Joe Spinell

Joe Spinell
1936 - 1989

Joe Spinell  American Actor


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 p...

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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
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Rapid Fire1989 Hansen Movie
Maniac 2: Mr. Robbie1989 Mr. Robbie Short Film
Dream Street1989 TV Show
Married to the Mob1988 Leonard 'Tiptoes' Mazzilli Movie
The Undertaker1988 Roscoe Movie
Operation Warzone1988 Brig. Gen. George Delevane (as Joe Spinnell) Movie
Deadly Illusion1987 Crazy Man in Gun Bureau (as Joe Spinnel) Movie
The Pick-up Artist1987 Eddie Movie
Diamonds1987 TV Show
Il cugino americano1986 Joey, New York Goon #1 Movie
The Messenger1986 Rico Movie
The Whoopee Boys1986 Guido Antonucci Movie
The Children of Times Square1986 Street Vendor TV Movie
Hollywood Harry1986 Max Caldwell Movie
Walking the Edge1985 Brusstar Movie
Out of the Darkness1985 Jim Halsey TV Movie
Night Heat1985 Tommy Angel, Carlucci, Joseph 'Uncle Joe' Latimer TV Show
The Equalizer1985 Mob Boss TV Show
Eureka1983 Pete Movie
Losin' It1983 Border Patrolman Movie
The Big Score1983 Mayfield Movie
The Last Fight1983 Angelo Movie
Vigilante1983 Eisenberg Movie
Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer1983 Escobar - Doorman TV Movie
Forbidden Zone1982 Squeezit's Father Movie
Monsignor1982 Bride's Father Movie
National Lampoon's Movie Madness1982 Agent, M.C. ("Success Wanters") Movie
Night Shift1982 Manetti Movie
One Down, Two to Go1982 Joe Spangler Movie
The Last Horror Film1982 Vinny Movie
A Question of Honor1982 Masked witness (uncredited) TV Movie
Nighthawks1981 Lt. Munafo Movie
Brubaker1980 Floyd Birdwell Movie
Cruising1980 Patrolman DiSimone Movie
Maniac1980 Frank Zito Movie
Melvin and Howard1980 Go-Go Club Owner #2 (uncredited) Movie
The First Deadly Sin1980 Charles Lipsky Movie
The Ninth Configuration1980 Lt. Spinell Movie
Nightside1980 Michael Vincent TV Movie
Last Embrace1979 Man in Cantina Movie
Rocky II1979 Gazzo Movie
The Little Dragons1979 Yancey Movie
Winter Kills1979 Arthur Fletcher Movie
Vampire1979 Captain Desher TV Movie
Big Wednesday1978 Psychologist Movie
Nunzio1978 Angelo Movie
Paradise Alley1978 Burp Movie
Starcrash1978 Count Zarth Arn Movie
The One Man Jury1978 Mike Abatino Movie
CBS Afternoon Playhouse1978 Door Guard TV Show
Sorcerer1977 Spider Movie
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977 Willie Cicci TV Show
Next Stop, Greenwich Village1976 Cop at El Station (as Joe Spinnell) Movie
Rocky1976 Gazzo Movie
Stay Hungry1976 Jabo Movie
Taxi Driver1976 Personnel Officer Movie
92 in the Shade1975 Ollie Slatt Movie
Farewell, My Lovely1975 Nick Movie
Rancho Deluxe1975 Mr. Colson (as Joseph Spinell) Movie
Strike Force1975 Sol Terranova TV Movie
The Godfather: Part II1974 Willi Cicci Movie
Cops and Robbers1973 Marty Movie
The Seven-Ups1973 Toredano Movie
The Godfather1972 Willi Cicci Movie
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