List of Italian-American actors

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To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Italian American actors or must have references showing they are Italian American actors and are notable. As discussed in the 2005 book Hollywood Italians by Peter E. Bondanella, as well as numerous other sources, Italian-American actors have made a significant impact.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The Guild of Italian American Actors was founded in 1937.[7]

The list is organized chronologically, listing Italian American actors by birth date periods.

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1980s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1950s[edit]

  • Ray Abruzzo (born 1954) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Sharon Angela (born 1958) television actress (The Sopranos)
  • Michael Badalucco (born 1954) film actor (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
  • Danny Bonaduce (born 1959) Italian father – television actor (The Partridge Family)[187]
  • Elizabeth Bracco (born 1959) Italian father and mother of French descent – television actress (The Sopranos)
  • Lorraine Bracco (born 1954) Italian father and mother of French descent – Academy Award-nominated actress (The Sopranos, Goodfellas)[188]
  • Steve Buscemi (born 1957) Italian father and part Irish mother – actor (Fargo, Reservoir Dogs)[189]
  • Joseph Cali (born 1950) film actor (Saturday Night Fever)
  • Carl Capotorto (born 1959) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • David Caruso (born 1956) Italian father and Irish mother – film/television actor (CSI: Miami)[190]
  • Vincent Curatola (born 1953) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Beverly D'Angelo (born 1951) father of Italian descent – film actress (Vacation)
  • Tony Danza (born 1951) actor/talk show host (Who's The Boss, Family Law)[191]
  • Robert Davi (born 1951) film actor (The Goonies)
  • Michael DeLorenzo (born 1959) Italian father and Puerto Rican mother – television/film actor (New York Undercover)
  • Vincent D'Onofrio (born 1959) son of Sicilian parents – film/television actor and director (Full Metal Jacket, Law and Order: Criminal Intent)[192][193]
  • Giancarlo Esposito (born 1958) Italian father and African-American mother – film actor[194]
  • Cristina Ferrare (born 1950) actress of Italian descent (The Impossible Years)[83]
  • Lou Ferrigno (born 1951) bodybuilder and actor (The Hulk)[195]
  • Robert Funaro (born 1959) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Joseph Gannascoli (born 1959) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Dan Grimaldi (born 1950) television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Robert Hegyes (1951–2012) television actor (Welcome Back, Kotter) Italian-American mother, Hungarian-American father[196]
  • Kathy Hilton (born 1959) Italian grandfather – actress (Happy Days)[48]
  • Hulk Hogan (Terry Gino Bollea) (born 1953) 50% Italian wrestler
  • Anjelica Huston (born 1951) mother of Italian descent and father of English, Irish, and Scottish descent – film actress (Prizzi's Honor)
  • Renée Jones (born 1958) Italian mother and African-American father – soap opera actress (Days of our Lives)
  • Cyndi Lauper (born 1953) Italian mother and Swiss/German father – singer and actress- (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)[197]
  • Jay Leno (born 1950) Italian-American father and Scottish mother – comedian, former actor, known as host of The Tonight Show[198]
  • Madonna (Ciccone) (born 1958) father of Italian ancestry and mother of French-Canadian ancestry – singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, entertainer (Dick Tracy)[199]
  • Ed Marinaro (born 1950) actor and former football player[200]
  • Peter Onorati (born 1953)
  • Chazz Palminteri (born 1952) film actor (A Bronx Tale)[201]
  • Joe Pantoliano (born 1951) film/television actor (The Sopranos)[202]
  • Joe Penny (born 1956) Italian mother and English father – television actor
  • Joe Piscopo (born 1951) actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)[203]
  • Jon Polito (born 1950) Italian father and Anglo-American mother[citation needed] – actor (The Honeymooners)
  • Victoria Principal (born 1950) father of Italian descent – actress (Dallas)[204]
  • Suzi Quatro (born 1950) Italian paternal grandfather[205]
  • Ray Romano (born 1957) actor and comedian (Everybody Loves Raymond)[191]
  • Isabella Rossellini (born 1952) Italian father and Swedish mother – actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, model[206]
  • James Russo (born 1953) film/television actor (Donnie Brasco)
  • Rene Russo (born 1954) Italian father and Italian maternal grandfather – film actress/model (Lethal Weapon 3, The Thomas Crown Affair)[207]
  • Randy Savage (Randall Mario Poffo) (1952–2011) Italian father and Jewish mother – wrestler and actor
  • Jack Scalia (born 1950) film/television actor (The Genius Club)[208]
  • Steve Schirripa (born 1957) television actor and writer (The Sopranos) – father of Italian descent, and mother of Jewish descent[209]
  • Connie Sellecca (Sellecchia) (born 1955) actress[210]
  • Gary Sinise (born 1955) 25% Italian ancestry – actor (CSI: NY)[211]
  • Joseph Siravo (born 1958) film/television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Rocco Sisto (born 1953) Italian-born actor (The Sopranos)
  • Frank Sivero (LoGiudice) (born 1952) Italian-born actor (Goodfellas)
  • John Travolta (born 1954) Italian-American father and Irish-American mother – Academy Award-nominated actor, singer, dancer (Grease, Saturday Night Fever)[212]
  • John Turturro (born 1957) actor, cousin of Aida Turturro (The Good Shepherd, The Bronx Is Burning)
  • Steven Van Zandt (Lento) (born 1950) musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and disc jockey (The Sopranos)[213]
  • Vinny Vella (born 1950) actor and part time comedian[214]
  • Diane Venora (born 1952) actress (Italian-American father)
  • Pia Zadora (born 1954) Broadway actress – Italian father, Polish mother
  • Chuck Zito (born 1957) member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman and actor[215]

