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Joe Grifasi

Highest Rated:   100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015)
Lowest Rated:   0% Switching Goals (2000)
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Stage actor Joe Grifasi was 33 when he made his inaugural movie appearance during the lengthy opening wedding sequence in 1978's The Deer Hunter as the bandleader. The actor has since been seen in such films as Still of the Night (1982) and Presumed Innocent (1990), appearing in the latter as Tommy Molto. In 1990, Joe Grifasi was cast in the regular role of TV-station public relations man Tony Pro on the brief TV series WIOU. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Grifasi first gained professional experience on the New York stage. In addition to his acting credits, Grifasi frequently appears in television commercials.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
74% Radium Girls
  • Actor
2020
79% The American Side
  • The Serb
2016
No Score Yet Baked in Brooklyn
  • David's Dad
2016
100% A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Peter Quince
2015
No Score Yet The Front
  • Actor
2010
36% The Last New Yorker
  • Jerry
2010
No Score Yet Creating Karma
  • Prighorn
2009
No Score Yet Under New Management
  • Actor
2009
40% Dark Matter
  • Professor Colby
2008
No Score Yet A Crime
  • Bill
2006
No Score Yet A Jersey Tale
  • Chunks
2004
No Score Yet Bought & Sold
  • Alphonso "Chunks" Colon
2004
65% 13 Going on 30
  • Mr. Flamhaff
$54.6M 2004
71% Auto Focus
  • Salome's Announcer
$1.9M 2002
77% Changing Lanes
  • Judge Cosell
$66.7M 2002
85% 61*
  • Phil Rizzuto
2001
No Score Yet The Other Me
  • Conrad
2000
0% Switching Goals
  • Dave
2000
27% The Out-of-Towners
  • Arresting Cop
1999
20% The Naked Man
  • Det. Koski
1998
67% Looking for an Echo
  • Vic Spidero
1998
No Score Yet Blood on Her Hands
  • Det. Lenny Beers
1998
80% Sunday
  • Scotti Elster
1997
51% One Fine Day
  • Manny Feldstein
1996
86% Heavy
  • Leo
1996
No Score Yet Undue Influence
  • Clem
1996
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt
  • Sidney
1995
No Score Yet Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life
  • Actor
1995
22% Money Train
  • Riley
1995
40% Two Bits
  • Uncle Joe
1995
No Score Yet Jack Reed: A Search for Justice
  • Gravedigger
1994
48% Natural Born Killers
  • Duncan Homolka
1994
54% The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Director
1994
59% The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Lou
1994
No Score Yet Taking The Heat
  • Lou
1993
76% Benny & Joon
  • Mike
1993
50% Household Saints
  • Frank Manzone
1993
No Score Yet Sinatra
  • George Evans
1992
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn
  • Gerald Walpin
1992
No Score Yet Primary Motive
  • Paul
1992
94% City of Hope
  • Pauly
1991
87% Presumed Innocent
  • Tommy Molto
1990
No Score Yet Perfect Witness
  • Breeze
1989
67% Chances Are
  • Omar
1989
No Score Yet The Feud
  • Bud Bullard
1989
40% Beaches
  • Otto Titsling
1988
44% Big Business
  • Desk Clerk
1988
94% Moonstruck
  • Shy Waiter
1987
58% Ironweed
  • Jack
1987
94% Matewan: A Luta Final
  • Fausto
1987
88% F/X
  • Mickey
1986
No Score Yet Bad Medicine
  • Gomez
1985
35% Brewster's Millions
  • J.B. Donaldo
1985
83% The Flamingo Kid
  • Mario Minetta
1984
90% The Pope of Greenwich Village
  • Jimmy the Cheese
1984
91% Splash
  • Manny
1984
63% Still of the Night
  • Joseph Vitucci
1982
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Freeway
  • Osvaldo
1981
No Score Yet Hide In Plain Sight
  • Matty Stanke
1980
No Score Yet Something Short of Paradise
  • Barney
1979
No Score Yet On the Yard
  • Morris
1979
92% The Deer Hunter
  • Bandleader
1978
No Score Yet Marino's
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bull
2016
  • Judge Arlen Rand Judge Rand
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Horowitz Judge Heshy Horowitz Hashi Horowitz
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2006
93% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge John Mata
  • 2016
95% Elementary
2012-2019
  • Captain Moretti
  • 2014
25% Tarzan
2003
  • Actor
  • 2003
79% The Education of Max Bickford
2001-2002
  • Larry
  • 2002
58% Deadline
2000-2001
  • Mike Phelan
  • 2001
57% Some of My Best Friends
2001
  • Joe Zito
  • 2001
No Score Yet Thieves
2001
  • Mickey
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Attorney for the Warings Linde James Linde Ezra Gould
  • 2001
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1991
92% The Beat
2000
  • Vince Marinelli
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Actor
  • 1997
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
  • Kapatkin
  • 1989
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • Ronnie
  • 1987
89% WIOU
1991
  • Tony Pro

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