Chazz Palminteri

Chazz Palminteri

Highest Rated: 100% Davi's Way (2017)

Lowest Rated: 6% Faithful (1996)

Birthday: May 15, 1952

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actor, writer and director Chazz Palminteri wrote his own ticket to the top with his one-man stage play "A Bronx Tale," an Italian-American coming of age story that wooed movie studios and Robert De Niro, who directed the 1993 screen adaptation. Palminteri's starring film role as a Mafia boss set the tone for his subsequent film career, where he lent dimension to streetwise characters, like the undiscovered literary genius behind a craps-shooting bodyguard in "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994), for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His soft-hearted tough guys were offset by staunch law enforcement officials and conflicted working-class Joes in acclaimed indies "The Usual Suspects" (1995) and "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" (2006), while his incredibly timeless "character" face made him a fedora-sporting favorite in neo-noirs like "Mulholland Falls" (1996). Unfortunately, Hollywood was not willing to cast Palminteri as anything other than a mob boss, gambler or tough cop, and while he was sometimes reduced to sending up his image in low-brow comedies like "Little Man" (2006) his better, later performances came thanks to independent film directors who had faith in the stage-trained actor's ability to portray a wider range of characters.

Highest rated movies

A Bronx Tale
Bullets Over Broadway
The Usual Suspects
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Analyze This
Excellent Cadavers
The Perez Family
Legend

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
28% 54% Clover Tony Davalo (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 59% Vault Raymond (Character) - 2019
100% No Score Yet Davi's Way Self - 2017
61% 59% Legend Angelo Bruno (Character) $1.9M 2015
80% 45% Henry & Me Babe Ruth (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 17% Final Recourse Jerry (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 47% Once Upon a Time in Queens Ben Rose (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last I Heard Ben (Character) - 2013
18% 49% Mighty Fine Joe Fine (Character),
Executive Producer
$37.0K 2012
30% 62% The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Milky Marvin (Character) $1.1M 2012
No Score Yet 20% Hollywood & Wine Geno Scarpacci (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetwater Ned Irish (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 29% Once More With Feeling Frank Gregorio (Character) - 2009
48% 43% Jolene Sal (Character) - 2008
55% 49% Yonkers Joe Yonkers Joe (Character),
Executive Producer
$5.0K 2008
No Score Yet 28% Body Armour Lee Maxwell (Character) - 2007
57% 34% The Dukes George (Character) $26.2K 2007
No Score Yet 31% Push Vince (Character) - 2006
75% 73% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Monty (Character) $516.1K 2006
41% 79% Running Scared Detective Rydell (Character) $6.9M 2006
13% 50% In the Mix Frank Pacelli (Character) $10.2M 2005
46% 56% Hoodwinked! Woolworth (Voice) $51.2M 2005
No Score Yet 20% Animal Kassada (Character) - 2005
28% 48% Noel Arizona (Character),
Director
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Ride Tweat (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 62% Women vs. Men Director - 2002
33% 88% Poolhall Junkies Joe (Character) $562.1K 2002
No Score Yet 33% One Eyed King Eddie Dugan (Character) - 2001
45% 49% Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Buster (Voice) - 2001
No Score Yet 63% Boss of Bosses Paul Castellano (Character) - 2001
20% 40% Down to Earth King (Character) $64.2M 2001
63% 47% Excellent Cadavers Giovanni Falcone (Character) - 1999
67% 41% Stuart Little Smokey (Voice) $140.0M 1999
69% 62% Analyze This Boss Primo Sidone (Character) $106.8M 1999
No Score Yet 6% Scarred City Lt. Laine Devon (Character) - 1998
59% 65% Hurlyburly Phil (Character) $1.8M 1998
21% 34% Diabolique Guy Baran (Character) $16.5M 1996
31% 39% Mulholland Falls Elleroy Coolidge (Character) $11.5M 1996
6% 50% Faithful Tony (Character) $2.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Italy Unknown (Character) - 1996
13% 28% Jade David Corelli (Character) $9.2M 1995
88% 96% The Usual Suspects Dave Kujan (Character) $22.6M 1995
63% 59% The Perez Family Lt. John Pirelli (Character) $2.8M 1995
No Score Yet 11% The Last Word Ricky (Character) - 1995
95% 83% Bullets Over Broadway Cheech (Character) $11.4M 1994
97% 93% A Bronx Tale Sonny LoSpecchio (Character),
Screenwriter
$16.7M 1993
No Score Yet 48% Paydirt Lyle Corrente (Character) $8.2K 1992
38% 45% Innocent Blood Tony (Character) $4.2M 1992
12% 63% Oscar Connie (Character) $23.5M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Court Martial MP Sgt. Marcy (Character) - 1987

TV

Credit
85% 89% Modern Family Shorty (Guest Star) 2010-2012 2014 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st Look Guest 2018
28% 40% Kevin Can Wait Vincent (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fielder's Choice Food Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Frank Rizzoli Sr. (Guest Star) 2010 2012 2014
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Perry Cannavaro (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Truth About Money With Ric Edelman Guest 2012
33% No Score Yet Kojak Frank McNeil (Character) 2005
15% No Score Yet dr. vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
92% 98% Oz Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Sal Rosselli (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Al (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987