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Gianni Russo

With a singularly nebulous background, which, by his account, included stints as a Las Vegas nightclub emcee, radio personality, and jewelry tycoon, and comparatively little acting experience, Gianni Russo won the role of Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather (1972) on the basis of his screen test. Since then, Russo has remained busy as an actor, mostly playing assorted "wiseguys" and Mafia types. He was appeared again with Marlon Brando in a small role in The Freshman (1990) in which Brando parodied his Don Corleone role to good effect. IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Sorrentino

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Dec 12, 1943 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Godfather 1972-03-14
Latest Project:
Movie Send No Flowers 2013-04-01
Known For
Poster of Send No Flowers
Poster of Rush Hour 2
Poster of Striptease
Poster of The Godfather: Part II
Movie Send No Flowers Johnny Pisano 2013-04-01
Movie Mulberry St. Unknown 2010-01-01
Series Prison Break Smallhouse 2005-08-29
Movie After the Sunset Clippers Fan 2004-11-12
Movie Rush Hour 2 Red Dragon Pit Boss 2001-08-03
Movie Harvard Man Andrew Bandolini 2001-08-01
Movie The Family Man Nick 2000-12-12
Movie Any Given Sunday Christina's Advisor 1999-12-16
Series Pacific Palisades Unknown 1997-04-09
Movie Striptease Willy Rojo 1996-06-28
Movie Kill Shot Jake Mondello 1995-04-18
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Super Mario Bros. Scapelli 1993-05-28
Series The Hat Squad Unknown 1992-09-16
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion Marco Sabatini 1991-09-24
Movie Out for Justice Sammy 1991-04-12
Movie Side Out Dick Sydney 1990-03-30
Movie Chances Are Anthony Bonino 1989-03-10
Series Hardball Unknown 1989-09-21
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series The Greatest American Hero Unknown 1981-03-18
Movie Winter Kills Co-Pilot 1979-05-11
Movie Laserblast Tony Craig 1978-03-01
Series Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television Carlo Rizzi (uncredited) 1977-11-12
Movie The Four Deuces Chip Morono - the 'Deuce of Clubs' 1976-12-17
Movie Lo sgarbo Unknown 1975-01-01
Movie Lepke Albert Anastasia 1975-01-01
Movie The Godfather: Part II Carlo Rizzi 1974-12-20
Series The Rockford Files Johnny Bongard 1974-09-13
Movie The Bait Gianni Ruggeri 1973-03-13
Series Toma Unknown 1973-03-21
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie The Godfather Carlo Rizzi 1972-03-14
Movie Goodnight, My Love Michael Tarlow 1972-10-18