Lenny Venito

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Lenny Venito
Born (1969-05-10) May 10, 1969 (age 48)
Brooklyn, New York U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988-present

Lenny Venito (born May 10, 1969) is an American actor, who has made appearances in movies such as Gigli, Men in Black 3, and War of the Worlds. He also starred as Marty Weaver in the ABC comedy The Neighbors.

Career[edit]

Venito was featured in The Sopranos as the character nicknamed "Murmur," who helped shake down actor Ben Kingsley (playing himself) and violently mug actress Lauren Bacall (also playing herself). He also appeared as John, an incompetent mugger, in two episodes, "Mugged" and "Wingmen", of another HBO Series, Flight of the Conchords. He also appeared in American comedy-drama Ugly Betty, as well as in two episodes of Bored to Death as a NYPD mounted police officer.

Venito played in the 2008 Celebrity Poker Invitational and was the first person eliminated on the very first hand when his pocket kings were beat by pocket aces.

Venito appeared in five episodes of NYPD Blue, most notably as Julian Pisano, a snitch with a heart of gold, a role he reprised in Blind Justice.

In 2007, he starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom The Knights of Prosperity as "Squatch".

From 2012 to 2014, Venito starred as Marty Weaver in the ABC comedy The Neighbors.

From 2014 to 2017, Venito voiced the recurring character Uncle Chuck on the Disney XD animated series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Good Policeman Joe Barbarossa
1993 Money for Nothing Hrbek
1996 Layin' Low Vince
1998 Rounders Moogie
Above Freezing Kos
1999 Just the Ticket Stanley
2002 Men in Black II New York Guy
2003 Gigli Louis
2004 Tony n' Tina's Wedding Sal
Shark Tale Giuseppe / Great White #1 (voice)
2005 Duane Hopwood Cop
The Honeymooners Lenny
War of the Worlds Manny the Mechanic
2006 The Wild Stan (voice)
2007 The Brave One Mortelli
2009 Solitary Man Todd The Building Manager
2010 How Do You Know Al
2012 Men in Black 3 Bowling Ball Head
2014 God's Pocket Little Eddie
St. Vincent Coach Mitchell
2016 Money Monster Lenny the cameraman
Who's Jenna...? Dominick Grillo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Equalizer Devin Episode: "Target of Choice"
1992 Here and Now Bo Episode: "A.J.'s Big Leap"
1995 The Cosby Mysteries Episode: "Bakers Dozen"
1996 New York Undercover Officer Zanfagna Episode: "Unis"
1997–2001 NYPD Blue Julian Pisano 6 episodes
1998 Witness to the Mob Sal DiMaggio Television movie
Living in Captivity Carmine Santucci 8 episodes
2001–2004 Law & Order Detective Wade / Sonny King 2 episodes
2001–2010 Law & Order: CI Jake Nathan / Dominic 'Dom' Fabrigazzi Jr. 2 episodes
2002 The Mayor of Oyster Bay Television movie
The Job Ozzie Episode "Boss"
2003 Queens Supreme Mr. Riordan 2 episodes
Third Watch Episode: "Everybody Lies"
Hack Episode: "Out of the Ashes"
2004 The Practice Eddie Episode: "Adjouned/Cheers"
The Jury Detective Temson 2 episodes
2005 Blind Justice Sonny Famigletti / Julian Pisano 2 episodes
2006 Rescue Me Prison Guard 3 episodes
2006–2007 The Sopranos James "Murmur" Zancone 9 episodes
2007–2014 Law & Order: SVU John Gatto / Ray Gabardelli / Terry Donovan 3 episodes
2007 The Knights of Prosperity Francis "Squatch" Squacieri 13 episodes
2007–2009 Flight of the Conchords John 2 episodes
2008 Life on Mars Nick Profaci 3 episodes
Return to Sleepaway Camp Micky Video
Ugly Betty Phil Episode: "Tornado Girl"
2010 Gravity Drunk #1 Episode: "Dogg Day Afternoon"
2010–2011 Bored to Death Officer Drake 3 episodes
2011 Lights Out Officer Velez 2 episodes
Curb Your Enthusiasm One armed Man Episode: "Car Periscope"
Unforgettable Detective Stan Moyer Episode: "With Honor"
2012 Person of Interest Murray Langston Episode: "Matsya Nyaya"
NYC 22 Detective Mascis 3 episodes
2012–2014 The Neighbors Marty Weaver 44 episodes
2014 The Good Wife Sheriff Gibson 2 episodes
2014–2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Uncle Chuck (voice) 8 episodes
2015 Blue Bloods Detective Louis Weems Episode: "The Poor Door"[1]
Benders Episode: "Choke"
2016 The Odd Couple Frank Episode: "All About Eavesdropping"
Kevin Can Wait Duffy Main Role
2017 Billions Slayton Episode #2.11

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Manhunt Hoods

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