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      Vincent Gardenia

      Vincent Gardenia

      Highest Rated: 94% The Hustler (1961)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jan 7, 1920

      Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy

      Short, stocky character player whose furrowed brow, hawk nose and hearty manner made him an instantly recognizable figure on stage, screen and TV from the late 1950s. Starting as a professional actor in his mid-30s, Gardenia played supporting roles on Broadway in "Volpone" (1957), "Only in America" (1959) and "Seidman and Son" (1962) and in films including "The Hustler" (1961, playing a bartender) and "Mad Dog Coll" (1961, playing Dutch Schultz). He won a Tony for his performance in Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" in 1972 and earned a New York Film Critics Award and his first Oscar nomination as the baseball team manager in "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1973). His second nomination came as Cher's philandering father in "Moonstruck" (1987).

      Highest rated movies

      The Hustler
      Moonstruck
      Little Shop of Horrors
      Bang the Drum Slowly
      Heaven Can Wait
      Where's Poppa?
      A View From the Bridge
      Little Murders

      Photos

      MOONSTRUCK, Vincent Gardenia, 1987, (c)MGM LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Vincent Gardenia, 1986, ©Warner Bros. MOVERS & SHAKERS, Vincent Gardenia, 1985, (c)MGM BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY, Vincent Gardenia, 1973 DEATH WISH, Vincent Gardenia, 1974 MOONSTRUCK, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, Cher, Nicolas Cage, 1987 THE FRONT PAGE, Herb Edelman, Vincent Gardenia, Charles Durning, Jack Lemmon, 1974 LITTLE MURDERS, Jon Korkes, Vincent Gardenia, Elliott Gould, 1971 LITTLE MURDERS, Vincent Gardenia, Alan Arkin, 1971 BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY, Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, Michael Moriarty, 1973 FIRE SALE, Sid Caesar, Anjanette Comer, Byron Stewart, Alan Arkin, Vincent Gardenia, Kay Medford, Rob Reiner, Barbara Dana, 1977 FIRE SALE, Vincent Gardenia, Kay Medford, 1977 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Vincent Gardenia, 1986. ©Warner Bros. FIRE SALE, from left: Sid Caesar, Vincent Gardenia, 1977. ©20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, TM & Copyright FIRE SALE, Vincent Gardenia, Kay Medford, 1977 FIRE SALE, Vincent Gardenia, Alan Arkin, Rob Reiner, 1977, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY, Robert De Niro, Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia, 1973 SKIN DEEP, John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia (rear), 1989, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. MOONSTRUCK, Vincent Gardenia, Cher, Nicolas Cage, 1987 THE SUPER, Joe Pesci, Madolyn Smith, Vincent Gardenia, 1991, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      0% 42% The Super Big Lou Kritski (Character) $10.6M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story Harry Pizer (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 86% Age-Old Friends Michael Aylott (Character) - 1989
      32% 56% Skin Deep Barney (Character) $19.4M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Say -- Cheeeese ... Bonjour (Character) - 1988
      92% 80% Moonstruck Cosmo Castorini (Character) $80.0M 1987
      91% 79% Little Shop of Horrors Mr. Mushnik (Character) $36.5M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Squad General Brigg (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Chief Mike Maldonato (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 26% Movers and Shakers Saul Gritz (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 40% Dark Mirror Detective Al Church (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kennedy J. Edgar Hoover (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 67% Kennedy: The Presidential Years Unknown (Character) - 1983
      33% 44% Death Wish II Det. Frank Ochoa (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Muggable Mary: Street Cop Maggio (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thornwell Traeger (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Stoney (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 39% Home Movies Doctor Byrd (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 24% Firepower Frank Hull (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie and the Boxer Diamond (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marciano Al Weill (Character) - 1979
      86% 69% Heaven Can Wait Krim (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire Sale Benny Fikus (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 52% Greased Lightning Sheriff Cotton (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 76% The Big Racket Pepe (Character) - 1976
      58% 74% The Front Page Sheriff (Character) - 1974
      66% 69% Death Wish Frank Ochoa (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 50% Lucky Luciano Poletti (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Screaming Skull Ollie (Character) - 1973
      90% 62% Bang the Drum Slowly Dutch Schnell (Character) - 1973
      67% 57% Hickey & Boggs Papadakis (Character) - 1972
      60% 65% Cold Turkey Mayor Wappler (Character) - 1971
      71% 80% Little Murders Mr. Newquist (Character) - 1971
      82% 69% Where's Poppa? Coach Williams (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jenny Mr. Marsh (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 22% The Third Day Preston (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 29% Mad Dog Coll Dutch Schultz (Character) - 1961
      94% 93% The Hustler Bartender (Character) - 1961
      80% 62% A View From the Bridge Lipari (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 38% Cop Hater Danny (Character) - 1958

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Mr. Terle (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kennedy J. Edgar Hoover (Character) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Stoney (Character) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Frank Coleman (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Det. Vince LaGuardia (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974
      No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Jim Bowman (Guest Star) 1971-1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Barney Sweetwater (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Eddie Cortina (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Charles Shepherd (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Capt. Bill Gibbs (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mr. Tevlin (Guest Star) 1965-1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Dick (Character) 1957