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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:
Movie Mulberry St. 2010-01-01
Latest Project:
In the movie The Godfather 1972-03-14
Known For
Poster of Prison Break
Poster of Walker, Texas Ranger
Poster of The Hat Squad
Poster of Hardball
Movie Mulberry St.
Series Prison Break Smallhouse
Movie After the Sunset Clippers Fan
Movie Rush Hour 2 Red Dragon Pit Boss
Movie Harvard Man Andrew Bandolini
Movie The Family Man Nick
Movie Any Given Sunday Christina's Advisor
Series Pacific Palisades Unknown
Movie Striptease Willy Rojo
Movie Kill Shot Jake Mondello
Movie Super Mario Bros. Scapelli
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown
Series The Hat Squad Unknown
Movie Stay Tuned Guido
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion Marco Sabatini
Movie Out for Justice Sammy
Movie The Freshman Maitre D’ Gourmet Club
Movie Side Out Dick Sydney
Series Hardball Unknown
Movie Chances Are Anthony Bonino
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown
Series Wiseguy Unknown
Series Hunter Unknown
Series The Greatest American Hero Unknown
Movie Winter Kills Co-Pilot
Movie Laserblast Tony Craig
Series Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Complete Novel for Television Carlo Rizzi (uncredited)
Movie The Four Deuces Chip Morono - the 'Deuce of Clubs'
Movie Lepke Albert Anastasia
Movie Lo sgarbo
Movie The Godfather: Part II Carlo
Series The Rockford Files Johnny Bongard
Series Kojak Unknown
Series Toma Unknown
Movie The Bait Gianni Ruggeri
Movie Goodnight, My Love Michael Tarlow
Movie The Godfather Carlo Rizzi