Charles Cioffi

Charles Cioffi

Highest Rated: 94% Missing (1982)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 31, 1935

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Prolific character actor Charles Cioffi left his hometown of New York City as a teenager to attend Michigan State University, where he went on to receive both bachelor's and master's degrees. Cioffi developed an affinity for the Midwest, where he would later live. He returned to New York in the early 1970s and quickly landed parts in two highly notable films of the era--the blaxploitation classic "Shaft" (portraying Lt. Vic Androzzi) and the Oscar-winning drama "Klute" (as businessman Peter Cable), both in 1971. These roles, along with Cioffi's everyman look, made him a recognizable screen presence and helped him land roles throughout the decade. He portrayed mafioso Vito Genovese in "Lucky Luciano," while always finding work in 1970s cop shows like "Hawaii Five-0" and televised dramas like "Little House on The Prairie." Throughout the 1980s, Cioffi intermittently worked on- and off-Broadway while turning up on more primetime dramas, but soap opera fans will remember him best as the vengeance-fueled Ernesto Toscano on "Days of Our Lives" during the 1990s. He continued to find work on television while sharing his vast knowledge of the business by teaching the history of live television at the University of Minnesota.

Highest rated movies

Missing
Klute
Time After Time
Shaft
All the Right Moves
Used People
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Newsies

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 55% Columbo: Murder With Too Many Notes Sidney Ritter (Character) - 2001
3% 18% Shadow Conspiracy Gen. Blackburn (Character) $2.3M 1997
44% 37% Used People Paolo (Character) $17.1M 1992
39% 88% Newsies Seitz (Character) $2.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: It's Always Something Chief George Morris (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Flowers for Matty Chief George Morris (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Fatal Flaw Chief George Morris (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream Breakers Douglas Sloan (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadline: Madrid Ed Shaw (Character) - 1988
41% 58% Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins George Grove (Character) $14.4M 1985
63% 39% All the Right Moves Pop (Character) - 1983
94% 85% Missing Captain Ray Tower (Character) - 1982
87% 72% Time After Time Unknown (Character) - 1979
0% 74% The Other Side of Midnight Chotas (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Logan's Boss (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just a Little Inconvenience Maj. Bloom (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog and Cat Ralph Travan (Character) - 1977
14% 17% The Next Man Fouad (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate McShane Harold Cutler (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 50% Lucky Luciano Vito Genovese (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nicky's World George Kaminios (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 38% Crazy Joe Coletti (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 23% The Don Is Dead Orlando (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 53% The Thief Who Came to Dinner Gene Henderling (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wheeler and Murdoch DeNisco (Character) - 1972
93% 80% Klute Peter Cable (Character) - 1971
87% 68% Shaft Vic Androzzi (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet See the Man Run Capt. Dan Dorsey (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mongo's Back in Town Mike Nash (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000 2002
95% 94% Frasier Endicott (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Sidney Ritter (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
74% 85% The X-Files Section Chief Scott Blevins (Guest Star) 1993 1997
17% No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kirk Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 100% Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
83% 83% NYPD Blue Raymond Schelzo (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething James Warren (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 62% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Frank (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Bret Harper (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
100% 86% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Burt Dresler (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Mario De Marco (Guest Star) 1971 1975
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972