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Joe Grifasi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joseph G. "Joe" Grifasi (born June 14, 1944) is an American character actor of film, stage and television. Grifasi was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Patricia (née Gaglione) and Joseph J. Grifasi, a skilled laborer. Grifasi graduated from Bishop Fallon High School, a now defunct Catholic high school in Buffalo. He played football and acted in many of the school's plays. Grifasi briefly attended Canisius College in Buffalo before joining the United States Army. He went on to study at the Yale School of Drama. While at the Yale School of Drama, he met his future wife, the jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. Grifasi has played two separate members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played for the New York Yankees. In 61, set in 1961, he played Phil Rizzuto; in The Bronx Is Burning, set in 1977, he played Yogi Berra. Paul Borghese played Berra in 61, while actual 1977 broadcast recordings of Rizzuto were used in The Bronx Is Burning.


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Born:
Jun 14, 1944 In Buffalo - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie On the Yard 1978-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie The American Side 2014-10-16
Known For
Poster of Asalto al tren del dinero
Poster of Benny & Joon: El amor de los inocentes
Poster of Ensalada De Gemelas
Filmography
Movie The American Side The Serb 2014-10-16
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Peter Quince 2014-09-08
Series Elementary Captain Moretti 2012-09-27
Movie Patricia Cornwell: El frente Mr. Zeffirelli 2010-04-17
Series Canterbury's Law Unknown 2008-03-10
Movie Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed Uncle Sam 2006-06-10
Movie A Crime Bill 2006-09-11
Movie El sueño de mi vida Mr. Flamhaff 2004-04-13
Series Hope & Faith Unknown 2003-09-26
Movie The Other Me Conrad 2000-09-08
Movie Looking for an Echo 2000-11-10
Series Ley y orden: Unidad de víctimas especiales Hashi Horowitz 1999-09-20
Series Edición anterior Unknown 1996-09-28
Movie Un día inolvidable Manny Feldstein 1996-12-20
Movie Heavy Leo 1995-01-20
Movie Batman Forever Bank Guard 1995-05-31
Movie Asalto al tren del dinero Riley 1995-11-21
Movie Two Bits Uncle Joe 1995-10-22
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie El gran salto Lou 1994-03-11
Series Urgencias Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Benny & Joon: El amor de los inocentes Mike 1993-04-16
Movie Sinatra George Evans 1992-11-08
Movie Presunto inocente Tommy Molto 1990-07-26
Series La ley y el orden Unknown 1990-10-30
Movie El cielo se equivocó Omar 1989-03-10
Movie The Appointments Of Dennis Jennings Bartender 1988-01-01
Series Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Movie Ensalada De Gemelas Desk Clerk 1988-06-10
Movie F/X efectos mortales Mickey 1986-02-07
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Movie El gran despilfarro J.B. Donaldo 1985-05-22
Movie Sed de poder Jimmy the Cheese Man 1984-06-22
Movie Bajo sospecha Joseph Vitucci 1982-11-19
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Honky Tonk Freeway Osvaldo 1981-08-21
Movie Hide in Plain Sight Matty Stanek 1980-03-21
Movie Cerca del paraíso Barney Collins 1979-09-14
Movie On the Yard 1978-09-16
Movie El cazador Bandleader 1978-12-08