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Also Known As: Died: January 26, 2016
Born: February 24, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Crime Spree (2003) as Giancarlo
A comedy about six amaterurish crooks in Chicago who end up with the Mafia, the FBI and a Latino gang on their heels.
Chump Change (2000)
You may remember Milwaukee Steve from that jock-itch commercial for Crotch Fresh. That was before Merv Griffin sued him for the not-so-flattering documentary he made about his time as a contestant on the "Wheel of Fortune". Now-because his movie has been banned-he's the hottest and funniest property
Misery Brothers, The (1999)
Parody about the Y2K computer virus.
Just the Ticket (1998) as Arty
Gary is a ticket scalper, and not just any scalper but the best in the business. But he has two problems: a seemingly wealthy competition who is willing to pay way over the odds to beat Gary to tickets, and his ex-wife who wants him to go straight. Although separated, Gary and Linda are still attrac
Good Burger (1997) as Otis
Two off-beat high school kids work at a burger joint which becomes the hottest fast food spot in town. In the process, they end up with the unscrupulous manager of their competitor, Mondo Burger, on their tails trying to steal their secret sauce recipe.
Brooklyn State of Mind, A (1997) as Uncle Guy
A young Brooklyn native explores the mystery of his father's death when he gets romantically involved with an Italian filmmaker.
Love Is All There Is (1996) as Rudy
Set in the Bronx, "Love Is All There Is" follows two rival Italian families who discover that life can imitate art in the most hilarious way when the young and handsome Rosario Cappamezza becomes fatefully attracted to the beautiful Gina Malacici during a neighborhood production of "Romeo and Juliet
Underworld (1996) as Will Cassady
It's late night on Father's Day in Underworld. Just released from prison, Johnny Crown is on a tour of revenge, hunting down the men who brutally attacked his father exactly seven years earlier. But like everything else, Johnny's going to do it in style. Licensed as a psychotherapist in prison, John
Jury Duty (1995) as Judge Powell
In order to take advantage of the free room, board, and per diem, one member of the Carl Bishop murder trial jury tries to prolong deliberations on this seemingly open-and-shut case. In the meantime, he falls for a fellow juror and learns that the facts of the case may not be what they seem.
North (1994) as Alaskan Grandpa
Feeling unappreciated by his mother and father, an 11-year-old boy finds a lawyer, declares himself a "free agent" and searches the world for the "perfect" parents.
Home of Angels (1993) as Henry Bruggers
A 12-year-old boy from Long Island, New York wishes to have his grandfather--who is in a nursing home in Philadelphia with Alzheimer's disease--with him for Christmas. On his own he travels to Philadelphia and attempts to get his grandfather out of the nursing facility and back to New York. Along th
Fist of Honor (1993) as Victor Malucci
As two rival gangsters try to take over a city, an insane family member breaks the truce of honor, killing several members of the opposing family.
Me and the Kid (1993)
Two incompetent criminals kidnap an eight-year-old boy.
Sugar Hill (1993) as Gus Molino
Two brothers build a drug empire in New York City.
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) as Waponi Chief
Convinced that he''s dying, a man agrees to jump into a volcano to save an island from an angry god.
Keaton's Cop (1990) as Louie Keaton
A retired paroled mobster aids a veteran policeman to take on a Mob boss.
Prancer (1989) as Orel Benton
A little girl befriends a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's team that pulls his sleigh at Christmas.
Dancer's Touch, The (1989) as Clayton Baskin
The first of twelve television movies starring Burt Reynolds as B.L. Stryker, a retired New Orleans policeman, who moves to Florida to start a new career as a private investigator in Palm Beach, where his lifestyle and principles clash with the powers that be. He is pursued by a killer with a twiste
Look Who's Talking (1989) as Grandpa
A fatherless baby tries to influence his mother''s love life.
Plain Clothes (1988) as Mr Wiseman--History Teacher
Nick Dunbar, a baby-faced undercover policeman, poses as a high school student after a teacher is murdered. Back in school, Nick is subjected to bullies, crushes, and swings in popularity typical of most teenagers. Making matters worse, his brother is the prime suspect in the murder case. Nick wil
Vasectomy, a Delicate Matter (1986) as Detective Edwards
Bank employee Gino is having a difficult day. His dying boss offers him a lucrative deal, but in order to get it he must promise to take charge of the man's useless son, and keep the bank out of the hands of his money-hungry relations. Then when he gets home, Gino's wife gives him an ultimatum: Eigh
Stuff, The (1985) as Commercial Spokesperson
Cannonball Run II (1984) as Caesar
Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.
Great American Traffic Jam, The (1980) as Herb
A series of freak accidents on the Los Angeles freeway traps a cast-load of familiar TV faces in an astounding traffic tie-up, with the entire system caught in a gridlock that John Beck, as a traffic expert, endeavors to unsnarl. Howard Hesseman plays the voice of an unseen radio disc jockey whose h
Death Car on the Freeway (1979) as Mr Frisch
Model-turned-Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack is a determined TV reporter out to find a maniac who is methodically attacking lone women drivers on the Los Angeles Freeway by pushing them off the road with his powerful van. A number of familiar TV stars (including Dinah Shore, in her "dramatic" TV debut)
How to Pick Up Girls (1978) as Nathan Perlmutter
The amusing adventures of an unsophisticated small-town lad who arrives in New York, moves in with his swinging buddy, and surprisingly becomes an authority on the ways and wiles of women as he enters the world of big-time girl-chasing. The star here is not Desi Arnaz, Jr. but Fred McCarren, despite
Comedy Company, The (1978) as Jake
An ex-comedian fights to keep a failing nightclub alive as a showcase for aspiring young comics.
The Cheap Detective (1978) as Sergeant Rizzuto
A private dick tackles two tough cases while trying to clear himself of a murder charge.
Having Babies (1976) as Al Schneider
Four couples experience childbirth by the "natural" Lamaze method in this pilot to the subsequent series.
Godfather, Part II, The (1974) as Tessio
Continuing saga of the Corleone family as they move to Nevada and make the casino business their major income source under the leadership of the increasingly paranoid and malevolent Michael, whose reign as the "Don" is juxtaposed against the parallel tale of his father''s escape from Sicily as a young boy and his subsequent rise to power in New York''s Lower East Side during the turn-of-the-century.
Newman's Law (1974) as Dellanzia
Police officer Newman has not gotten the reputation of a straight arrow by avoiding conflict when fighting for right. His honesty is put to a strong test when he and his partner discover an international drug ring involving some of the police department's highest ranking officers.
Story of Pretty Boy Floyd, The (1974) as Dominic Morell
An affecting version of the Floyd saga, telling of the Oklahoma farm boy who, to escape poverty, becomes enmeshed in a life of crime and ends up as one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 1930s. Sheen and his real-life brother, Joseph Estevez, played Pretty Boy and one of his two brothers.
Don Is Dead, The (1973) as Don Tolusso
A mistress of a Mafia leader is murdered causing him to hunt down the killer in order to exact a bloody vengance. Once on his trail, gang warfare ensues.
Devil's Daughter, The (1973) as Alikhine
A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to the devil in infancy is now called to the fold by Satan (in the guise of Shelley Winters) who tries to marry her off to a fellow demon. This devil-worshipping horror tale was assembled by the producers and the writer of such later collaborations as "Sil
Toma (1973) as Donzer
Based on the exploits of David Toma, real-life Newark, New Jersey plainclothes detective with a talent for disguises, this pilot to the subsequent series (1973-74) has the independent-minded cop bucking his superiors to stalk the leader of a syndicate's numbers racket. Musante, Oakland and Strasberg