1940s[edit]

  • Marc Alaimo (born 1942) television/film actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)[216]
  • Carmen Argenziano (born 1943) TV and film actor
  • Armand Assante (born 1949) Italian father and Irish mother – film/television actor (Mambo Kings)[217]
  • Joy Behar (Josephina Ochiuto) (born 1943) actress, comedian, co-host of The View[218]
  • Linda Bove (born 1945) deaf actress who requires sign language (Sesame Street)
  • Tony Darrow (Borgese) (born 1946) film/television actor
  • Robert De Niro (born 1943) 25% Italian ancestry – two time Academy Award-winning American film actor, director, producer and founder of the Tribeca Film Festival (Goodfellas)[219]
  • Danny DeVito (born 1944) actor, director, Oscar nominated producer (Matilda)[220]
  • Dennis Farina (1944–2013) son of Sicilian parents – film/television actor (Get Shorty)[221]
  • Annette Funicello (1942–2013) actress, was Walt Disney's most popular Mouseketeer[191]
  • Bruno Kirby (Quidaciolu) (1949–2006) son of Sicilian parents[citation needed] – film actor (The Godfather II)
  • Adrienne La Russa (born 1948) actress (Days of our lives)
  • Dan Lauria (born 1947) TV and film actor
  • Susan Lucci (born 1948) 50% Italian and part Swedish- Daytime Emmy Award winning actress, who has been called "Daytime's Leading Lady" and "The Queen of Daytime"[222]
  • Patti LuPone (born 1949) singer and actress[223]
  • Joe Mantegna (born 1947) film/television actor (The Godfather III)[191]
  • Penny Marshall (Masciarelli) (born 1942) Italian-American father and part Scottish mother – actress, producer and director, sister of Garry Marshall[224]
  • Patty McCormack, born Patricia Ellen Russo (born 1945), Italian father and Irish mother[citation needed] – actress (The Bad Seed)
  • Liza Minnelli (born 1946) great-grandfather of Italian ancestry – singer and actress
  • Arthur Nascarella (born 1942) son of Sicilian parents – film/ television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Don Novello (born 1943) Italian father and Irish mother – film/television actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)
  • Al Pacino (born 1940) son of Sicilian parents – Academy Award-winning film actor (The Godfather)[191]
  • Vincent Pastore (born 1946) son of Sicilian parents – film/television actor, often cast as a mobster (The Sopranos)[225]
  • Frank Pellegrino (born 1942) television actor
  • Joe Pesci (born 1943) Academy Award-winning actor, comedian and singer who is often typecast as a violent mobster or funnyman (Goodfellas, Casino)[226]
  • Bernadette Peters (Lazzara) (born 1948) actress and singer[227]
  • Ann Prentiss (Ragusa) (born 1941) film/television actress – sister of Paula Prentiss, father of Italian ancestry
  • Michael Richards (born 1949) mother of Italian ancestry – television actor (Seinfeld)
  • Tommy Rettig (1941–1996) Italian-American mother and Jewish Father – television actor (Lassie)
  • Leo Rossi (born 1946) Italian American actor, writer and producer
  • Susan Sarandon (born 1946) mother of Italian ancestry – Academy Award-winning film actress (Thelma and Louise)[228]
  • Vincent Schiavelli (1948–2005) film actor
  • Talia Shire (born 1946) film actress, sister of Francis Ford Coppola (Rocky)[229]
  • Nancy Sinatra (born 1940) singer and actress, daughter of Frank Sinatra[230]
  • Tony Sirico (born 1942) son of Sicilian parents – film/television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Bruce Springsteen (born 1949) 50% Italian, 25% Irish and part Dutch – singer and actor[231]
  • Sylvester Stallone (born 1946) film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Rocky), father Italian immigrant[232]
  • Victoria Vetri (born 1944) model and actress[233]
  • Burt Young (DeLuise) (born 1940) film actor (Rocky)

