Vincent Gardenia - Rotten Tomatoes

Vincent Gardenia

Highest Rated:   98% The Hustler (1961)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Super (1991)
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Paternal, sad-faced, character actor Vincent Gardenia, born Vincent Scognamiglio in Italy, specialized in Italian-American roles. At age two he moved with his family to New York where his father established an Italian-language theater company. Gardenia performed in the company, and at age 14 he left school to devote more time to it and continued to appear with the company until 1960. Because he was very active in New York's Italian theatrical community, he did not begin his film career until he was in his mid-'30s; he debuted onscreen in Cop Hater (1958) and within a few years gained a reputation as a top-notch character actor. Gardenia went on to a busy screen career in the early '60s, but then tapered off, appearing only once until 1970 when he resumed his career. He has also had a busy and successful Broadway career, winning several Obies and a Tony Award for his work in The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Vincent Gardenia has twice received "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nominations for Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and Moonstruck (1987).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Reading Rainbow - Man's Best Friend
  • Actor
2006
67% Hickey & Boggs
  • Papadakis
2000
0% The Super
  • Big Lou Kritski
1991
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story
  • Harry Pizer
1991
No Score Yet Age-Old Friends
  • Michael Aylott
1989
38% Skin Deep
  • Barney
1989
94% Moonstruck
  • Cosmo Castorini
1987
90% Little Shop of Horrors
  • Mushnik
1986
No Score Yet Odd Squad
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Movers & Shakers
  • Saul Gritz
1985
No Score Yet Brass
  • Chief Mike Maldonato
1985
No Score Yet Dark Mirror
  • Detective Al Church
1984
No Score Yet Kennedy: The Presidential Years
  • Actor
1983
33% Death Wish II
  • Det. Frank Ochoa
1982
40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark
  • Stoney
1980
No Score Yet Home Movies
  • Dr. Byrd
1980
No Score Yet Firepower
  • Frank Hull
1979
No Score Yet Marciano
  • Al Weill
1979
88% Heaven Can Wait
  • Lt. Krim
1978
No Score Yet The Big Racket
  • Pepe
1977
No Score Yet Fire Sale
  • Benny
1977
No Score Yet Greased Lightning
  • Sheriff Cotton
1977
No Score Yet The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery
  • Big Daddy
1975
67% The Front Page
  • Sheriff
1974
68% Death Wish
  • Detective Frank Ochoa
1974
No Score Yet Lucky Luciano
  • Il Colonello americano
1973
92% Bang The Drum Slowly
  • Dutch Schnell
1973
60% Cold Turkey
  • Mayor Wrappler
1971
67% Little Murders
  • Mr. Newquist
1971
90% Where's Poppa?
  • Coach Williams
1970
No Score Yet Jenny
  • Mr. Marsh
1969
No Score Yet Mission Impossible Versus the Mob
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet The Third Day
  • Preston
1965
80% A View from the Bridge
  • Lipari
1962
98% The Hustler
  • Bartender
1961
No Score Yet Parrish
  • Gas Station Attendant
1961
No Score Yet Mad Dog Coll
  • Dutch Schultz
1961
No Score Yet Murder, Inc.
  • Lazlo
1960
No Score Yet Cop Hater
  • Danny the Gimp
1958
50% The House on 92nd Street
  • Trainee
1945

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Harry
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
  • Frank Coleman
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
  • Frank Lorenzo Rempley
  • 1976
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • Vince La Guardia
  • 1975
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Guest
  • 1975
  • 1967
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
  • Judge
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Parma Vito Lugana
  • 1971
  • 1968
  • 1967
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Roy Faber
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Gibbs
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Monkees
1966-1968
  • Bruno
  • 1967

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