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Vincent Gardenia

Actor | * 01/07/1920 († 72, 12/09/1992) | Naples (Italy)
Vincent Gardenia (born Vincenzo Gardenia Scognamiglio; January 7, 1920 – December 9, 1992) was an Italian-American stage, film, and television actor. He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, first for Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and again for Moonstruck (1987). He also portrayed Det. Frank Ochoa in Death Wish (1974) and its 1982 sequel, as well as Mr. Mushnik in the musical film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors (1986). Gardenia's other notable feature films include Murder Inc. (1960), The Hustler (1961), The Front Page (1974), Greased Lightning (1977) and Heaven Can Wait (1978). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Vincent Gardenia

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Vincent Gardenia as Actor(45)

as Commentator1991 Coney Island
as Big Lou Kritski1991 The Super
as Michael Aylott1989 Age-Old Friends
as Barney the Barkeeper1989 Skin Deep
as Principe napoletano1988 Cavalli si nasce
as Cosmo Castorini1987 Moonstruck
as Mr. Mushnik1986 Little Shop of Horrors
as Chief Mike Maldonato1985 Brass
as Saul Gritz1985 Movers & Shakers
as Al Church1984 Dark Mirror
as General Briggs1982 The Odd Squad
as Det. Frank Ochoa1982 Death Wish II
as Traeger1981 Thornwell
as Doktor Byrd1980 Home Movies
as Diamond1979 Goldie and the Boxer
as Frank Hull1979 Firepower
as Krim1978 Heaven Can Wait
as Benny Fikus1977 Fire Sale
as Sheriff Cotton1977 Greased Lightning
as Frankie, the journalist1976 Luna di miele in tre
as Santino Paleari1976 La banca di Monate
as Pepe1976 The Big Racket
as Det. Frank Ochoa1974 Death Wish
as Sheriff1974 The Front Page
as Dutch Schnell1973 Bang the Drum Slowly
as Colonel Charles Poletti1973 Lucky Luciano
as Ollie1973 The Screaming Skull
as Mr. Newquist1971 Little Murders
as Mayor Wappler1971 Cold Turkey
as Mr. Marsh1970 Jenny
as Coach Williams1970 Where’s Poppa?
as Preston1965 The Third Day
as Dutch Schultz1961 Mad Dog Coll
as Bartender1961 The Hustler
as Nissen1960 The Dybbuk
as Lazlo1960 Murder, Inc.
as Danny the Gimp1958 Cop Hater

TV Shows/Series with Vincent Gardenia as Actor(25)

as J. Edgar Hoover1983 Kennedy
as Ray Stohler1980 Breaking Away
as Peter Kessler1980 The Dream Merchants
1973 Kojak
1972 Maude
as Frank Lorenzo1971 All in the Family
1970 McCloud
1967 Mannix
as Vito Lugana1966 Mission: Impossible
1957 Decoy

Full Name: Vincent Gardenia
Born: Wednesday, 01/07 1920 (January) in Naples (Italy)
Died: Wednesday, 12/09 1992 (December) in Philadelphia (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: Italian (IT)
Other names for Vincent Gardenia (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Vince Gardenia"
Vincent Gardenia frequently works together with these people:
Milton Selzer (14x, Actor)
Walter Brooke (14x, Actor)
Nehemiah Persoff (13x, Actor)
Sid Haig (13x, Actor)
Charles Aidman (13x, Actor)
Jason Wingreen (13x, Actor)
Harold Gould (12x, Actor)
Lois Nettleton (12x, Actress)
Sorrell Booke (12x, Actor)
Alfred Ryder (12x, Actor)
Frank Marth (12x, Actor)
Michael Winner (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:157509, Added: 07/05/2018, Last updated: 09/25/2021