Imperioli in June 2007
March 26, 1966 |
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Victoria Chlebowski (1995-present)|
James Michael Imperioli (born March 26, 1966) is an American actor and television writer. He is known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2004. He also appeared as Det. Ed Green's temporary replacement, Det. Nick Falco, in the TV drama series Law & Order. Imperioli spent the 2008-2009 television season as Detective Ray Carling in the US version of Life on Mars. He was starring as Detective Louis Fitch in the new ABC police drama Detroit 1-8-7 until its cancellation.
Imperioli, an Italian American, was born in Mount Vernon, New York, the son of Dan Imperioli, a bus driver and amateur actor, and Claire Imperioli. In his early childhood he attended St. Catherine's in Ringwood, New Jersey. He graduated from Brewster High School in New York.
Imperioli has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award as well as for five Emmy Awards for his work as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos for which he won once, for the show's fifth season in 2004.
In addition to his role on The Sopranos, Imperioli has appeared in a number of films, including Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Bad Boys, The Basketball Diaries, Clockers, Dead Presidents, Lean on Me, I Shot Andy Warhol, Last Man Standing, Shark Tale, High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story, and Summer of Sam, which he also co-wrote and co-produced. In addition, he has also written a number of episodes for The Sopranos.
Imperioli is an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America and co-hosted their annual benefit concert at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, A Great Night in Harlem, in May 2009 celebrated the foundation's 20th anniversary.
Married to Victoria Chlebowski since 1995, he lives in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, and is a father of two. Michael and his wife are students of Tibetan Buddhist lama Namkha Rinpoche and have set up a centre for Rinpoche to teach in Tribeca.
|1989||Lean On Me (film)||Punk who gets expelled by Joe Clark|
|1991||Jungle Fever||James Tucci|
|1992||Fathers & Sons||Johnny|
|1992||Malcolm X||Reporter at Fire Bombing|
|1993||The Night We Never Met||Dry Cleaning Costumer #1|
|1993||Joey Breaker||Larry Metz|
|1993||Household Saints||Leonard Villanova|
|1994||Scenes from the New World||Billy|
|1994||Amateur||Doorman at Club|
|1994||Postcards from America||The Hustler|
|1995||The Basketball Diaries||Bobby|
|1996||Blixa Bargeld Stole My Cowboy Boots||Johnny|
|1996||Sweet Nothing||Angel' the crackhead family man|
|1996||Girl 6||Scary Caller #30|
|1996||I Shot Andy Warhol||Ondine|
|1996||Last Man Standing||Giorgio Carmonte|
|1997||A River Made to Drown In||Allen Hayden|
|1997||Office Killer||Daniel Birch|
|1997||Under the Bridge|
|1998||Witness to the Mob||Louie Milito|
|1998||Too Tired to Die||Fabrizio|
|1999||On the Run||Albert DeSantis|
|1999–2007||The Sopranos||Christopher Moltisanti||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2004)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1999, 2007)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2002, 2004)
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (2008)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2001, 2003, 2006-2007)
Nominated—PRISM Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series (2003)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2000-2002, 2004, 2006)
|1999||Summer of Sam||Midnight|
|2002||Love in the Time of Money||Will|
|2003||High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story||Stu Ungar|
|2004||My Baby's Daddy||Dominic|
|2004||Shark Tale||Frankie (voice)|
|2004||The Five People You Meet in Heaven||Captain|
|2005||Law & Order||Det. Falco|
|2006||The Simpsons||Dante, Jr.||Episode:"The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer"|
|2007–2008||Life on Mars (U.S. TV series)||Det. Ray Carling|
|2007||The Inner Life of Martin Frost||Jim Fortunato|
|2007||Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day||Charley 'Chick' Benetto|
|2009||Hungry Ghosts||Nominated - International Film Festival Rotterdam - Tiger Award|
|2009||The Lovely Bones||Len Fenerman|
|2010||Detroit 1-8-7||Det. Louis Fitch|
|2010||Love & Distrust||Stud|
|2011||Stuck Between Stations||David|
|2013||The Call||Alan Denado|
|2013||The Office||Sensei Billy||Episode:Livin' the Dream|
- Michael Imperioli Biography (1966?-)
- "List of The Sopranos writers and directors".
- Buckley, Cara; Thomas J. Lueck (September 5, 2007). "Pipe Bomb Shatters the Night Outside a Theater Owned by a 'Sopranos' Actor". The New York Times. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
- "Michael Imperioli's band 'La Dolce Vita' performing at Don Hills New York City 2007". erikremec.com. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- allaboutjazz.com. 2009-13-10. URL: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=34012. Accessed: 2009-13-10. (Archived by allaboutjazz.com at http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=34012)
- "Michael Imperioli Nabs Lead in ABC Drama Pilot". TVGuide.com.
- Abelson, Max (2007-04-19). "Imperiolis Buy Entire Canal Street Walk-Up for $2.4 M.". The New York Observer.
- Michael Imperioli Joins ‘Californication’
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- Michael Imperioli at the Internet Movie Database
- Bio and photo of Michael Imperioli — Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 — 2005