1930s[edit]

  • F. Murray Abraham (born 1939) Oscar-winner for Best Actor – mother of Italian descent
  • Frank Adonis (born 1935) long term character actor
  • Danny Aiello (born 1933) film/television actor[234]
  • Alan Alda (born 1936) actor, writer, director and political activist – father of Italian descent[234]
  • Frankie Avalon (Avallone) (born 1939) actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s[235]
  • Anne Bancroft (Italiano) (1931–2005) Academy Award-winning actress[236]
  • Robert Blake (Gubitosi) (born 1933) film actor, perhaps most famous for starring in the U.S. television series Baretta, and for being found not guilty of the murder of wife Bonnie Lee Bakley[237]
  • Joseph Bologna (born 1934) film/television actor[238]
  • Sonny Bono (1935–1998) son of Sicilian parents – actor and pop singer (Airplane II)
  • Victor Buono (1938–1982) Italian father and German mother – film and television actor, poet
  • Ron Carey (Cicenia) (1935–2007) film and television actor (Barney Miller)[239]
  • Carmine Caridi (born 1934) film actor (The Godfather Part III)
  • Richard S. Castellano (1933–1988) film actor (The Godfather)
  • John Cazale (1935–1978) film actor (The Godfather) – father of Italian descent[240]
  • Dominic Chianese (born 1931) television actor (The Sopranos)[241]
  • Sam Coppola (born 1935) film/television actor
  • Bobby Darin (Cassoto) (1936–1973) actor, singer and one of the most popular rock and roll American teen idols of the 1950s – maternal grandfather was of Italian ancestry, unclear who Darin's biological father was[242]
  • James Darren (Ercolani) (born 1936) television and film actor, television director, and singer[243]
  • Dom DeLuise (1933–2009) comic actor[244]
  • Connie Francis (Franconero) (born 1938) actress and pop singer, known for her 1957 hit "Who's Sorry Now?"[245]
  • Ben Gazzara (1930–2012) son of Sicilian parents, film/television actor[246]
  • Morgana King (born 1930) (Maria Grazia Morgana Messina DeBerardini) daughter of Sicilian parents – film actress (The Godfather)
  • Frank Langella (born 1938) stage, film and television actor
  • Richard Libertini (1933–2016) stage, film and television actor known for playing numerous character roles (Popeye)
  • Tony Lo Bianco (born 1936) film and television actor (The French Connection)[247]
  • Robert Loggia (1930–2015) son of Sicilian parents – film actor
  • Garry Marshall (Masciarelli) (1934–2016) Italian-American father and part Scottish mother—actor, director, and writer – brother of Penny Marshall[248]
  • Micole Mercurio (1938–2016) film and television actress
  • Sal Mineo (1939–1976) son of Sicilian parents – actor and theater director, famous for his Academy Award-nominated performance opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause[249]
  • Tony Musante (1936–2013) stage, television, and film actor[250]
  • Paula Prentiss (Ragusa) (born 1938) film actress – father of Italian ancestry[251]
  • Alex Rocco (Petricone) (1936–2015) film actor (The Godfather)
  • Reni Santoni (born 1939) 50% Italian, 25% French and 25% Spanish – film actor (Dirty Harry)
  • John Saxon (Orrico) (born 1935) film actor
  • Paul Sorvino (born 1939) actor, father of Mira Sorvino[252]
  • Joe Spinell (Spagnulo) (1936–1989) film actor (The Godfather II)
  • Connie Stevens (Ingolia) (born 1938) Italian father and Irish mother – actress and singer[253]
  • Brenda Vaccaro (born 1939) film and television actress
  • Frankie Valli (Castelluccio) (born 1934) singer and actor (The Sopranos)
  • Frank Vincent (Gattuso) (born 1939) film/television actor (The Sopranos)
  • Joe Viterelli (1937–2004) film actor (Shallow Hal)

1920s[edit]

1910s[edit]

