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Robert Davi

Highest Rated:   92% Die Hard (1988)
Lowest Rated:   0% Delta of Venus (1995)
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Birthplace:   Astoria, Queens, New York, USA
Rugged, tall, and heavily pock-marked, actor Robert Davi has built a long career out of playing anonymously ethnic bad guys. Born in Queens, NY, to Italian parents, he studied opera, Shakespeare, and stage acting under the wing of Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler before becoming one of Hollywood's most recognizable villains. His big feature-film break came in 1977, playing opposite Frank Sinatra in the detective drama Contract on Cherry Street. He would go on to appear with other superstars, toting guns as a mobster, corrupt cop, or general villain in numerous action movies. One of his most noticeable roles was as a Fratelli brother in The Goonies. He also played bad guys on television, building a long list of credits in popular series like The Fall Guy, The A-Team, and Wiseguy. Mostly a supporting actor, his first lead role was as a Palestinian terrorist in the TV movie Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami. His tough guy career reached its culmination in 1989, in the role of James Bond villain Franz Sanchez in License to Kill. After that, he occasionally broke out of the pattern and appeared in comedies and dramas. His first leading good guy part was in 1996 as FBI agent Bailey Malone in the NBC drama The Profiler. He even went so far as to star in the Rodney Dangerfield comedy The 4th Tenor and Rob Schneider's The Hot Chick. In 2002, Davi appeared in The Sorcerer's Apprentice as Merlin, lent his voice to the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and gained a starring role as Nick in the thriller Hitters.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
13% Black Rose
  • Captain Frank Dalano
2017
No Score Yet Spreading Darkness
  • Garvin McHulsey
2017
30% Criminal
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Awaken
  • Quentin
2015
No Score Yet Club Life
  • Bobby
2015
32% The Expendables 3
  • Vata
$34.8M 2014
No Score Yet A Long Way Off
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Lost Time
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet One in the Gun
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Asteroid Vs. Earth
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Doonby
  • Sheriff Woodley
2013
66% The Iceman
  • Leonard Merks
$1.9M 2013
No Score Yet Fatherhood 101
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Blood of Redemption
  • Hayden
2013
No Score Yet The Great Chameleon
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Pool Boys
  • Himself
2011
No Score Yet Swamp Shark
  • Sheriff Watson
2011
63% Kill the Irishman
  • Ray Ferritto
$1.2M 2011
No Score Yet Game of Death
  • Smith
2010
No Score Yet Ballistica
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet Magic Man
  • Det. Simpson
2009
No Score Yet Spring Break '83
  • Actor
2009
11% An American Carol
  • Aziz
$7M 2008
No Score Yet The Butcher
  • Murdoch
2008
57% The Dukes
  • Director
  • Danny
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2007
No Score Yet Night Trap
  • Actor
2007
14% In the Mix
  • Fish
$10.2M 2005
No Score Yet Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss
  • Ivan Nagy
2004
No Score Yet Absolute Aggression
  • R.D. Crowley
2004
No Score Yet One Last Ride
  • Michael's Father
2003
22% The Hot Chick
  • Stan
2002
No Score Yet The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Merlin/Milner
2002
No Score Yet The 4th Tenor
  • Ierra
2002
No Score Yet Hitters
  • Nick
  • Producer
2002
No Score Yet Soulkeeper
  • Mallion
2001
No Score Yet My Little Assassin
  • Frank Sturgis
1999
No Score Yet L.A. Without a Map
  • Himself
1998
No Score Yet Cyber Vengeance
  • R.D. Crowley
1997
No Score Yet The Beneficiary
  • Gil Potter
1997
No Score Yet The Bad Pack
  • McQue
1997
No Score Yet Body Count
  • Cook
1996
No Score Yet An Occasional Hell
  • Trooper Larry Abbott
1996
No Score Yet For Which He Stands
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet The Dogfighters
  • Rowdy Wells
1995
0% Delta of Venus
  • The Collector
1995
19% Showgirls
  • Al
1995
15% Cops And Robbersons
  • Osborn
1994
No Score Yet The November Men
  • Himself
1994
No Score Yet No Contest
  • Sergeant Crane
1994
No Score Yet Blind Justice
  • Alacran
1994
No Score Yet The Dangerous
  • Billy Davalos
1994
6% Son of the Pink Panther
  • Hans
1993
No Score Yet Night Trap (Mardi Gras for the Devil)
  • Mike Turner
1993
No Score Yet Terrorist on Trial: The U. S. vs. Salim Ajami
  • Salim Ajami
1993
No Score Yet Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence
  • Det. Sean McKinney
1993
No Score Yet Quick
  • Matthew Davenport
1993
7% Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
  • Pinzon
1992
No Score Yet Center of the Web
  • Richard Morgan
1992
No Score Yet Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue
  • Sully
1992
No Score Yet Asalto a Beverly Hills
  • Robert 'Bat' Masterson
1991
No Score Yet Illicit Behavior
  • Lt. Matt Walker
1991
No Score Yet White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd
  • Lucky Luciano
1991
25% Predator 2
  • Heinemann
1990
60% Maniac Cop 2
  • Det. Sean McKinney
1990
No Score Yet Peacemaker
  • Sergeant Ramos
1990
No Score Yet Legal Tender
  • Fix Cleary
1990
No Score Yet Deceptions
  • Jack Kessler
1990
No Score Yet Amazon
  • Dan
1990
77% Licence To Kill
  • Franz Sanchez
1989
92% Die Hard
  • Big Johnson
1988
10% Action Jackson
  • Tony Moretti
1988
No Score Yet Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (Hostile Witness)
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Wild Thing
  • Chopper
1987
No Score Yet Traxx
  • Aldo Palucci
1987
25% Raw Deal
  • Max
1986
70% The Goonies
  • Jake
1985
21% City Heat
  • Nino
1984
No Score Yet The Rousters
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Gangster Chronicles
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story
  • Hubbard
1980
No Score Yet Rage!
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet And Your Name Is Jonah
  • Dickie
1979
No Score Yet Magic
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Marvin Braxton
  • 2014
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Detective Kurzbard Det. Adam Kurzbard
  • 2010
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Christian's Dad
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Bailey Malone
  • 2000

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