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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:
53
First Appeared:
In the movie Secret Service 1977-01-12
Latest Project:
Movie Baked in Brooklyn 2016-10-14
Known For

Joe Grifasi Movies Filmography

Movie
Baked in Brooklyn
David's Dad 2016-10-14
Movie
The American Side
The Serb 2016-04-14
Movie
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Peter Quince 2014-09-08
Series
Elementary
Captain Moretti 2012-09-27
Movie
The Front
Mr. Zeffirelli 2010-04-17
Series
Canterbury's Law
Unknown 2008-03-10
Movie
A Crime
Bill 2006-09-11
Movie
Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed
Uncle Sam 2006-06-10
Movie
Slow Burn
Desk Sgt. Drown 2005-09-12
Movie
13 Going on 30
Mr. Flamhaff 2004-04-13
Series
Hope & Faith
Leo 2003-09-26
Movie
Auto Focus
Strip Club M.C. 2002-10-18
Movie
61*
Phil Rizzuto 2001-04-28
Movie
Looking for an Echo
Vic 2000-11-10
Movie
The Other Me
Conrad 2000-09-08
Movie
Switching Goals
Dave 1999-12-12
Series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Hashi Horowitz 1999-09-20
Movie
One Fine Day
Manny Feldstein 1996-12-20
Series
Early Edition
Unknown 1996-09-28
Movie
Undue Influence
Clem 1996-09-15
Movie
Money Train
Riley 1995-11-21
Movie
Two Bits
Uncle Joe 1995-10-22
Movie
Batman Forever
Bank Guard 1995-06-16
Movie
Heavy
Leo 1995-01-20
Movie
The Hudsucker Proxy
Lou 1994-03-11
Movie
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice
Mike 'Gravedigger' Edwards 1994-04-25
Movie
Natural Born Killers
Deputy Sheriff Duncan Homolka 1994-08-25
Series
Chicago Hope
Unknown 1994-09-18
Series
ER
Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie
Household Saints
Frank Manzone 1993-09-15
Movie
Taking the Heat
Lou Valentine 1993-06-06
Movie
Benny & Joon
Mike 1993-04-16
Series
Sinatra
George Evans 1992-11-08
Movie
Citizen Cohn
Gerald Walpin 1992-08-22
Series
Law & Order
Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie
Presumed Innocent
Tommy Molto 1990-07-26
Movie
Perfect Witness
Breeze 1989-10-28
Movie
Chances Are
Omar 1989-03-10
Series
Roseanne
Unknown 1988-10-18
Movie
Big Business
Desk Clerk 1988-06-10
Movie
Moonstruck
Shy Waiter 1987-12-16
Movie
F/X
Mickey 1986-02-07
Movie
Bad Medicine
Gómez 1985-11-22
Movie
Brewster's Millions
J.B. Donaldo 1985-05-22
Series
Moonlighting
Unknown 1985-03-03
Movie
The Pope of Greenwich Village
Jimmy the Cheese Man 1984-06-22
Movie
Still of the Night
Joseph Vitucci 1982-11-19
Movie
Honky Tonk Freeway
Osvaldo 1981-08-21
Movie
The Gentleman Bandit
Detective Esposito 1981-05-06
Series
Hill Street Blues
Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie
Something Short of Paradise
Barney Collins 1979-09-14
Movie
The Deer Hunter
Bandleader 1978-03-09
Movie
Secret Service
Cpl. Matson 1977-01-12

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