Val Bisoglio

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Val Bisoglio
Italo Valentino Bisoglio

(1926-05-07) May 7, 1926 (age 95)
Years active1956-2002

Italo Valentino Bisoglio (born May 7, 1926)[1] is an American character actor primarily known for his work on television.

Bisoglio was born in New York City, New York.[1] He may be best known for his recurring role as restaurateur Danny Tovo in the popular series Quincy, M.E. from 1976 to 1983.[1] Bisoglio also appeared in numerous TV series during the 1960s and 1970s including McCloud, M*A*S*H, All in the Family,[1] Barney Miller, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Roll Out, Kojak, Baretta, McMillan & Wife and The Rockford Files. In 1986, Bisoglio appeared in Miami Vice (3x11), titled "Forgive Us our Debts".[2] In 2002, he appeared as Murf Lupo in The Sopranos.

Perhaps his best known film role is that of Frank Manero Sr., the volatile father of Tony Manero (John Travolta) in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. His other film credits include an uncredited role in Serpico (1973), as well as roles in No Way to Treat a Lady (1968), The Brotherhood (1968), The Don Is Dead (1973), Linda Lovelace for President (1975), The Hindenburg (1975), St. Ives (1976) and The Frisco Kid (1979).[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1966 Hot Rod Hullabaloo
1968 No Way to Treat a Lady Detective Monaghan
1968 The Brotherhood Cheech
1973 The Don Is Dead Pete Lazatti
1973 Serpico Weapons Storage Officer Uncredited
1975 Linda Lovelace for President Rev. Billy Easter
1975 The Hindenburg Lieutenant Lombardi
1976 St. Ives Finley Cummins
1977 Saturday Night Fever Frank Manero Sr.
1979 The Frisco Kid Chief Gray Cloud
1999 Diamonds Tarzan LeCompte


  1. ^ a b c d e "Val Bisoglio Filmography". Fandango. Archived from the original on July 20, 2021. Retrieved July 20, 2021 – via Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Miami Vice - Season 3 Episode 11: Forgive Us our Debts (December 12, 1986)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 20, 2021.

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