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Danny Aiello

 
Date Of Death:
December 12, 2019 (???)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Aiello appeared in numerous motion pictures, including The Godfather Part II (1974), The Front (1976), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Moonstruck (1987), Harlem Nights (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), Ruby (1992), Léon: The Professional (1994), 2 Days in the Valley ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 20, 1933
Date of Death: December 12, 2019 (86)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Aiello appeared in numerous motion pictures, including The Godfather Part II (1974), The Front (1976), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Moonstruck (1987), Harlem Nights (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), Ruby (1992), Léon: The Professional (1994), 2 Days in the Valley ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Cause Celebre Production, 2011
Performer
  [Broadway]
1986
Billy Einhorn
  [Broadway]
1984
Phil [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1981
Max Pollack
  [Broadway]
1979
Damie Ruffino
  [Broadway]
1977
Fran Geminiani
  [Broadway]
1976
Chester Grant
  [Broadway]
1975
Biggie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Dancing Boy

Photos

Danny Aiello attends the Broadway Opening Night after party for  'Home for the Holida Photo

Danny Aiello attends the Broadway Opening Night after party for 'Home for the Holidays - The Broadway Concert Celebration' at the Copacabana in New York City.

From: 
Date:
01/01/2020
Danny Aiello attending the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards Arrivals at Hammerstein Ball Photo

Danny Aiello attending the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards Arrivals at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/26/2019
Michael J. Cuccione, Jonathan Tessero and Danny Aiello attends the Broadway Opening N Photo

Michael J. Cuccione, Jonathan Tessero and Danny Aiello attends the Broadway Opening Night after party for 'Home for the Holidays - The Broadway Concert Celebration' at the Copacabana in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/26/2019
Danny Aiello attending the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards Arrivals at Hammerstein Ball Photo

Danny Aiello attending the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards Arrivals at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/26/2019
Danny Aiello and Lee Mazzilli attends the off-Broadway Opening Night Performance of   Photo

Danny Aiello and Lee Mazzilli attends the off-Broadway Opening Night Performance of "Dinner With The Boys" at Acorn Theatre on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/26/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Cause Celebre Production, 2011
Performer

  [Broadway]
1986
Billy Einhorn

  [Broadway]
1984
Phil [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1981
Max Pollack

  [Broadway]
1979
Damie Ruffino

  [Broadway]
1977
Fran Geminiani

  [Broadway]
1976
Chester Grant

  [Broadway]
1975
Biggie

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Dancing Boy

Danny Aiello Biography

Aiello appeared in numerous motion pictures, including The Godfather Part II (1974), The Front (1976), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Moonstruck (1987), Harlem Nights (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), Ruby (1992), Léon: The Professional (1994), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), Dinner Rush (2000), and Lucky Number Slevin (2006). He had a pivotal role in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing (1989) as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Aiello's Broadway credits include Gemini, The Floating Light Bulb, Hurlyburly, The House of Blue Leaves, Wheelbarrow Closers, Knockout, Lamppost Reunion, and most recently, Home for the Holidays. In July 2011, Aiello appeared Off Broadway in the two-act drama The Shoemaker, written by Susan Charlotte and directed by Antony Marsellis.

Aiello, the fifth of six children, was born on West 68th Street, Manhattan, the son of parents, Frances (née Pietrocova), a seamstress, and Daniel Louis Aiello. He moved to the South Bronx when he was seven, and later attended James Monroe High School.

Danny Aiello Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 1976 - Performance Gold Star
Danny Aiello, Lamppost Reunion

Danny Aiello News

Blythe Danner & Bob Dishy to Star in Food For Thought Productions Plays Photo Blythe Danner & Bob Dishy to Star in Food For Thought Productions Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, will continue celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun production set for its 2022 Season Opener on March 28th.

Food for Thought Productions Opens 2022 Season Photo Food for Thought Productions Opens 2022 Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 22nd year, continues to celebrate the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with award-winning actors, writers and directors in tremendously fun productions set for their 2022 Season Opener on March 28th.

Food For Thought Productions Finishes 2021 Season With I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING Photo Food For Thought Productions Finishes 2021 Season With I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 21st year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun production on December 6th, 2021.

The Django Announces December Line-Up featuring Lonnie Smith Tributes, Duchess Holida Photo The Django Announces December Line-Up featuring Lonnie Smith Tributes, Duchess Holiday Show and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2021

. Today‚Äôs leading artists gather on The Django stage to celebrate NEA Jazz Master¬†Dr. Lonnie Smith¬†in special back-to-back tribute concerts 12/9. Two leading pianists make their Django debut:¬†Benito Gonzalez¬†12/3 followed by¬†Orrin Evans¬†12/8 leading his new Brazilian project ‚ÄúTerreno Comun‚ÄĚ.

