Tony Musante

Highest Rated: 100% The Detective (1968)
Birthday: Jun 30, 1936
Birthplace: Not Available
Though he appeared to be the archetypal tense, tightly wound street punk, Tony Musante was in fact a reasonably well-behaved kid while growing up in Connecticut. After attending Oberlin College, Musante worked as a schoolteacher before making his off-Broadway acting bow in 1960. Three years later, producer David Susskind chose Musante to play a switchblade-wielding juvenile delinquent in the hour-long TV drama Ride With Terror; this developed into the 1967 film The Incident, with Musante repeating his role and winning several festival awards as a result. Following a healthy leading-man career in Italian pictures and in such Hollywood productions as The Last Run (1971), Musante returned to TV to star as chameleonlike New Jersey cop Dave Toma in the 1973 series Toma. When he left the series over creative differences after a single season, the program was retooled as Baretta, with Robert Blake in the title role. Tony Musante went on to earn an Emmy nomination for his performance in the 1975 TV movie A Quality of Mercy, and that same year made his long-overdue Broadway debut in PS Your Cat is Dead. He played Mafia boss Nino Schibetta on the first season of the HBO series Oz and continued working steadily up until his death in 2013 at age 77, as a result of complications from surgery.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ice Actor 2012
57% We Own the Night Jack Shapiro $27.7M 2007
64% The Yards Seymour Korman 2000
43% The Deep End of the Ocean Angelo 1999
No Score Yet La gabbia (Dead Fright) (Collector's Item) (The Trap) Michael 1999
No Score Yet Exiled (Exiled: A Law & Order Movie) Don Giancarlo Uzielli 1998
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror) Actor 1985
90% The Pope of Greenwich Village Pete 1984
No Score Yet High Ice Harris Thatcher 1980
No Score Yet Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Sal Falcone 1979
No Score Yet Nowhere to Hide Joey Faber 1977
No Score Yet Judgement: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley Actor 1975
50% The Grissom Gang Eddie Hagen 1971
No Score Yet The Last Run Paul Rickard 1971
93% L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage) Sam Dalmas 1970
No Score Yet The Anonymous Venetian Enrico 1970
No Score Yet Metti una sera a cena (Love Circle, One Night at Dinner) Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Mercenary (Il Mercenario) (A Professional Gun) Paco Roman 1968
100% The Detective Felix 1968
83% The Incident Joe Ferrone 1967
No Score Yet Once a Thief Cleve Shoenstein 1965

TV

CREDIT
89% Oz
1997-2003
Nino Schibetta
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Parker
  • 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Charlie Harris
  • 1975
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
David
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Billy Karnes
  • 1966

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