Jude Ciccolella

Richard Jude Ciccolella (born November 30, 1947), better known as Jude Ciccolella, is an American character actor. Ciccolella was born in Nassau County, New York. He graduated from Brown University, class of 1969 where he acted in student productions. He studied at Temple University with a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre. His film roles include parts in The Shawshank Redemption as Mert, Boys on the Side as Jerry, Night Falls on Manhattan as Lieutenant Wilson, Star Trek Nemesis as Romulan Commander Suran, Down With Love as the private eye, The Terminal as Karl Iverson, the 2004 Director's Cut DVD of Daredevil, the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate as David Donovan, and the 2005 Sin City movie adaptation as Liebowitz. After guest starring roles in Law & Order, NYPD Blue, CSI: NY and ER, Ciccolella took a recurring guest role on 24. During the show's first and second seasons (2001–2003), he played Mike Novick, Chief of Staff to President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert). He has also guest starred as Principal Raymond on Everybody Hates Chris; however, he was replaced upon reprising his role as Mike Novick in the last eight episodes of Season 4 of 24. He appeared in the 1992 James Foley and David Mamet film Glengarry Glen Ross as the Detective. He appeared in the scene where Al Pacino was having an argument with Kevin Spacey about the "six-thousand dollars" owed to him. Ciccolella was also seen in the episode of Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & ...

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

The Terminal (2004)

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Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Critical Condition (1987)

Eddie is a con artist. When he's framed and comes before a judge, he hopes to get off the hook by climbing insanity—but instead ends up in a hospital for a mental assessment. That night, a storm causes a power failure and, in the ensuing chaos, Eddie is mistaken ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Rubén Blades  •  Maria Cardinale

Eddie is a con artist. When he's framed and comes before a judge, he hopes to get off the hook by climbing insanity—but instead ends up in a hospital for a mental assessment. That night, a storm causes a power failure and, in the ensuing chaos, Eddie is mistaken ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Rubén Blades  •  Maria Cardinale

Down with Love (2003)

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In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Sarah Paulson  •  David Hyde Pierce

In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Sarah Paulson  •  David Hyde Pierce

Flawless (1999)

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Barry Miller  •  Chris Bauer

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Barry Miller  •  Chris Bauer

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Alan Arkin

When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Alan Arkin

Head of State (2003)

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Rock
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Bernie Mac  •  Dylan Baker  •  Nick Searcy

When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, the Democratic party unexpectedly picks a Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam (Rock) as his replacement .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Rock
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Bernie Mac  •  Dylan Baker  •  Nick Searcy

Mad Love (1995)

Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental institution. Matt springs her out, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Richard Chaim

Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental institution. Matt springs her out, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Richard Chaim

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

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Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hilary Swank  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jay Baruchel

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Hilary Swank  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jay Baruchel

Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Andy García  •  Ian Holm  •  James Gandolfini  •  Lena Olin

A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Andy García  •  Ian Holm  •  James Gandolfini  •  Lena Olin

Sin City (2005)

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Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Clive Owen  •  Jessica Alba

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Clive Owen  •  Jessica Alba

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Jaime King  •  Rosario Dawson

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Jaime King  •  Rosario Dawson

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

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Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

World Trade Center (2006)

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

Mercury Rising (1998)

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Miko Hughes  •  Chi McBride

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Miko Hughes  •  Chi McBride

Beloved (1998)

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After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Oprah Winfrey  •  Danny Glover  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  LisaGay Hamilton

After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Oprah Winfrey  •  Danny Glover  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  LisaGay Hamilton

Boys on the Side (1995)

After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh to pick up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Matthew McConaughey

After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh to pick up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Matthew McConaughey

High Crimes (2002)

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A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Adam Scott

A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Adam Scott

Insignificance (1985)

Four 1950s cultural icons who conceivably could have met but probably didn't, fictionally do so in this modern fable of post-WWII America. Visually intriguing, the film has a fluid progression of flashbacks and flashforwards centering on the fictional Einstein's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Michael Emil  •  Theresa Russell  •  Tony Curtis  •  Gary Busey

Four 1950s cultural icons who conceivably could have met but probably didn't, fictionally do so in this modern fable of post-WWII America. Visually intriguing, the film has a fluid progression of flashbacks and flashforwards centering on the fictional Einstein's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Michael Emil  •  Theresa Russell  •  Tony Curtis  •  Gary Busey

Out of the Darkness (1985)

A gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" — the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the 70s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jud Taylor
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Matt Clark

A gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" — the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the 70s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jud Taylor
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Matt Clark
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