Lee Curreri

It's impossible to overestimate how popular "Fame" was at the start of the 1980s. The smash hit movie launched several careers in one fell swoop. One such career was Lee Curreri, who played Bruno Martelli in both the ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1961

Filmography

Music (9)

The Deep and Dreamless Sleep 2014 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

UCLA Shorts: Images of War 2004 (Tv Show)

Music

S.O.F. Special Ops Force 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

G.I. Joe: Extreme 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

Wild Side 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Crosses on the Lawn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Bill on His Own (TV Show)

Music
Actor (8)

100 Greatest Teen Stars 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Crystal Heart 1987 (Movie)

Christopher Newley (Actor)

Embassy 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Beat 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kids From Fame 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Fame 1980 (Movie)

Bruno Martelli (Actor)

Fame (TV Show)

Actor

Starstruck (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

It's impossible to overestimate how popular "Fame" was at the start of the 1980s. The smash hit movie launched several careers in one fell swoop. One such career was Lee Curreri, who played Bruno Martelli in both the movie and the spin-off TV series. Currieri brought his real-life musical background to the role of the young keyboard prodigy--having studied at the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music and Westchester Conservatory gave him a huge advantage over the competition. After moving to Los Angeles to film the series, Currieri began to be in demand as a composer and performer for other television projects when he wasn't on-set for "Fame". While in Los Angeles, Lee Currieri met Natalie Cole and was picked to produce her "Good To Be Back" album. This immediately established him as a studio mastermind, and he went on to work with a number of other artists including Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Nicolette Larson. Currieri moved away from acting after "Fame" wrapped in 1987, but has stayed plugged in in Hollywood, producing music for shows including Robert Altman's "Gun" and Jerry Bruckheimer's "Dangerous Minds". His studio, Musigenics, also creates audio for commercials, cartoons and more. Currieri recently released his first solo CD, "Aquabox".

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