Tony Lo Bianco

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10/1/1935 , Brooklyn, New York

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Tony Lo Bianco is an actor and director who was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 19, 1936. Before his acting career began, Tony was a Golden Gloves boxer. The Italian actor has worked on stage, in film and on television in roles that reflect his natural "tough guy" personality. His first film was the 1965 drama "The Sex Perils of Paulette." One his most noted roles was his portrayal of Ray Fernandez in the 1969 cult classic "The Honeymoon Killers." Tony Lo Bianco is also known for his acting roles in "The French Connection" (1971), "God Told Me" (1976) and "The Juror" (1996). His directing career includes the 1976 television series "Police Story," the 1978 television series "Kaz," the 1979 television series "The Secret Empire" and the 1979 television series "The Duke." In 1985, he directed the film "Too Scared To Scream." Tony Lo Bianco won an off-Broadway Obie Award for his role in "Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the Seventh." For his role in "A View from the Bridge," the actor won an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony nomination. Tony Lo Bianco won an Emmy Award for his one-man public television show "Hizzoner!"