Michael Rispoli

Actor, Vintner
Often cast as Italian-Americans, Michael Rispoli has proved a consummate character player, adding to the performances of the lead actors, while shining considerably in scene-stealing moments that showed his capability ... Read more »
Born: 11/27/1960 in Tappan, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Law & Order 1997 - 1999, 2008, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Deuce 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1998 - 1999, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Actor

Exposed 2016 (Movie)

Detective Dibronski (Actor)

Feed The Beast 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madoff 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends and Romans 2015 (Movie)

Nick DeMaio (Actor)

It Had to Be You 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rob The Mob 2014 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Searching for Bobby DeNiro 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

See You in September 2014 (Movie)

Terrence (Actor)

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Magic City 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pain & Gain 2013 (Movie)

Frank Griga (Actor)

Person of Interest 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Common Law 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Union Square 2012 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Godfather 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Reunion 2011 (Movie)

Nicholas Canton (Actor)

The Rum Diary 2011 (Movie)

Sala (Actor)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

Big Joe (Actor)

Made in Brooklyn 2010 (Movie)

Dominick Sciacca (Actor)

The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 (Movie)

John Johnson (Actor)

Yonkers Joe 2009 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Black Irish 2007 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Lonely Hearts 2007 (Movie)

Coroner (Actor)

The Bronx Is Burning 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Invincible 2006 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Last Thing 2006 (Movie)

Babba (Actor)

The Weather Man 2005 (Movie)

Russ (Actor)

Mr. 3000 2004 (Movie)

Boca (Actor)

10-8 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bram & Alice 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

Spinner Dunn (Actor)

Third Watch 1999, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Apple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sopranos 1999, 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ryan Caulfield: Year One 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Family House 2000 (Movie)

Buddy Visalo (Actor)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

Joey T (Actor)

The Third Miracle 1999 (Movie)

John Leone (Actor)

ER 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

His and Hers 1998 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

One Tough Cop 1998 (Movie)

Detective Lieutenant Denny Regan (Actor)

Rounders 1998 (Movie)

Grama (Actor)

Snake Eyes 1998 (Movie)

Jimmy George (Actor)

Volcano 1997 (Movie)

Gator Harris (Actor)

Burnzy's Last Call 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Feeling Minnesota 1996 (Movie)

Manager, Suburban Motel (Actor)

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco 1996 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

My Guys 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

Joseph Boffano (Actor)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

Ben DeLuca (Actor)

While You Were Sleeping 1995 (Movie)

Joe Jr (Actor)

Angie 1994 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Household Saints 1993 (Movie)

Nicky Falconetti (Actor)

Bless This House (TV Show)

Actor

Scarred City (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Defender (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Often cast as Italian-Americans, Michael Rispoli has proved a consummate character player, adding to the performances of the lead actors, while shining considerably in scene-stealing moments that showed his capability to carry a film. Fair-haired with a tendency towards roundness and an unmistakable New York ethnic look, Rispoli was frequently cast as the tough-next-door, or a wannabe wise guy. He played these roles well, giving his characters added depth and additional dimensions. Rispoli's film debut in a featured role as tragic Nicky Falconetti in Nancy Savoca's "Household Saints" (1993) proved him a notable talent. Rispoli gave a remarkable performance as a soldier returned from the war having a hard time reacquainting himself with civilian society. While a supporting rather than a starring role, Rispoli's character was one of the more indelible aspects of the film. He next gave a strong supporting performance in following year's emotional drama "Angie," starring Geena Davis.

Relationships

Pam Rispoli

Wife

EDUCATION

Circle in the Square Professional Theater School

New York , New York

State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh , New York

Milestones

2011

Acted opposite Johnny Depp in "The Rum Diary," the big screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel

2011

Co-starred with Mira Sorvino in the drama "Union Square," directed by Nancy Savoca

2010

Cast as Big Joe in "Kick-Ass"

2009

Acted opposite Denzel Washington and John Travolta in "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"

2007

Appeared in a recurring role on NBC's short-lived "The Black Donnellys"

2006

Landed a featured role in the biographical drama "Invincible"

2005

Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in "The Weather Man"

2004

Cast in the comedy "Mr. 3000" opposite Bernie Mac

2002

Co-starred on the CBS television series "Bram and Alice"

2000

Starred in the Sundance Audience Award winning "Two Family House," directed by Raymond De Felitta

1999

Had regular role of Officer Susser on the short-lived Fox series "Ryan Caulfield: Year One"

1999

Starred in Spike Lee's 1977 set drama "Summer of Sam" as a neighborhood thug leading a gang of toughs terrorizing anyone they suspect of being feared serial killer Son of Sam

1999

Appeared on the acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos"

1998

Starred in "Scarred City", a direct-to-video police drama aired on HBO

1998

Was featured in "Snake Eyes", "Rounders" and "One Tough Cop"

1998

Guest starred on episodes of "Law & Order" and "ER" (both NBC)

1997

Starred in the Canadian independent comedy "His and Hers"

1997

Had a featured role in the disaster pic "Volcano"

1996

Starred as a widowed father with two young sons on the short-lived CBS sitcom "My Guys"

1996

Was featured in "The Juror" and "Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco"

1995

Had a memorable turn in the romantic comedy "While You Were Sleeping"

1995

Starred as an unorthodox but effective attorney on the Fox series "The Great Defender"

1995

Appeared in Gus Van Sant's black comedy "To Die For"

1994

Appeared in the tearjerking drama "Angie"

1993

Gave an impressive debut performance in Nancy Savoca's "Household Saints"

1987

Co-founded the Willow Cabin Theater Company in New York (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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Rispoli was one of the founders of The Willow Cabin Theater Company in NYC.

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