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Also Known As: Joe Catano, Joseph Angelo D'Allesandro Iii, Joe D'Allesandro Died:
Born: December 31, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pensacola, Florida, USA Profession: actor, nude model

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Tall, androgynous leading man who made his name in several of director Paul Morrissey's collaborations with Andy Warhol.

Tall, androgynous leading man who made his name in several of director Paul Morrissey's collaborations with Andy Warhol.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Little Joe (2009)
3.
 Limey, The (1999) Uncle John
4.
 L.A. Without a Map (1999) Michael
5.
 Sugar Hill (1993) Tony Adamo
6.
 Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (1992) Nicholas
7.
 Andy Warhol's Dracula (1992) Mario
9.
 Bad Love (1992) Boss
10.
 Guncrazy (1992) Rooney
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Milestones close milestones

1988:
Cast as a fictionalized Dutch Schultz in Blake Edwards' "Sunset"
1974:
First film not for Warhol or Morrissey, "The Gardener/Seeds of Evil", directed by James H Kay
1974:
Moved to Europe and made films primarily in Italy
1984:
Portrayed gangster Lucky Luciano in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club"
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Raised in foster homes in Brooklyn and on Long Island
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Returned to NYC briefly before heading first to Mexico and then to L.A.
1972:
Rounded out Morrissey's trilogy by playing a former child actor trying for a career as a rock star in "Heat"
1976:
Starred opposite Sylvia Kristel in Walerian Borowczyk's "La Marge/The Margin/The Streetwalker"
1992:
Acted in Tamra Davis' "Guncrazy" (aired on Showtime)
1999:
Appeared as himself in the quasi-documentary "Beefcake"
1984:
Appeared in an episode of "Miami Vice" (NBC)
1975:
Cast as a singing mute (with dubbed vocals) in Louis Malle's "Black Moon"
:
Cast in "The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart"; fired after clashing with an assistant director
1990:
Played a devout evangelist in John Waters' "Cry-Baby"
1987:
Played a rival mobster to Ray Sharkey's Sonny Steelgrave in a memorable arc of "Wiseguy" (CBS)
1970:
Portrayed a junkie in Morrissey's "Trash"
1968:
Starred in "Flesh", the first of Paul Morrissey's trilogy; cast as a male hustler
1986:
TV series debut as regular on the short-lived syndicated cop drama "Fortune Dane"
1974:
Appeared as a servant in "Blood for Dracula/Andy Warhol's Dracula", also directed by Morrissey
1967:
Appeared in first film, Andy Warhol's "The Loves of Ondine"
1995:
Co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg in the direct-to-video release "Theodore Rex"
1979:
Had small supporting role as an actor in "Tapage Nocturne", directed by Catherine Breillat
1974:
Played the stableboy in "Flesh for Frankenstein/Andy Warhol's Frankenstein", helmed by Morrissey
1978:
Acted opposite Maria Schneider in Jacques Rivette's "Merry Go Round"
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As a teenager, stole cars; shot in the knee during one car theft, was sent to reform school; ran away and headed to Florida to live with father
1992:
Filmed cameo appearance as himself in Robert Altman's "The Player"; scene cut from released print but restored for the home video release
1999:
Had supporting role of a dumb hitman in "The Limey"
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Worked as a nude model, sometimes billed as Joe Catano
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Notes

His official Web site is at www.joedallesandro.com

"After 'Flesh' came out, I got this script from Joe Levine--yeah, Joseph Levine! But I didn't think the script was good. I looked at it, and I thought, I can 'improve' the lines better myself. At least, my way would be more real. I mean, I appreciate it, sure--and if something really right came along, I'd take a look at it, and maybe do it. But I want to stick with Paul and Andy. Our stuff is getting bigger and bigger." --Joe Dallesandro in a 1969 interview

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Leslie D'Allesandro. Married in the 1960s.
companion:
Stefania Cassini. Actor. Had relationship in the mid-1970s.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Joseph A D'Allesandro Jr. Sailor. Was 20 at time of son's birth.
mother:
Thelma D'Allesandro. Married at age 14; gave birth to son at age 16; jailed for auto theft for five years c. 1950-55.
brother:
Robert D'Allesandro. Born c. 1949.
son:
Michael D'Allesandro. Born c. 1966.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Little Joe, Superstar: The Films of Joe Dallesandro" Companion Press

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