Joe Spinell

Joe Spinell
1936 - 1989

Joe Spinell  American Actor


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Joe Spinell passed away on 13th Jan 1989 aged 52.


Joe Spinell was previously married to Jean Jennings.


American Actor Joe Spinell was born Joseph J. Spagnuolo on 28th October, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States and passed away on 13th Jan 1989 Sunnyside, Queens, New York City, New York, United States aged 52. He is most remembered for Willie Cicci In The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974),Tony Gazzo In Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Frank Zito In Maniac (1980).. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Joe Spinell is a member of the following lists: Male actors of Italian descent, Male actors from New York City and 20th-century American male actors.


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First Name Joe
Last Name Spinell
Full Name at Birth Joseph J. Spagnuolo
Age 52 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th October, 1936
Birthplace Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died 13th January, 1989
Place of Death Sunnyside, Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Cause of Death Myocardial Infarction
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Large
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Character Actor.
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Willie Cicci In The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974),Tony Gazzo In Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Frank Zito In Maniac (1980).
Year(s) Active 1972–89, 1972–1989
Father Pelegrino Spagnuolo (1892-1950) (Aged 57 Or 58) (Died From Liver And Kidney Disease.)
Mother Filomena Spagnuolo (1903-1987), (Aged 83 Or 84) (Was A Bit-Part Actress Who Acted In A Few Movies Some Of Them Alongside Her Son.)
Family Member Sage Stallone (Godson)
Friend Sylvester Stallone

Joe Spinell (born Joseph J. Spagnuolo; October 28, 1936 – January 13, 1989) was an American character actor, who appeared in numerous films in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as various stage productions on and off Broadway. His notable roles included performances in The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974), Rocky (1976), Taxi Driver (1976), William Friedkin's Sorcerer (1977) and Cruising (1980), and the cult horror film Maniac (1980), which he also wrote.

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Joe Spinell52 ScorpioActor
Jean Jennings54 AquariusPornstar


Rapid Fire1989HansenMovie
Maniac 2: Mr. Robbie1989Mr. RobbieShort Film
Dream Street1989TV Show
Married to the Mob1988Leonard 'Tiptoes' MazzilliMovie
The Undertaker1988RoscoeMovie
Operation Warzone1988Brig. Gen. George Delevane (as Joe Spinnell)Movie
Deadly Illusion1987Crazy Man in Gun Bureau (as Joe Spinnel)Movie
The Pick-up Artist1987EddieMovie
Diamonds1987TV Show
Il cugino americano1986Joey, New York Goon #1Movie
The Messenger1986RicoMovie
The Whoopee Boys1986Guido AntonucciMovie
The Children of Times Square1986Street VendorTV Movie
Hollywood Harry1986Max CaldwellMovie
Walking the Edge1985BrusstarMovie
Out of the Darkness1985Jim HalseyTV Movie
Night Heat1985Tommy Angel, Carlucci, Joseph 'Uncle Joe' LatimerTV Show
The Equalizer1985Mob BossTV Show
Losin' It1983Border PatrolmanMovie
The Big Score1983MayfieldMovie
The Last Fight1983AngeloMovie
Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer1983Escobar - DoormanTV Movie
Forbidden Zone1982Squeezit's FatherMovie
Monsignor1982Bride's FatherMovie
National Lampoon's Movie Madness1982Agent, M.C. ("Success Wanters")Movie
Night Shift1982ManettiMovie
One Down, Two to Go1982Joe SpanglerMovie
The Last Horror Film1982VinnyMovie
A Question of Honor1982Masked witness (uncredited)TV Movie
Nighthawks1981Lt. MunafoMovie
Brubaker1980Floyd BirdwellMovie
Cruising1980Patrolman DiSimoneMovie
Maniac1980Frank ZitoMovie
Melvin and Howard1980Go-Go Club Owner #2 (uncredited)Movie
The First Deadly Sin1980Charles LipskyMovie
The Ninth Configuration1980Lt. SpinellMovie
Nightside1980Michael VincentTV Movie
Last Embrace1979Man in CantinaMovie
Rocky II1979GazzoMovie
The Little Dragons1979YanceyMovie
Winter Kills1979Arthur FletcherMovie
Vampire1979Captain DesherTV Movie
Big Wednesday1978PsychologistMovie
Paradise Alley1978BurpMovie
Starcrash1978Count Zarth ArnMovie
The One Man Jury1978Mike AbatinoMovie
CBS Afternoon Playhouse1978Door GuardTV Show
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977Willie CicciTV Show
Next Stop, Greenwich Village1976Cop at El Station (as Joe Spinnell)Movie
Stay Hungry1976JaboMovie
Taxi Driver1976Personnel OfficerMovie
92 in the Shade1975Ollie SlattMovie
Farewell, My Lovely1975NickMovie
Rancho Deluxe1975Mr. Colson (as Joseph Spinell)Movie
Strike Force1975Sol TerranovaTV Movie
The Godfather: Part II1974Willi CicciMovie
Cops and Robbers1973MartyMovie
The Seven-Ups1973ToredanoMovie
The Godfather1972Willi CicciMovie
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