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Michael Rispoli

Highest Rated:   100% Hacks (2002)
Lowest Rated:   5% Exposed (2016)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
5% Exposed
  • Detective Dibronski
2016
No Score Yet Friends and Romans
  • Screenwriter
  • Nick DeMaio
2015
84% Rob the Mob
  • Sal
$0.3M 2014
No Score Yet Not For Human Consumption
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Empire State
  • Tony
2013
49% Pain & Gain
  • Frank Griga
$49.4M 2013
63% Union Square
  • Nick
$45.3k 2012
50% 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
48% Lonely Hearts
  • Coroner
$0.2M 2006
71% Invincible
  • Max Cantrell
$57.8M 2006
11% One Last Thing
  • Babba
2006
58% The Weather Man
  • Don
$12.5M 2005
54% Mr. 3000
  • Boca
$21.8M 2004
42% Death to Smoochy
  • Spinner Dunn
$8.4M 2002
100% Hacks
  • Al DeMarco
2002
88% 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
45% Volcano
  • Gator Harris
1997
No Score Yet His & Hers
  • Nick
1997
16% Feeling Minnesota
  • Motel Manager
1996
53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco
  • Jack
1996
15% The Juror
  • Joseph Boffano
1996
87% To Die For
  • Ben DeLuca
1995
80% While You Were Sleeping
  • Joe Jr.
1995
53% Above the Rim
  • Richie
1994
40% Angie
  • Jerry
1994
50% Household Saints
  • Nicky
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% Chicago Justice
2017
  • Actor
  • 2017
68% Madoff
2016
  • Frank DiPascali
  • 2016
78% The Man in the High Castle
2015
  • Don Warren
  • 2015
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Agent Stud Harper
  • 2014
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Dario Kazarian
  • 2013
56% Magic City
2012-2013
  • Bel Jaffe
  • 2013
  • 2012
48% Common Law
2012
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Vitale Jack Condo
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Pete Haynes Johnny DeMayo Johnny Di Maio
  • 2008
  • 1998
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Ike Mannleigh
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Frank Adair
  • 2006
  • 2005
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Jackie Aprile
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Nable Victor Nable
  • 1998

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