Dominic Chianese

Actor, Singer, Bricklayer
After nearly a half century as a working actor with credits on Broadway and TV as well as in features, Dominic Chianese finally achieved prominence as the embittered and ambitious would-be don Corrado 'Junior' Soprano ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1931 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

The Good Wife 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

James Gandolfini: Tribute To A Friend 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Boardwalk Empire 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

Reader (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Damages 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last New Yorker 2010 (Movie)

Lenny Sugarman (Actor)

Adrift in Manhattan 2007 (Movie)

Tommaso Pensara (Actor)

The Sopranos 1998 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

When Will I Be Loved? 2004 (Movie)

Count Tommaso Lupo (Actor)

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Frank Wilson (Actor)

TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Under Hellgate Bridge 2001 (Movie)

Father Nichols (Actor)

Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God...Be Back by Five 2000 (Movie)

Mickey--The Photographer (Actor)

Cosby 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 (Movie)

Judge Impelliteri (Actor)

The Mouse 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gotti 1996 (Movie)

Joe Armone (Actor)

If Lucy Fell 1996 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

Italian Council (Actor)

The Night We Never Met 1993 (Movie)

Neighbor (Actor)

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

Spoleto (Actor)

Coconut Downs 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Out for Justice 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Q&A 1990 (Movie)

Larry Pesch (Actor)

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Sight 1989 (Movie)

Father Dominic (Actor)

Fort Apache, the Bronx 1981 (Movie)

Corelli's Father (Actor)

And Justice For All 1979 (Movie)

Carl Travers (Actor)

Firepower 1979 (Movie)

Dis Orlov (Actor)

Fingers 1978 (Movie)

Arthur Fox (Actor)

On the Yard 1977 (Movie)

Mendoza (Actor)

All the President's Men 1976 (Movie)

Martinez (Actor)

Dog Day Afternoon 1975 (Movie)

Vi's Husband (Actor)

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

Johnny Ola (Actor)

A Time For Miracles (TV Show)

Actor

Crimes of Fashion (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Capone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After nearly a half century as a working actor with credits on Broadway and TV as well as in features, Dominic Chianese finally achieved prominence as the embittered and ambitious would-be don Corrado 'Junior' Soprano, the uncle to mob boss Tony, on HBO's popular series "The Sopranos" (1999-2006).

Relationships

Dominic Chianese Jr. Actor

Son
Acted together on HBO's "The Sopranos" in 2007

Jane Pittson

Wife
Born c. 1947 Engaged as of March 2003 Married June 8, 2003

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Bronx High School of Science

Bronx , New York
classmates included E L Doctorow

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn , New York
graduated

Milestones

2011

Played lawyer Leander Cephas Whitlock on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"

2010

Landed a recurring role on FX's "Damages"

2007

Co-starred in Alfredo de Villa's "Adrift in Manhattan"

2004

Starred as Lou Wolfe in the play "A Second Hand Memory," directed by Woody Allen

2004

Starred opposite Neve Campbell in "When Will I Be Loved?"

2000

Released album of English and Italian standards titled Hits

1999

First regular role on a series as Corrado 'Junior' Soprano, Tony's mentor and wily don, on the HBO drama "The Sopranos"; received Emmy nominations in 2000 and 2001

1999

Acted in Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will Rock"

1997

Third film with Lumet, "Night Falls on Manhattan"

1996

Fourth film with Pacino, "Looking for Richard"

1996

Appeared in Eric Schaeffer's "If Lucy Fell"

1996

Portrayed capo Joseph 'Joe Piney' Armone in HBO movie "Gotti"

1995

Had featured role in the revival of Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo"

1991

Played Nicky Fish on unsold ABC pilot "Coconut Downs"

1991

Made first of several appearances as guest actor on NBC's "Law & Order," created and executive produced by Wolf

1990

Portrayed Gabriel Capone, father of noted gangster Al Capone in the TNT movie "The Lost Capone"

1990

Reteamed with Lumet for "Q&A"

1990

First association with executive producer Dick Wolf, ABC series "H.E.L.P"

1985

Acted in the short-lived Broadway production of "Requiem for a Heavyweight"

1981

Had recurring role of a gangster on the ABC daytime serial "Ryan's Hope"

1981

Appeared in "Fort Apache, The Bronx"

1980

Acted in ABC special "A Time for Miracles"

1979

Third film with Pacino, "...And Justice for All"

1977

Played Arthur Fox in James Toback's "Fingers"

1976

Acted in Alan J Pakula's "All the President's Men"

1975

Second film with Pacino, Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon"

1974

Performed the role of Johnny Ola in "The Godfather, Part II" opposite Al Pacino

1972

Had a small role as a panhandler in "Fuzz," adapted from an Ed McBain's "87th Precinct" story

1952

First professional job in a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore"

Spent 20 years acting on and off in theater, appearing on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional and repertory companies

Refused to audition for a role in "The Godfather" because he was doing a play in Boston

Raised in the Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx

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