John Aprea

In the early 1970s, a young actor auditioned for and was rejected for the part of a lifetime--Michael Corleone in the epic Mafia classic "The Godfather". But lucky John Aprea still made it into that cycle of films when ... Read more »
Born: 03/04/1941

Filmography

Actor (41)

American Heiress 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Full House 1988 - 1991, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1988 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mystery Woman: At First Sight 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Related 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 1988 - 1991, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Rear Admiral Glick (Actor)

Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

My Brother Jack 1998 (Movie)

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Soap Opera Update Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Ransom 1997 (Movie)

Mr Marlin (Actor)

The Game 1997 (Movie)

Power Executive (Actor)

Sunset Park 1996 (Movie)

Dominic (Actor)

To the Limit 1995 (Movie)

Philly (Actor)

Cyber-Tracker 1993 (Movie)

Senator Rober Dilly (Actor)

Direct Hit 1993 (Movie)

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The Hat Squad 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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New Jack City 1991 (Movie)

Don Armeto (Actor)

Savage Beach 1989 (Movie)

Captain Andreas (Actor)

Picasso Trigger 1988 (Movie)

Picasso Trigger (Actor)

American Anthem 1986 (Movie)

Mr Tevere (Actor)

Stingray 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Act 1981 (Movie)

Ron (Actor)

Comeback 1980 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

The Idolmaker 1979 (Movie)

Paul Vaearri (Actor)

The Rock Rainbow 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy Mama 1976 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

The Montefuscos 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Caged Heat 1974 (Movie)

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Just the Two of Us 1974 (Movie)

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The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

Young Tessio (Actor)

Sweet Kill 1970 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

The Dark Side of Tomorrow 1969 (Movie)

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Bullitt 1968 (Movie)

Killer (Actor)

Another World (TV Show)

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Crazy Times (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Physical (TV Show)

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Matt Houston (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In the early 1970s, a young actor auditioned for and was rejected for the part of a lifetime--Michael Corleone in the epic Mafia classic "The Godfather". But lucky John Aprea still made it into that cycle of films when he was subsequently offered the part of the younger version of longtime family henchman Sal Tessio in that film's sequel, "The Godfather: Part II" (1974). By that time, he was already a seasoned film and TV actor. He had a hard-edged look that served him well in small villain parts. He was a killer in the hit San Francisco police procedural "Bullitt" (1968), for example, and played a similar role in another cop drama set on the opposite coast, 1973's "The Seven-Ups". The "Godfather" series was a high tide that lifted all boats, so Aprea's career improved accordingly. The hard-working actor was awarded increasingly more prominent roles, including a recurring one as the father of John Stamos's character in the family sitcom "Full House" (1988) and as a Navy admiral in the splashy 2004 remake of the classic Cold War thriller "The Manchurian Candidate". The actor's range was considerable, and he appeared in everything from sitcoms and soap operas to movie epics throughout his career.

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