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Tony Musante

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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ice
  • Actor
2012
56% We Own the Night
  • Jack Shapiro
$27.6M 2007
64% The Yards
  • Seymour Korman
2000
44% 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
67% The Grissom Gang
  • Eddie Hagen
1971
No Score Yet The Last Run
  • Paul Rickard
1971
92% 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
No Score Yet The Detective
  • Felix
1968
83% The Incident
  • Joe Ferrone
1967
No Score Yet Once a Thief
  • Cleve Shoenstein
1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Oz
1997-2003
  • Nino Schibetta
  • 1999
  • 1997

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