Joe Grifasi

Joe Grifasi

Highest Rated: 94% Matewan (1987)

Lowest Rated: 0% Switching Goals (1999)

Birthday: Jun 14, 1944

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

A warm, familiar face to American TV and film audiences, Grifasi is known as much as for his supporting parts as for his frequent TV commercials. Trained at the prestigious Yale School of Drama, he was on the New York stage almost immediately upon receiving his MFA, although he continued to return to The Yale Rep to appear in stage productions well into the 1980s. He is perhaps best remembered for his supporting performance in Rupert Holmes' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood/Drood" (1985-86) in which he performed the rousing "Off to the Races" number.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
75% 59% Radium Girls Nonno (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 34% Baked in Brooklyn David's Dad (Character) - 2016
79% 80% The American Side The Serb (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 22% Patricia Cornwell's The Front Mr. Zeffirelli (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marino's Uncle Leo (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 47% Under New Management Unknown (Character) - 2009
40% 40% Dark Matter Prof. Colby (Character) $30K 2007
No Score Yet 44% A Crime Bill (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 67% Creating Karma Prighorn (Character) - 2006
36% 17% The Last New Yorker Jerry (Character) $6.6K 2006
11% 55% Slow Burn Desk Sergeant Drown (Character) $1.2M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bought & Sold Alphonso 'Chunks' Colon (Character) - 2003
85% 90% 61 Phil Rizzuto (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 44% The Other Me Conrad (Character) - 2000
67% 71% Looking for an Echo Vic (Character) $14.4K 1999
0% 47% Switching Goals Dave (Character) - 1999
20% 34% The Naked Man Koski (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 43% Blood on Her Hands Det. Larry Beers (Character) - 1998
80% 74% Sunday Scottie Elster (Character) $436.4K 1997
51% 66% One Fine Day Manny Feldstein (Character) $46.1M 1996
50% 52% Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill Man in Top Hat (Character) $8.2M 1995
40% 39% Two Bits Uncle Joe (Character) $11.6K 1995
22% 29% Money Train Riley (Character) $35.1M 1995
86% 68% Heavy Leo (Character) $985.7K 1995
No Score Yet 11% Shadow of a Doubt Sidney Sherman (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Mike "Gravedigger" Edwards (Character) - 1994
48% 81% Natural Born Killers Deputy Sheriff Duncan Homolka (Character) - 1994
60% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Lou the Cabbie (Character) $2.1M 1994
76% 85% Benny & Joon Mike (Character) $23.1M 1993
50% 73% Household Saints Frank Manzone (Character) $499.8K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Primary Motive Paul Melton (Character) - 1992
87% 67% Presumed Innocent Tommy Molto (Character) $85.7M 1990
67% 65% Chances Are Omar (Character) $15.7M 1989
No Score Yet 40% The Feud Bud Bullard (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Ariana Lieutenant Rastelli (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 33% Perfect Witness Breeze (Character) - 1989
44% 69% Big Business Desk Clerk (Character) $39.6M 1988
94% 93% Matewan Fausto (Character) $23.9K 1987
88% 53% F/X Mickey (Character) $19.9M 1986
No Score Yet 28% Bad Medicine Gómez (Character) $2.5M 1985
35% 55% Brewster's Millions J.B. Donaldo (Character) - 1985
83% 55% The Flamingo Kid Mario Minetta (Character) - 1984
63% 50% Still of the Night Joseph Vitucci (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman Bandit Detective Esposito (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 38% Hide in Plain Sight Matty Stanke (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 17% Something Short of Paradise Barney Collins (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 67% On the Yard Morris (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 56% Bull Judge Arlen Rand (Guest Star) 2021 2016-2019
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Hashi horowitz (Guest Star) 2019-2020 2013 2009-2011 2005-2007
93% 88% Lodge 49 Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
93% 91% The Good Wife Judge John Mata (Guest Star) 2016
95% 89% Elementary Captain Moretti (Guest Star) 2014
58% No Score Yet Canterbury's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bronx Is Burning Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Faith Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 80% ER Tom Williams (Guest Star) 2003
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 1998 1996 1991
57% No Score Yet Some of My Best Friends Joe Zito (Character) 2001
92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 68% Roseanne Supervisor (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Ronnie Delacroce (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Surgeon Sam Sitko (Guest Star) 1974-1975

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