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Richard Libertini





Cambridge, Massachusetts



Birth Name

Richard Joseph Libertini




Richard Libertini is an American stage, film and television actor born in east Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 21, 1933. The 78-year old actor got his start in the 1968 comedy, "The Night They Raided Minsky's." A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Libertini spent time after graduating playing the trumpet before moving to New York and doing stage work off of Broadway. He starred in Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water" in 1968 and a 1979 playing with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk. In film, Libertini played alongside Chevy Chase in the 1985 film, "Fletch" and its sequel, "Fletch Lives" in 1989. In television, he played in several episodes of the 1991 series, "The Fanelli Boys," taking on the role of Father Angelo Lmobardi. His most recent roles have been on the 2010 series "Sonny with a Chance" as Izzy and the fisherman in the popular feature film, "Dolphin Tale." Libertini married Melinda Dillon, also an American actress in 1963. They had one child and divorced in 1978.