Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

Highest Rated: 96% GoodFellas (1990)

Lowest Rated: 4% My Baby's Daddy (2004)

Birthday: Mar 26, 1966

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Before his starring role in The Sopranos made his name, character actor Michael Imperioli worked in numerous films during the 1990s with an impressive array of New York-based talent. Born in Mount Vernon, NY, Imperioli did not have to move far when he decided to study acting at New York City's Stella Adler Conservatory. Soon after his 1988 movie debut, Imperioli burnished his acting resumé with a small part as Spider, shot by Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990). The following year, Imperioli earned his first role in a Spike Lee film, Jungle Fever (1991). Becoming a Lee regular, Imperioli also played small parts in Malcolm X (1992), Clockers (1995), and Girl 6 (1996), and garnered his first feature screenplay credit as co-writer and executive producer of Lee's Summer of Sam (1999). Imperioli added Italian-American authenticity to Nancy Savoca's quirky ethnic tale Household Saints (1993) and appeared with future Sopranos co-stars Dominic Chianese in The Night We Never Met (1993) and Edie Falco in Abel Ferrara's vampire allegory The Addiction (1995). Briefly "going Hollywood" with parts in the first Michael Bay extravaganza Bad Boys (1995), and Walter Hill's Last Man Standing (1996), Imperioli returned to his New York state of mind in the latter half of the 1990s. Working with The Addiction star Lili Taylor again, Imperioli was an arrogant Ondine to Taylor's disturbed Factory hanger-on Valerie Solanas in Mary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol (1996). Audiences could finally attach a name to Imperioli's oft-seen face when he was cast as drug-addicted wannabe screenwriter/mobster Christopher Moltisanti in David Chase's Mafia series The Sopranos. A critical hit from its 1999 debut onward, The Sopranos' potent combination of black comedy, family drama, and violence allowed Imperioli to display the full range of his talents onscreen, particularly when Christopher dabbles in Method acting, and offscreen as one of the second season writers. Imperioli is married and has two children.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Cabaret Maxime Actor 2020
59% The Last Full Measure Jay Ford 2020
38% Primal Actor 2019
38% The Wannabe Alphonse 2015
No Score Yet Houses Actor 2015
50% The Scribbler Moss 2014
45% Cantinflas Michael Todd 2014
38% The M Word Charlie Moon $0.2M 2014
No Score Yet The Higher Force (Stora planio) Actor 2014
40% Oldboy Chucky $1.3M 2013
No Score Yet Vijay And I Micky 2013
No Score Yet Nicky Deuce The Doctor 2013
45% The Call Alan Denado 2013
No Score Yet Foreclosure Bill Landopolous 2012
63% Stuck Between Stations David 2011
No Score Yet Love & Distrust Stud 2010
14% The Hungry Ghosts Director Screenwriter 2010
32% The Lovely Bones Len Fenerman $44M 2009
No Score Yet 42nd Street: River To River Actor 2009
No Score Yet Stóra Planid Executive Producer Alexander 2008
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's 'For One More Day' Charley 'Chick' Benetto 2007
10% The Inner Life of Martin Frost Jim Fortunato 2007
No Score Yet The Lovebirds Actor 2007
No Score Yet Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' Captain 2004
36% Shark Tale Frankie $160.8M 2004
4% My Baby's Daddy Dominic 2004
No Score Yet A River Made to Drown In Allen Hayden 2003
No Score Yet High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story Stu Ungar 2003
18% Love in the Time of Money Will 2002
70% Hamlet Rosencratz 2000
No Score Yet On the Run Actor 2000
No Score Yet Auto Motives Actor 2000
No Score Yet On the Run Albert DeSantis 1999
51% Summer of Sam Executive Producer Screenwriter Joe T 1999
No Score Yet Too Tired to Die Fabrizio 1998
60% Witness to the Mob Actor 1998
12% Office Killer Daniel Birch 1997
No Score Yet The Deli matty 1997
81% Trees Lounge George 1996
37% Last Man Standing Giorgio Carmonte 1996
80% Flirt Michael, Bill's Friend 1996
75% I Shot Andy Warhol Ondine 1996
36% Sweet Nothing Angelo 1996
33% Girl 6 Scary Caller 30 1996
44% Dead Presidents D'Ambrosio 1995
75% The Addiction Missionary 1995
69% Clockers Jo-Jo 1995
78% Amateur Doorman at Club 1995
88% Girls Town Anthony 1995
43% Bad Boys Jojo 1995
46% The Basketball Diaries Bobby 1995
No Score Yet Post Cards from America Actor 1994
No Score Yet Postcards from America Hustler 1994
No Score Yet Joey Breaker Larry Metz 1993
No Score Yet Fathers & Sons Johnny 1993
No Score Yet Hand Gun Benny 1993
56% The Night We Never Met Cleaning Customer 1993
50% Household Saints Leonard 1993
88% Malcolm X Reporter at Fire Bombing 1992
81% Jungle Fever James Tucci 1991
96% GoodFellas Spider 1990
69% Lean on Me George 1989
No Score Yet Alexa Acid Head 1988


30% Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector
Rick Sellitto 2020
40% Alex, Inc.
Eddie Ramirez 2018
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Odell Martin 2018
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Robert Lewis 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2016
87% Lucifer
Uriel 2016
67% Mad Dogs
Lex 2016
No Score Yet Chopped
Appearing 2014
67% Rake
Alberto Rinaldi 2014
57% Californication
Rick Rath 2014
81% The Office
89% Girls
Powell Goldman 2012
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
Jimmy Folkes 2012
83% Detroit 1-8-7
Det. Louis Fitch 2011
25% Mercy
Harold Pindus 2010
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Dr. John Ottavi 2010
77% Life on Mars
Ray Carling 2009
92% The Sopranos
Screenwriter Christopher Moltisanti 2007
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
Johnny Stivers Det. Nick Falco 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2000
No Score Yet New York Undercover
Miles 1997
84% NYPD Blue
Duane Rollins 1994
No Score Yet Lincoln
Detective Mike Sellitto


James Conway says: Yeah? You should be sorry. Don't fuckin do it again and give me the money. Give me the fuckin money, You hear me? You hear me, I gotta come here and you bust my balls? Give me the fuckin money.

Spider says: [hesitating] Why don't you go fuck yourself, Tommy?

James Conway says: Attaboy! I got respect for this kid. He's got a lot of fucking balls. Good for you! Don't take no shit off nobody.

James Conway says: What's the fuckin' matter with you? What - what is the fuckin' matter with you? What are you, stupid or what? Tommy, Tommy, I'm kidding with you. What the fuck are you doin'? What are you, a fuckin' sick maniac?

Tommy DeVito says: Good shot. What do you want from me? Good shot. Fuckin' rat anyway. His family's all rats. He'll grow up to be a rat.

Tommy DeVito says: Who the fuck cares? I'll dig the fuckin' hole. I don't give a fuck. What is it, the first hole I dug? Not the first time I dug a hole. I'll fuckin' dig a hole. Where are the shovels?

Frankie Carbone says: Eh, I been playin' that numba for three years

Frankie Carbone says: Eh, I been playin' that numba for three years.

Spider says: You said "I'm alright, Spider."

Spider says: No, I thought you said 'I'm alright, Spider'.

Lenny says: [When Frankie is humming the "Jaws" theme song] That song gives me the creeps!

Lenny says: [Frankie starts humming the Jaws tune] That song gives me the creeps!

Frankie says: What do ya mean? It's our theme song?

Frankie says: What do ya mean? It's our theme song! [the Jaws tune starts to play, and the opening credits roll]

Lenny says: Mom says it's not okay to hit!

Lenny says: Mom says it's not okay to hit! [Frankie slaps Lenny]

Frankie says: [Slaps Lenny] Mom's not here!

Frankie says: Mom's not here!

Frankie says: [While Lenny is busy trying to save a little worm] Yo, Lenny!

Frankie says: [while Lenny is busy trying to save a little worm] Yo, Lenny!

Lenny says: Uh, I'm comin', Frankie!

Frankie says: Move it. Pop's waiting.

Frankie says: Lenny had an accident. He was born!

Lenny says: [Sarcastic laugh] You're a comic genius.

Lenny says: [sarcastic laugh] You're a comic genius.