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Joe Grifasi

1944-06-14 Buffalo - New York - USA

Image of Joe Grifasi

Biografia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joseph G. "Joe" Grifasi (born June 14, 1944) is an American character actor of film, stage and television. Grifasi was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Patricia (née Gaglione) and Joseph J. Grifasi, a skilled laborer. Grifasi graduated from Bishop Fallon High School, a now defunct Catholic high school in Buffalo. He played football and acted in many of the school's plays. Grifasi briefly attended Canisius College in Buffalo before joining the United States Army. He went on to study at the Yale School of Drama. While at the Yale School of Drama, he met his future wife, the jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. Grifasi has played two separate members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played for the New York Yankees. In 61, set in 1961, he played Phil Rizzuto; in The Bronx Is Burning, set in 1977, he played Yogi Berra. Paul Borghese played Berra in 61, while actual 1977 broadcast recordings of Rizzuto were used in The Bronx Is Burning.

Películas

The American Side The Serb 2016-04-14
Baked in Brooklyn David's Dad 2016-10-14
A Midsummer Night's Dream Peter Quince 2014-09-08
The Front Mr. Zeffirelli 2010-04-17
A Crime Bill 2006-09-11
Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed Uncle Sam 2006-06-10
Slow Burn Desk Sgt. Drown 2005-09-12
13 Going on 30 Mr. Flamhaff 2004-04-13
Auto Focus Strip Club M.C. 2002-10-18
61* Phil Rizzuto 2001-04-28
Looking for an Echo Vic 2000-11-10
The Other Me Conrad 2000-09-08
Switching Goals Dave 1999-12-12
The Deal Boular 1998-01-01
Sunday Scottie Elster 1997-08-27
One Fine Day Manny Feldstein 1996-12-20
Undue Influence Clem 1996-09-15
Money Train Riley 1995-11-21
Two Bits Uncle Joe 1995-10-22
Heavy Leo 1995-01-20
Batman Forever Bank Guard 1995-06-16
Natural Born Killers Deputy Sheriff Duncan Homolka 1994-08-25
The Hudsucker Proxy Lou 1994-03-11
Benny & Joon Mike 1993-04-16
Taking the Heat Lou Valentine 1993-06-06
Household Saints Frank Manzone 1993-09-15
Citizen Cohn Gerald Walpin 1992-08-22
Primary Motive Paul Melton 1992-08-02
Presumed Innocent Tommy Molto 1990-07-26
Chances Are Omar 1989-03-10
Perfect Witness Breeze 1989-10-28
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Bartender 1988-01-01
Big Business Desk Clerk 1988-06-10
Moonstruck Shy Waiter 1987-12-18
F/X Mickey 1986-02-07
One Police Plaza Inspector Nicolas Zambrano 1986-11-29
Bad Medicine Gómez 1985-11-22
Brewster's Millions J.B. Donaldo 1985-05-22
The Pope of Greenwich Village Jimmy the Cheese Man 1984-06-22
Still of the Night Joseph Vitucci 1982-11-19
The Gentleman Bandit Detective Esposito 1981-05-06
Honky Tonk Freeway Osvaldo 1981-08-21
Hide in Plain Sight Matty Stanek 1980-03-21
Something Short of Paradise Barney Collins 1979-09-14
On the Yard 1978-09-16
The Deer Hunter Bandleader 1978-12-08
Secret Service Cpl. Matson 1977-01-12