Robert Miano is an American actor who was born in New York City on September 25, 1942. He grew up in the south Bronx, where he began a singing career at age 15 when a talent agent heard him singing with a doo-wop group on a street corner. Later, he landed the lead role in the play Satyricon at an open casting call, which was a success at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Ontario, Canada. Following this, he traveled around Europe as a troubadour earning his living singing and playing guitar. He began his film career as a mugger in the original 1972 Death Wish film with Charles Bronson, and then moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a character actor who appeared in over 100 films and television shows. His biggest roles came in the film Donnie Brasco where he appeared as Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato and in The Funeral where he starred alongside Christopher Walken, Chris Penn and Benicio del Toro.