Chazz Palminteri Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Films, TV Shows, Restaurant

Chazz Palminteri born Calogero Lorenzo “Chazz” Palminteri is an American screenwriter, actor producer and playwright best known for his Academy Award-nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets over Broadway, the 1993 film A Bronx Tale, based on his play of the same name, Special Agent Dave Kujan in The Usual Suspects, Primo Sidone in Analyze This and his recurring role in Modern Family as Shorty.

Chazz Palminteri Biography

Chazz Palminteri born Calogero Lorenzo “Chazz” Palminteri is an American screenwriter, actor producer and playwright best known for his Academy Award-nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets over Broadway, the 1993 film A Bronx Tale, based on his play of the same name, Special Agent Dave Kujan in The Usual Suspects, Primo Sidone in Analyze This and his recurring role in Modern Family as Shorty.

Chazz Palminteri Age

Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri was born on May 15, 1952 in Bronx, New York, U.S. He is 66 years old as of 2018.

Chazz Palminteri Height

He stands at a height of 1.89 m.

Chazz Palminteri Net Worth

Chazz Palminteri has an estimated net worth of $16 million.

Chazz Palminteri Wife

Palminteri is maried to Gianna Ranaudo since 1992. Ranaudo is an actress and producer, known for A Fish Story in 2013, A Bronx Tale in 1993 and Hurlyburly in 1998.
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Chazz Palminteri Wife Age

Gianna Ranaudo was born in 1966.

Chazz Palminteri Children

Palminteri has two children namely Dante Lorenzo (born October 11, 1995) and Gabriella Rose (born December 25, 2001).

Chazz Palminteri Film career

Palminteri has had acclaimed dramatic performances in films like The Perez Family, Diabolique and Jade and as well as comedic roles as Oscar in films such, Analyze This and Down to Earth. In its run, he appeared in many advertisements for Vanilla Coke, in which he portrayed a mob boss who would threaten celebrities if they did not praise the taste of the product in question and then let them walk away with the Vanilla Coke to “reward their curiosity”, touching on its slogan at the time.
Palminteri has voiced characters in numerous animated films, the most notable being Smokey in Stuart Little and Woolworth in Hoodwinked. Palminteri made his directorial debut with an episode of Oz, then the television film Women vs. Men and the 2004 feature film Noel. His recent acting efforts include A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Running Scared and Arthur and the Minimoys. Palminteri received the “Indie Hero Award” in 2004 from the Method Fest Independent Film Festival for his artistic achievements in film.

Chazz Palminteri Theater

Palminteri starred on Broadway in A Bronx Tale, the semiautobiographical one-man show he first performed (as A Bronx Play) in 1989, at Theatre West in Los Angeles. The Broadway production, directed by Jerry Zaks and with music by John Gromada, started previews October 4, 2008, at the Walter Kerr Theatre and opened on October 25, running for 18 weeks. In A Bronx Tale, Palminteri plays 18 roles, which depicts a rough childhood on the streets of the Bronx. The play ran for two months at Playhouse 91 in 1989. Robert De Niro saw this show there and made his directorial debut with the big-screen version, co-starring alongside Palminteri.
Palminteri starred in D’Aquila’s play, Unorganized Crime opposite Kenny D’Aquila. He always appreciated the shot that Robert De Niro gave him, so he in turn agreed to star in D’Aquila’s mafia-themed drama. Since May 2018, Palminteri has been performing in the Broadway musical version of A Bronx Tale.


  • 2007 – A Bronx Tale – performer
  • 2013 – Human – performer and writer
  • 2016 – A Bronx Tale – writer and performer


  • 1989 – A Bronx Tale – writer and performer
  • 2002 – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui – Ernesto Roma

Chazz Palminteri Television

Palminteri guested on January 20, 2010, on Modern Family and played the same character on the November 2, 2011, episode. He has reprised the role twice more in season 5. Palminteri started guest-starring on the TNT crime drama Rizzoli & Isles in June 2010, as Frank Rizzoli, Sr. Palminteri guest starred twice on the CBS drama Blue Bloods as Angelo Gallo, a mob lawyer and childhood friend of main character Frank Reagan. In 2001, Palminteri portrayed deceased mobster Paul Castellano in the TV film Boss of Bosses.

