Danny Aiello (I) (1933–2019)


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Danny Aiello was an American actor of Italian descent, and enjoyed a lengthy career in film. He was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione in the comedy-drama film "Do the Right Thing" (1989). Aiello was born in Manhattan, New York City on June 20, 1933. His parents were laborer ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in New Jersey, USA

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Moonstruck Mr. Johnny Cammareri
(1987)
Hudson Hawk Tommy Five-Tone
(1991)

Filmography

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  Hereafter Musical (Short) (post-production)
Jason
 2021 One Moment
Joe McGuinness
 2019 Nothing to Say (Short) (voice)
 2019 The Last Big Save
Louis Brown
 2018 Little Italy
Carlo Campo (as Daniel Aiello)
 2017 Broken Dreams Blvd (TV Movie)
Teddy Berry
 2017 Difficult People (TV Series)
Danny Aiello
- Passover Bump (2017) ... Danny Aiello (voice)
 2017 Fielders Choice (TV Series)
 2016/II The Neighborhood
Joseph Donatello
 2014 Reach Me
Father Paul
 2014 Henry & Me
Dr. Acosta (voice)
 2014 JJ Grey & Mofro: This River (Music Video)
Man by the River
 2011 Capone: The Rehearsal (Short)
 2010/I Stiffs
Frank Tramontana
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video)
Papa (segment "Papa Don't Preach")
 2006 A Broken Sole
The Shoemaker
 2006/I The Last Request
Pop
 2006 Lucky Number Slevin
Roth
 2005 Brooklyn Lobster
Frank Giorgio
 2005 The Fool (Short)
Dummy (voice)
 2004 Zeyda and the Hitman
Nathan
 2003 Mail Order Bride
Tony Santini
 2001 Off Key
Fabrizio
 2000 Prince of Central Park
Noah Cairn
 2000 Dinner Rush
Louis Cropa
 2000 Mambo Café
Joey
 1999 18 Shades of Dust
Vincent Dianni
 1998 The Last Don II (TV Mini Series)
Don Domenico Clericuzio
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Don Domenico Clericuzio
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Don Domenico Clericuzio
 1998 Wilbur Falls
Phillip Devereaux
 1998 A Brooklyn State of Mind
Danny Parente
 1997-1998 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Anthony Dellaventura
- The Human Factor (1998) ... Anthony Dellaventura
- Made in America (1998) ... Anthony Dellaventura
- David & Goliath (1998) ... Anthony Dellaventura
- The Biggest Miracle (1997) ... Anthony Dellaventura
- Dreamers (1997) ... Anthony Dellaventura
 1997 Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis
Mr. Rathbone
 1997 The Last Don (TV Mini Series)
Don Domenico Clericuzio
- Part III (1997) ... Don Domenico Clericuzio
- Part II (1997) ... Don Domenico Clericuzio
- Part I (1997) ... Don Domenico Clericuzio
 1996 Mojave Moon
Al
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Dosmo Pizzo
 1996 City Hall
Frank Anselmo
 1995 Lieberman in Love (Short)
Joe Lieberman
 1995 Two Much
Gene
 1995 Brothers' Destiny (TV Movie)
Duke
 1995 Power of Attorney (Video)
Joseph Scassi
 1994 Save the Rabbits (Short)
Ronnie
 1994 Ready to Wear
Major Hamilton
 1993 Me and the Kid
Harry
 1993 The Pickle
Harry Stone
 1993 The Cemetery Club
Ben Katz
 1992 Mistress
Carmine Rasso
 1992 Rabbit Ears: Pinocchio (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Ruby
Jack Ruby
 1991 29th Street
Frank Pesce, Sr.
 1991 Hudson Hawk
Tommy Five-Tone
 1991 He Ain't Heavy (Short)
 1991 Rich in Died
Joe Bella
 1990 The Closer
Chester Grant
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder
Louis
 1989 Harlem Nights
Phil Cantone
 1989 The Preppie Murder (TV Movie)
Det. Mike Sheehan
 1989 Do the Right Thing
Sal
 1989 Loving (TV Series)
Stunt Coordinator
- Episode dated 14 March 1989 (1989) ... Stunt Coordinator (credit only)
 1989 White Hot
Charlie Buick
 1989 The January Man
Vincent Alcoa
 1988 Shocktroop
John Cunningham
 1988 The Third Solution
George Sherman
 1988 Alone in the Neon Jungle (TV Movie)
