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Dominic Chianese

Highest Rated:   97% The Godfather, Part II (1974)
Lowest Rated:   0% Second Sight (1989)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% The Standbys
  • Actor
2014
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • Reader
$68.2M 2011
40% 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
65% 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
64% The Public Eye
  • Spoleto
1992
23% Out for Justice
  • Mr. Madono
1991
87% Q & A
  • Larry Pesch
1990
0% Second Sight
  • Father Dominic
1989
83% 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
91% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Michael Marx Judge Marx
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
91% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
  • Leander Cephas Whitlock Leander Whitlock
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
  • Vic
  • 2011
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Happy Jack
  • 2010
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Stuart Zedeck
  • 2010
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Corrado `Uncle Junior' Soprano Junior Soprano
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Dan Rubell Judge Kaylin Bobby Ward Judge Paul Kaylin
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1991

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