Carlo Imperato

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Carlo Imperato
Born Anthony Richard Imperato
(1963-08-03) August 3, 1963 (age 51)
New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Andrea Eck Imperato (1988-95) (divorced)
Kimberly Green (1996–98) (divorced)
Angela Imperato (2000-present)

Carlo Imperato (born Anthony Richard Imperato August 3, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his role as School of Performing Arts student Danny Amatullo in the 1982 Fame TV series.

Early life[edit]

Carlo Imperato was born in The Bronx, New York City. His real name is Anthony Richard Imperato, but he had to change it to Carlo when he was trying to get his SAG card, when he began acting. Carlo is his godfather's name.


On the theatrical stage, he appeared for the first time, at age fifteen, in the Broadway musical Working. Also in 1978, he appeared on Broadway as A.J. in Runaways (musical written by Elizabeth Swados and produced by Joseph Papp).

In 1979 he made his screen debut playing a cousin of the Falco family on an episode of the short-lived 1979-1980 ABC-TV series Angie.

In 1982, Imperato was cast as Danny Amatullo, one of The Kids from "Fame", in the TV series Fame. In 1983, while starring in Fame, he sang the lead on the song "Friday Night", which became a hit single in the UK.

In 1995, he starred in an episode of Friends ("The One With the Birth").

Personal life[edit]

In 1986 and 1987, Imperato was also engaged to one of his Fame co-stars, Nia Peeples.

He married three times. He has a son, born in 1990, from his first wife Andrea Eck Imperato, whom he married in the year 1988. After divorcing, he married his second wife, Kimberly Green, in 1996. He also has a daughter and another son with his third wife Angela Imperato, married in 2000.


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Angie Angie's Cousin Episode 2.21: "Family Feud"
1979 The Man in the Santa Claus Suit Dom TV movie
1982 Joanie Loves Chachi Lawrence Episode 2.7: "Best Foot Forward" (credited as Tony Imparato)
1983 Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Ricky TV movie
1982-1987 Fame Danny Amatullo Appeared in 119 episodes
1983-1985 Fame Himself Appeared in 5 episodes
1984 Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour Himself Appeared in 8 episodes
1987 The New Hollywood Squares Guest Appearance Episode dated 26 January 1987
1990 Say No to Strangers Himself Video short
1995 Friends Roy Episode 1.23: "The One with the Birth"
1995 Out-of-Sync Pauley Directed by Debbie Allen
1999 Oh Baby Mugger Episode 1.20: "Discrimination"
2001 Face to Face Al
2001 I Love 1980's Guest Appearance Episode 1.1: "I Love 1980" (TV series documentary)
2005 Crazylove Tony
2008 Bring Back... Fame Himself TV documentary



Year Title Chart positions Sales Certifications Notes
1982 The Kids From "Fame" 1
1982 The Kids From Fame - Again 2
1983 The Kids From Fame - Live 8
1983 The Kids From Fame - Songs 14
1983 The Kids From Fame Sing For You 28
1983 Fame Rock 'N Roll World - Released in the U.S.
1983 The Best of Fame -


Year Title Chart positions Certifications Album
1982 Starmaker / Step Up To The Mike 3 The Kids From "Fame"
1983 Friday Night (Live!) 13 The Kids From Fame - Live

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