Joe Grifasi

Actor
A warm, familiar face to American TV and film audiences, Grifasi is known as much as for his supporting parts as for his frequent TV commercials. Trained at the prestigious Yale School of Drama, he was on the New York ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1944 in Buffalo, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (88)

Elementary 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The American Side 2014 (Movie)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last New Yorker 2010 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Creating Karma 2009 (Movie)

Prighorn (Actor)

ER 1994 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Canterbury's Law 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dark Matter 2008 (Movie)

Professor Colby (Actor)

Slow Burn 2007 (Movie)

Desk Sgt. Drown (Actor)

The Bronx Is Burning 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Un Crime 2006 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

Mr Flarnhaff (Actor)

Bought and Sold 2004 (Movie)

Chunks Colon (Actor)

Hope & Faith 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tarzan 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Auto Focus 2002 (Movie)

Strip Club M.C. (Actor)

Changing Lanes 2002 (Movie)

Judge Cosell (Actor)

The Education of Max Bickford 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

61* 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1991 - 1998, 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Queenie in Love 2001 (Movie)

Bertold (Actor)

Some of My Best Friends 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Looking for an Echo 2000 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

The Beat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Remember WENN 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Man 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

Arresting Cop (Actor)

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steve Martini's Undue Influence 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday 1997 (Movie)

Scottie Elster (Actor)

Heavy 1996 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

Manny Feldstein (Actor)

Shadow of a Doubt 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

Bank Guard (Actor)

Money Train 1995 (Movie)

Riley (Actor)

Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill 1995 (Movie)

Man In Top Hat (Actor)

Two Bits 1995 (Movie)

Uncle Joe (Actor)

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 (Movie)

Director (Actor)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

Duncan Homolka (Actor)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Benny & Joon 1993 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Household Saints 1993 (Movie)

Frank Manzone (Actor)

Primary Motive 1992 (Movie)

Paul Melton (Actor)

City of Hope 1991 (Movie)

Pauly (Actor)

Lift 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

WIOU 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ariana 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Presumed Innocent 1990 (Movie)

Tommy Molto (Actor)

Roseanne 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Feud 1990 (Movie)

Bud Bullard (Actor)

Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

Omar (Actor)

Beaches 1988 (Movie)

Otto Titsling (Actor)

Big Business 1988 (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

Ironweed 1987 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Matewan 1987 (Movie)

Fausto (Actor)

Moonstruck 1987 (Movie)

Shy Waiter (Actor)

F/X 1986 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Brewster's Millions 1985 (Movie)

J B Donaldo (Actor)

Splash 1984 (Movie)

Manny (Actor)

The Flamingo Kid 1984 (Movie)

Mario Minetta (Actor)

The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 (Movie)

Jimmy the Cheese Man (Actor)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

Joe Vitucci (Actor)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

Osvaldo (Actor)

The Gentleman Bandit 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Hide in Plain Sight 1980 (Movie)

Matty Stanek (Actor)

Something Short of Paradise 1978 (Movie)

Barney Collins (Actor)

The Deer Hunter 1978 (Movie)

Bandleader (Actor)

On the Yard 1977 (Movie)

Morris (Actor)

Blood on Her Hands (TV Show)

Actor

Citizen Cohn (TV Show)

Actor

Moon Over Miami (TV Show)

Actor

One Police Plaza (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra (TV Show)

Actor

Switching Goals (TV Show)

Actor

Taking the Heat (TV Show)

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The Elephant Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Other Me (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A warm, familiar face to American TV and film audiences, Grifasi is known as much as for his supporting parts as for his frequent TV commercials. Trained at the prestigious Yale School of Drama, he was on the New York stage almost immediately upon receiving his MFA, although he continued to return to The Yale Rep to appear in stage productions well into the 1980s. He is perhaps best remembered for his supporting performance in Rupert Holmes' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood/Drood" (1985-86) in which he performed the rousing "Off to the Races" number.

Relationships

Patricia T Grifasi

Mother

Jane Bloom

Wife
married 1974

Joseph Grifasi

Father

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1975

Milestones

2004

Cast in the comedy "13 going on 30"; which starred Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo

2001

Directed the stage play "Heaven Can Wait", performed at the Westport Country Playhouse

1992

Co-starred in "Sinatra" miniseries (CBS)

1990

Starred as Tony Pro in "WIOU" series (CBS)

1977

Film debut as bandleader, "The Deerhunter"

1975

New York stage debut, "Memory of Two Monkeys",

1974

TV debut, episode, "Dr. Simon Locke"

1972

Stage debut, "The Bourgeois Gentleman", Yale Repertory Theatre

1963

Served in US Army as specialist fourth class

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