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Backstage at the Kodak Theatre, December 2009
September 21, 1954
New York, New York, U.S.
|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. In 1982 he had guest appearances on The Facts of Life and CHiPs. In 1984, he appeared in Meatballs Part II.
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.
He was in the movie Knights of the City (originally Cry of the City), 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.
|Film and Television|
|1979–81||The White Shadow||Nick Vitaglia||Main cast (34 episodes)|
|1982||Taxi||The Boy||Episode: "Nina Loves Alex"|
|1982||The Facts of Life||Paul Largo||Episode: "Jo's Cousin"|
|1982||TAG: The Assassination Game||Randy Simonetti||Feature film|
|1982||9 to 5||Fast Freddie||Episode: "The Party's Over"|
|1982||CHiPs||Boz||Episode: "This Year's Riot"|
|1983–84||For Love and Honor||Pvt. Dominick Petrizzo||Main cast (12 episodes)|
|1984||Meatballs Part II||Armand 'Flash' Carducci||Feature film|
|1984||E/R||Jake||Episode: "All Tied Up"|
|1985||Stir Crazy||Pepper||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1986||Cagney & Lacey||Billy De Salvo||Episode: "Act of Conscience"|
|1986||Knights of the City||Mookie||Feature film|
|1987||Hadley's Rebellion||Bobby Clark||Feature film|
|1991||Dead Men Don't Die||Officer Ramirez||Feature film|
|2001–02||NYPD Blue||Officer Howard||2 episodes|
|2004||Land of the Free?||Walker||Feature film|
- John Mengatti on IMDb
- New York Minute: John Mengatti joins The White Shadow (http://www.cultfilmfreaks.com/2012/12/johnmengatti.html)
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