Michael Rispoli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Rispoli (born November 27, 1960) is an American character actor. He was formerly part of the HBO television series The Sopranos as Jackie Aprile, Sr. Rispoli recently reunited with The Sopranos co-star James Gandolfini in the 2009 thriller The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. Rispoli, a second-generation Italian American, was born in Long Island, New York, one of eight children.  He attended State University of New York at Plattsburgh as a Theater major and graduated in 1982.

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Above the Rim (1994)

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Duane Martin  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Bernie Mac  •  Marlon Wayans

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Pollack
CAST:  Duane Martin  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Bernie Mac  •  Marlon Wayans

Angie (1994)

Angie lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Stephen Rea  •  James Gandolfini  •  Aida Turturro

Angie lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Stephen Rea  •  James Gandolfini  •  Aida Turturro

Death to Smoochy (2002)

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Catherine Keener  •  Danny DeVito  •  Jon Stewart

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Catherine Keener  •  Danny DeVito  •  Jon Stewart

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)

When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David R. Ellis
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Sally Field  •  Michael Bell

When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow, and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David R. Ellis
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Sally Field  •  Michael Bell

Invincible (2006)

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ericson Core
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Kevin Conway

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ericson Core
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Kevin Conway

Rounders (1998)

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  John Turturro  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Edward Norton

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  John Turturro  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Edward Norton

Snake Eyes (1998)

All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro makes increasingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Gary Sinise  •  John Heard  •  Carla Gugino

All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro makes increasingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Gary Sinise  •  John Heard  •  Carla Gugino

The Juror (1996)

With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, but, when it becomes clear that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Anne Heche

With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, but, when it becomes clear that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Anne Heche

The Weather Man (2005)

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Michael Caine  •  Hope Davis  •  Gemmenne de la Peña

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Michael Caine  •  Hope Davis  •  Gemmenne de la Peña

To Die For (1995)

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Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matt Dillon  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Casey Affleck

Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matt Dillon  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Casey Affleck

Volcano (1997)

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, working with a geologist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Anne Heche  •  Gaby Hoffmann  •  Don Cheadle

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, working with a geologist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Anne Heche  •  Gaby Hoffmann  •  Don Cheadle

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off railway tracks after he's mugged, but—while he's in a coma—his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Peter Boyle

A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off railway tracks after he's mugged, but—while he's in a coma—his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Peter Boyle

Feeling Minnesota (1996)

Sam Clayton's marriage to ex-stripper Freddie comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red, a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother, and the pair tries to escape the situation together. It isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Baigelman
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Delroy Lindo

Sam Clayton's marriage to ex-stripper Freddie comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red, a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother, and the pair tries to escape the situation together. It isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Baigelman
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Delroy Lindo

Summer of Sam (1999)

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Adrien Brody  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jennifer Esposito

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Adrien Brody  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jennifer Esposito

Mr. 3000 (2004)

Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Angela Bassett  •  Michael Rispoli  •  Brian J. White

Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Angela Bassett  •  Michael Rispoli  •  Brian J. White

It Had to Be You (2000)

Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Feder
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Michael Vartan  •  Olivia d'Abo  •  Joelle Carter

Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Feder
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Michael Vartan  •  Olivia d'Abo  •  Joelle Carter

Rob the Mob (2014)

The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Nina Arianda  •  Andy García  •  Michael Rispoli

The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Nina Arianda  •  Andy García  •  Michael Rispoli

Empire State (2013)

After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis settles for a security guard job with an armoured truck company. After he makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, He's unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Nikki Reed  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Emma Roberts

After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis settles for a security guard job with an armoured truck company. After he makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, He's unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Nikki Reed  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Emma Roberts

Union Square (2011)

A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous family and cut off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Michael Rispoli  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Mike Doyle

A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous family and cut off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Michael Rispoli  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Mike Doyle

The Reunion (2011)

The Cleary brothers, Sam, Leo and Douglas took dysfunctional families to a new level: Sam and Leo have grown up hating each other and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom they've only recently been introduced. The sons share the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pavone
CAST:  John Cena  •  Ethan Embry  •  Boyd Holbrook  •  Michael Rispoli

The Cleary brothers, Sam, Leo and Douglas took dysfunctional families to a new level: Sam and Leo have grown up hating each other and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom they've only recently been introduced. The sons share the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pavone
CAST:  John Cena  •  Ethan Embry  •  Boyd Holbrook  •  Michael Rispoli
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