Dan Grimaldi

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Dan Grimaldi
Born Daniel Grimaldi
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Fordham University
New York University
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]

Career[edit]

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 as well as appearing in 2011 as Tommy Barrone Sr. in "Moonlighting"[3] the 9th episode of the 2nd season of the CBS show Blue Bloods. He appeared as an executive in the 2000 film The Yards and 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.[4]

He was a friend of the late mobster, Anthony Spero.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Don't Go in the House Donny Kohler
1981 Longshot Cop #1
1982 The Junkman Larry Bergleman
1983 Deadline Auto Theft Carl
1986 Joey Ted
1989 Mortal Sins Giraldi
1990 Men of Respect Carmine
1994 Crooklyn Con Ed Man
1994 North Hot Dog Vendor
1994 Daddy's Girl Short film
1996 West New York Police Captain
1999 The Stand-In Mr. Rosensweig
2000 The Yards Executive One
2008 iMurders Carmine Romano
2009 Chasing the Green Peter Allen
2014 The Quitter Michael Lembo
2016 The Atlantic Motel William Short film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991-2001 Law & Order Various 5 episodes
1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Waiter 1 episode
1997 New York Undercover Mike Waites 1 episode
1998 NYPD Blue Joe Latona TV series; 1 episode
1999 Third Watch Bartender TV series; 1 episode
2000-2007 The Sopranos Patsy Parisi / Philly Parisi 47 episodes
2003 Dragnet Alvin Moresco 1 episode
2011 Blue Bloods Tommy Barrone, Sr. 1 episode

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