Vincent Gardenia

Vincent Gardenia

Highest Rated: 96% The Hustler (1961)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 7, 1920

Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy

Short, stocky character player whose furrowed brow, hawk nose and hearty manner made him an instantly recognizable figure on stage, screen and TV from the late 1950s. Starting as a professional actor in his mid-30s, Gardenia played supporting roles on Broadway in "Volpone" (1957), "Only in America" (1959) and "Seidman and Son" (1962) and in films including "The Hustler" (1961, playing a bartender) and "Mad Dog Coll" (1961, playing Dutch Schultz). He won a Tony for his performance in Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" in 1972 and earned a New York Film Critics Award and his first Oscar nomination as the baseball team manager in "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973). His second nomination came as Cher's philandering father in "Moonstruck" (1987).

Highest rated movies

The Hustler
Moonstruck
Bang the Drum Slowly
Little Shop of Horrors
Heaven Can Wait
Where's Poppa?
A View From the Bridge
Little Murders

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 43% The Super Big Lou Kritski (Character) $10.6M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story Harry Pizer (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 86% Age-Old Friends Michael Aylott (Character) - 1989
32% 56% Skin Deep Barney (Character) $19.4M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say -- Cheeeese ... Bonjour (Character) - 1988
93% 80% Moonstruck Cosmo Castorini (Character) $80.0M 1987
90% 79% Little Shop of Horrors Mr. Mushnik (Character) $36.5M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Squad General Brigg (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Chief Mike Maldonato (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 26% Movers and Shakers Saul Gritz (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 40% Dark Mirror Detective Al Church (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kennedy J. Edgar Hoover (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 67% Kennedy: The Presidential Years Unknown (Character) - 1983
33% 44% Death Wish II Det. Frank Ochoa (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muggable Mary: Street Cop Maggio (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thornwell Traeger (Character) - 1981
40% 40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Stoney (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 39% Home Movies Doctor Byrd (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 26% Firepower Frank Hull (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie and the Boxer Diamond (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marciano Al Weill (Character) - 1979
87% 68% Heaven Can Wait Krim (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire Sale Benny Fikus (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 51% Greased Lightning Sheriff Cotton (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 76% The Big Racket Pepe (Character) - 1976
59% 74% The Front Page Sheriff (Character) - 1974
63% 69% Death Wish Frank Ochoa (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 50% Lucky Luciano Poletti (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Screaming Skull Ollie (Character) - 1973
92% 62% Bang the Drum Slowly Dutch Schnell (Character) - 1973
67% 57% Hickey & Boggs Papadakis (Character) - 1972
60% 64% Cold Turkey Mayor Wappler (Character) - 1971
69% 81% Little Murders Mr. Newquist (Character) - 1971
82% 70% Where's Poppa? Coach Williams (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny Mr. Marsh (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 25% The Third Day Preston (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Mad Dog Coll Dutch Schultz (Character) - 1961
96% 93% The Hustler Bartender (Character) - 1961
80% 62% A View From the Bridge Lipari (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 38% Cop Hater Danny (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Mr. Terle (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kennedy J. Edgar Hoover (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Stoney (Character) 1981
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Frank Coleman (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974
No Score Yet 91% All in the Family Jim Bowman (Guest Star) 1971-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Eddie Cortina (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Charles Shepherd (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Capt. Bill Gibbs (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mr. Tevlin (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Dick (Character) 1957