Michael Rispoli

Michael Rispoli

Highest Rated: 100% Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018)

Lowest Rated: 8% Exposed (2016)

Birthday: Oct 27, 1960

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A veteran of film, television, and the stage, frequent movie tough-guy Michael Rispoli, with his stocky build and unmistakable East Coast dialect, is the virtual personification of New York attitude. Born and raised in Tappan, NY, Rispoli launched his acting career at New York's famed Circle in the Square. Subsequently appearing for many years on the New York stage, Rispoli would turn up in such mainstay productions as Twelfth Night, MacBeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Though he would play up his tough-guy image in such early film and television appearances as Household Saints (1993) and Above the Rim (1994), his penchant for humor would slowly find Rispoli expanding his cinematic territory into comedy and lighter material such as Hacks (2001) and Death to Smoochy (2002). Nevertheless, frequent small-screen appearances in Third Watch, Big Apple, and most notably in the award-winning HBO organized crime-themed The Sopranos has found Rispoli frequently returning to the character roles that he so excels at. After a memorable supporting role in the romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping (1995), Rispoli leapt into leading man territory in the little-seen but warmly regarded romantic drama Two Family House (2000). As a blue-collar Italian-American New Yorker confronted with racism when he becomes romantically involved with an Irish immigrant who births an African-American child, Rispoli displayed a warmth and depth not yet reached in his previous two-dimensional roles, hinting at a promising future for the talented actor. On the heels of prominant supporting roles in such features as Mr. 3000, The Weatherman, and Lonely Hearts, Rispoli continued to flourish in features when he appeared in the inspirational 2006 sports drama Invincible.


Highest Rated Movies



89% Framing John DeLorean Actor 2019
No Score Yet Honor Up Victor 2018
100% Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists Jimmy Breslin 2018
No Score Yet The Depths Ray Ferguson 2017
8% Exposed Detective Dibronski 2016
No Score Yet Friends and Romans Screenwriter Nick DeMaio 2015
83% Rob the Mob Sal $0.3M 2014
No Score Yet Not For Human Consumption Actor 2014
No Score Yet Empire State Tony 2013
50% Pain & Gain Frank Griga $49.4M 2013
66% Union Square Nick $45.3K 2012
51% The Rum Diary Sala $13.1M 2011
8% The Reunion Nicholas Canton 2011
No Score Yet The Last Godfather Tony V. $0.2M 2011
76% Kick-Ass Big Joe $20.1M 2010
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 John Johnson $65.5M 2009
55% Yonkers Joe Mickey 2009
No Score Yet See You in September Terrence 2009
31% Black Irish Joey 2007
No Score Yet Searching for Bobby DeNiro Actor 2006
47% Lonely Hearts Coroner $0.2M 2006
72% Invincible Max Cantrell $57.8M 2006
11% One Last Thing Babba 2006
59% The Weather Man Don $12.5M 2005
55% Mr. 3000 Boca $21.8M 2004
42% Death to Smoochy Spinner Dunn $8.4M 2002
100% Hacks Al DeMarco 2002
89% Two Family House Buddy Visalo 2000
No Score Yet It Had to Be You Henry Taylor 2000
67% The Third Miracle John Leone 1999
No Score Yet Scar City Actor 1999
51% Summer of Sam Joey T. 1999
24% One Tough Cop Detective Lt. Denny Regan 1998
65% Rounders Granma 1998
40% Snake Eyes Jimmy George 1998
No Score Yet Scarred City Sammy Bandusky 1998
50% Volcano Gator Harris 1997
No Score Yet His & Hers Nick 1997
14% Feeling Minnesota Motel Manager 1996
53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco Jack 1996
19% The Juror Joseph Boffano 1996
88% To Die For Ben DeLuca 1995
79% While You Were Sleeping Joe Jr. 1995
53% Above the Rim Richie 1994
44% Angie Jerry 1994
50% Household Saints Nicky 1993


93% The Deuce
Rudy Pipilo 2019
96% Elementary
Sean O'Grady 2018
73% Chicago Justice
68% Madoff
Frank DiPascali 2016
84% The Man in the High Castle
Don Warren 2015
94% The Good Wife
Agent Stud Harper 2014
92% Person Of Interest
Dario Kazarian 2013
65% Magic City
Bel Jaffe 2013
48% Common Law
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Vitale Jack Condo 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order
Pete Haynes Johnny DeMayo Johnny Di Maio 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Ike Mannleigh 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Frank Adair 2006
29% Bram and Alice
Michael 2004
9% 10-8: Officers on Duty
Angelo Amonte 2003
No Score Yet Third Watch
Jerry Mankowitz Jerry 2002
92% The Sopranos
Jackie Aprile 2001
14% Ryan Caulfield: Year One
Vincent Vincent Susser 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Frankie 1999
No Score Yet ER
Nable Victor Nable 1998
43% My Guys
56% The Great Defender
Lou Frischetti


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Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: Doesn't anybody use the phone anymore?

Joe Fusco Jr. says: I do.

Lucy Eleanor Moderatz says: I'm not talking about nine hundred numbers.

Joe Fusco Jr. says: Who told?

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Grama says: I consolidated your outstanding debt.

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Sanderson says: "I thought you weren't gonna drink again?"

Sanderson says: I thought you weren't gonna drink again?

Sala says: I thought you weren't gonna drink again?

Paul Kemp says: "I wasn't but I finally beat my will power."

Paul Kemp says: I wasn't but I finally beat my will power.

Kemp says: I wasn't but I finally beat my will power.

Mary O'Neary says: It's Mrs. O'Neary,Mr.Vasallo.I wouldn't dream of calling you by your first name.

Mary O'Neary says: It's Mrs. O'Neary, Mr. Vasallo. I wouldn't dream of calling you by your first name.

Buddy Visalo says: Oh yeah well wher's Mr. O'Neary?

Buddy Visalo says: Oh yeah well where's Mr. O'Neary?