Danny Aiello Biography | Danny Aiello Actor | Danny Aiello Jr
Danny Louis Aiello Jr. best known as Danny Aiello is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures. He was born on June 20th, 1933 in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
He is the fifth child of Frances and Daniel Louis Aiello. He later moved to South Bronkx at the age of 7 and went to James Monroe High School. He was enlisted in the US Army at age 16 and served for 3 years before returning to New York. He has also served as the Union Representative for Greyhound Bus Workers and a nightclub dancer at The Improv, a club in New York City.
Danny Aiello Age
He was born on June 20th, 1933 in Manhattan, New York City, USA. He is 85 years old as of 2018.
Danny Aiello Wife
He has been married to Sandy Cohen since 1955.
Danny Aiello Son
He has 3 sons; Rick Aiello, Jamie Aiello and Danny Aiello III.
Danny Aiello 111 | Danny Aiello 3 | Danny Aiello iii
Danny Aiello III is the son to Danny Aielo and he is an American stunt performer, stunt coordinator, director, and actor in film and television.
Danny Aiello Height
He is 1.91 M tall.
Danny Aiello Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million.
Danny Aiello Movies
Here is a list of movies he has acted;
- Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) as Horse
- The Godfather Part II (1974) as Tony Rosato
- The Godmothers (1975) (uncredited)
- The Front (1976) as Danny LaGattuta
- Hooch (1977)
- Fingers (1978) as Butch
- Bloodbrothers (1978) as Artie
- Defiance (1980) as Carmine
- Hide in Plain Sight (1980) as Sal Carvello
- Fort Apache the Bronx (1981) as Morgan
- Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981) as Johnson
- Once Upon a Time in America (1984) as Police Chief Vincent Aiello
- Old Enough (1984) as Mr. Bruckner
- Deathmask (1984) as Capt. Mike Grasso
- Broadway Danny Rose (1984) (uncredited)
- The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) as Monk
- The Stuff (1985) as Vickers
- The Protector (1985) as Danny Garoni
- Key Exchange (1985) as Carabello
- Radio Days (1987) as Rocco
- Man on Fire (1987) as Conti
- The Pick-up Artist (1987) as Phil Harper
- Moonstruck (1987) as Mr. Johnny Cammareri
- Russicum – I giorni del diavolo (1988) as George Sherman
- The January Man (1989) as Captain Vincent Alcoa
- White Hot (1989) as Charlie Buick
- Do the Right Thing (1989) as Salvatore “Sal” Fragione
- Shocktroop (1989) as John Cunningham
- Harlem Nights (1989) as Phil Cantone
- Jacob’s Ladder (1990) as Louis
- Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990) as Papa (segment “Papa Don’t Preach”)
- The Closer (1990) as Chester Grant
- He Ain’t Heavy (1990)
- Once Around (1991) as Joe Bella
- Hudson Hawk (1991) as Tommy Five-Tone
- 29th Street (1991) as Frank Pesce Sr.
- Ruby (1992) as Jack Ruby
- The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992) as Tony Rosato
- Mistress (1992) as Carmine Rasso
- The Cemetery Club (1993) as Ben Katz
- The Pickle (1993) as Harry Stone
- Me and the Kid (1993) as Harry
- Léon: The Professional (1994) as Tony
- Prêt-à-Porter (1994) as Major Hamilton
- Save the Rabbits (1994) as Ronnie
- Power of Attorney (1995) as Joseph Scassi
- Lieberman in Love (1995) as Joe Lieberman
- Two Much (1995) as Gene
- City Hall (1996) as Frank Anselmo
- 2 Days in the Valley (1996) Dosmo Pizzo
- Mojave Moon (1996) as Al
- Dellaventura (1997–1998, 14 episodes) as Anthony Dellaventura
- Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook as Host
- Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis (1997) as Mr. Rathbone
- The Last Don (1997) as Don Domenico Clericuzio
- A Brooklyn State of Mind (1997) as Danny Parente
- Wilbur Falls (1998) as Phillip Devereaux
- Mambo Café (2000) as Joey
- Dinner Rush (2000) as Louis Cropa
- Prince of Central Park (2000) as Noah Cairn
- 18 Shades of Dust (2001) as Vincent Dianni
- Off Key (2001) as Fabrizio Bernini
- Mail Order Bride [de] (2003) as Tony Santini
- Zeyda and the Hitman (2004) as Nathan
- The Fool (2005) as Voice of the Dummy
- Brooklyn Lobster (2005) as Frank Giorgio
- Lucky Number Slevin (2006) as Roth
- Last Request (2006) as Pop
- A Broken Sole (2006) as The Shoemaker
- Harry: A Communication Breakdown (2009) as Narrator
- Stiffs (2010) as Frank Tramontana
- Dolly Baby (2013) as Tony Lanza
- Henry & Me (2014) as Dr. Acosta (voice)
- Reach Me (2014) as Father Paul
- The Neighborhood (2017) as Joseph Donatello
Danny Aiello Godfather
He played the character role of Tony Rosato in the 1974 movie. The compelling sequel to “The Godfather,” contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917’s Hell’s Kitchen. Michael survives many misfortunes and Vito is introduced to a life of crime.
Initial release: 12 December 1974 (New York City)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Film series: The Godfather
Danny Aiello Moonstruck
Danny portrayed Johnny Cammareri in this movie. No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage).
