Tony Lo Bianco

Active - 1965 - 2016  |   Born - Oct 19, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Supporting and occasional lead actor Tony Lo Bianco is perhaps best known as a television actor, but he has also found success on-stage and in films. The New York native specializes in playing streetwise Italians. He started out in theater and made his feature film debut in The Honeymoon Killers (1969) as a murderous gigolo involved with an overweight nurse. He subsequently went on to appear, primarily as a character actor, in low-budget and major features. On television, he guest starred on numerous series and has appeared in such miniseries as Bella Mafia (1997) and made-for-television outings like Jesus of Nazareth (1977). Lo Bianco has also directed episodes of television series such as Police Story and Cliffhangers. In 1985 he directed Too Scared to Scream.

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  • Was a Golden Gloves boxer and an all-star baseball player in his teens.
  • Co-founded the Triangle Theater in 1963 and served as artistic director for six years.
  • Made his film debut in 1965's The Sex Perils of Paulette.
  • Served as the National Spokesperson for the Order Sons of Italy.
  • The many charities he's been involved with include The USO, Building Homes for Heroes, The Wounded Warrior Project, NIAF, Lupus Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, and NYPD Columbia Foundation.