Dominic Chianese

Dominic Chianese

Highest Rated: 97% The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Lowest Rated: 0% Second Sight (1989)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1931

Birthplace: Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

After decades of honing his acting skills on stage and screen, and eventually carving out a niche for himself as a "gangster," Dominic Chianese came upon his most widely recognized role as Uncle Junior on the hit HBO mob series The Sopranos, beginning in 1999. Born in 1931, in Bronx, NY, Chianese attended Brooklyn College, and began appearing on-stage in 1952. He would appear on and off-Broadway in theater for over 45 years before his famous role on The Sopranos, adding film and television to his repertoire along the way.After his first film role in 1972, as a panhandler in a drama called Fuzz, he embarked on what would become the trademark of his career with his first gangster role, as Johnny Ola in Coppola's The Godfather Pt. II (1974), the classic, starring Al Pacino. Chianese also appeared in All the President's Men in 1976, and would work with Pacino again in the 1979 thriller ...And Justice for All.Throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Chianese had numerous roles of all kinds from major feature films to stage to made-for-TV movies. He was featured in Fort Apache, the Bronx in 1981, and had a small role in Pacino's Looking for Richard in 1996. In 1999, HBO debuted its mobster series The Sopranos, starring James Gandolfini, and Chianese's long-term experience acting in all kinds of mob-related roles finally paid off with his part as Corrado "Uncle Junior" Soprano. The series earned incredible success, and in 2001, Chianese was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his role on the program. In 2002, he was featured in Adrian Lyne's drama Unfaithful, starring Diane Lane, Richard Gere, and Olivier Martinez.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Active Adults Bart 2017
80% The Standbys Actor 2014
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins Reader $68.2M 2011
36% The Last New Yorker Lenny Sugarman 2010
44% Adrift in Manhattan Tommaso Pensara 2007
71% King of the Corner Stan Marshack 2005
32% When Will I Be Loved Count Tommaso 2004
No Score Yet Boss Girl (Crimes Of Fashion) George 2004
50% Unfaithful Frank Wilson $52.7M 2002
20% Under Hellgate Bridge Actor 2001
28% Once in the Life Freddie Nine Lives 2001
64% Cradle Will Rock Papa 1999
43% Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God...Be Back by Five Mickey 1998
No Score Yet Love Is All There Is Italian Council 1997
68% Night Falls on Manhattan Judge Impelliteri 1997
60% Gotti Joe Armone 1996
18% If Lucy Fell Al 1996
56% The Night We Never Met Neighbor 1993
63% The Public Eye Spoleto 1992
23% Out for Justice Mr. Madono 1991
87% Q & A Larry Pesch 1990
0% Second Sight Father Dominic 1989
86% Fort Apache, the Bronx Corelli's Father 1981
No Score Yet A Time for Miracles Promoter 1980
81% ...And Justice for All Carl Travers 1979
No Score Yet Firepower Dis Orlov 1979
No Score Yet On the Yard Mendoza 1979
83% Fingers Arthur Fox 1978
93% All the President's Men Martinez 1976
95% Dog Day Afternoon Father 1975
97% The Godfather, Part II Johnny Ola 1974
No Score Yet Fuzz Panhandler 1972


31% The Village
Enzo Napolitano 2019
94% The Good Wife
Judge Michael Marx Judge Marx 2015
92% Boardwalk Empire
Leander Cephas Whitlock Leander Whitlock 2013
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Vic 2011
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Happy Jack 2010
91% Damages
Stuart Zedeck 2010
92% The Sopranos
Corrado `Uncle Junior' Soprano Junior Soprano 2007
No Score Yet Hope & Faith
Irv Miller 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
Dan Rubell Judge Kaylin Bobby Ward Judge Paul Kaylin 1999
No Score Yet Kojak
Mallick 1976


Al says: I'm proud of you, Joe.

Joe MacGaunaughill says: Why?

Al says: Because you finally figured out the girl in your heart that isn't the girl in your dreams. Some people don't figure it out all their lives.