Joseph Pilato (1949–2019)

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Born in the Italian section of East Boston to a hardworking Italian family (his father was professional trombonist with the Les Brown Orchestra), Pilato admits that his flair for performing was discovered quite by accident, when he became an alter boy. Still, it wasn't until his college years that he took the big step towards honing his love for ... See full bio »

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Pulp Fiction Dean Martin
Dawn of the Dead Officer at Police Dock
Effects Dominic


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 2018 Attack in LA
 2016/I The Chair
Security Guard
 2016/I Parasites
 2016 Ihailed
 2015 Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn
Harry Cooper (voice)
 2014 Shhhh
Red Harling
 2014 9am (Short)
 2010 The Black Box
Daniel Carson
 2010 CZW: Walking on Pins and Needles (Video)
Captain Rhodes
 2007 Wardog (Short)
 2003 Lords of EverQuest (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice, as Joe Palato)
 2003 The Ghouls
Lewis (as Joseph Rhodes)
 2002 Might and Magic IX (Video Game) (voice, as Joe Palato)
 1999-2001 Digimon: Digital Monsters (TV Series)
- Invasion of the Daemon Corps (2001) ... MetalGreymon (voice, uncredited)
- Digimon World Tour - Part 2 (2001) ... MetalGreymon (voice, uncredited)
- Storm of Friendship (2000) ... MetalGreymon (voice, uncredited)
- The Captive Digimon (2000) ... MetalGreymon (voice, uncredited)
- My Sister's Keeper (2000) ... MetalGreymon (voice, uncredited)
 2000-2001 Digimon Adventure 02 (TV Series)
- Sango to Berusaiyu Dairansen! (2001) ... MetalGreymon (English version, voice)
- Aoi Inazuma Raidoramon (2000) ... MetalGreymon (English version, voice)
- Teki wa MetaruGureimon (2000) ... MetalGreymon (English version, voice)
 2000 Digimon: The Movie
MetalGreymon (voice)
 1999 Bloodbath
 1999 Black Angel Vol. 2 (English version, voice)
 1999 The Last Seduction II
Marvin Dishman (as Josef Pilato)
 1998 Music from Another Room
Carlo (as Josef Pilato)
 1998 Visions
NSA Agent #1
 1997 Snake Skin Jacket
Gazzari (as Josef Pilato)
 1997 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (Video Game)
Emdervoss, Klingon Spokesperson
 1997 Wishmaster
Mickey Torelli (as Josef Pilato)
 1996-1997 BeetleBorgs (TV Series)
- Vexor's Last Laugh (1997) ... Vexor (voice)
- Svengali, by Golly (1997) ... Vexor (voice)
- The Good, the Bad and the Scary (1997) ... Vexor (voice)
- Bride of Frankenbeans (1997) ... Vexor (voice)
- She Wolf (1997) ... Vexor (voice)
 1996 Neon Signs
 1996 Secret Places
Security Guard #1
 1995 Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy (Video Game)
Dr. Garnett / Mayor Waterford (as Josef Pilato)
 1995 Fatal Passion
 1995 WarHawk: The Red Mercury Missions (Video Game)
Kreel (voice)
 1995 The Demolitionist
Boxer (as Josef Pilato)
 1994 Witch Hunt (TV Movie)
Stand in (uncredited)
 1994 Pulp Fiction
Dean Martin (as Josef Pilato)
 1994 Married People, Single Sex
Artie / Fran's husband
 1993 The Evil Inside Me
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (TV Series)
Big Ed
- Pirates! (1993) ... Big Ed (as Josef Pilato)
 1991 Cause of Death (Video)
Harold McBain
 1990 Empire of the Dark
Guy Zupan
 1990 Alienator
Tech #2
 1989 Shooters
Sgt. Plato (as Joe Pilot)
 1989 Terminal Force
Detective (as Josef Piato)
 1986 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Mr. Brinkman
- Episode #1.3397 (1986) ... Mr. Brinkman (as Josef Pilato)
 1986 Gung Ho
Union Member
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- No Room at the Inn (1985) ... Hitman
 1985 Day of the Dead
Rhodes (as Joe Pilato)
 1981 Knightriders
Disgruntled Fair Worker (as Joseph F. Pilato)
 1979 Effects
Dominic (as Joseph F. Pilato)
 1978 Dawn of the Dead
Officer at Police Dock (as Joe Pilato)
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Alternate Names:

Joe Palato | Josef Piato | Joe Pilato | Josef Pilato | Joseph F. Pilato | Joe Pilot | Joseph Rhodes


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In 1983 he auditioned for the role of Stevie Steeler, the Pittsburgh Steelers' new mascot. He would have worn a giant foam costume during games. He did not become the mascot at first, but when he was called back later, his schedule was too busy. Stevie Steeler lasted from 1983-91. See more »


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