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Italo Valentino Bisoglio
May 7, 1926
New York City, New York, U.S.
Italo Valentino "Val" Bisoglio (born May 7, 1926) is an American character actor primarily known for his work on television.
Bisoglio was born in New York City, New York. He may be best known for his recurring role as restaurateur Danny Tovo in the popular series Quincy, M.E. (1976-83). Bisoglio appeared in numerous TV series during the 1970s including McCloud, M*A*S*H, All in the Family, Barney Miller: S 2/Ep 9 1975 - "You Dirty Rat" as Del Vecchio the narcotics detective sent to pick up 20 kilos of marijuana from Barney’s detectives who could only initially find 18, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Roll Out, Kojak, Baretta and The Rockford Files. 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. Other film credits include 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).
|1966||Hot Rod Hullabaloo|
|1968||No Way to Treat a Lady||Detective Monaghan|
|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 Sr.|
|1979||The Frisco Kid||Chief Gray Cloud|