Biography

With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality, and jewelry tycoon, and comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather (1972) on the basis of his screen test. Since then, Russo has remained busy as an actor, mostly playing assorted "wiseguys" and Mafia types. He was appeared again with Marlon Brando in a small role in The Freshman (1990) in which Brando parodied his Don Corleone role to good effect. IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Sorrentino

With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality, and jewelry tycoon, and comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather (1972) on the basis of his screen test. Since then, Russo has remained busy as an actor, mostly playing assorted "wiseguys" and Mafia types. He was appeared again with Marlon Brando in a small role in The Freshman (1990) in which Brando parodied his Don Corleone role to good effect. IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Sorrentino

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 25

Birthday 1943-12-12

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2010 Mulberry St.
2005 Prison Break(2 episodes)
2004 After the Sunset as Clippers Fan
2001 Harvard Man as Andrew Bandolini
1999 Any Given Sunday as Christina's Advisor
1997 Pacific Palisades(7 episodes)
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(1 episode)
1992 The Hat Squad(1 episode)
1989 Hardball(1 episode)
1987 Jake and the Fatman(2 episodes)
1987 Wiseguy(1 episode)
1984 Hunter(2 episodes)
1984 Riptide(58 episodes) as Straightaway
1981 The Greatest American Hero(1 episode)
1979 Winter Kills as Co-Pilot
1978 Laserblast as Tony Craig
1975 Lepke as Albert Anastasia
1975 Lo sgarbo
1974 The Godfather: Part II as Carlo
1974 The Rockford Files(1 episode) as Johnny Bongard
1974 The Rockford Files(1 episode) as Gianni Tedesco
1973 Kojak(1 episode)
1973 Toma(1 episode)
1972 The Godfather as Carlo Rizzi

Writing

1995 Kill ShotWriter

Editing

2002 Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence MalickEditor

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