Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale

Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale

Chazz Palminteri is a well-known actor, writer and director. Mr. Palminteri has appeared in over 50 films and is best known for his performances in A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects, Mulholland Falls, Diabolique, Running Scared and his Academy Award nominated role for “Best Supporting Actor” in Woody Allen’s smash hit, Bullets Over Broadway.
Mr. Palminteri grew up in a tough area of the Bronx, and as a young man, had to make the decision between entering into a life associated with organized crime, or adhering to his father’s strict code of discipline and education. He chose the latter.

Mr. Palminteri went on to pursue a career in acting, and in 1989 wrote the highly-acclaimed one man show, A Bronx Tale, which depicted his bruising childhood in great detail. Three years later Mr. Palminteri wrote the screenplay and Robert DeNiro took it to the silver screen, and A Bronx Tale – featuring Palminteri starring opposite DeNiro –was a critical and commercial success. Later, Palminteri teamed up again with DeNiro in the hit, Analyze This. He also wrote and starred in the play and movie, Faithful which was another collaborative project with Mr. DeNiro.

On television, Mr. Palminteri has starred in a number of high profile roles, including USA Network’s series Kojak. He portrayed Mob Boss Paul Castellano in TNT’s Boss of Bosses and starred as famed Sicilian prosecutor Giovanni Falcone in the HBO film, Excellent Cadavers. He also won critical acclaim as Frank Rizzoli Sr. in TNT’s hit television series, Rizzoli & Isles, and can be seen on the award winning television series, Modern Family, as Shorty.

Mr. Palminteri has directed several projects including an episode of Oz, for HBO and the made for TV movie, Women vs. Men for Showtime starring Joe Montegna and Christine Lahti. He also directed the Feature Film, Noel starring Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz and Paul Walker.
In addition to his on-going television and movie career, Palminteri is once again starring in the stage version of A Bronx Tale, which received excellent reviews when it was reintroduced to Broadway in 2007. The play was hailed as the “best show of the year” in Las Vegas last year, and has played to sellout crowds at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City.

He is currently working on his newly written play titled Human, in which he plays five characters. He is intending to bring the show to Broadway and is creating an adaptation for film.

Palminteri is also making his mark as a restaurateur. He recently opened a new restaurant – Chazz –in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor which was voted best new restaurant of the year.
When not performing or overseeing his production company (Neighborhood Films) Chazz and his wife Gianna enjoy spending time with their children, horses and friends at their gracious homestead in Bedford.


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