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Also Known As: Died: December 12, 2009
Born: July 14, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Fish in the Bathtub, A (1999)
A forty year marriage begins to unravel when the husband brings home a pet fish that he wants to keep in the bathtub.
Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast (1997) as Jimmy Capp
A mob widow must decide, at the risk of losing her $15 million inheritance, whether to obey a clause in her husband's will that forbids her to have any relationships with men after his death. However, when she falls for a man to whom her husband was indebted, the two must contend with a bodyguard wh
Donnie Brasco (1997) as Trafficante
In the 1970s, FBI undecover agent Joe Pistone infiltrates the mob, leaving his family behind and assuming the false persona of the "jewel man" Donnie Brasco. His assignment: to become a trusted insider with the infamous Bonanno family by gaining the confidence of a low-level gangster. Lefty Ruggiero is an aging, two-bit hit-man who sees a new future for himself with the smart, young thief Donnie Brasco and enlists him as his protege. Together the two men enter into a camaraderie that will not allow either one to distance himself emotionally. Meanwhile, Donnie begins to get lost in the distance between his real and undercover selves. As Donnie moves deeper and deeper into the Mafia chain of command, he realizes he is not only losing the line between federal agent and criminal, between who he pretends to be and who he actually is, he is also leading Lefty, his closest friend, to an almost certain death sentence.
Assault at West Point (1994) as General Sherman
A television movie based on the true story of one of the first black cadets at West Point and the racial prejudice he encounters at the U.S. Military Academy. Johnson Whittaker is court-martialed in 1880 and expelled from West Point for allegedly staging his own assault and mutilating himself in ord
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992) as Fat Tony Salerno
A television movie based on the life of Jackie Presser, the labor leader who rose to the top of the Teamsters Union by making deals with the Mafia and manipulating the FBI, becoming one of the most powerful men of the Reagan Era.
Messenger, The (1987) as Clark
Cobra (1986) as Chief Halliwell
An unconventional L.A. cop (Sylvester Stallone) with the nickname Cobra is called in to apprehend a serial killer (Brian Thompson) who''s claimed sixteen victims in one month. Here''s your chance to see Sly Stallone (he wrote the screenplay) and his wife at the time, Brigitte Nielsen, in their second and last film together. Loaded with action and violence. Stallone fans will love this Rambo-like movie with Stallone on the chase instead of the run.
Courage (1986) as Pete Solto
Dressing "down" to play a Queens, New York, hausfrau, Sophia Loren is a concerned wife and mother in this fact-based drama about a woman who discovers her elder son hooked on drugs and becomes an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration and helps bust a $3.5-billion cocaine ring, the
Out of the Darkness (1985) as Guido Pressano
The personal story of Ed Zigo, the New York City detective who helped crack the headline-making "Son of Sam" murders case in the late 1970s following the killer's 13-month reign, gave veteran actor Martin Sheen (whose credits continue amassing at an astonishing rate) another meaty role. Broadway act
Pope Of Greenwich Village, The (1984) as Nunzi
In an Italian-American enclave of New York''s Greenwich Village, a young man struggling to make it contends with his dim-witted cousin and sidekick whose botched get rich-quick schemes get them in trouble with the local mob.
Easy Money (1983) as Louie
Sting II, The (1982) as O'Malley
In the 1940s, con-man Fargo Gondorff is released from prison and ready for a new caper. His new, young accomplice, Jake Hooker, is a boxer. The two target Doyle Lonnegan and try to convince him to bet on Hooker in a boxing match.
Jinxed! (1982) as Milt
After Don Siegel suffered a heart attack during production, Sam Peckinpah directed some of the film without credit. Screenwriter Frank D Gilroy removed his name from the finished film.
Choices (1981) as Coach Rizo
A high school student loves to play football. When the school doctor tests him and finds that he is partially deaf, the boy is no longer allowed to play on the team. The young man hides his feelings, pretending that he is unaffected by the disappointment, and adopts a disinterested attitude that lea
Sharky's Machine (1981) as Man With Siakwan
Reynolds stars in and vibrantly directs this violent yet witty adaptation of William Diehl''s best seller about an Atlanta homicide detective obsessed with capturing a local mobster (Gassman), even after he''s been busted down to working with the city''s seedy vice squad. Beautiful British model Rachel Ward made her theatrical feature debut playing the mobster''s premier $1000-a-night call girl, with whom Reynolds falls in love.
The Chosen (1981) as College Dean
Boys from different Judaic traditions build a friendship across cultural boundaries.
