Chazz Palminteri

Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri (born May 15, 1952) is an American actor and writer, best known for his performances in The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale, Mulholland Falls and his Academy Award nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway.

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The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

A Bronx Tale (1993)

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Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Lillo Brancato  •  Francis Capra

Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert De Niro
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Lillo Brancato  •  Francis Capra

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Fortenberry
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Chris Kattan  •  Jennifer Coolidge  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Fortenberry
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Chris Kattan  •  Jennifer Coolidge  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Analyze This (1999)

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Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel is given just days ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Chazz Palminteri

Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel is given just days ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Chazz Palminteri

Down to Earth (2001)

Struggling comic Lance Barton knows what it's like to die on stage. But when his life takes an unexpected turn - straight to heaven - Lance is sure there's been a mistake. Miraculously, he's right! An angel tells Lance he was taken prematurely but assures him he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz  •  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Regina King  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Eugene Levy

Struggling comic Lance Barton knows what it's like to die on stage. But when his life takes an unexpected turn - straight to heaven - Lance is sure there's been a mistake. Miraculously, he's right! An angel tells Lance he was taken prematurely but assures him he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz  •  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Chris Rock  •  Regina King  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Eugene Levy

Hoodwinked! (2005)

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Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cory Edwards  •  Tony Leech  •  Todd Edwards
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Glenn Close  •  Jim Belushi  •  Patrick Warburton

Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cory Edwards  •  Tony Leech  •  Todd Edwards
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Glenn Close  •  Jim Belushi  •  Patrick Warburton

In The Mix (2005)

A successful DJ named Darrel (Usher), managed to rescue a powerful mobster one night. In order to repay Darrell, the mobster, Frank Pacelli, gives him the task of protecting his daughter, Dolly (Chriqui)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Usher  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Emmanuelle Chriqui  •  Kevin Hart

A successful DJ named Darrel (Usher), managed to rescue a powerful mobster one night. In order to repay Darrell, the mobster, Frank Pacelli, gives him the task of protecting his daughter, Dolly (Chriqui)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Usher  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Emmanuelle Chriqui  •  Kevin Hart

Jade (1995)

Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Francisco big shot and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Richard Crenna

Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Francisco big shot and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Richard Crenna

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001)

Lady and Tramp's mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known as the "Junkyard Dogs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darrell Rooney  •  Jeannine Roussel
CAST:  Scott Wolf  •  Alyssa Milano  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Chazz Palminteri

Lady and Tramp's mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known as the "Junkyard Dogs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darrell Rooney  •  Jeannine Roussel
CAST:  Scott Wolf  •  Alyssa Milano  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Chazz Palminteri

Mulholland Falls (1996)

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Madsen

In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Madsen

Noel (2004)

Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chazz Palminteri
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Alan Arkin  •  Paul Walker  •  Penélope Cruz

Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chazz Palminteri
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Alan Arkin  •  Paul Walker  •  Penélope Cruz

Peter Gunn (1989)

Peter Gunn, a connoisseur of beautiful women and cool jazz, is an ex-cop turned private eye who's caught in the middle of a dangerous gang war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Strauss  •  Peter Jurasik  •  Jennifer Edwards  •  Barbara Williams

Peter Gunn, a connoisseur of beautiful women and cool jazz, is an ex-cop turned private eye who's caught in the middle of a dangerous gang war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Strauss  •  Peter Jurasik  •  Jennifer Edwards  •  Barbara Williams

Poolhall Junkies (2002)

A retired pool hustler is forced to pick up the stick again when his brother starts a game he can't finish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mars Callahan
CAST:  Ricky Schroder  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Rod Steiger  •  Michael Rosenbaum

A retired pool hustler is forced to pick up the stick again when his brother starts a game he can't finish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mars Callahan
CAST:  Ricky Schroder  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Rod Steiger  •  Michael Rosenbaum

Running Scared (2006)

Joey Gazelle is a low level mobster whose job it is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings. But Joey has been hiding these guns in the drywall of his basement, instead of tossing them in the river. When Joey's son and his best friend, Oleg, witness Joey hiding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Cameron Bright  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Chazz Palminteri

Joey Gazelle is a low level mobster whose job it is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings. But Joey has been hiding these guns in the drywall of his basement, instead of tossing them in the river. When Joey's son and his best friend, Oleg, witness Joey hiding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Cameron Bright  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Chazz Palminteri

Stuart Little (1999)

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The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

After young playwright, David Shayne obtains funding for his play from gangster Nick Valenti, Nick's girlfriend Olive miraculously lands the role of a psychiatrist—but not only is she a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist—she's a dreadful actress. David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Chazz Palminteri

After young playwright, David Shayne obtains funding for his play from gangster Nick Valenti, Nick's girlfriend Olive miraculously lands the role of a psychiatrist—but not only is she a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist—she's a dreadful actress. David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Chazz Palminteri

The Last Dragon (1985)

A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Taimak  •  Julius Carry  •  Vanity  •  Christopher Murney

A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Taimak  •  Julius Carry  •  Vanity  •  Christopher Murney

Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Mia Farrow  •  Ron Crawford  •  Penny Balfour

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Mia Farrow  •  Ron Crawford  •  Penny Balfour

Oscar (1991)

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Ornella Muti  •  Don Ameche  •  Peter Riegert

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Ornella Muti  •  Don Ameche  •  Peter Riegert

Innocent Blood (1992)

A beautiful vampire turns a crime lord into a creature of the night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  David Proval  •  Rocco Sisto  •  Chazz Palminteri

A beautiful vampire turns a crime lord into a creature of the night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  David Proval  •  Rocco Sisto  •  Chazz Palminteri
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