Tony Lo Bianco

Actor, Director, Producer
A dark, intense leading man and character player, Tony Lo Bianco has honed his blue-collar, urban tough guy persona on stage as well as before the cameras. His theater work has included an OBIE-winning turn as fading ... Read more »
Born: 10/18/1936 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (70)

Kill the Irishman 2011 (Movie)

Jack Licavoli (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Endangered Species 2003 (Movie)

Police Capt. Tanzini (Actor)

Friends and Family 2003 (Movie)

Victor Patrizzi (Actor)

Law & Order 1990 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Day the Ponies Come Back 1999 (Movie)

Paul DeCruccio (Actor)

Bella Mafia 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mafia! 1998 (Movie)

Marzoni (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pawn 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sworn to Justice 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

Louie Boffano (Actor)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Johnny Roselli (Actor)

Tyson 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Boiling Point 1993 (Movie)

Dio (Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ascent 1993 (Movie)

Aldo (Actor)

Palace Guard 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Circle 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

City of Hope 1991 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Malcolm Takes a Shot 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Over the Limit 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Body of Evidence 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Ties 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Jessie 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Lady Blue 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

City Heat 1984 (Movie)

Leon Coll (Actor)

Marco Polo 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Pals 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Separate Ways 1981 (Movie)

Ken Colby (Actor)

Love of Life 1951 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodbrothers 1978 (Movie)

Tommy De Coco (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

F.I.S.T. 1978 (Movie)

Babe Milano (Actor)

God Told Me To 1976 (Movie)

Peter Nicholas (Actor)

The Seven Ups 1972 (Movie)

Vito (Actor)

The French Connection 1971 (Movie)

Sal Boca (Actor)

The Honeymoon Killers 1970 (Movie)

Ray Fernandez (Actor)

A Last Cry For Help (TV Show)

Actor

A Memory of Two Mondays (TV Show)

Actor

A Shadow in the Streets (TV Show)

Actor

Another Woman's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Champions: A Love Story (TV Show)

Actor

Goldenrod (TV Show)

Actor

Hidden Faces (TV Show)

Actor

Hizzoner! (TV Show)

Actor

In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Jesus of Nazareth (TV Show)

Actor

Marciano (TV Show)

Actor

Marco Polo (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (TV Show)

Actor

Off Duty (TV Show)

Actor

Origins of the Mafia (TV Show)

Actor

Rocky Marciano (TV Show)

Actor

Stormy Weathers (TV Show)

Actor

The Ann Jillian Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Engagement Ring (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Tenant (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome Home, Bobby (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

The Duke 1978 - 1979, 1990 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Too Scared to Scream 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A dark, intense leading man and character player, Tony Lo Bianco has honed his blue-collar, urban tough guy persona on stage as well as before the cameras. His theater work has included an OBIE-winning turn as fading baseball star Duke Bronkowsky in the American Place Theatre's production of "Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the Seventh" (1975-76). Lo Bianco also received an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony nomination for his starring turn in the 1983 revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge" and garnered abundant praise for his portrayal of Fiorello LaGuardia in the one-man show "Hizzoner!", which was adapted for public television in 1984.

TV has frequently tagged him as a cop (e.g., Sergeant DiAngelo on NBC's "Police Story", 1973-77; Detective Rick Massi in the NBC telefilm "Mr. Inside, Mr. Outside", 1973; Lieutenant Alex Ascoli in the short-lived ABC series "Jessie", 1984-85), but he put his boxing experience to good use to play Rocky Marciano in the 1979 ABC movie "Marciano". Additionally, he appeared in two biblical productions, first as Joseph in the ABC movie "Jacob and Joseph" (1974) and later as Quintilius in the NBC miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977).

In films, he has often crossed to the other side of the street to play criminals like the over-ambitious Mafioso Sal Boca in the Academy Award-winning "The French Connection" (1971) and the mob boss in "The Juror" (1996). One of his finest performances came in the starring role of Joe, a successful contractor trapped in a web of municipal patronage and corruption, in John Sayles' "City of Hope" (1991).

Lo Bianco has helmed episodes of "Police Story", "Kaz" (CBS, 1978-79) and "The Duke" (NBC, 1978-79) and also directed the feature film, "Too Scared to Scream" (1985), starring Anne Archer, Ian McShane and John Heard. Founder and artistic director of NYC's Triangle Theatre, he directed eight productions over a span of six years, while producing 25 shows. Fans of the defunct CBS daytime serial "Love of Life" may also recall him as Joseph Corelli.

Milestones

1996

Appeared as a mob boss in "The Juror," starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore

1995

Had recurring role on the NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Streets"

1991

Starred as Arturo Taft on the short-lived CBS series, "The Palace Guard"

1991

Portrayed Vincent Spano's father in John Sayles' "City of Hope"

1984

Played Lt. Alex Ascoli on the short-lived ABC series, "Jessie"

1983

Won critical acclaim for his starring turn in a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"

1978

Directed series TV episodes of "Kaz" (CBS)

1975

Portrayed the fading baseball star Duke Bronkowsky in American Place Theatre's production of "Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the Seventh"

1974

Co-starred with Harvey Keitel and Jerry Stiller in Arthur Miller's "A Memory of Two Mondays" for PBS

1973

TV-movie debut in "Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside" (NBC)

1973

Had a recurring role as Sergeant DiAngelo on "Police Story"; also directed episodes

1970

Played supporting role in the Academy Award-winning "The French Connection"

1966

Broadway debut in "The Office"

1963

Founded Triangle Theatre; artistic director for six years, directing eight productions, producing 25

Raised in Bensonhurst, NY

Was a Golden Glove boxer

Starred in the one-man play "Hizzoner!" as New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia; reprised role in a 1984 PBS broadcast

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