Burt Young

Burt Young

Highest Rated: 94% Rocky (1976)

Lowest Rated: 0% Blood Beach (1981)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1940

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A prolific and immediately recognizable character actor in films and television, Burt Young's half-muttered voice and flinty gaze made the world of low-rent mobsters, blue collar workers and world-weary police detectives his province since the early 1970s. He came to acting through Lee Strasberg and appeared on the off-Broadway stage before making the leap to film in 1970. Numerous supporting roles as losers, thugs and tough guys preceded his memorable role in "Rocky" (1976) as Sylvester Stallone's ill-mannered brother-in-law, Paulie Pennino. He would reprise the role in all of the subsequent "Rocky" sequels while enjoying turns in a wide variety of films and television series, most notably a memorable guest spot on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), playing a dying Mafia soldier who executes his own godson. Despite his crude onscreen persona, Young was something of a Renaissance man in private life, with several film scripts, stage plays and a novel to his name, as well as a successful second career as an artist.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 25% Beckman Salvatore (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 62% Vault Don Ruggiero (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Epiphany Crab Apple (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road to the Lemon Grove Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brawler Salvatore (Character) - 2019
69% 69% Bottom of the 9th Scaleri (Character) - 2019
7% 49% The Amityville Murders Brigante (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 6 Children & 1 Grandfather Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sarah Q Grandpa (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smothered by Mothers Ivan (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Rat Art Stillman (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 57% The Neighborhood Jingles (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tapestry Ian (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zarra's Law Paul Canto (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom in America Michael (Character) - 2014
40% 31% See You Tomorrow Palagonia (Character) - 2013
44% No Score Yet Abigail Harm Mr. Warren (Character) - 2012
94% 85% Win Win Leo Poplar (Character) $10.2M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetwater Buddy (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 33% Carnera: The Walking Mountain Lou Soresi (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 15% Hack! J.T. Bates (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oliviero Rising Santino (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Lake Massacre Pops (Character) - 2007
77% 76% Rocky Balboa Paulie (Character) $70.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revoloution Unknown (Character) - 2006
33% 50% Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Artie Bottolota Sr. (Character) - 2005
77% 83% Transamerica Murray (Character) $9M 2005
62% 62% Land of Plenty Sherman (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 50% Shut Up and Kiss Me Unknown (Character) - 2004
27% No Score Yet Downtown: A Street Tale Gus (Character) - 2004
33% 41% Kiss the Bride Santo Sposato (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet And She Was Unknown (Character) - 2002
4% 19% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Gino (Character) $4.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wager Jack Stockman (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkout Uncle Louie (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 28% Plan B Sal Palermo (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% The Boys of Sunset Ridge Hank Bartlowski (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Very Mean Men Dominic Piazza (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 38% Table One Frankie Chips (Character) - 2000
20% 40% Blue Moon Bobby (Character) $76.1K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day the Ponies Came Back John Stoller (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 44% The Florentine Joe Mc Collough (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loser Love Sydney Delacroix (Character) - 1999
45% 42% Mickey Blue Eyes Vito Graziosi (Character) $33.9M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greener Fields Gallagher (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Deadly Road Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 86% Before Women Had Wings Louis Ippolito (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 36% The Deli JC (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 44% The Undertaker's Wedding Alberto (Character) - 1997
20% 43% Kicked in the Head Jack (Character) $102.7K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crooked Lines Mike Ameche (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mouse Himself (Character) $16.4K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Before I Die Pollof (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 45% Red Blooded 2 Roy (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 24% North Star Reno (Character) $3K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Undercover Mo Weinberg (Character) - 1994
20% 37% Excessive Force Sal DiMarco (Character) $1.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Deception Zimmer (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vendetta II: The New Mafia Vincent Domenici (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Contract Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circle of Fear Mancini (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride Vincente Dominici (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Americano Rosso George Maniago (Character) - 1991
80% 31% Bright Angel Art (Character) $17.4K 1990
No Score Yet 31% Club Fed Warden Boyle (Character) - 1990
29% 31% Rocky V Paulie (Character) $40.1M 1990
No Score Yet 50% Backstreet Dreams Luca (Character) - 1990
50% 40% Betsy's Wedding Georgie (Character) $19.7M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diving In Coach Mack (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 33% Beverly Hills Brats Clive (Character) - 1989
74% 74% Last Exit to Brooklyn Big Joe (Character) $1.2M 1989
No Score Yet 11% Babes Ahoy Gen. Noriega (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait Until Spring, Bandini Rocco (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 22% Blood Red Andrews (Character) - 1989
86% 68% Back to School Lou (Character) $89.2M 1986
40% 79% Rocky IV Paulie (Character) $125.4M 1985
No Score Yet 40% Over the Brooklyn Bridge Phil (Character) - 1984
87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America Joe Minaldi (Character) - 1984
90% 73% The Pope of Greenwich Village Bed Bug Eddie (Character) - 1984
31% 29% Lookin' to Get Out Jerry Feldman (Character) - 1982
63% 74% Rocky III Paulie (Character) - 1982
11% 35% Amityville II: The Possession Anthony Montelli (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 67% ...All the Marbles Eddie Cisco (Character) - 1981
0% 24% Blood Beach Sergeant Royko (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Can Hurt You Lt. Palumbo (Character) - 1980
71% 82% Rocky II Paulie (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This Rocco Agnelli (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Joe Shannon Joe Shannon (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1978
43% 73% Convoy Bobby (Character) - 1978
44% 40% The Choirboys Scuzzi (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serpico: The Deadly Game Alec Rosen (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman of the Year Ralph Rodino (Character) - 1976
94% 69% Rocky Paulie (Character) - 1976
56% 31% Harry and Walter Go to New York Warden Durgom (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 71% Hustling Gustavino (Character) - 1975
50% 34% The Killer Elite Mac (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Niagara Ace Tully (Character) - 1974
78% 77% The Gambler Carmine (Character) - 1974
63% 62% Cinderella Liberty Master at Arms (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 31% Carnival of Blood Gimpy (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
28% 41% Kevin Can Wait Marv (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2012
58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
92% 98% The Sopranos Bobby 'Bacala' Sr. (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Don Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1997
63% No Score Yet Bless This House Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Mo Weinberg (Guest Star) 1994
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bride of Violence Vincente Dominici (Character) 1991
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Stuart Gaily (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Lt. Willis (Guest Star) 1973

QUOTES FROM Burt Young CHARACTERS

Paulie says: Yeah,(gestures to Rocky Jr.) someday you can punch-out your pop.

Paulie says: Yeah, [gestures to Rocky Jr.] someday you can punch-out your pop.

Rocky Balboa says: Hey yo Paulie, what are you tellin the kid things like this for?

Paulie says: Hey, it's the fittest of the survival.

Paulie says: Are you still mad that Adrian left you?

Rocky Balboa says: She didn't leave, Paulie.. She died..

Rocky Balboa says: I see three of him out there

Rocky Balboa says: I see three of him out there.

Paulie says: Hit the one in the middle

Paulie says: Hit the one in the middle.

Duke says: Right! Hit the one in the middle

Duke says: Right! Hit the one in the middle.

Paulie says: [to the dog Punchy] What an ugly dog!

Paulie says: what a depressing vacation!

Paulie says: What a depressing vacation!

Anthony Montelli says: (talking to his son) - You're gonna be a man by smoking cigarettes? Now you're growing little fuzzle of hair? Learn how to take some orders...You hear me?

Anthony Montelli says: (talking to his son) You're gonna be a man by smoking cigarettes? Now you're growing little fuzzle of hair? Learn how to take some orders. You hear me?