Continental Divide (1981) as Yablonowitz
Ernice is a Chicago newspaper columnist who regularly reports on the corrupt behavior of local politicians. When one of his pieces about a crooked alderman proves too controversial, the paper sends Ernie out to the Rocky Mountains to write a lightweight article about reclusive ornithologist Nell Porter. Nell wants no part of the project and orders Ernie to leave, but since his guide is gone and won''t return for weeks, she relents and allows him to stay. Forced to put up with each other''s company, the two find a way to tolerate the situation, and eventually fall in love.
Brubaker (1980) as Wendel
A warden arrives disguised as an inmate to see first-hand what life is like inside. He implements a series of sweeping reforms that have him marked for danger with guards and local business owners that liked things the way they were.
Gloria (1980) as Sill
A mild mannered man has been secretly working as an accountant for the mob.
The Amityville Horror (1979) as Sergeant Gionfriddo
Newlyweds discover their dream home is haunted.
Wanderers, The (1979) as Mr Sharp
A gang of teenage boys in the Bronx of the early 1960s, while facing various challanges from rival gangs, come to terms with their friendships, families, sexuality, and the rapidly changing times.
Love And Bullets (1979) as Caruso
Jackie Pruit is the girlfriend of gangster Joe Bomposa, and when her life is endangered by some of his henchmen, the FBI begins to protect her. The agency, hoping that she will be able to supply them information they can use to put Bomposa in prison, assigns agent Charlie Congers to her case. Conger
Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke (1978) as Factory Boss
Cheech and Chong meet up by chance on the highway somewhere in California. They go in search of some dope and are accidentally deported to Mexico where in their desperation to get home they agree to drive a van back to the States so they can get back in time for a gig they are due to play. Unaware of the properties from which the van is constructed they make their way back having aquired a couple of female hitch-hikers whilst all the time avoiding the cops whom they are not even aware are following them.
Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model? (1977) as Chuck Voit
A movie pilot about a female private eye who goes undercover as a porno actress to unravel the case of a prominent industrialist's missing daughter.
Heroes (1977) as Bus Driver
It's 4 years since Jack is back from Vietnam, but he still has nightmares. In a bus on his way to California he meets Carol, who just left her fiancée - only 4 days before their wedding, allegedly just for a few days of vacation. Jack happily tells her about his plans to set up a worm farm for fishing baits together with four of his Vietnam ex-comrades. Although he gets on her nerves at the beginning, she starts to care. When one after the other of his friends steps out and Jack looses his optimism, Carol remains as the last support that keeps him from despair.
Harry And Walter Go To New York (1976) as Chatsworth
Two hopless con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the 19th century.
Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The (1976) as Blair Benoit
A sleazy nightclub manager, in debt to the mob, is pressured to wipe out an underworld power.
Let's Do It Again (1975) as Lieutenant Bottomley
Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are blue-collar workers who promised to raise money for their lodge, the Brother and Sisterf of Shaka. Their plan to raise the money involves going to New Orleans and rigging a boxing match by hypnotizing the scrawny underdog to make him believe he is a fierce, unbeatable champ. They bet big on him, he wins, and they return home with the money. But when some gangsters who lost money on the match show up, Clyde and Billy are forced to do the same thing again so that these men can win their money back. And it remains to be seen if they can do it again.
Lucky Lady (1975) as Dolph
Walker and Kibby run a liquor smuggling operation in Mexico during Prohibition. They team up with Claire, a cabaret singer with connections to some nightclub owners. Things get complicated when Walker and Kibby both fall in love with Claire who can't decide which one she likes the best. But while th
Russian Roulette (1975) as Rudolph Henke
A mountie finds himself engulfed in a KGB conspiracy to kill the renegade Russian Premier Alexei Kosygin during his visit to Canada in 1970.
Blood Sport (1973) as Frank Dorsdale
A high school athlete is torn between the ambitions of his father, who wants him to get a football scholarship, and those of his fanatical coach, whose obsession with winning leads him to treat his players like cattle.
Firehouse (1973) as Sonny Caputo
Conflict erupts within a close-knit engine company of a big city fire department when a black recruit and a bigoted white veteran clash during a wave of suspected arson in the ghetto. Pilot to the short-lived series that began a run in January 1974, with James Drury (replacing Vince Edwards) and Ric
Papillon (1973)
Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans.
Black Caesar (1973) as Cardoza
Seeking vengeance against a racist society, a black gangster rises to the top of the mobs.
