Tony Musante

Actor
Tony Musante has spent several decades portraying mob-connected criminals, vicious hit men, and general ne'er-do'wells. Musante, who began acting in Off-Broadway theater in 1960, broke into television with small but ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

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We Own the Night 2007 (Movie)

Jack Shapiro (Actor)

La Vita Come Viene 2003 (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Yards 2000 (Movie)

Seymour Korman (Actor)

The Deep End of the Ocean 1999 (Movie)

Angelo (Actor)

Oz 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Last Waltz on a Tightrope 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Il Pentito 1984 (Movie)

Vanni Ragusa (Actor)

La Gabbia 1984 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Weekend 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The 13th Day: The Story of Esther 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Eutanasia di un amore 1977 (Movie)

Paolo (Actor)

Nowhere to Hide 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Toma 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Toma 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Grissom Gang 1970 (Movie)

Eddie Hagan (Actor)

The Last Run 1970 (Movie)

Paul Ricard (Actor)

Anonimo Veneziano 1969 (Movie)

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The Mercenary 1969 (Movie)

Eufemio (Actor)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

The Gallery Murders 1968 (Movie)

Sam Dalmas (Actor)

The Love Circle 1968 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

The Incident 1967 (Movie)

Joe Ferrone (Actor)

Once a Thief 1964 (Movie)

Cleve Shoenstein (Actor)

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Show)

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Deep Family Secrets (TV Show)

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High Ice (TV Show)

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Loving (TV Show)

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My Husband Is Missing (TV Show)

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Nothing Sacred (TV Show)

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Rearview Mirror (TV Show)

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Safecracker (Movie)

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The Desperate Miles (TV Show)

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Traffic: The Miniseries (TV Show)

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Biography

Tony Musante has spent several decades portraying mob-connected criminals, vicious hit men, and general ne'er-do'wells. Musante, who began acting in Off-Broadway theater in 1960, broke into television with small but memorable roles in anthologies like the mystery series "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour." Some of Musante's earliest film roles were as a street-smart hoodlum in "The Incident," a New York City subway heist drama, and as an embattled guerilla Mexican general in "The Revolutionary," about Mexico's struggle for independence in the 1910s. In 1970, Musante was cast in Italian horror legend Dario Argento's "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage," as a writer who, after witnessing a murder attempt, is stalked by the vengeful killer. In 1973, he was cast in the lead role of the TV crime drama "Toma," based on the real-life exploits of a successful New Jersey police detective. The show drew heavy criticism for its graphic criminal and police violence and was canceled after one season; it was later brought back under the name "Baretta" and starred Robert Blake. Musante, who occasionally appeared in Italian films throughout the '70s, next landed a high-profile supporting role on the hospital drama "Medical Story" and portrayed a shady Mafioso uncle in 1984's "The Pope of Greenwich Village," about a robbery gone awry. In 1997, Musante appeared as prison gang leader and Mafia boss Antonio Schibetta in the critically acclaimed HBO series "Oz."

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