She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she’s not the only one in her family with a secret romance.
Initial release: 16 December 1987 (New York City)
Director: Norman Jewison
Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley
Danny Aiello Harlem Nights
He played the character role of Phil Cantone. In the waning days of Prohibition, Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor) and his adopted son, Quick (Eddie Murphy), run a speakeasy called Club Sugar Ray. When gangster Bugsy Calhoune (Michael Lerner) learns that Sugar Ray’s place is pulling in more money than his own establishment, the Pitty Pat Club, he pays corrupt cop Phil Cantone (Danny Aiello) to close Club Sugar Ray down. Quick doesn’t exactly help the situation when he falls for Calhoune’s gun moll, Miss Dominique La Rue (Jasmine Guy).
Initial release: 17 November 1989 (USA)
Director: Eddie Murphy
Screenplay: Eddie Murphy
Box office: 95 million USD
Budget: 30 million USD
Danny Aiello Do The Right Thing
He played the character role of Sal in this movie. Salvatore “Sal” Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin’ Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin’ Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.
Release date: 23 June 1989 (United Kingdom)
Director: Spike Lee
Budget: 6.5 million USD
Cinematography: Ernest Dickerson
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Danny Aiello recovers pinky ring lost at the movies
It was the Miracle on 68th Street.
Danny Aiello went to see “Green Book” — the movie about his late friend Tony Lip, played by Viggo Mortensen — Wednesday at the AMC Loews at Lincoln Square.
Aiello had just called Lip’s son Nick Vallelonga to congratulate him for co-writing the poignant picture, which is destined to win awards, when he noticed that his $5,000 pinky ring was missing.
“I looked all over the car and couldn’t find it, and I knew I’d lost it in the theater,” Aiello said.
A friend stopped by the next day on the off chance that an honest soul had turned it in.
“The manager came out with a big tub filled with hats and gloves and scarves,” Aiello said. “At the bottom was my ring. This story almost makes me want to cry with joy!”
Danny Aiello turns his grief into stage fuel
NEW YORK — These days, Danny Aiello is pouring his personal tragedy into a national one.
The Academy Award-nominated actor, still reeling from the death last year of his 53-year-old son from pancreatic cancer, has found solace in the strangest of places: Sept. 11, 2001.
The star of such films as “The Godfather, Part II” and “Do the Right Thing” is currently appearing off-Broadway in “The Shoemaker,” an emotionally charged play about loss and grieving set on 9/11.
“I’ve been looking for distractions,” the 78-year-old actor says during an interview where he showed flashes of both his tenderness and his frustration. “I’ve found a vehicle that permits me the opportunity to vent my anger.”
His son, stuntman and stunt coordinator Danny Aiello III, died in May 2010. His parents are still shocked by how quickly the disease took him. “My wife won’t get out of bed,” Aiello says.
In the play, written by Susan Charlotte, Aiello plays an Italian-Jewish cobbler who worries about a young World Trade finance worker who became his customer when she brought in a pair of high heels to be mended.
The shoemaker feels certain she must have just died at ground zero, a loss that reminds him of his strained relationship with his absent daughter, the memory of his long-deceased father and the Holocaust.
It is a wrenching performance, leaving Aiello drenched in his own tears. He says he draws on his memories of the terrible day when he saw the twin towers fall and from the staggering loss of his son.
“I don’t know why it happens. I don’t bring him up, but he comes up and I’m crying. I’m not fake crying. The tears are coming out,” he says. “I don’t draw on it. It’s just there.”
Directed by Antony Marsellis, the two-act drama is being presented at the Acorn Theatre in Midtown, with Alma Cuervo and Lucy DeVito — daughter of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman — in the supporting cast.
Aiello first appeared in the original one-act version of “The Shoemaker” in 2001, which became the movie “A Broken Sole,” featuring Margaret Colin and Judith Light. He did the one-act version again last year in New York and encouraged Charlotte to expand it into two acts.
Aiello says his performance is influenced by “Network,” the 1976 movie written by Paddy Chayefsky, in which a fictional news anchor, Howard Beale, decides that he is “mad as hell,” and that he is “not going to take it anymore!”
“I want to express — not necessarily in an articulate way, which almost sanitizes the event — but to scream at the top of my lungs, ‘I’m mad and I’m not going to take it anymore,'” he says.
Aiello would love to take the play to Broadway and hopes actors across the globe will play the shoemaker, including his friend Harvey Keitel. “An actor’s got to be crazy not to want to play this part,” he says.
Charlotte isn’t sure just anyone can play it, though, citing Aiello’s skills at conveying both tremendous power and gut-wrenching vulnerability, evident in films including “The Purple Rose of Cairo” and “Moonstruck.”
“There’s nobody else who could hit every note of that character — no body that I can think of,” Charlotte says. “From the vulnerability, to the toughness, to the humor. I can’t think of an actor who can go to every note and make it so believable.”
After “The Shoemaker,” Aiello plans to escape into music: He’s working on a one-man musical about the gangster Al Capone and has a new CD called “Bridges” coming out in which he teams up with the rapper Hasan to give old songs a hip-hop flavor.
“I hate rap,” he says, laughing. “I want to introduce great classic standards to kids who’ve never heard of them. How do you do it? You attach it to something that’s happening now.”