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Armand Assante

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Birthplace:   New York, NY, USA
Relegated to a series of low-budget thrillers in his later years despite impressive appearances in such films as Paradise Alley (1978) early on, Emmy-winning actor Armand Assante can always be relied upon to turn in a solid performance despite the fact that full-fledged stardom has eluded him throughout his long and varied career. A New York City native and a graduate of Cornwall Central High School, the handsome Irish-Italian actor got an impressive start to his acting career when he was awarded one of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts' highest honors while still a student at the renowned school. Assante is well versed in both stage and screen, and after he cut his teeth on such television dramas as How to Survive a Marriage and The Doctors, the fledgling actor got his big break opposite Sylvester Stallone in 1978's Paradise Alley. High-profile roles in Private Benjamin (1980) and Unfaithfully Yours (1984) found Assante gaining screen momentum in the early '80s, though the dedicated thespian continued to moonlight with numerous stage roles throughout the decade. From 1984 on, the majority of Assante's screen work was of the television variety, and in 1989 he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in the made-for-television feature Jack the Ripper. Assante started off the 1990s with a bang, and after gaining momentum with such efforts as Q & A (1990), The Mambo Kings (1992), and Hoffa (1992), an unrelentingly goofy performance in Fatal Instinct (1993) proved that he did indeed have a sense of humor despite his suave composure. With Judge Dredd (1995), Assante's feature career came to something of a head in the mid-'90s, and upon returning to the small screen he would take home an Emmy for his chilling performance as the eponymous character in the 1996 crime drama Gotti. Kudos would continue to roll in when Assante took the lead role in the television production of The Odyssey (1997), and after a strong few years onscreen he would usher in the new millennium with a voice role in the animated adventure The Road to El Dorado (2000). After taking the lead in the made-for-television remake of Stanley Kramer's nuclear war drama, On the Beach (2000), Assante spent the following few years appearing in such obscure action thrillers as Federal Protection (2001) and Partners in Action (2002). Despite his low profile, the tireless actor was in fact busier than ever as he appeared in no less than five films in 2003 alone.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet You Can't Have It
  • The Man
2017
No Score Yet Joe's War
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Diamond Cartel
  • Mussa
2017
No Score Yet Leaves of the Tree
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Acre Beyond the Rye
  • Mitch
2016
No Score Yet Stressed To Kill
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Blowtorch
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Kids vs Monsters
  • Damian
2015
No Score Yet Sicilian Vampire
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Hunting the Phantom
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Guido
  • Actor
2013
0% Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn
  • Joseph Baldano, Sr.
2013
38% Dead Man Down
  • Lon Gordon
$10.9M 2013
No Score Yet Assumed Killer
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Mexican Sunrise
  • Salvidar
2012
No Score Yet Killer By Nature
  • Eugene Branch
2012
No Score Yet Shadows In Paradise
  • Ghost
2012
No Score Yet A Fine Step
  • Actor
2011
64% Belizaire the Cajun
  • Belizaire Breaux
2011
No Score Yet The Bleeding
  • Jake Plummer
2011
No Score Yet Jesse
  • Dominick
2011
No Score Yet The Return Of Joe Rich
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2011
0% Breaking Point
  • Marty Berlin
2009
No Score Yet Chicago Overcoat
  • Stefano D'Agnostino
2009
No Score Yet Smile
  • Tollinger
2009
No Score Yet The Steam Experiment (The Chaos Experiment)
  • Detective Mancini
2009
No Score Yet Magic Man
  • Chief Taper
2009
No Score Yet The Lost
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Man Who Came Back
  • Amos
2008
No Score Yet La Linea (The Line)
  • Padre Antonio
2008
No Score Yet Shark Swarm
  • Hamilton Lux
2008
80% American Gangster
  • Dominic Cattano
$130.2M 2007
No Score Yet Dead Lenny
  • Tony Thick
2007
89% California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) (Endless)
  • Cpt. Doug Jones
2007
No Score Yet When Nietzsche Wept
  • Nietzsche
2007
No Score Yet Soul's Midnight
  • Simon
2006
No Score Yet Surveillance
  • Actor
2006
43% Funny Money
  • Genero
2006
No Score Yet Children of Wax (The Killing Grounds)
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Confessions of a Pit Fighter
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Dot.Kill
  • Executive Producer
  • Charlie Daines
2005
22% Two for the Money
  • Novian
$22.9M 2005
No Score Yet Mirror Wars: Reflection One
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Citizen Verdict
  • Sam Patterson
2005
No Score Yet The Third Wish
  • Benefactor
2005
No Score Yet The Killing Ground
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Casanova's Love Letters
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Consequence
  • Sam Tyler/Max Tyler/Sam Burns
2003
No Score Yet Tough Luck
  • Ike
2003
No Score Yet Partners in Action
  • Jack Cunningham
2002
No Score Yet Federal Protection
  • Frank Carbone
2002
No Score Yet One Eyed King
  • Holly
2001
No Score Yet After the Storm
  • Jean Pierrre
2001
57% Fever
  • Ray
2001
No Score Yet Last Run
  • Frank Banner
2001
48% The Road to El Dorado
  • Tzekel-Kan
2000
60% On the Beach
  • Dwight Towers
2000
No Score Yet The Hunley
  • Lt. Dixon
1999
No Score Yet Rashi: A Light After the Dark Ages
  • Actor
1999
67% Looking for an Echo
  • Vince
1998
No Score Yet The Odyssey
  • King Odysseus
1997
60% Gotti
  • John Gotti
1996
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Alan Breck Stewart
1995
18% Judge Dredd
  • Rico
1995
9% Trial by Jury
  • Rusty Pirone
1994
No Score Yet Blind Justice
  • Canaan
1994
No Score Yet Life and Times of Jesus
  • Narrator
1994
19% Fatal Instinct
  • Ned Ravine
1993
52% Hoffa
  • Carol D'Allesandro
1992
39% 1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • Sanchez
1992
83% The Mambo Kings
  • Cesar Castillo
1992
10% The Marrying Man
  • Bugsy Siegel
1991
No Score Yet Eternity
  • Sean
1990
87% Q & A
  • Roberto 'Bobby Tex' Texador
1990
13% Animal Behavior
  • Mark Mathias
1989
No Score Yet Passion and Paradise
  • Alfred De Marigny
1989
No Score Yet Jack the Ripper
  • Richard Mansfield
1988
No Score Yet The Penitent
  • Juan Mateo
1988
No Score Yet Stranger in My Bed
  • Hal Slater
1987
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger
  • Joe Hearn
1987
No Score Yet A Deadly Business
  • Charles Macaluso
1986
20% Unfaithfully Yours
  • Maxmillian Stein
1984
No Score Yet Rage of Angels
  • Moretti
1983
40% I, the Jury
  • Mike Hammer
1982
No Score Yet Little Darlings
  • Gary
1980
No Score Yet Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
  • Riccardo Scicolone
1980
23% Prophecy
  • John Hawks
1979
No Score Yet Paradise Alley
  • Lenny
1978
No Score Yet Human Feelings
  • Actor
1978
67% The Lords of Flatbush
  • Wedding Guest
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Nicolas Amaro
  • 2015
87% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Premier Goya
  • 2010
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Joubert
  • 2010
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • La Grenouille
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Richard Elliott
  • 2006
No Score Yet Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
2003-2013
  • La Grenouille

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