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Also Known As: Joseph G Grifasi, Joseph Grifasi Died:
Born: June 14, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A warm, familiar face to American TV and film audiences, Grifasi is known as much as for his supporting parts as for his frequent TV commercials. Trained at the prestigious Yale School of Drama, he was on the New York stage almost immediately upon receiving his MFA, although he continued to return to The Yale Rep to appear in stage productions well into the 1980s. He is perhaps best remembered for his supporting performance in Rupert Holmes' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood/Drood" (1985-86) in which he performed the rousing "Off to the Races" number.

A warm, familiar face to American TV and film audiences, Grifasi is known as much as for his supporting parts as for his frequent TV commercials. Trained at the prestigious Yale School of Drama, he was on the New York stage almost immediately upon receiving his MFA, although he continued to return to The Yale Rep to appear in stage productions well into the 1980s. He is perhaps best remembered for his supporting performance in Rupert Holmes' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood/Drood" (1985-86) in which he performed the rousing "Off to the Races" number.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Creating Karma (2009)
3.
 Dark Matter (2007)
4.
 Un Crime (2006)
5.
 13 Going On 30 (2004) Mr Flarnhaff
6.
 Changing Lanes (2002)
7.
 Auto Focus (2002) Salome'S Announcer
8.
 Queenie in Love (2001) Bertold
9.
 61* (2001) Phil Rizzuto
10.
 Out of Towners, The (1999) Arresting Cop
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Milestones close milestones

1963:
Served in US Army as specialist fourth class
1972:
Stage debut, "The Bourgeois Gentleman", Yale Repertory Theatre
1974:
TV debut, episode, "Dr. Simon Locke"
1975:
New York stage debut, "Memory of Two Monkeys",
1977:
Film debut as bandleader, "The Deerhunter"
1990:
Starred as Tony Pro in "WIOU" series (CBS)
1992:
Co-starred in "Sinatra" miniseries (CBS)
2001:
Directed the stage play "Heaven Can Wait", performed at the Westport Country Playhouse
2004:
Cast in the comedy "13 going on 30"; which starred Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo
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Education

School of Drama, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1975

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wife:
Jane Ira Bloom. Musician. Married 1974.

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father:
Joseph J Grifasi. Skilled laborer.
mother:
Patricia T Grifasi.

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