John Mengatti

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John Mengatti
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Backstage at the Kodak Theatre, December 2009
Born John Mengatti
(1954-09-21) September 21, 1954 (age 59)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation actor/producer
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Nash-Jones (2006–present)

John Mengatti (born September 21, 1954, in New York City) is an American actor primarily famous for his role as Nick Vitaglia, Salami's cousin, on the CBS television series The White Shadow. Mengatti joined the cast midway through the second season and was a fan favorite with his distinctive New York-style accent.[1] In 1982 he had guest appearances on The Facts of Life and CHiPs. In 1984, he appeared in Meatballs 2.

After The White Shadow, Mengatti had sparse television and movie acting roles until 1986. He dropped out of acting for a while, but recently resurfaced on NYPD Blue in 2004 in a recurring role as Officer Howard.

Was in the movie Knights of the City (originally Cry of the City) is a 1986 action adventure film starring Leon Isaac Kennedy, Nicholas Campbell, John Mengatti and Janine Turner. It was directed by Dominic Orlando and written by Leon Isaac Kennedy and filmed in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida.

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