Cast (special)

Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Hugh M. Hefner (2001)
Coverage of the New York Friars Club roast of Hugh M. Hefner, founder of "Playboy" magazine.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Greatest Practical Jokes of All Time, The (1990)
A comedy special culling some of the practical jokes played on Hollywood celebrities on previously-aired "Super Bloopers & Practical Jokes" programs. Also includes a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into setting up a joke, as well as some jokes that backfired.
Big Stuffed Dog, The (1980) as Carnival Pitchman
A series of humorous vignettes about ways that people's lives are affected by contact with a five-foot-high stuffed Snoopy dog.
Alan King's Final Warning (1977) as Guest
A series of comedy sketches about surviving the 1970s.
Circus of the Stars (1977) as Performer
Another installment in an irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
Circus of the Stars (1977) as Performer
An irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals Part 2 (1977)
A sequel to the earlier Dean Martin special, with new sketches and music set against a the background of the Roaring 'Twenties.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Joys" (1976) as Phil Fish
A comic send-up of detective shows in which Bob Hope hires six famous TV detectives to solve a series of mysterious disappearances that have been occuring at his home.
Dean Martin's Red Hot Scandals of 1926 (1976)
Music and comedy set to a "roaring '20s" motif.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Witness to the Mob (1998) as Paul Castellano
Two-part miniseries chronicling the story of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, second-in-command to John Gotti, leader of the Gambino crime family. A self-admitted murderer, Gravano came forward to assist the government's prosecution of Gotti. In exchange for his testimony assuring Gotti's conviction, the F

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