Charles Cioffi

Prolific character actor Charles Cioffi left his hometown of New York City as a teenager to attend Michigan State University, where he went on to receive both bachelor's and master's degrees. Cioffi developed an ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1935

Filmography

Actor (54)

Arthur Hailey's Detective 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The Practice 1999, 2002 (Tv Show)

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Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1990 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Caroline in the City 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Cybill 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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413 Hope Street 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Shadow Conspiracy 1997 (Movie)

General Blackburn (Actor)

Dave's World 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Kirk 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Wings 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Newsies 1992 (Movie)

Seitz (Actor)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

Paolo (Actor)

Flowers For Matty 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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It's Always Something 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins... 1985 (Movie)

George S Grove (Actor)

All the Right Moves 1983 (Movie)

Pop (Actor)

Modesty Blaise 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Missing 1982 (Movie)

Captain Ray Tower (Actor)

Samurai 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Time After Time 1979 (Movie)

Lieutenant Mitchell (Actor)

Gray Lady Down 1978 (Movie)

Admiral Barnes (Actor)

Dog and Cat 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

Chotas (Actor)

L' Imprecateur 1976 (Movie)

Marc Ganter (Actor)

Get Christie Love! 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Kate McShane 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Next Man 1975 (Movie)

Fouad (Actor)

Assignment: Vienna 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Crazy Joe 1972 (Movie)

Coletti (Actor)

The Don Is Dead 1972 (Movie)

Orlando (Actor)

The Thief Who Came to Dinner 1972 (Movie)

Henderling (Actor)

Klute 1971 (Movie)

Peter Cable (Actor)

Shaft 1971 (Movie)

Lieutenant Androzzy (Actor)

Deadline: Madrid (TV Show)

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Dream Breakers (TV Show)

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Fatal Flaw (TV Show)

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Flamingo Road (TV Show)

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Just a Little Inconvenience (TV Show)

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Mongo's Back in Town (TV Show)

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Nicky's World (TV Show)

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None So Blind (TV Show)

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Peter Gunn (TV Show)

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Return to Earth (TV Show)

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See the Man Run (TV Show)

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Tail Gunner Joe (TV Show)

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Biography

Prolific character actor Charles Cioffi left his hometown of New York City as a teenager to attend Michigan State University, where he went on to receive both bachelor's and master's degrees. Cioffi developed an affinity for the Midwest, where he would later live. He returned to New York in the early 1970s and quickly landed parts in two highly notable films of the era--the blaxploitation classic "Shaft" (portraying Lt. Vic Androzzi) and the Oscar-winning drama "Klute" (as businessman Peter Cable), both in 1971. These roles, along with Cioffi's everyman look, made him a recognizable screen presence and helped him land roles throughout the decade. He portrayed mafioso Vito Genovese in "Lucky Luciano", while always finding work in 1970s cop shows like "Hawaii Five-0" and televised dramas like "Little House on The Prairie". Throughout the 1980s, Cioffi intermittently worked on- and off-Broadway while turning up on more primetime dramas, but soap opera fans will remember him best as the vengeance-fueled Ernesto Toscano on "Days of Our Lives" during the 1990s. He continued to find work on television while sharing his vast knowledge of the business by teaching the history of live television at the University of Minnesota.

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