Armand Assante

Armand Assante

Highest Rated: 89% California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) (2007)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 4, 1949

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

With his ethnic name and exotic good looks, Armand Assante was often mistaken by casting agents early in his career for foreign talent. The native New Yorker paid his dues in regional theatre and as a regular on the soap opera "The Doctors" (NBC, 1963-1982), but work in films was longer in coming. Although Assante was courted by such 1970s auteurs as Francis Ford Coppola and Terence Malick, it was future action star Sylvester Stallone who gave him his first big breaks - as an extra in "The Lords of Flatbush" (1974) and as his co-star in "Paradise Alley" (1978). Typed as a slightly unreliable romantic leading man, Assante scored with moviegoers in "Private Benjamin" (1980) opposite Goldie Hawn and "Little Darlings" (1980) with Tatum O'Neal, but his first star outing, as Mike Hammer in the 1982 "I, the Jury" remake, was a box office dud. More successful on the small screen, Assante subspecialized in mobster roles in the trashy miniseries "Rage of Angels" (NBC, 1983), Jack Nicholson's "Hoffa" (1992) and the HBO biopic "Gotti" (1996), while proving a credible leading man in the indie "Belizaire, the Cajun" (1986) and "The Mambo Kings" (1991) with Antonio Banderas. Disinclined to trade on his looks for A-list status, Assante quit Hollywood to live off the grid with his family in upstate New York. The actor spent the better part of his career bouncing between low budget films and made-for-TV fare, lending an inarguable intensity and a disarming level of intelligence to any job he chose to take on.

Highest rated movies

California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit)
Q & A
Private Benjamin
American Gangster
The Mambo Kings
Looking for an Echo
Belizaire the Cajun
Little Darlings

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Match Commander (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 56% Lazarat Frank Pedulla (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 30% Darc Lafique (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 36% Con Man Jack Saxon (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Con Man Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Unlocked the Universe Ulugh Beg (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 57% The Neighborhood Tucci (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 17% Diamond Cartel Mussa (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Have It The Man (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wanderers: The Quest of The Demon Hunter Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Red Maple Leaf Joseph Cortez (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blowtorch Canarsie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Game Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 97% Stressed to Kill Paul Jordan (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 93% Joe's War Michael Galante (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 43% Kids vs Monsters Damian (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 30% Sicilian Vampire Vince (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Between Engagements Alonzo (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leaves of the Tree Joe Buffa (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Mantle Inspector Bennett (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 44% A Fine Step Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet See You in Montevideo Hotchkins (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunting the Phantom Charles Ingrim (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 12% Assumed Killer Aaron Banfield (Character) - 2013
0% 18% Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Joseph Baldano Sr. (Character) - 2013
41% 47% Dead Man Down Lon Gordon (Character) $10.9M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Pass Richard James (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Never Sleeps Inspector Romanelli (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesse Dominick (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Joe Rich Uncle Dom (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guido Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 33% Shadows in Paradise Cpt. John "Ghost" Santos (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer by Nature Eugene Branch (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 53% The Lost Kevin (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 5% The Steam Experiment Detective Mancini (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 0% Smile Tollinger (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 61% Chicago Overcoat Stefano D'Agnostino (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 7% The Bleeding Jake Plummer (Character) - 2009
0% 20% Breaking Point Marty Berlin (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 6% Magic Man Taper (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 19% The Line Padre Antonio (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 22% Shark Swarm Hamilton Lux (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 18% The Man Who Came Back Amos (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 67% Mexican Sunrise Salvidar (Character) - 2007
89% 82% California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) Cpt. Doug Jones (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 57% When Nietzsche Wept Nietzsche (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 0% The Killing Grounds Unknown (Character) - 2007
81% 87% American Gangster Dominic Cattano (Character) $130.1M 2007
No Score Yet 27% Surveillance Harley (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 0% Soul's Midnight Simon (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 11% Dead Lenny Tony Thick (Character) - 2006
43% 29% Funny Money Genero (Character) $1.8K 2006
No Score Yet 5% The Third Wish Benefactor (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 28% Mirror Wars: Reflection One York (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 14% Confessions of a Pit Fighter Argento (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 18% Dot.Kill Det. Charlie Daines (Character) - 2005
22% 48% Two for the Money Novian (Character) $22.9M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rambam Unknown (Character) - 2005
20% 22% Citizen Verdict Sam Patterson (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 12% Consequence Sam Tyler/Max Tyler/Sam Burns (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 66% Tough Luck Ike (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 0% Partners in Action Jack Cunningham (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 33% One Eyed King Holly (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 13% Last Run Frank Banner (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 17% Federal Protection Frank Carbone/Howard Akers (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 12% After the Storm Jean-Pierre (Character) - 2001
48% 66% The Road to El Dorado Tzel-Kan (Voice) $50.8M 2000
60% 67% On the Beach Unknown (Character) - 2000
67% 71% Looking for an Echo Vince "Vinnie" Pirelli (Character) $14.4K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rashi: A Light After Dark Ages The Inkman (Voice) - 1999
No Score Yet 71% The Hunley Lt. George Dixon (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 60% The Odyssey Unknown (Character) - 1997
60% 82% Gotti John Gotti (Character) - 1996
13% 24% Striptease Lt. Al Garcia (Character) $32.8M 1996
No Score Yet 74% Kidnapped Alan Breck Stewart (Character) - 1995
22% 30% Judge Dredd Rico (Character) $34.7M 1995
8% 27% Trial by Jury Rusty Pirone (Character) $6.8M 1994
No Score Yet 38% Blind Justice Canaan (Character) - 1994
18% 40% Fatal Instinct Ned Ravine (Character) $7.6M 1993
81% 69% The Mambo Kings Cesar Castillo (Character) $6.5M 1992
52% 59% Hoffa Carol D'Allesandro (Character) $23.3M 1992
32% 50% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Sanchez (Character) $6.5M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fever Ray (Character) - 1991
10% 45% The Marrying Man Bugsy Siegel (Character) $12.4M 1991
87% 59% Q & A Roberto 'Bobby Tex' Texador (Character) $10.5M 1990
No Score Yet 71% Eternity Romi/Sean (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion and Paradise Alfred De Marigny (Character) - 1989
13% 40% Animal Behavior Mark Mathias (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Penitent Juan Mateo (Character) - 1988
64% 68% Belizaire the Cajun Belizaire Breaux (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in My Bed Hal Slater (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Deadly Business Charles Macaluso (Character) - 1986
33% 46% Unfaithfully Yours Maxmillian Stein (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Me? Dr. James Stallings (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 100% Rage of Angels Michael Moretti (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Money Lorenzo Prado (Character) - 1982
40% 39% I, the Jury Mike Hammer (Character) - 1982
63% 74% Little Darlings Gary (Character) - 1980
82% 60% Private Benjamin Henri Alan Tremont (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 86% Sophia Loren: Her Own Story Riccardo Scicolone (Character) - 1980
25% 36% Prophecy John Hawks (Character) - 1979
40% 44% Paradise Alley Lenny Carboni (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady of the House Ernest de Paulo (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pirate Ahmed (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Carl Weber's The Family Business Sal Dash (Character) 2018-2021
93% 84% The Deuce Mr. Martino (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nicolas Amaro (Guest Star) 2015
90% 91% Chuck Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
75% 91% Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shark Swarm Hamilton Lux (Character) 2008
11% No Score Yet October Road Gabriel Diaz (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 85% NCIS La Grenouille (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% ER Richard Elliot (Guest Star) 2006
50% No Score Yet Push, Nevada Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack the Ripper Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evergreen Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odyssey Unknown (Character)