Summer Movies At Sarasota Opera House To Begin Saturday, June 5 Photo Summer Movies At Sarasota Opera House To Begin Saturday, June 5
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2021

Sarasota Opera has¬†announced the initial lineup for the 2021 summer movie series, which will open with ‚ÄúLa Cage aux Folles‚ÄĚ on Saturday, June 5.

Cheryl Stern Stars In FROM BUFFALO TO BROADWAY Featuring Karen Mason, Adam Heller and Photo Cheryl Stern Stars In FROM BUFFALO TO BROADWAY Featuring Karen Mason, Adam Heller and Bobby Daye
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2021

Broadway veteran and Buffalo native CHERYL STERN stars in a one night only, live stream event featuring Broadway legends and Buffalo artists as they share their talents and tales of survival during the best of times and the worst.

Food For Thought Productions Presents Arthur Miller's I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING Photo Food For Thought Productions Presents Arthur Miller's I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2021

Food For Thought Productions, now in its 21st year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun second production on April 19th, 2021.

Food for Thought Productions Announces  2021 Season Photo Food for Thought Productions Announces 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 21st year, will continue celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun opening on March 8th, 2021.

DO THE RIGHT THING Available on 4K Ultra HD for the First Time Photo DO THE RIGHT THING Available on 4K Ultra HD for the First Time
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 26, 2021

It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can...DO THE RIGHT THING. In 1989, Academy Award¬ģ winner and visionary filmmaker Spike Lee mesmerized audiences with one of the most insightful and provocative films of its time,¬†DO THE RIGHT THING.

Food For Thought Productions and National Action Network Present WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH by by Susan Charlotte
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

The award-wining theatre company, Food For Thought Productions, and the National Action Network, a not-for-profit civil rights organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton are presenting WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH, a compelling play about voter suppression. 

Danny Aiello Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for LITTLE ITALY Starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Christense VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for LITTLE ITALY Starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen
by Macon Prickett - Jul 13, 2018

Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen star in the romantic comedy LITTLE ITALY, coming to select theaters and On Demand on Friday, September 21 from Lionsgate. Watch the trailer below! 

VIDEO: They'll Be Home for Christmas! Watch Highlights from HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS on  VideoVIDEO: They'll Be Home for Christmas! Watch Highlights from HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Home for the Holidays, Broadway's only Christmas Concert Celebration, Broadway welcomes you home this holiday season when three of the greatest voices of their generation, winners of 'American Idol,' 'The Voice,' and 'America's Got Talent,' unite to form Broadway's newest Holiday concert tradition. Check out highlights from the show below!

VIDEO: First Look - Sylvester Stallone Stars in New Thriller REACH ME
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 25, 2014

Sylvester Stallone stars in the new thriller REACH ME, coming to theaters and VOD on November 21 fron Millennium Entertainment. Check out the all-new trailer below!

VIDEO: Watch Documentary Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 15, 2014

Below, check out Apple's Beats Music's new documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of DO THE RIGHT THING.

VIDEO: Trailer Released for REACH ME, Includes Sylvester Stallone, Kelsey Grammer, and More
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2014

The trailer was just released for John Herzfeld's new film REACH ME. The cast includes Tom Berenger, Kevin Connolly, Thomas Jane, Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kelsey Grammar, Nelly, Danny Aiello, Terry Crews, David O'Hara, Omari Hardwick, Lauren Cohan, Elizabeth Henstridge, Cary Elwes, and Ryan Kwanten. REACH ME is an uplifting ensemble comedy/drama about a dozen fractured characters whose lives intertwine and eventually collide as a result of a self-published motivational book and its anonymous author.

VIDEO: Spike Lee Talks DO THE RIGHT THING Broadway Musical on GMA
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 23, 2013

ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA and Entertainment Weekly are reuniting the casts of some of America's most iconic movies all this week. Today, the cast of the Oscar-nominated film, 'Do the Right Thing' were back together for a reunion.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes at Totem Pole Playhouse's THE SUNSHINE BOYS
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2013

Famous funny men Robert Picardo and Lee Wilkof will appear in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys for director John Putch at Totem Pole Playhouse, for its 63rd summer season. Click below to go behind the scenes with the stars!

STAGE TUBE: Lee Wilkof Talks Totem Pole's THE SUNSHINE BOYS
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2013

Famous funny men Robert Picardo and Lee Wilkof will appear in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys for director John Putch at Totem Pole Playhouse, for its 63rd summer season. Click below to watch Wilkof discuss his role in the upcoming production!


Danny Aiello Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Danny Aiello been in?
Danny Aiello has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Danny Aiello been in?
Danny Aiello has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Danny Aiello been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Lamppost Reunion .

What awards has Danny Aiello won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Lamppost Reunion.