Joe Dallesandro

Actor, Nude model
Tall, androgynous leading man who made his name in several of director Paul Morrissey's collaborations with Andy Warhol.
Born: 12/31/1948 in Pensacola, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

San Diego Surf 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Little Joe 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Citizens of Perpetual Indulgence 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Limey 1999 (Movie)

Uncle John (Actor)

L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Pacino Is Missing 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein 1995 (Movie)

Nicholas (Actor)

Sugar Hill 1994 (Movie)

Tony Adamo (Actor)

Bad Love 1992 (Movie)

Boss (Actor)

Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue 1992 (Movie)

Jules (Actor)

Cry Baby 1990 (Movie)

Milton's Father (Actor)

Private War 1990 (Movie)

Vince Rayker (Actor)

The Hollywood Detective 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Double Revenge 1988 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Sunset 1988 (Movie)

Dutch Kieffer (Actor)

Critical Condition 1987 (Movie)

Stucky (Actor)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

Lucky Luciano (Actor)

Merry Go Round 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Seeds of Evil 1979 (Movie)

Carl--the Gardener (Actor)

Tapage Nocturne 1978 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Un Cuore Semplice 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black Moon 1975 (Movie)

The Brother (Actor)

Blood For Dracula 1975 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

La Marge 1975 (Movie)

Sigismond Pons (Actor)

Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus 1974 (Movie)

Krassky (Actor)

Donna e Bello 1973 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

The Gardener 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heat 1972 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Trash 1970 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Lonesome Cowboys 1969 (Movie)

Little Joe (Actor)

Flesh 1968 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Fortune Dane (TV Show)

Actor

Guncrazy (TV Show)

Actor

Wiseguy (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tall, androgynous leading man who made his name in several of director Paul Morrissey's collaborations with Andy Warhol.

Relationships

Joseph A D'Allesandro Jr

Father
was 20 at time of son's birth

Stefania Cassini

Companion
had relationship in the mid-1970s

Leslie D'Allesandro

Wife
married in the 1960s

Thelma D'Allesandro

Mother
married at age 14 gave birth to son at age 16 jailed for auto theft for five years c. 1950-55

Michael D'Allesandro

Son
born c. 1966

Robert D'Allesandro

Brother
born c. 1949

Milestones

1999

Had supporting role of a dumb hitman in "The Limey"

1999

Appeared as himself in the quasi-documentary "Beefcake"

1995

Co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg in the direct-to-video release "Theodore Rex"

1992

Acted in Tamra Davis' "Guncrazy" (aired on Showtime)

1992

Filmed cameo appearance as himself in Robert Altman's "The Player"; scene cut from released print but restored for the home video release

1990

Played a devout evangelist in John Waters' "Cry-Baby"

1988

Cast as a fictionalized Dutch Schultz in Blake Edwards' "Sunset"

1987

Played a rival mobster to Ray Sharkey's Sonny Steelgrave in a memorable arc of "Wiseguy" (CBS)

1986

TV series debut as regular on the short-lived syndicated cop drama "Fortune Dane"

1984

Portrayed gangster Lucky Luciano in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club"

1984

Appeared in an episode of "Miami Vice" (NBC)

1979

Had small supporting role as an actor in "Tapage Nocturne", directed by Catherine Breillat

1978

Acted opposite Maria Schneider in Jacques Rivette's "Merry Go Round"

1976

Starred opposite Sylvia Kristel in Walerian Borowczyk's "La Marge/The Margin/The Streetwalker"

1975

Cast as a singing mute (with dubbed vocals) in Louis Malle's "Black Moon"

1974

Appeared as a servant in "Blood for Dracula/Andy Warhol's Dracula", also directed by Morrissey

1974

Played the stableboy in "Flesh for Frankenstein/Andy Warhol's Frankenstein", helmed by Morrissey

1974

First film not for Warhol or Morrissey, "The Gardener/Seeds of Evil", directed by James H Kay

1974

Moved to Europe and made films primarily in Italy

1972

Rounded out Morrissey's trilogy by playing a former child actor trying for a career as a rock star in "Heat"

1969

Portrayed a junkie in Morrissey's "Trash"

1968

Starred in "Flesh", the first of Paul Morrissey's trilogy; cast as a male hustler

1967

Appeared in first film, Andy Warhol's "The Loves of Ondine"

Cast in "The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart"; fired after clashing with an assistant director

As a teenager, stole cars; shot in the knee during one car theft, was sent to reform school; ran away and headed to Florida to live with father

Worked as a nude model, sometimes billed as Joe Catano

Raised in foster homes in Brooklyn and on Long Island

Returned to NYC briefly before heading first to Mexico and then to L.A.

Bonus Trivia

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His official Web site is at www.joedallesandro.com

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