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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 Carry on Again Christmas 1970-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie High School Lover 2017-02-04
Known For
Poster of Prison Break
Poster of Riptide
Poster of Lepke
Poster of Lo sgarbo
Movie High School Lover Tony Craig 2017-02-04
Movie Mulberry St. 2010-01-01
Movie One Step Behind Christina's Advisor 2008-12-14
Series Prison Break Unknown 2005-08-29
Movie After the Sunset Clippers Fan 2004-11-12
Movie Harvard Man Andrew Bandolini 2001-01-01
Movie Gladiator Co-Pilot 2000-05-01
Movie Any Given Sunday Christina's Advisor 1999-12-16
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998-01-01
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Series The Hat Squad Unknown 1992-09-16
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Series Riptide Straightaway 1984-01-03
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
Movie Lo sgarbo 1975-01-01
Movie Lepke Albert Anastasia 1975-01-01
Movie The Godfather: Part II Carlo 1974-12-20
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie The Godfather Carlo Rizzi 1972-03-15
Movie Carry on Again Christmas 1970-12-24