Edoardo Ballerini

Edoardo Ballerini first tasted critical acclaim with with a recurring role as heroin-addicted middleman-for-hire Corky Caporale on HBO's beloved mob saga, "The Soprano's. " In 2010, "Sopranos" producer Terence Winter ... Read more »
Born: 03/20/1970

Filmography

Actor (35)

Quarry 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Elementary 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Experimenter 2015 (Movie)

Paul Hollander (Actor)

Forever 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Free 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

No God, No Master 2014 (Movie)

Carlo Tresca (Actor)

Ripper Street 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boardwalk Empire 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

White Collar 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life is Hot in Cracktown 2009 (Movie)

Chas (Actor)

The Caller 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Moonlight 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sopranos 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freezerburn 2005 (Movie)

Kevin Korlowsky (Actor)

Charmed 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The F Word 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dinner Rush 2001 (Movie)

Udo Cropa (Actor)

Good Night Valentino 2001 (Movie)

Rudolph Valentino (Actor)

Looking for an Echo 2000 (Movie)

Anthony (Actor)

Romeo Must Die 2000 (Movie)

Vincent Roth (Actor)

Suits 1999 (Movie)

Johnny Akida (Actor)

Vig 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sue 1998 (Movie)

Eddi (Actor)

The Last Days of Disco 1998 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

The Pest 1997 (Movie)

Himmel (Actor)

I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 (Movie)

Editor of School Paper (Actor)

I'm Not Rappaport 1996 (Movie)

Man At Rally (Actor)

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

The Job Interviewer (Actor)

Law & Order 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Good Night Valentino 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Edoardo Ballerini first tasted critical acclaim with with a recurring role as heroin-addicted middleman-for-hire Corky Caporale on HBO's beloved mob saga, "The Soprano's. " In 2010, "Sopranos" producer Terence Winter tapped Ballerini for a recurring role as tight-jawed crook Ignatius D'Alessio on the Atlantic City-set historical gangster series, "Boardwalk Empire." A many of many talents, Ballerini has worked on both sides of the camera: In 2003, he portrayed silent-film heartthrob and original "Latin Lover" Rudolph Valentino in his well-received first project as a writer-director, "Goodnight Valentino." Adapted from a true account by essayist H.L. Mencken, the short film explored issues of celebrity, manhood and mortality. Ballerini is an avid blogger and has written extensively about the craft of acting and the politics of negotiating a career in Hollwyood. He has also contributed writings to secular Buddhist organization the Interdependece Project. In recent years, Ballerini has applied his acting talents to narrating audio books, reading historian Stephen Greenblatt's "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern" and Harvard professor Paul Farmer's "Haiti: After the Earthquake"--which also featured contributions from multiple Oscar-winner Meryl Streep. Completists should look for the Italian-American in a brief but hilarious turn as the son of psychotic German Gustav Shank (played by comedian Jeffrey Jones) in John Leguizamo's much-maligned "The Pest" (1997).

Milestones

2016

Joined the cast of the Cinemax series "Quarry."

2015

Appeared in the historical film "Experimenter."

2012

Appeared in the horror comedy "Hellbenders."

2010

Took on the recurring role of Ignatius D'Alessio on "Boardwalk Empire."

2010

Played Salvatore in the action thriller "Bad Ass."

2006

Played the recurring character of Corky Caporale on "The Sopranos."

2003

Wrote, directed, and starred in the short film "Good Night Valentino."

2003

Directed "The Impossible H.L. Mencken" at Ensemble Studio Theatre.

2000

Played Vincent Roth in "Romeo Must Die."

1997

Appeared in the comedy "The Pest."

Bonus Trivia

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Is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy.

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Wrote the foreword to Allan Ellenberger's biography of Rudolph Valentino, Valentino Mystique.

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Hosted the weekly podcast "The Mineralava Musings."

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Dubbed his own part for the Italian version of "Dinner Rush."

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