Dan Grimaldi

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Dan Grimaldi
Born Daniel Grimaldi
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Daniel "Dan" Grimaldi is an American actor and mathematics professor who is known for his roles as twins Philly and Patsy Parisi on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos.[1]


In addition to his role on The Sopranos, he has also had some minor film credits, most notably as mother-fixated pyromaniac Donald 'Donny' Kohler in the 1980 slasher film Don't Go in the House,[2] and some guest TV appearances, including several episodes on Law & Order. Grimaldi also voices 'Frank' for the bestselling computer game Mafia. He is often cast in "tough-guy" roles.

Grimaldi has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Fordham University, a master's degree in operations research from New York University, and a Ph.D. in data processing from the City University of New York, and teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York.[3]

He was a friend of the late mobster Anthony Spero.[4]


  1. ^ New York Times
  2. ^ Ian Jane. "Don't Go in the House". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
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  4. ^ "'SOPRANOS' MEETS MOB Actor bucks up mafioso". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2015-11-03. 

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