Joe Spinell

Joe Spinell

  • Highest Rated: 98% Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Monsignor (1982)
  • Birthday: Oct 28, 1936
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Joe Spinell had the sort of face that you wouldn't want to confront in a dark alley -- which suited the actor fine. From his first film appearance in The Godfather (1972) onward, the powerfully built Spinell thrived in roles calling for heavy-breathing menace and brute strength. As such, he was the ideal "opposite" for the musclebound Sylvester Stallone in such films as Rocky (1975) and Paradise Alley (1978). Taking advantage of his established screen persona, Spinell produced, co-wrote, and starred in the 1980 scarefest Maniac, which one observer described as "nihilistic gore." Joe Spinell was the son of actress Mary Spinell, who had some 50 film appearances to her credit -- including the aforementioned Godfather.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Rapid Fire Actor 1989
No Score Yet Operation Warzone Actor 1989
89% Married to the Mob Leonard 'Tiptoes' Mazzilli 1988
57% The Pick-Up Artist Eddie 1987
No Score Yet Deadly Illusion Man with Gun 1987
No Score Yet Hollywood Harry Max 1986
No Score Yet The Whoopee Boys Guido Antonucci 1986
No Score Yet Blood Ties Actor 1986
No Score Yet Messenger Rico 1986
No Score Yet The Children of Times Square Actor 1986
No Score Yet Walking the Edge Brusstar 1985
40% Eureka Pete 1984
No Score Yet The Big Score Mayfield 1983
20% Losin' It Border Patrolman 1983
20% Vigilante Eisenberg 1983
No Score Yet The Last Fight The Boss 1983
No Score Yet Fanatic Vinny Durand 1982
0% Monsignor Bride's Father 1982
92% Night Shift Manetti 1982
No Score Yet One Down, Two to Go Joe Spangler 1982
70% Nighthawks Lt. Munafo 1981
63% The First Deadly Sin Doorman 1980
75% Brubaker Birdwell 1980
88% Forbidden Zone Squeezit's father 1980
75% The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane) Spinell 1980
51% Cruising Patrolman DiSimone 1980
39% Maniac Frank Zito Screenwriter Executive Producer 1980
No Score Yet The Little Dragons Yancey 1980
71% Rocky II Tony Gazzo 1979
87% Winter Kills Arthur Fletcher 1979
29% Last Embrace Man in cantina 1979
29% Starcrash Count Zarth Arn 1979
40% Paradise Alley Burp 1978
No Score Yet One Man Jury Mike 1978
64% Big Wednesday Psychologist 1978
82% Sorcerer Spider 1977
93% Rocky Gazzo 1976
98% Taxi Driver Personnel Officer 1976
77% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Cop 1976
75% Stay Hungry Jabo 1976
No Score Yet 92 in the Shade Ollie Slatt, the Tourist 1975
80% Farewell, My Lovely Nick 1975
No Score Yet Strike Force Actor 1975
69% Rancho Deluxe Colson 1975
97% The Godfather, Part II Willie Cicci 1974
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers Marty 1973
71% The Seven-Ups Toredano 1973
98% The Godfather Willy Cicci (uncredited) 1972

QUOTES FROM Joe Spinell CHARACTERS

Lt. Munafo
Get your hands off me! Understand this, sucka! You're a cop, and you go where you're assigned!
Wulfgar
Not you, Fox. I want that bastard.
Lt. Munafo
What bastid?
Lt. Munafo
What bastard?
Deke DaSilva
Me...
Personnel Officer
Wanna work uptown at nights? South Bronx Harlem?
Personnel Officer
Wanna work uptown at nights? South Bronx? Harlem?
Travis Bickle
I'll work anytime, anywhere.
Personnel Officer
Will you work on Jewish holidays?
Travis Bickle
Anytime, anywhere.
Personnel Officer
So what is it? Why do you want to be a taxi driver? Do you need a second job? Are you moonlighting?
Travis Bickle
I... I just want to work long hours. What's moonlighting?
Personnel Officer
How's your driving record? Clean?
Travis Bickle
It's clean, real clean. Like my conscience.