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Also Known As: Died: June 11, 1993
Born: November 14, 1952 Cause of Death: complications from AIDS
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Stephen Verona: Self Portrait (1995)
A look at the life and work of director Stephen Verona; including clips from his films and music videos and interviews with performers.
Cop And A Half (1993) as Fountain
The relationship between an unorthodox policeman and a precocious 10 year-old-boy, who after witnessing a crime insists on partnering with a cop to solve the case.
In the Line of Duty: Street War (1992) as Victor Tomasino
Two New York police officers fight against drugs and crime in the city's housing projects. When one of them is killed, his partner sets out to avenge the death.
Round Trip to Heaven (1992) as Stoneface
On a quest to locate a beautiful model two guys get caught up in a chase for a suitcase full of stolen cash.
Chrome Soldiers (1992) as Gabe Ricci
A group of Vietnam veterans form a motorcycle brigade to combat drug dealers in their community.
Zebrahead (1992) as Richard Glass
If America is a melting pot, its public schools are a white-hot cauldron of conflict. In Detroit, with its potent mix of races and beliefs, two young men dare to cross the color line and form a friendship. Zack, is white, Dee, his best friend, is African-American. Despite their friendship no one is
Caged Fear (1991) as Warden Hayes
An ex-con disguises himself as a warden to free his innocent girlfriend from prison after she takes the fall for a crime he's committed.
Relentless 2: Dead On (1991) as Kyle Valsone
A Los Angeles police detective investigates a series of brutal random killings, only to discover the deaths are cover-ups for international espionage.
Rain Killer, The (1990) as Capra
The story of a serial killer who attacks in the rain.
Act of Piracy (1990) as Jack Wilcox
A ruthless mercenary leader hijacks the yacht of a real estate tycoon, killing his crew and kidnapping his children.
Good Cops, Bad Cops: The Biggest Heist in History (1990) as Captain Gerry Clemente
A television movie based on the factual account of the estimated $25 million bank robbery of the Boston-based Depositers Trust Bank by police officers in 1980.
Take, The (1990) as Detective Dennis Delaney
After serving a jail sentence for being "on the take," a police officer sets out to put his life back together. Instead, he encounters turmoil when he, his wife and a has-been talk-show host, inadvertently become involved with a dangerous drug cartel operating in Miami.
Scenes From The Class Struggle In Beverly Hills (1989) as Frank
In the home of a wealthy Beverly Hills actress, the male servants make a bet with one another to see who can seduce the other¿s employer first.
Revenge of Al Capone, The (1989) as Al Capone
A television movie about the battle between gangster Al Capone and the federal agent who dared to put him behind bars. Through the efforts of FBI agent Michael Rourke, Al Capone is sent to Chicago's Cook County Jail for tax evasion. Capone continues to run his criminal empire from prison and vows re
Wired (1989) as Angel Velasquez
The short life and fast times of John Belushi.
Private Investigations (1987) as Ryan
Wise Guys (1986) as Marco
A pair of low rent mobsters from New Jersey, who are best friends, get in trouble when a gangland boss order the duo to kill each other and neither one can bring himself to the dirty deed.
No Mercy (1986) as Angles Ryan
When two policemen, Eddie Jillette and Joe Collins find out about a contract on the crime boss Losado, they pose as hitmen in order to go after him. This results in murder of Collins and the man named Deveneux who hired them. Jillette goes on the hunt for their assassin and winds up in New Orleans.
Behind Enemy Lines (1985) as Master Sergeant Max Zierman
A television movie about professor-turned-spy Colonel Calvin Turner who orchestrates the daring espionage of Americans and British in the London-based Office of Strategic Services (the World War II predecessor of the CIA) as the city smolders under the blitz and swings to Big Band music.
Body Rock (1984) as Terrence
duBEAT-e-o (1984) as Dubeat-E-O
Hellhole (1984) as Silk
Some Kind Of Hero (1982) as Vinnie Diangelo
A Vietnam veteran who has spent six years in a prison camp comes home to a hero''s welcome in Los Angeles that becomes overshadowed with finding out his family has gone to pot as well as any money he had saved.
Love and Money (1982) as Byron Levin
An investment planner who is bored with his job and his girlfriend is given the opportunity to help open a new firm in South America and accepts the offer. Once in the new country, he finds himself dealing with dictators and revolutionaries during a time of intense political upheaval, and to complicate his life further, he begins an affair with his new employer''s wife.
Ordeal of Bill Carney, The (1981) as Bill Carney
The landmark court battle waged by a real-life quadriplegic for the custody of his children is recounted in this drama. Ray Sharkey is Carney, who was injured in an accident during weekend maneuvers with the Army Reserve, and Richard Crenna his attorney, Mason Rose, himself a pariplegic. Curiously,
Heart Beat (1980) as Ira Streiker
The story of beat poet Jack Kerouac and his friends Neal and Carolyn Cassady during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The Idolmaker (1980) as Vincent Vacarri
A Philadelphia rock promoter turns a couple of kids into pop idols.
Willie & Phil (1980) as Phil D'Amico
Intellectual Jewish teacher Willie meets the outgoing Italian-American fashion photographer Phil at a screening of Jules and Jim and the two instantly become good friends. When they meet Jeanette, who has moved to New York from the South, the duo becomes a threesome. A romantic triangle results and
Who'll Stop The Rain? (1978) as Smitty
John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying to evade crooked narcotics agents.
Paradise Alley (1978)
The three Carboni brothers struggle to escape poverty in New York's Hell's Kitchen during the 1940s. Victor is a brawny iceman, Lenny an injured war veteran, and Cosmo is a slick con man. Cosmo decides that their best bet to get out of the slums is Victor's strength and talks his slow-witted brother into participating in a series of punishing wrestling matches. As Victor begins to have some success as "Kid Salami," his rise to the top is threatened by a local gangster who schedules a 22-round fight between him and his vicious wrestler, "Frankie the Thumper."
Stunts (1977) as Paul Salerno
Glen Wilson is a successful stuntman in the movies, as is his brother. When his brother is killed on a movie set in San Luis Obispo, Glen convinces the reluctant producer of the film to let him replace his brother on the project so that he can investigate. Glen is asked to perform a number of danger
Hot Tomorrows (1977) as Louis
Michael is a young writer who moves from New York to Los Angeles where he spends his time writing about his elderly aunt and obsession over death. He spends his Christmas Eve with his visiting friend Louis and the two of them visit a mortuary and retirement home.

Music (feature film)

The Idolmaker (1980) as Song Performer ("I Believe It Can Be Done")
A Philadelphia rock promoter turns a couple of kids into pop idols.

Cast (special)

27 Wagons Full of Cotton (1990) as Silva
An adaptation of a one-act play by Tennessee Williams. A young, childlike bride of a brutish cotton gin owner becomes the unwitting pawn in her possessive husband's swindle of a brooding neighbor. Broadcast as part of the "American Playwrights Theatre: The One Acts."
Best Friends (1977) as Lionel "Big O" Lapidus; The Bully
The adventures of a group of teenagers from varying backgrounds who scheme, dream, and plan their futures while hanging around together in the basement of an apartment building on Chicago's northwest side.

Cast (special)

Neon Empire, The (1989) as Junior Moloff
A two-part television movie/miniseries loosely based on the real-life figures who in the early 1940s transformed Las Vegas from a small, roughly hewn western town into a sophisticated center of gambling, entertainment, and luxurious excess. New York gangster Junior Moloff and Vegas bar owner/cowboy

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