Dominic Chianese


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Dominic Chianese is an American actor, singer, and musician. He is best known for his roles as Corrado "Junior" Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos (1999-2007), Johnny Ola in The Godfather Part II (1974), and Leander in Boardwalk Empire (2011-2013). Chianese was born in the Bronx, New York. His father was a bricklayer. His paternal grandfather ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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The Sopranos Junior Soprano
(1999-2007)
(1974)
All the President's Men Eugenio R. Martinez
(1976)
And Justice for All Carl Travers
(1979)

Filmography

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  Umberto D. (pre-production)
Umberto D.
 2019 The Village (TV Series)
Enzo Napolitano
- I Have Got You (2019) ... Enzo Napolitano
- I Am Defiant (2019) ... Enzo Napolitano
- Choosing to Hope (2019) ... Enzo Napolitano
- Couldn't Not Love You (2019) ... Enzo Napolitano
- Yes or No (2019) ... Enzo Napolitano
 2019 Detective Montalbano (TV Series)
John Zuck
- Un diario del '43 (2019) ... John Zuck
 2018 Playing with Matches (Short)
Nathan
 2017 Active Adults
Bart
 2012-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Michael Marx
- Discovery (2015) ... Judge Michael Marx
- Lies (2015) ... Judge Michael Marx
- Goliath and David (2014) ... Judge Michael Marx
- Going for the Gold (2013) ... Judge Michael Marx
- Two Girls, One Code (2012) ... Judge Michael Marx
 2011-2013 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Leander Cephas Whitlock
- Farewell Daddy Blues (2013) ... Leander Cephas Whitlock
- Havre de Grace (2013) ... Leander Cephas Whitlock
- New York Sour (2013) ... Leander Cephas Whitlock
- The Pony (2012) ... Leander Cephas Whitlock
- You'd Be Surprised (2012) ... Leander Cephas Whitlock
 2013/I The Family
Vinnie Caprese
 2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins
Reader
 2011 The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV Series)
Vic
- Round II (2011) ... Vic
- Young at Heart (2011) ... Vic
 2010 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Happy Jack
- Officer Down (2010) ... Happy Jack
 2010 Damages (TV Series)
Stuart Zedeck
- The Next One's Gonna Go in Your Throat (2010) ... Stuart Zedeck
- You Were His Little Monkey (2010) ... Stuart Zedeck
- All That Crap About Your Family (2010) ... Stuart Zedeck
- Tell Me I'm Not Racist (2010) ... Stuart Zedeck
- I Look Like Frankenstein (2010) ... Stuart Zedeck
 2008 What About Sal? (TV Short)
Salvador Pucchini
 2007 The Last New Yorker
Lenny Sugarman
 1999-2007 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Junior Soprano
- Made in America (2007) ... Junior Soprano
- Remember When (2007) ... Junior Soprano
- Stage 5 (2007) ... Junior Soprano (uncredited)
- Kaisha (2006) ... Junior Soprano
- Johnny Cakes (2006) ... Junior Soprano
 2007 Adrift in Manhattan
Tomasso / officeman / painter
 2004 Crimes of Fashion (TV Movie)
George
 2004 King of the Corner
Stan Marshak
 2004 When Will I Be Loved
Count Tommaso Lupo
 2004 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Irv Miller
- Trade Show (2004) ... Irv Miller
 2002 Unfaithful
Frank Wilson
 1999 Under Hellgate Bridge
Father Nichols
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Silvano - Papa
 1991-1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Trial Judge Paul Kaylin / Dan Rubell
- Shadow (1997) ... Trial Judge Paul Kaylin
- Purple Heart (1995) ... Trial Judge Paul Kaylin
- Sonata for Solo Organ (1991) ... Dan Rubell
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
Judge Impelliteri
 1996 The Mouse
Al the Trainer
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie)
Joe Armone
 1996 Love Is All There Is
Italian Consul
 1996 If Lucy Fell
Al
 1993 The Night We Never Met
Lion's Den Nosy Neighbor
 1993 The Contenders
Father of bride
 1992 The Public Eye
Spoleto
 1991 Coconut Downs (TV Movie)
Nicky Fish
 1991 Out for Justice
Mr. Madano
 1990 The Lost Capone (TV Movie)
Gabriel Capone
 1990 Q&A
Larry Pesch (as Dominick Chianese)
 1989 Second Sight
Father Dominic
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dr. Peter Lacker
- I'm in the Nude for Love (1989) ... Dr. Peter Lacker (uncredited)
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Correlli's Father
- A Choice of Dreams (1986) ... Correlli's Father
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Mr. Bloomquist
- Hell Hath No Fury (1986) ... Mr. Bloomquist (uncredited)
 1982 Another World (TV Series)
Albert Nordmann
- Episode dated 30 September 1982 (1982) ... Albert Nordmann
 1980-1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Alexei Vartova / Uncle Ben the Consultant
- Episode #1.1660 (1981) ... Alexei Vartova
- Episode #1.1659 (1981) ... Alexei Vartova
- Episode #1.1658 (1981) ... Alexei Vartova
- Episode #1.1656 (1981) ... Alexei Vartova
- Episode #1.1655 (1981) ... Alexei Vartova
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
Corelli's Father
 1980 A Time for Miracles (TV Movie)
Promoter
 1979 And Justice for All
Carl Travers
 1979 Firepower
Orlov
 1978 On the Yard
Mendoza (uncredited)
 1978 Fingers
Arthur Fox
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini Series)
Johnny Ola
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Johnny Ola
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
George Mallick
- A Hair-Trigger Away (1976) ... George Mallick
 1976 All the President's Men
Eugenio R. Martinez
 1975 Dog Day Afternoon
Father
 1974 The Godfather Part II
Johnny Ola
 1972 Fuzz
Panhandler
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Charley
- The Street (1964) ... Charley
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(7/04-8/04) Stage: Appeaered (as "Antonio") in "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, Delacorte Theatre, New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Dominick Chianese

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

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Personal Quote:

[on his role as Corrado "Uncle Junior" Soprano] About a week after my audition, one of the executive producers came in, kept me in a room for an hour and a half with different kinds of glasses. That helped me tremendously--subconsciously at first and then consciously. After the first couple of seasons I couldn't act without them. They were part of my makeup. Those glasses were my mask. We were ... See more »

Trivia:

His son, Dominic Chianese Jr., also an actor, appeared in three installments of the final season of The Sopranos (1999), as a member of the competing Lupertazzi crime family. See more »

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