Quotes [as Tessio and Hagen walk to Michael's house, they are met by a … The Godfather Tessio Spinell co-wrote and starred in the 1980 cult slasher film "Maniac". I go shootin', ridin' and fishin'. Actor. In Rocky (1976), the first of several films he made with Sylvester Stallone, he played the loan shark Gazzo who employs Rocky as a collector.His best (or worst) or most disgusting role is probably the one for which he is best remembered: the rare starring role of Frank Zito in Maniac (1980), a serial killer who kills women and uses their scalps to dress up female mannequins he keeps in his apartment. Following his sudden death, he was interned at 1st Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens, New York. Spinell was a tough guy on and off the screen all his life. Sal... Tom... the boss says he'll come in a separate car. Spinell was supposed to have been included in The Godfather Part III, but he died of a blood clot prior to filming. [to Hagen] Showing all 4 items Jump to: Photos (3) Quotes (1) Photos . Tessio Last Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Portrayed I did live in California. In 1960, he parlayed his stage work into a performing contract for MGM, where it was suggested that he change his name to Joe Spinell to make his name easier to pronounce. Has appeared in three Best Picture Academy Award winners: Has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: In 1980, has appeared in three films revolving around serial killers terrorizing New York City: Also worked as a dialogue director during the making of the B movie cult classic. | : | Tom Hagen He had lifelong struggles with hemophilia and severe chronic asthma. Filming & Production : : Joe Spinell is an actor well-known for his roles in such films as The Godfather (1972), Taxi Driver (1976), Starcrash (1978) with Caroline Munro and Maniac (1980).. Born as Joseph Spagnuolo on October 28th, 1936 in New York City, he appeared in various stage productions and transitioned into film. I always liked him. Spinell was a tough guy on and off the screen all his life. https://godfather.fandom.com/wiki/Joe_Spinell?oldid=89221. October 28, 1936 New York, U.S. Joe Spinell, Actor: Taxi Driver. Excuse me, Sally. The film is also dedicated to him. I can't go with you either, Tessio. Official Sites, Usually played tough, scary and sleazy New York City scoundrels. Hell, he can't do that; that screws up all my arrangements. During his teen years, while still in high school, he acted in various plays on the New York stage, on and off Broadway, eventually earning a place in Joe Papp's Shakespeare Festival Theater. Tessio [shakes his head] Willi Cicci : Joseph J. Spagnuolo was born on October 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City at his family's apartment on 2nd Avenue. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, My Next 191 Favorite Character Actors (2 of 2). Joe Spinell (born Joseph Spagnuolo) was an Italian-American actor who had an extensive acting career following a character part as Willie Cicci in The Godfather, which he got whilst acting as a cab driver before being spotted by Francis Ford Coppola. January 13, 1989 New York, U.S. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Can you get me off the hook, Tom? There's more violence in television news than there is in the movies. Attended the Madison Square Boys Club located on 29th Street in Manhattan when he was age nine. His minimal salary for his stage work forced him to hold down other jobs to make ends meet. | My whole life's like a book. Can't do it, Sally. His father, Pelegrino Spagnuolo (1892-1950), died from liver and kidney disease. Worked for nine years with the group known as the Theater of the Forgotten, which also put on plays for prison inmates. Joe Spinell He is best remembered as mafioso Willie Cicci in "The Godfather" (1972) and "The Godfather Part II" (1974), and as loan shark Tony Gazzo in "Rocky" (1976) and "Rocky II" (1979). His role as Cicci was replaced by Joe Mantegna as Joey Zasa. He reprised the role in The Godfather Part II. Tom Hagen For nine years, Spinell worked with the group, which was also known as the Theater of the Forgotten, which also put on plays in prisons for the inmates. [as Tessio and Hagen walk to Michael's house, they are met by a bodyguard, Willi Cicci]. He understands that. Was known as an unselfish person who helped out fellow actors by getting them roles in movies.
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