Chazz Palminteri

ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER

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28th Nov 2021 | FlixCatalog Staff

Bronx-born and raised Chazz Palminteri was a natural choice to continue the Italianate torch in film. In the tradition set forth in the 1970s by such icons as director Martin Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, John Cazale and Joe Pesci, Palminteri has brought grit, muscle and an evocative realism to the sidewalks of his New York neighborhood, violent as they are and were.Chazz was born Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri in 1952 in the Bronx, New York, the son of Rose, a homemaker, and Lorenzo Palminteri, a bus driver. He grew up in a tough area of the Bronx, giving him the life lessons that would later prove very useful to his career. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School and started out pursuing his craft in 1973 studying at the Actor's Studio. He appeared off-Broadway in the early 1980s while paying his dues as a bouncer and doorman in nightclubs, among other jobs.In 1986 he headed west and found that his ethnic qualifications was well-suited for getting tough-talker parts. Slick attorneys, unflinching hoods and hard-nosed cops were all part of his ethnic streetwise persona in such TV shows as Un flic dans la mafia (1987), Matlock (1986) and Capitaine Furillo (1981). In films he started off playing a 1930s-style gangster in Sylvester Stallone's L'embrouille est dans le sac (1991). Although his roles were sharp, well-acted and with a distinct edge to them, there was nothing in them to show that he was capable of stronger leading parts.In 1988 he wrote for himself a play entitled "A Bronx Tale," a powerful one-man stage commentary in which he depicted his bruising childhood in great detail, which included witnessing gangland slayings. Palminteri brought each and every character to life (18 in all) in this autobiographical piece -- his friends, enemies, even his own family. He showcased for years in both Los Angeles and New York, finally sparking the interest of his film idol, Robert De Niro. DeNiro, wanting to direct for the first time, saw the potential of this project and brought both it and the actor/writer to the screen. Palminteri played one of the flashier roles, Sonny, a gangster, in the movie version. An unknown film commodity at the time, Chazz had stubbornly refused to sell his stage property (the offers went into the seven figures) unless he was part of the package as both actor and screenwriter. DeNiro, who became his mentor, backed him up all the way, and the rest is history. Il était une fois le Bronx (1993), which featured his actress/producer/wife Gianna Palminteri, earned strong reviews.At age 41 Palminteri had become an "overnight" star. Other important projects quickly fell his way. He received a well-deserved Oscar nomination the following year for his portrayal of a Runyonesque hit man in Woody Allen's hilarious jazz-era comedy Coups de feu sur Broadway (1994). He was on the right side of the law in both La famille Perez (1995), his first romantic lead, and then the classic crimer Usual Suspects (1995). He played the ill-fated brute in Diabolique (1996) and wrote a second screenplay, Ma femme me tue (1996), in which he again plays a hit man, terrorizing both Cher and Ryan O'Neal.Though Palminteri was invariably drawn into a rather tight-fitting, often violent typecast, it has been a secure and flashy one that continues to run strong into the millennium. Surprisingly, the one obvious show he missed out on was HBO's Les Soprano (1999). True to form his trademark flesh-lipped snarl was spotted in gritty urban settings playing a "Hell's Kitchen" cop in One Eyed King (2001) starring actor/producer Armand Assante; a pool hustler and mentor in Poolhall Junkies (2002); a mob boss in In the Fix (2005); a dirty cop in La peur au ventre (2006); the titular scam artist as Yonkers Joe (2008); a karaoke-loving Italian psychiatrist in Once More with Feeling (2009); and an abusive husband and father in Mighty Fine (2012).Other millennium filming includes starring presences in Body Armour (2007), The Dukes (2007), the title conman as Yonkers Joe (2008), Once More with Feeling (2009) and Mighty Fine (2012), as well as prime supports in La peur au ventre (2006), Il était une fois dans le Queens (2006), Push (2006), Jolene (2008), Last I Heard (2013), Legend (2015), Vault (2019), Clover (2020). TV crime continues to occupy his time as well, clocking in such series' credits as Kojak (2005), Rizzoli & Isles: Autopsie d'un meurtre (2010) and Godfather of Harlem (2019). Occasionally he will lighten up -- as in his recurring role as Shorty on the popular sitcom Modern Family (2009). - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Chazz Palminteri’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Chazz Palminteri on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1991 to 2019. See the full graphs of the number of Chazz Palminteri movies released per year from 2004 till 2019.

Top Genres

Chazz Palminteri works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Crime Genre flixes. 30% of Chazz Palminteri movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Chazz Palminteri worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Chazz Palminteri has worked on is 5.9.

5.9 / 10

Chazz Palminteri's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Crime,Drama,Mystery
The Usual Suspects (1995)

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

8.5/10106 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

7.8/10121 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

Action,Crime,Drama
Running Scared (2006)

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

7.3/10122 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

6.7/10103 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Biography,Crime,Drama
Boss of Bosses (2001)

The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.

6.6/1093 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Crime,Drama,Thriller
Excellent Cadavers (1999)

Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading ...

6.6/1086 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Comedy,Crime
Oscar (1991)

A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".

6.5/10109 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

Comedy,Crime,Thriller
Yonkers Joe (2008)

Family life gets in the way of a con man's search for the perfect scam.

6.3/10101 min

Available in 9 platform(s).