Biography

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Vincent Gardenia  (January 7, 1920 – December 9, 1992) was an Italian American stage, film, and television actor.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Vincent Gardenia  (January 7, 1920 – December 9, 1992) was an Italian American stage, film, and television actor.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Vincent Gardenia, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 67

Birthday 1920-01-07

Day of Death 1992-12-09

Place of Birth Naples, Italy

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Vince Gardenia

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1991 The Super as Big Lou Kritski
1991 Coney Island as Commentator
1989 Age-Old Friends as Michael Aylott
1989 Skin Deep as Barney the Barkeeper
1987 Moonstruck as Cosmo Castorini
1986 Little Shop of Horrors as Mr. Mushnik
1986 L.A. Law (7 episodes)
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater (1 episode)
1985 Movers & Shakers as Saul Gritz
1984 Dark Mirror as Al Church
1983 Kennedy (7 episodes) as J. Edgar Hoover
1982 Death Wish II as Det. Frank Ochoa
1982 The Odd Squad as General Brigg
1981 Thornwell as Traeger
1980 Breaking Away (8 episodes) as Ray Stohler
1980 The Last Flight of Noah's Ark as Stoney
1980 Home Movies as Doktor Byrd
1980 The Dream Merchants (3 episodes) as Peter Kessler
1979 Goldie and the Boxer as Diamond
1979 The House by the Edge of the Lake as Old Painter
1979 Firepower
1978 Heaven Can Wait as Krim
1977 Greased Lightning as Sheriff Cotton
1977 Fire Sale as Benny Fikus
1976 The Big Racket as Pepe
1976 Luna di miele in tre as Frankie, the journalist
1975 The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery as Big Daddy Jessup
1975 La banca di Monate as Santino Paleari
1974 The Front Page as 'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County
1974 Death Wish as Det. Frank Ochoa
1973 Kojak (1 episode)
1973 Lucky Luciano as Colonel Charles Poletti
1973 Bang the Drum Slowly as Dutch Schnell
1973 The Screaming Skull as Ollie
1972 Hickey & Boggs
1972 Maude (1 episode)
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1971 Cold Turkey as Mayor Wappler
1971 Little Murders as Mr. Newquist
1971 All in the Family (9 episodes) as Frank Lorenzo
1970 Where’s Poppa? as Coach Williams
1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1 episode)
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1970 Jenny as Mr. Marsh
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (3 episodes)
1966 The Rat Patrol (1 episode)
1966 The Monkees (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (2 episodes)
1965 The Third Day as Preston
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (3 episodes)
1961 The Hustler as Bartender
1961 Mad Dog Coll as Dutch Schulth
1961 Tallahassee 7000 (1 episode)
1960 The Dybbuk as Nissen
1960 Murder, Inc. as Syndicate Lawyer Lazlo
1958 Cop Hater as Danny the Gimp (as Vince Gardenia)
1958 Naked City (2 episodes)
1957 Decoy (1 episode)
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Nominee
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (1 episode)

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