Al Sapienza

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Al Sapienza
Born (1956-07-31) July 31, 1956 (age 61)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Other names Alex Statler
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present

Al Sapienza (born July 31, 1956) is an American actor, who has had numerous roles in television, stage and film productions. He is most well known for his role as Mikey Palmice on the HBO series The Sopranos as well as Marty Spinella, a lobbyist for the teachers' union in the Netflix series House of Cards. He played the role of Dr. Jake Housman in the North American premiere of the stage version of Dirty Dancing.

Early life[edit]

Sapienza was born in New York City, New York, the son of Angela Louise Caldi and Joseph Richard Sapienza.[1] His grandparents all originated from different regions of Italy.[2] He is the youngest among his four siblings. He graduated with a B.S. from New York University in 1986.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Who's the Boss? Tomato Man Season 7, Episode 11 "Inherit the Wine"
1995 NYPD Blue Tommy Season 2, Episode 12 "Large Mouth Bass"
1999 Law & Order Scott Shea Season 9, Episode 16 "Harm"
1999–2004 The Sopranos Mikey Palmice 10 episodes
2000 NYPD Blue Pete Mangrini Season 7, Episode 17 "Roll Out the Barrel"
Judging Amy Greg Christofaro Season 1, Episode 19 "The Out-of-Towners"
2003 CSI: Miami James Fukes Season 1, Episode 19 "Double Cap"
24 Paul Koplin 2 episodes
Living Straight Adam Parks TV movie
2004 Charmed Johnny the Gent Season 7, Episode 8 "Charmed Noir"
NCIS Commander Foley Season 1, Episode 18 "UnSEALed"
Alias Tom Season 3, Episode 2 "Succession"
2005 Prison Break Philly Falzone 4 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Seamus Flaherty's attorney Season 6, Episode 7 "Country Crossover"
The Path to 9/11 Donald Sadowy 2 episodes
In Plain Sight Frank Santoro Sr./Francis Amato Episode: "Pilot"
2008–08 Brotherhood Mayor Frank Panzerelli 11 episodes
2007 Til Lies Do Us Part Ethan TV movie
2009 Fringe Conrad Season 1, Episode 13 "The Transformation"
2010 Burn Notice Special Agent Callahan Season 3, Episode 16 "Devil You Know"
2011–15 Person of Interest Detective Raymond Terney 14 episodes
2011 White Collar Frank DeLuca, Jr. Season 3, Episode 4 "Dentist of Detroit"
Blue Bloods Phil Sanfino 3 episodes
2013 House of Cards Marty Spinella
Arrow Edward Rasmus Season 1, Episode 20 "Home Invasion"
2014 The Flash Detective Fred Chyre Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot"
Gotham Dick Lovecraft 2 episodes
Ascension Councilman Rose 3 episodes
2015 Public Morals Harry Hardware Season 1, Episode 2 "Family Is Family"
2016 Game of Silence Wallace Tuttle 6 episodes
Shoot the Messenger Erik Lawson 8 episodes
2017 Suits Thomas Bratton 3 episodes
No Easy Days Andrew Whitmore 8 episodes


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula Musician
1990 Pretty Woman Night Doorman credited as Alex Statler
1991 Frankie and Johnny Peter's roommate
1994 Animal Instincts 2 Eric Video
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Captain no. 2
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Engineer
1997 The Voyeur James
1998 Godzilla Taxi driver
Lethal Weapon 4 Detective
Phoenix Cop
2001 The Hollywood Sign Rodney
2002 Al's Lads Georgio Alternate title - Capone's Boys
Rabbit Frank Short film
Blind Heat Jeffrey Scott
2003 Bomb the System Officer Bobby Cox
Endangered Species Medina
2004 Starkweather Deputy Fahrnbruch
Cellular False Craig
Sin's Kitchen Joe Also associate producer
Megalodon Ross Elliot
Redemption Daniel Stanza
2005 Waterborne Connors
Central Booking Marty Johnson
Back in the Day Detective Kline Voiceover
Devil's Highway Hector
2006 Intellectual Property Paul's father
2007 Scar Delgado
2008 Saw V Chief of Police
Crazy Girls Undercover Alex Walker
2009 Dolan's Cadillac Fletcher
2010 Unrivaled Sergio
2011 Secrets from Her Past David
Margin Call Louis Carmelo
2012 A Dark Truth Doug Calder
Girls Gone Dead[3] Sheriff Pratt
Jersey Shore Shark Attack Mike
2013 Please Kill Mr. Know It All Mob Boss
Separation Elliot
Seasick Sailor Lou Short film
2014 Late Phases Bennett
Million Dollar Arm Pete the Scout
Godzilla Huddleston
2015 Taken 3 Detective Johnson
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage CIA Director
Shock and Awe Carl


Year Title Role
1996 Soviet Strike Nick Arnold
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent E.G. Halliwell
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City


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