Chief
 1987 Moonstruck
Mr. Johnny Cammareri
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Phil
 1987 Night Heat (TV Series)
Frankie D.
- Comeback (1987) ... Frankie D.
 1987 Man on Fire
Conti
 1987 Daddy
Coach Jacobs
 1987 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Master of Ceremonies
- Charlton Heston/Wynton Marsalis (1987) ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1987 The Hustler of Money (TV Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1987 Radio Days
Rocco
 1985-1986 Lady Blue (TV Series)
Lt. Terry McNichols
- Willow's Cowboy (1986) ... Lt. Terry McNichols
- Maximum Force (1986) ... Lt. Terry McNichols
- Sylvie (1986) ... Lt. Terry McNichols
- Scorpio's Sting (1986) ... Lt. Terry McNichols
- Death Grip (1985) ... Lt. Terry McNichols
 1986 Madonna: Papa Don't Preach (Music Video)
Father (uncredited)
 1985 The Protector
Danny Garoni
 1985 Key Exchange
Carabello
 1985 The Lucie Arnaz Show (TV Series)
Vic Rosetti
- Good Sports (1985) ... Vic Rosetti
 1985 The Stuff
Vickers
 1984 Death Mask
Capt. Mike Grasso
 1984 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Tommy Vale
- The Odds (1984) ... Tommy Vale
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America
Police Chief Aiello
 1984 Old Enough
Mr. Bruckner
 1983 3-2-1 Contact (TV Series)
Florist
- Babies: Growth and Development (1983) ... Florist
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
Randy Powers
 1982 A Question of Honor (TV Movie)
Martelli
 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
Gene Halley
- Hands of Gold (1982) ... Gene Halley
 1980-1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Frank Caruso / Dominic Ginetti
- The Unforgivable Secret (1982) ... Frank Caruso
- A Family of Strangers (1980) ... Dominic Ginetti
 1982 Gemini (TV Movie)
Fran
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
Morgan
 1980 Hide in Plain Sight
Sal Carvello
 1980 Defiance
Carmine
 1978 Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (TV Movie)
Bernie Serino
 1978 Bloodbrothers
Artie
 1978 The Last Tenant (TV Movie)
Carl
 1978 On Our Own (TV Series)
Skip Mazarelli
- Add Two Children and Stir: Part 2 (1978) ... Skip Mazarelli
- Add Two Children and Stir: Part 1 (1978) ... Skip Mazarelli
 1978 Fingers
Butch
 1977 The Godfather Saga (TV Mini Series)
Tony Rosato (uncredited)
 1977 Hooch
Tony (as Dan Aiello)
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Lt. Phil Lombardi
- The Deadly Silence (1977) ... Lt. Phil Lombardi
- The Beast of Athens (1977) ... Lt. Phil Lombardi
- The Treatment Succeeded But the Patient Died (1977) ... Lt. Phil Lombardi
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Matty
- Black Thorn (1976) ... Matty
 1976 The Front
Danny LaGattuta
 1974 The Godfather Part II
Tony Rosato
 1973 The Godmothers (uncredited)
 1973 Bang the Drum Slowly
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Alternate Names:

Daniel Aiello | Dan Aiello

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Spouse:

Sandy Cohen  (his death)  (4 children)

Parents:

Daniel Louis Aiello Sr. | Frances Pietrocova
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Personal Quote:

[comparing The Godfather Part II (1974) with The Sopranos (1999)] I don't know anyone who curses the way they do in an Italian household. I never said the word "hell" in front of my mother. That was a different time, but I have sons and they have never said the word "hell" in front of me or my wife. That's the truth, that's the truth. There was certainly less profanity, and there was a kind of ... See more »

Trivia:

A former bouncer at New York's comedy club, The Improvisation, he broke into the business when he started filling in there as an emcee. See more »

Trademark:

Silky smooth speaking voice See more »

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