Danny Aiello

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  • Birth Name: Daniel Louis Aiello Jr.
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of high school after only two weeks.
  • At 16, lied about his age and enlisted in the Army for three years.
  • Worked as a bus driver and union rep for Greyhound Bus.
  • Started his career in acting in his late 30s, with his first film role in 1973's Bang the Drum Slowly.
  • Made his Broadway debut in Lampost Reunion in 1975.
  • Appeared in the video for Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" in 1988.
  • Released his first jazz CD, I Just Wanted to Hear the Words, in 2004.

Awards

  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1989, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Michael Kay — Nephew
  • Danny Aiello III — Son
  • Sandy Aiello — Wife
  • Jamie Aiello — Son
  • Stacey — Daughter
  • Frances Aiello — Mother
  • Daniel Aiello — Father
  • Rick Aiello — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Daniel Louis Aiello Jr.
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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