Danny Mastrogiorgio

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Danny Mastrogiorgio
Born Daniel Mastrogiorgio
Mount Vernon, New York United States
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Daniel "Danny" Mastrogiorgio is an American stage, film and television actor who has also provided voice artist work for video games. He is best known for providing the voice of Toni Cipriani in the 2005 video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and his appearances in movies such as Brother Bear and Enchanted also been in several television shows such as Law & Order.

Early life[edit]

Mastrogiorgio was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He studied for three years at College of Marin in California, before moving back to New York to study at Juilliard School.[1]

Career[edit]

Mastrogiorgio has appeared in television shows such as The Sopranos and Law & Order (in addition to two of the show's spinoffs, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Earlier in his career, he appeared in the TV mini-series based on the Mario Puzo novel, The Last Don and also The Last Don II.

In addition to Liberty City Stories, Mastrogiorgio has provided his voice for many other projects. These include the video games Batman: Dark Tomorrow, The Sopranos: Road to Respect and Red Dead Redemption, and also the movies Brother Bear and Underdog.

In 2014, Mastrogiorgio had a recurring role on Gotham as Frankie Carbone and his character was later killed off.[2]

Theater[edit]

He has also appeared on stage in plays such as The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the New York Shakespeare Festival and The Taming of the Shrew at both the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.[1] Among his more notable theater performances, the one-man show My Italy Story, written by Joseph Gallo, Mastrogiorgio stars as the entire DaGato clan. In their review of the play, The New York Times wrote that the piece was "entertaining" and that as its star, Mastrogiorgio was "engaging".[3] Over its multi-year run, the play received other positive reviews as well, including those from Hartford Courant,[4] Newsday',[5] and New York Daily News,[6]

Beginning February 2014, Mastrogiorgio will play the role of Paulie Pennino in Rocky the Musical.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Sleepers Nick Davenport
1998 Dead Broke Veduccio
1998 Italian Lessons Enzo
2001 Friends and Family Vito Patrizzi
2003 Brother Bear Ram #2 (voice)
2005 Backseat Andres
2005 The Producers Jail Guard
2007 Underdog Crazy Dog (voice)
2007 Enchanted Jerry
2009 Fighting Trader Jim
2010 Beware the Gonzo Contact
2012 One for the Money Lenny
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 New York News Rescue Worker 1 episode
  • 1995
  • 2000
  • 2008
Law & Order
  • Perry Behrens
  • Bruce Valentine
  • Nicky Fatone
Episodes:
  • "Bitter Fruit" (S 6 : Ep 1)
  • "Trade This" (S 10: Ep 16)
  • "Quit Claim" (S 18: Ep 7)
1997 The Last Don Vincent Clereuzio TV Mini-Series
1998 The Last Don II Vincent Clereuzio TV Mini-Series
1999 Spin City First Reserve Worker Episode: "How to Bury A Millionaire" (S 4: Ep 8)
2000 Third Watch Stone Episode: "Alone in A Crowd" (S 1: Ep 11)
  • 2000
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2014
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Earl Miller / Earl Gilmore
  • Orlando McTeer
  • Mr. Fisher
  • George Turner
Episodes:
  • "Noncompliance" (S 2: Ep 6)
  • "Lunacy" (S 6: Ep 6)
  • "Home Invasions" (S 13: Ep 14)
  • "Chicago Crossover" (S 16: Ep 7)
  • 2002
  • 2003
As The World Turns Officer Hagwood Episodes:
  • #11847 (S 47: Ep 140)
  • #11848 (S 47: Ep 151)
  • #11990 (S 48: Ep 15)
  • #11991 (S 48: Ep 16)
2006 The Book of Daniel Michael Vaporelli 4 episodes
2006 The Sopranos Kevin Mucci Episode: "Live Free or Die"
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent John Testarossa Episode: "Purgatory" (S 7: Ep 11)
2009 The Unusuals Wendall Tate Episode: "One Man Band" (S 1: Ep 3)
2011 White Collar Randy Morosco Episode: "What Happens in Burma..." (S 2: Ep 12)
2011 Person of Interest Derek Whitaker Episode: "Ghosts" (S 1: Ep 2)
2011 Prime Suspect King Dickens Episode: "Gone to Pieces" (S 1: Ep 9)
2012 Blue Bloods Detective Freehill Episode: "Old Wounds" (S 3: Ep 3)
2013 Elementary James Dylan Episode: "Tremors" (S 2: Ep 10)
2014 Gotham Frankie Carbone Episodes:
  • "Arkham" (S 1: Ep 4)
  • "Viper" (S 1" Ep 5)
  • "Penguin's Umbrella" (S 1: Ep 7)
Theatre
Year Title Role Notes
1997 My Italy Story Entire DaGato clan A one-man show
2005 The Two Gentlemen of Verona New York Shakespeare Festival
Unknown The Taming of the Shrew
2014 Rocky the Musical Paulie Pennino
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Batman: Dark Tomorrow
2005 The Warriors
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Toni Cipriani
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Saul Shapiro
2010 Red Dead Redemption Preacher
2011 Homefront
2012 Max Payne 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Danny Mastrogiorgio - Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Official synopsis for Gotham episode 4 – ‘Arkham’". Simplenewz. September 26, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (April 2, 1997). "theater review : My Italian Story". The New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rocha, Joseph (June 19, 1995). "Family Reunion is their Italy Story: Clans Coming Together for Actor's Performance". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jacobson, Aileen (April 1, 1997). "Not Quite a Memory / A charming story of going home to Italy". Newsday. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ Kissel, Howard (April 2007). "'My Italy Story' Is Half-told New Jersey Man's Search For His Roots Doesn't Run Very Deep". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Rocky on Broadway". playbill.com. Playbill. November 25, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 

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