayan Connection (1977) ... Gutman
 1977 Black Sunday
 1977 Future Cop (TV Series)
Charlie Willis
- Fighting O'Haven (1977) ... Charlie Willis
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Rico Giove
- Not on Our Block (1977) ... Rico Giove (as Michael Gazzo)
 1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Mr. Farinelli
- A Simple Case of Terror (1977) ... Mr. Farinelli
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Joe Durniak
- The Set-Up: Part 1 (1977) ... Joe Durniak
 1976 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Angelo DeMora
- Hark, the Sweatkings (1976) ... Angelo DeMora
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Vitorio La Bella
- A Secret Place (1976) ... Vitorio La Bella
 1976 Brinks: The Great Robbery (TV Movie)
Mario Russo
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Benny Franks
- The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep (1976) ... Benny Franks (as Michael Gazzo)
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Leo Gardena
- Major Annie, MD (1976) ... Leo Gardena
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Joel Adrian
- A Question of Answers (1975) ... Joel Adrian
 1974 The Godfather: Part II
Frankie Pentangeli
 1974 Crazy Joe (as Michael Gazzo)
 1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
A Black Suit (as Michael Gazzo)
 1969 Out of It
Vinnie's friend
 1966 A Man Called Adam (uncredited)
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
- Guilt Shall Not Escape Nor Innocence Suffer (1965) ... Mott (as Michael Gazzo)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
- Whitewash (1964) ... Schultz (as Michael Gazzo)
 1954 On the Waterfront
Bit (uncredited)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
- Blue Panther (1952) ... Handler (as Michael Gazzo)
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Stage Play: The Night Circus. Drama. Written by Michael V. Gazzo. Scenic Design by David Hays. Directed by Frank Corsaro. John Golden Theatre: 2 Dec 1958- 6 Dec 1958 (7 performances). Produced by Jay Julien. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael Vincente Gazzo | Michael Gazzo | Mike Gazzo

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Trained for the stage at the Actors Studio in New York. See more »

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