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Once a lanky lad from the rough and tumble streets of Paterson, NJ, Joe Cortese is a well-known veteran actor whose career on stage, screen and television spans nearly four decades. But it's his recent work in two of the most honored projects this year and another major role upcoming that has imparted the industry to have an entirely new respect ... See full bio »

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 2020 Find Your Horn & Let It Kill You (Short) (pre-production)
Pawn Shop Manager
 2019 The Loudest Voice (TV Mini-Series)
Roger Stone
- 2012 (2019) ... Roger Stone
 2019 The Last Big Save
Frank Zimmer
 2018 Green Book
Gio Loscudo
 2017 Tonight and Every Night (Short)
 2017 Doobious Sources
Magnus Martindale
 2016 Rules Don't Apply
 2016 The Bronx Bull
Vito Lazio
 2015 General Hospital (TV Series)
Frank Smith
- Episode #1.13344 (2015) ... Frank Smith
- Episode #1.13343 (2015) ... Frank Smith
 2015 Any Day
Hipster Jack
 2014 Perception (TV Series)
Paolo Genardi
- Curveball (2014) ... Paolo Genardi
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
Danny Sabbatino
- Bridges (2011) ... Danny Sabbatino
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
- Partners (2010) ... Jimmy
 2009 The Deported
Dr. Freelander
 2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
- The Gang Dances Their Asses Off (2007) ... Sal (as Joseph Cortese)
 2007 Go Go Tales
Danny Cash
 2006 Bones (TV Series)
Lou Mackey
- The Woman in the Sand (2006) ... Lou Mackey
 2006 Shut Up and Shoot!
Spencer Spector
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Nick Calabrini
- Whatever Happened to Seymour Magoon? (2005) ... Nick Calabrini
 2004 Against the Ropes
Irving Abel
 2003 The Agency (TV Series)
Frank First - Drug Dealer
- Spy Finance (2003) ... Frank First - Drug Dealer
 2002 You Got Nothin'
Big Tommy (as Joseph Cortese)
 2001 The Shipment
Vincent Florio
 2000 Game Day
 2000 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
Martin Greenwald
- Caged (2000) ... Martin Greenwald
- Legacy of Blood (2000) ... Martin Greenwald
- Sleeping Dragons (2000) ... Martin Greenwald
 1999 Malevolence
Billy Bob Jones
 1998 Nowhere Land
Luke Santelli
 1998 Young Hearts Unlimited (TV Movie)
 1998 American History X
 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie)
Johnny Roselli (uncredited)
 1998 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Marty Stasski
- David & Goliath (1998) ... Marty Stasski
 1997 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Jimmy Ryshert
- Shake, Rattle & Roll (1997) ... Jimmy Ryshert
 1997 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Warden Crown
- On Wings of Angels (1997) ... Warden Crown
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Gene Savage
- Deja Vu (1996) ... Gene Savage
 1994-1996 Renegade (TV Series)
Sgt. Jack Winslow / Luke Landry
- Self Defense (1996) ... Sgt. Jack Winslow
- Thrill Kill (1994) ... Luke Landry
 1996 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Jack Pendergrast
- Deep Water (1996) ... Jack Pendergrast
 1995 The Last Word
Jimmy (as Joseph Cortese)
 1995 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Judge Moyne
- Community Service (1995) ... Judge Moyne
 1994 Illicit Dreams
Daniel Davis (as Joseph Cortese)
 1994 The Commish (TV Series)
Vincent Rosetti
- Who Do You Trust (1994) ... Vincent Rosetti
 1994 Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit (TV Movie)
Slade (as Joseph Cortese)
 1993 Born to Run (TV Movie)
Phil (as Joseph Cortese)
 1992 To Protect and Serve
Kazinski (as Joseph Cortese)
 1992 Lady Boss (TV Series)
Santino Bonnatti (as Joseph Cortese)
 1992 Exclusive (TV Movie)
Oliver (as Joseph Cortese)
 1992 Ruby
Louie Vitali
 1991 The Man in the Family (TV Series)
- Honor Bound (1991) ... Vinnie (as Joseph Cortese)
 1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lt. Jerry Marino
- Family Doctor (1991) ... Lt. Jerry Marino (as Joseph Cortese)
 1990 Dragonfight
Baybington (as Joseph Cortese)
 1990 The Closer
John Morgan (as Joseph Cortese)
 1990 Warrant: Cherry Pie (Video short)
 1990 Just Life (TV Movie)
 1988-1989 Something Is Out There (TV Series)
Jack Breslin
- The Keeper (1989) ... Jack Breslin
- A Hearse of Another Color (1989) ... Jack Breslin
- Good Psychics Are Hard to Come By (1988) ... Jack Breslin
- A Message from Mr. Cool (1988) ... Jack Breslin
- Night of the Visitors (1988) ... Jack Breslin
 1988 Something Is Out There (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Breslin
- Good Psychics Are Hard to Come By (1988) ... Jack Breslin
- A Message from Mr. Cool (1988) ... Jack Breslin
- Night of the Visitors (1988) ... Jack Breslin
- In His Own Image (1988) ... Jack Breslin
- Don't Look Back (1988) ... Jack Breslin
 1988 C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (TV Movie)
Doc Burkholder (as Joseph Cortese)
 1987 Deadly Illusion
Detective Paul Lefferts (as Joseph Cortese)
 1987 Assault and Matrimony (TV Movie)
Smith (as Joseph Cortese)
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
- Bad Blood (1987) ... Frankie
 1986 C.A.T. Squad (TV Movie)
John 'Doc' Burkholder
 1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Nicholas Casavin
- The Casavin Curse (1986) ... Nicholas Casavin
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Romano
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Joe Romano
 1986 Hunter (TV Series)
Marco Brokaw
- Scrap Metal (1986) ... Marco Brokaw
 1985 Letting Go (TV Movie)
Neil (as Joseph Cortese)
 1985 Brothers-in-Law (TV Movie)
Mickey Gubiacci (as Joseph Cortese)
 1984 Gone Are the Dayes (TV Movie)
Frank Delgado
 1982 Monsignor
 1981 Computercide (TV Movie)
Michael Stringer (as Joseph Cortese)
 1981 Evilspeak
Reverend Jameson (as Joseph Cortese)
 1980 Windows
Bob Luffrono (as Joseph Cortese)
 1979 Worlds Apart
 1976 The Death Collector
Jerry Bolanti (as Joseph Cortese)
 1975 Jessi's Girls
Baldry (as Joseph Cortese)
 1974 Arizona Slim
Reggie (as Joseph Cortese)
 1973 Lotsa Luck! (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
- The Belmont Connection (1973) ... Mr. Smith
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