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      Stelio Savante

      Stelio Savante

      Highest Rated: 100% A Million Colours (2011)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Under the Stadium Lights (2021)

      Birthday: Apr 24, 1970

      Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa

      South African-born Stelio Savante is an accomplished multilingual character actor whose international theatrical feature films have grossed several hundred million dollars. Following a two decade New York theater career, he transitioned into television and film. Savante's introduction to television was a small guest star role as Gaetano in David Chase's "The Sopranos"(HBO, 1999-2006). Television audiences also began to recognize him from guest star roles in several series including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), where he worked directly opposite Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni as the chilling, yet engaging fundamentalist, Milan Zergin. He landed supporting and lead roles in various films such as Russell Crowe's box office smash "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) and the Uma Thurman action comedy "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" (2006), as well as Steve on the series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010) for which he earned a Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Award nomination along with the lead ensemble cast. Savante went on to star in "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" (2015), "No Postage Necessary" (2018) which he also co-produced, and "Running for Grace'' (Netflix, 2018) starring as Mayor Alvares opposite Matt Dillon and Jim Caviezel. Later ensemble leading roles are as an international journalist and Mossad agent opposite Jim Caviezel and Claudia Karvan in the political thriller "Infidel" (2020), starring opposite Frank Langella, Bobby Cannavale and Ashley Benson in the comedy "Angry Neighbors"(2022), starring opposite Anne Heche and Kellan Lutz as a small town deputy in the noir thriller "What Remains" (2022) and in Jennifer Esposito's directorial debut "Fresh Kills" (2023). He has also had the role of Moses in the series "The Chosen" (Netflix, 2019-), and The Butterfly Thug in the animated series "Captain Fall" (Netflix, 2023-). Savante has also voiced leading characters like Ajax in the video games "Call of Duty Black Ops 4" and "Black Ops Mobile."

      Highest rated movies

      Brut Force
      A Million Colours
      Fresh Kills
      Pursuit of Freedom
      A Beautiful Mind
      The Cleaning Lady
      Eisenstein in Guanajuato Infidel

      Photos

      Stelio Savante None None Making of the Mob: New York, Rich Graff (L), Stelio Savante (R), 'Equal Opportunity Gangster', Season 1, Ep. #2, 06/22/2015, ©AMC Making of the Mob: New York, Stelio Savante, 'Equal Opportunity Gangster', Season 1, Ep. #2, 06/22/2015, ©AMC None None None None None None

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      33% 96% Nefarious Detective Russo (Character) $5.4M 2023
      89% No Score Yet Fresh Kills Unknown (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 97% MobKing Unknown (Character) - 2022
      50% 88% What Remains Scott (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2022
      No Score Yet 22% Angry Neighbors Damenial Krento (Character),
      Producer
      - 2022
      No Score Yet 60% Find Her Felix Leonard (Character),
      Producer
      - 2022
      83% No Score Yet Pursuit of Freedom Bedros (Character),
      Producer
      - 2022
      No Score Yet 60% Blackwood Henri (Character) - 2022
      100% 95% Brut Force Cuco (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet 42% Pups Alone Lenny (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 73% Destination Marfa Vincent (Character),
      Producer
      - 2021
      11% 45% Under the Stadium Lights Producer - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Summertime Dropouts Producer - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Penitent Thief Tiran (Character),
      Producer
      - 2020
      58% 86% Infidel Pierre Barthes (Character) $4.0M 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Message Gerald Walker (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 57% Rapid Eye Movement Steve Larabee (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am That Man Detective Olsen (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 100% Avalanche Nate (Character),
      Producer
      - 2018
      64% 45% The Cleaning Lady Michael (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 65% Bernie the Dolphin The Mayor (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 71% Running for Grace Mayor (Character) $90.8K 2018
      No Score Yet 56% Selling Isobel Alfonso (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 55% No Postage Necessary Agent Ames (Character) - 2017
      33% 38% Death House Doctor Roos (Character) $22.0K 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Media Howard Boston (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 51% Blood in the Water Marius Roos (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cassidy Way Truck Driver (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Windsor Pierre Gandy (Character) - 2015
      62% 53% Eisenstein in Guanajuato Hunter S. Kimbrough (Character) $34.3K 2015
      No Score Yet 35% Army Dog Sheriff Bill (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once We Were Slaves Demas (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 58% Where the Road Runs Out Martin (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 65% The Shift Steve/Head Firefighter (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 56% Awakened Benny (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 28% The Secret Village Joe (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 50% Jimmy Mr. Laney (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 45% Poe Johnathon Poe (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stealing Roses Joey (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 83% 3 Blind Saints Frankie (Character) - 2011
      100% 73% A Million Colours Major Shawn Dixon (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 100% Finding Hope Now Rueben (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Corrado Antonio (Character) - 2010
      33% 68% What If ... Joel Muller (Character) $814.9K 2010
      No Score Yet 70% Live Fast, Die Young Rupe (Character) - 2008
      43% 19% Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Chief Bull Brittles (Character) - 2008
      40% 31% My Super Ex-Girlfriend Leo (Character) $22.5M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coldest Winter Sarge (Character) - 2005
      74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Technician (Character) $170.7M 2001
      33% No Score Yet Astoria Nick (Character) $44.0K 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhattan Chase Dr. Ross (Character) - 2000

      TV

      Credit
      80% 79% Captain Fall Additional Voices (Voice) 2023
      No Score Yet 65% FBI Fabian Shabani (Guest Star) 2023
      No Score Yet 96% The Chosen Moses (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haves and the Have Nots Dino (Guest Star) 2018
      75% 85% Arrested Development Gator (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of the Mob Joe Masseria (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet American Genius David Sarnoff (Character) 2015
      90% 87% Togetherness Yanni (Guest Star) 2015
      92% 78% Person of Interest Aris Zappo (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 80% Breakout Kings Malko (Guest Star) 2012
      39% No Score Yet Undercovers Hollis Kruger (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 76% The Suite Life on Deck Stéphane (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 85% NCIS Danny Coyle (Guest Star) 2007
      97% 83% Ugly Betty Steve (Guest Star) 2006-2007
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Milan Zergin (Guest Star) 2005
      92% 96% The Sopranos Gaetano Giarizzo (Guest Star) 2000