Tony Musante

Tony Musante

Highest Rated: 100% The Detective (1968)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Last Run (1971)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1936

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Tony Musante has spent several decades portraying mob-connected criminals, vicious hit men, and general ne'er-do'wells. Musante, who began acting in Off-Broadway theater in 1960, broke into television with small but memorable roles in anthologies like the mystery series "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour." Some of Musante's earliest film roles were as a street-smart hoodlum in "The Incident," a New York City subway heist drama, and as an embattled guerilla Mexican general in "The Revolutionary," about Mexico's struggle for independence in the 1910s. In 1970, Musante was cast in Italian horror legend Dario Argento's "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage," as a writer who, after witnessing a murder attempt, is stalked by the vengeful killer. In 1973, he was cast in the lead role of the TV crime drama "Toma," based on the real-life exploits of a successful New Jersey police detective. The show drew heavy criticism for its graphic criminal and police violence and was canceled after one season; it was later brought back under the name "Baretta" and starred Robert Blake. Musante, who occasionally appeared in Italian films throughout the '70s, next landed a high-profile supporting role on the hospital drama "Medical Story" and portrayed a shady Mafioso uncle in 1984's "The Pope of Greenwich Village," about a robbery gone awry. In 1997, Musante appeared as prison gang leader and Mafia boss Antonio Schibetta in the critically acclaimed HBO series "Oz."

Highest rated movies

The Detective
The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
The Pope of Greenwich Village
The Incident
The Mercenary
The Yards
We Own the Night
The Grissom Gang

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
57% 61% We Own the Night Jack Shapiro (Character) $28.6M 2007
64% 51% The Yards Seymour Korman (Character) $882.7K 2000
No Score Yet 62% Exiled: A Law & Order Movie Don Giancarlo Uzielli (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Family Secrets Lennox (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Collector's Item Michael (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 63% Dario Argento's World of Horror Unknown (Character) - 1985
90% 74% The Pope of Greenwich Village Pete (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rearview Mirror Vince Martino (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Ice Lt. Col. Harris Thatcher (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Story of Esther King Ahasuerus (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther King Ahasuerus (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Husband Is Missing Derek Mackenzie (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye & Amen John Dhannay (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Hide Joey Faber (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quality of Mercy Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgement: The Court Martial of Lt. William Calley Lt. William Calley (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Miles Joe Larkin (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of All the Safecrackers Det. David Toma (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toma: The Safecracker Det. David Toma (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toma Det. David Toma (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 73% Anonymous Venetian Enrico (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of an Actor Unknown (Character) - 1971
40% 43% The Last Run Paul Rickard (Character) - 1971
46% 69% The Grissom Gang Eddie Hagan (Character) - 1971
93% 80% The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Sam Dalmas (Character) - 1970
100% 45% The Detective Felix (Character) - 1968
80% 76% The Mercenary Paco Roman (Character) - 1968
88% 89% The Incident Joe Ferrone (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 52% Once a Thief Cleveland 'Cleve' Shoenstein (Character) - 1965

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet As the World Turns Unknown (Character) 2006 2004
92% 98% Oz Nino Schibetta (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2003 1997
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Charlie Harris (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toma Det. David Toma (Character) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Billy Karnes (Guest Star) 1966

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