Chazz Palminteri Restaurant

Palminteri opened a restaurant, Chazz: A Bronx Original in 2011, in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood; their main foods are coal-fired pizza and Italian food. However, the restaurant closed in 2015. He opened an Italian restaurant, Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano, in New York City on Second Avenue. Also, Palminteri did the voice acting for the Call of Duty: Black Ops II character Sal De Luca in the zombies map Mob of the Dead and his likeness was used for the character as well.

Chazz Palminteri Films | Movies


  • Home Free All as Truck Hijacker (1984)
  • The Last Dragon as Hood No. 2 (1985)
  • Oscar Connie as (1991)
  • Innocent Blood as Tony (1992)
  • There Goes the Neighborhood as Lyle Corrente (1992)
  • A Bronx Tale as Sonny LoSpecchio (1993)
  • Bullets over Broadway as Cheech (1994)
  • The Usual Suspects as David “Dave” Kujan, Special Agent, U.S. Customs Service (1995)
  • The Perez Family as Lt. John Pirelli (1995)
  • The Last Word as Ricky (1995)
  • Jade as Matt Gavin (1995)

1996- 1999

  • Diabolique as Guy Baran (1996)
  • Faithful as Tony (1996)
  • Dante and the Debutante (1996)
  • Mulholland Falls as Elleroy Coolidge(1996)
  • Scar City as Lieutenant Laine Devon (1998 )
  • Hurlyburly as Phil (1998)
  • A Night at the Roxbury as Benny Zadir (1998)
  • Analyze This as Primo Sidone (1999)
  • Stuart Little as Smokey (1999)


  • Down to Earth as King (2001)
  • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure as Buster (2001)
  • One Eyed King as Eddie Dugan (2001)
  • Poolhall Junkies as Joe (2002)
  • One Last Ride as Tweat (2003)
  • Just Like Mona (2003)
  • Noel as Arizona (2004)
  • Hoodwinked! as Woolworth (2005)
  • Animal as Kassada (2005)
  • Bullets Over Hollywood as Himself (2005)
  • In the Mix as Frank(2005)


  • Running Scared as Detective Rydell (2006)
  • Push as Vince (2006)
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints as Monty (2006)
  • Arthur and the Minimoys as Travel Agent (2006)
  • Little Man as Walken (2006)
  • Body Armour as Maxwell (2007)
  • The Dukes as George (2007)
  • Yonkers Joe as Yonkers Joe (2008 )
  • Jolene as Sal (2008 )
  • Once More with Feeling as Frank Gregorio ( 2009)
  • Hollywood & Wine as Geno Scarpaci ( 2009)


  • The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure as Marvin Milkshake (2011 )
  • Safe as Eddie (2011 )
  • The Stone Pony as Angelo Casella (2012 )
  • Mighty Fine as Joe Fine (2012 )
  • Once Upon a Time in Queens as Ben Rose (2013)
  • Underdogs as Stinky (2013)
  • Henry & Me as Babe Ruth (2014)
  • Legend as Angelo Bruno (2015)
  • Vault as Raymond (2018)

Chazz Palminteri TV Shows


  • Hill Street Blues as Sonny Cappelito (1986)
  • Glory Years as Drummond (1987)
  • Matlock as MP Sgt. Marcy (1987)
  • Dallas as Frank (1989)
  • Peter Gunn as Soldier  (1989)
  • Valerie as Leslie  (1989)
  • 1st & Ten: The Championship as Al  (1989)
  • Wiseguy as Peter Alatorre / Sal Rosselli  (1989)
  • Sydney as Tony (1990)
  • Excellent Cadavers as Giovanni Falcone (1999)
  • Dilbert as Leonardo da Vinci (1999)


  • Boss of Bosses as Paul Castellano (2001)
  • An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson as Host (2001)
  • Dr. Vegas as Duke Walcott (2004)
  • Kojak as Captain Frank McNeil (2005)
  • Rizzoli & Isles as Frank Rizzoli Sr. (2010–2014)
  • Modern Family as Shorty (2010–2017)
  • Blue Bloods as Angelo Gallo (2012–2013)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Perry Cannavaro (2014)
  • The Making of the Mob: New York as Himself (2015)
  • Kevin Can Wait as Vincent (2015)
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender as Burrowing Alien (2017 )

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