  • Robert Alda (Alfonso Roberto D'Abruzzo) (1914–1986) actor, father of Alan Alda[237]
  • John Beradino (1917–1996) Dr. Steve Hardy on the soap opera General Hospital from 1963–1996, star on Hollywood walk-of-fame
  • Ernest Borgnine (Borgnino) (1917–2012) Academy Award-winning actor[237]
  • Frank Campanella (1919–2006) son of Sicilian parents – actor
  • Anthony Caruso (1916–2003) film/television actor
  • Adriana Caselotti (1916–1997) actress known for providing the voice behind the lead character in Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs[263]
  • Richard Conte (1910–1975) film actor[237]
  • Ann Corio (1914–1999) burlesque ecdysiast and actress[264]
  • Dean Martin (Crocetti) (1917–1995) actor/singer, member of the Rat Pack[237]
  • Victor Mature (1913–1999) was an American film actor. Mature was born in Louisville, Kentucky to a Tyrolean father, Marcellus George Mature, a cutler, and a Swiss-American mother, Clara Mature
  • Al Molinaro (1919–2015) son of Italian parents – actor (The Odd Couple, Happy Days)[265]
  • Frank Sinatra (1915–1998) his parents' Italian heritage included a Sicilian father and a mother from Liguria in northern Italy- actor and singer who many consider to be one of the finest male popular song vocalists of all time[261]

1900s[edit]

  • Don Ameche (Amici) (1908–1993) 50% Italian, actor and director[266]
  • Argentina Brunetti (1907–2005) actress (It's a Wonderful Life)
  • Iron Eyes Cody (Espera Decorti) (1907–1999) son of Sicilian parents – actor, frequently played Native Americans[267]
  • Russ Columbo (1908–1934) singer, violinist and actor, perhaps most famous for his signature tune, "You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love", and the legend surrounding his early death[268]
  • Lou Costello (Cristillo) (1906–1959) 62.5% Italian, 25% Irish, and 12.5% French blood – actor and comedian known as half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello[269]
  • Cesar Romero (1907–1994) Italian father and Cuban mother – film and television actor (Batman)[270]
  • Renata Vanni (1909–2004) Italian-born American film actress[271]

1890s[edit]

  • Frank Capra (1897–1991) a Sicilian born actor and director (It's a Wonderful Life)
  • Jimmy Durante (1893–1980) actor and singer
  • Rudolph Valentino (1895–1926) born Rodolfo Alfonso Rafaello Piero Filiberto Gugliemi di Valentina, Hollywood's first sex symbol and the first "Latin Lover" (Italian father, Giovanni Antonio Giuseppe Fedele Guglielmi di Valentina D'Antonguolla, and French mother, Marie Berta Gabrielle Barbin; Valentino was born in Italy)

1880s[edit]

Non-Italian American actors[edit]

  • Laura Benanti (born 1979) American actress, stepfather is of Italian descent. She is of Yugoslavian-German-Irish-Native American heritage.
  • Lillo Brancato (born 1976) Colombian-born American actor, adopted son of Italian-American parents.
  • Marlon Brando (1924–2004) film actor. Brando's family was of German, Dutch, Irish, and English ancestry.
  • Ray Liotta (born 1954) film actor, adopted son of Italian-American father. Has stated that he is not of Italian descent.
  • Roma Maffia (born 1958) American actress, stepfather is of Italian descent. She is of West Indian, English and German descent.
  • Nicole Polizzi (born 1987) Chilean-born American reality star actress, adopted daughter of Italian-American parents.

Voice actors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Peter Bogdanella, Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos, New York: The Continuum IPG, 2004 – ISBN 0-8264-1544-X
  • Victoria Thomas, Hollywood's Latin Lovers: Latino, Italian, and French Men Who Make the Screen Smolder, Santa Monica: Angel City Press, 1998 – ISBN 1-8833-1841-6

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  139. ^ "[7] "I'm half Italian, and half German/Dutch. A little trivia for you all. My birth name is Matteo Battaglia, not Matt."
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  171. ^ [28] "I'm third-generation Italian, but I still have a strong sense of my heritage. There are certain Italianisms that ring very true in this play – the place of the man in the household, the idea of respect . . . of omerta."
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  178. ^ [33] "This Italian-American, Brooklyn-bred actress..."
  179. ^ [34] "If Nick looks familiar, it's because this Italian stallion has appeared on Sex and the City..."
  180. ^ [35] "That Italian-American actress."
  181. ^ [36] "Stefani was brought up in Anaheim, California, one of four children in a close-knit Irish-Italian, Roman Catholic family."
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