Chazz Palminteri


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  • Birth Name: Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri
  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/15/1952, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director; screenwriter; playwright
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VIDEO: Jersey Breakdown

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Jersey Breakdown
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Aired: 1/22/2014

The rape of an underage runaway leads the team to a sex trafficking ring across state lines. Guest starring Alana De La Garza and Chazz Palminteri. watch

VIDEO: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Betrayal's Climax

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Betrayal's Climax
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Aired: 1/22/2014

A heinous crime draws links to a gang with an impenetrable code of silence. watch

VIDEO: Betrayal's Climax

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Betrayal's Climax
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Length: 43:00
Aired: 1/22/2014

A teenaged 'Juliet' goes missing and her 'Romeo' is the prime suspect. watch


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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2012 Mighty Fine Movie, Actor - Joe Fine
2010 Miss Universe Pageant TV Show Series, Judge
2008 The Dukes Movie, Actor - George Zucco
2006 Arthur And The Invisibles Movie, Actor - The Travel Agent
2006 A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints Movie, Actor - Monty

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Who's the Baby Daddy? Who Needs Surgery? 5 Spoilers for Rizzoli & Isles' Winter Premiere

Rizzoli & Isles... and baby?

Last we saw Jane (Angie Harmon) and Maura (Sasha Alexander), Lydia (Alexandra Holden) — aka the ex-girlfriend of both Jane's dad Frank (Chazz Palmintieri) and her brother Tommy (Colin Egglesfield) — had left her newborn son on Maura's doorstep. This, of course, was moments ...
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Rizzoli & Isles First Look: Angie Harmon Plays a Hooker!

After last season's cliff-hanger on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles (the BFFs were at a major crossroads), executive producer Janet Tamaro wanted Season 3 to start with a bang. Then it hit her: Who would be disappointed at seeing Angie Harmon (Rizzoli) in a hooker outfit? "The story line just crackled from there," Tamaro says. "The only problem was, we couldn't get her out of character!"

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Rizzoli & Isles Scoop: Chazz Palminteri, Ed Begley Jr., Chris Vance and More to Return

You'll see a couple new faces on Rizzoli & Isles next season — and lots of familiar ones as well. Chazz Palminteri, Ed Begley Jr. and Chris Vance are among the stars returning to the TNT drama for Season 3, has learned.

Rizzoli & Isles boss on season finale: I wanted to leave them at odds

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Modern Family: Jennifer Tilly Will Romance Chazz Palminteri's Shorty

Shorty is returning to Modern Family and this time he's bringing a hot lady friend.

Jennifer Tilly will guest-star on an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom as the girlfriend of Shorty (Chazz Palminteri), TVLine reports. Palminteri originally appeared on Modern Family in Season 1, playing a friend of Jay's that Mitchell... read more

Rizzoli & Isles: True Womance

Sexier than Cagney and Lacey, brainier than Laverne and Shirley and way better at tracking down serial killers than the women of The View, Rizzoli and Isles are TV's favorite gal pals of the moment. The show's ratings are through the roof. Bloggers obsess over the characters' "secret" love lives. Big-name guest stars are on the horizon. Still, for Angie Harmon, the show's chisel-cheeked costar, the true sign of success was getting a shout-out from Liz Lemon. Last spring, when Tina Fey's character on 30 Rock heard that her boss Jack was buying a cable network, Liz practically started hyperventilating: "Is it TNT? Are Rizzoli and Isles friends in real life?"

"I know it was a joke, but I kinda went, 'Hey, we made it!'" says Harmon. She's taking a break between scenes on the Rizzoli & Isles set in Los Angeles and talking about the 101 unexpected side effects of having the hottest new cable show of the past year. In its debut run last summer, Rizzoli & Isles drew nearly 9 million viewers a week, making the one-hour drama about a duo of mismatched crime investigators the highest-rated commercial-supported cable series of all time. And it's not just Tina Fey: "Old guys from Boston, young girls who tell me we inspire them, moms on the street," Harmon says. "I'm in awe of all the fans of this show."

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