Laughing Policeman, The (1973) as Pappas
A policeman is among the victims when the passengers of a late-night bus are machine-gunned. With only one semi- conscious survivor and no other witnesses, the detectives try to learn from the identities of the dead why this happened and who the killer could be. Climax includes excellent chase.
Who Fears the Devil? (1972) as Cobart
A wandering ballad singer in the Appalachians meets an ugly bird-type creature, is transported back in time, finds himself involved in the Devil's work.
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) as Zelmo Swift
Minnie breaks up with her married boyfriend and becomes disillusioned. However, she begins to learn that there is hope for love and romance in a desperate world when she meets a crazy car-parker named Seymour.
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (1971) as The marshal
Tattered Web, A (1971) as Sgt Harry Barnes
A detective discovers his son-in-law cheating on his daughter, confronts the other woman and accidentally kills her, and then attempts to pin the crime on a wino.
The Anderson Tapes (1971) as [Socks] Parelli
After ten years in prison, a thief tries to adjust to improved surveillance methods.
Machine Gun McCain (1970) as Chuck Regan
A gangster defies the mob by going ahead with a casino job they had called off.
The Traveling Executioner (1970) as Jake
(Com ''70). Stacy Keach, Marianna Hill, Bud Cort, Graham Jarvis, M. Emmet Walsh, Ford Rainey, Stefan Gierasch. Stacy Keach gives an offbeat, flamboyant performance as Jonas Candide, an executioner for hire who tours the country (circa 1918) with his portable electric chair and idiot assistant (Bud Cort). A bizarre black comedy produced and directed by Jack Smight (THE ILLUSTRATED MAN).
A Dream of Kings (1969) as Fatsas
The father of a dying boy tries to find the money to move his family to Greece.
The Brotherhood (1968) as Jake Rotherman
The head of a Mafia family goes head to head with his younger brother who doesn't want to adhere to the old codes of operation.
Faces (1968) as Jim McCarthy
An aging couple separate during a mid-life crisis.
The Pink Jungle (1968) as Rodriguez
A famous fashion photographer is trapped in a remote South American country with a beautiful model and together with some unscrupulous characters, become involved in the search for a lost diamond mine.
Hombre (1967) as Delgado
A white boy, raised by Apaches, goes out into the real world and finds a purpose in defending a stagecoach from an ambush by a gang of thugs.
Nevada Smith (1966) as Buck Mason
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.
Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones (1966) as Morgan
A drifter deputized by a dying sheriff fights to bring two killers to justice.
Wild, Wild Winter (1966) as Fox
Assault on a Queen (1966) as Trench
Mercenaries salvage a sunken submarine to rob the Queen Mary at sea.
Sylvia (1965) as Pudgey
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
Satan's Bed (1965) as
This brutal drug drama (actually two films edited together) features Yoko Ono as the fiancee of a drug pusher who wants to go straight. His supplier kidnaps Ono in order to keep him selling dope, while in an unrelated story three black-clad addicts terrorize women.
The Hallelujah Trail (1965) as Bartender, in Denver
Indians, soldiers and temperance women fight to control a wagon train hauling whiskey across the West.
Hud (1963) as Jose
An amoral modern rancher clashes with his rigid father.
Love With the Proper Stranger (1963) as Stein
When a one-night stand results in pregnancy, a musician and a young girl try to resolve the issue together.
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) as
A washed-up prizefighter tries to free himself from his ruthless promoters to build a new life.
Too Late Blues (1962) as Frielobe
A jazz artist sells out when he falls for a beautiful singer.
The Magnificent Seven (1960) as Henry
Seven American gunmen hire themselves out to protect a Mexican village from bandits.
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) as Steve, bartender at the Horseshoe Saloon
A Western Marshall discovers the man who raped and murdered his wife is his best friend''''s son.
King Creole (1958) as Ralph
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
The Long, Hot Summer (1958) as Wilk
Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family.
Edge of the City (1957) as Brother
An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.
The Harder They Fall (1956) as Frank
A cynical press agent exposes inhuman conditions in the boxing game.

Cast (special)

Streets, The (1984) as Whitcomb
The exploits of Danny Wreade and Max Grozzo, undercover police detectives with the New York Police Department. The pilot episode relates their attempts to learn the identity of a gang leader who is selling handguns that are lethal to people buying them for self-defense.
There Shall Be No Night (1957) as Gus Shuman
The story of a Hungarian family caught up in the brutal Soviet invasion of their country in 1956.

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