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Michael Imperioli

Highest Rated:   97% GoodFellas (1990)
Lowest Rated:   4% My Baby's Daddy (2004)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
38% The Wannabe
  • Alphonse
2015
No Score Yet Houses
  • Actor
2015
45% 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
41% 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
67% Stuck Between Stations
  • David
2011
No Score Yet Love & Distrust
  • Stud
2010
14% The Hungry Ghosts
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2010
31% 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
35% 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
71% 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
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Joe T
1999
No Score Yet Too Tired to Die
  • Fabrizio
1998
No Score Yet 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
77% I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Ondine
1996
36% Sweet Nothing
  • Angelo
1996
33% Girl 6
  • Scary Caller 30
1996
45% Dead Presidents
  • D'Ambrosio
1995
73% The Addiction
  • Missionary
1995
68% Clockers
  • Jo-Jo
1995
75% 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
91% Malcolm X
  • Reporter at Fire Bombing
1992
81% Jungle Fever
  • James Tucci
1991
97% GoodFellas
  • Spider
1990
69% Lean on Me
  • George
1989
No Score Yet Alexa
  • Acid Head
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Robert Lewis
  • 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2016
75% Lucifer
2016
  • Uriel
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Odell Martin
  • 2016
  • 2015
64% Mad Dogs
2015-2016
  • Lex
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
  • Appearing
  • 2014
66% Rake
2014
  • Alberto Rinaldi
  • 2014
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Rick Rath
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Actor
  • 2013
89% Girls
2012
  • Powell Goldman
  • 2012
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
  • Jimmy Folkes
  • 2012
83% Detroit 1-8-7
2010-2011
  • Det. Louis Fitch
  • 2011
  • 2010
29% Mercy
2009-2010
  • Harold Pindus
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
  • Dr. John Ottavi
  • 2010
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Screenwriter
  • Christopher Moltisanti
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Johnny Stivers Det. Nick Falco
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Duane Rollins
  • 1994
No Score Yet Alex, Inc.
2017
  • Eddie Ramirez

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