Joe Viterelli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph "Joe" Viterelli (March 10, 1937 – January 28, 2004) was an Italian American actor known for his mafioso-orientated personality endorsements. Joe Viterelli was born to Italian immigrants in Bronx, New York. Before Viterelli became an actor, he was a successful businessman in New York City. He had befriended director Leo Penn (actor Sean Penn's father), who initially tried but failed to persuade Viterelli to pursue acting because of his unique and typically Italian looks. Some years later, Sean Penn approached Viterelli and asked him to try out for a part as a favor: Viterelli did and went on to appear in State of Grace and then in over 40 movies. Joe Viterelli became an icon of Mafia-Movies. Viterelli died on January 28, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada due to a severe stomach hemorrhage, a complication of just-completed heart surgery. He was 66 years old. His last role was as a mobster in a 2004 Super Bowl ad for Staples, Inc. and his last movie role was as Jelly in Harold Ramis’ Analyze That. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joe Viterelli, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Analyze That (2002)

The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Joe Viterelli

The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Joe Viterelli

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

Eraser (1996)

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Caan  •  Vanessa Williams  •  James Coburn

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Caan  •  Vanessa Williams  •  James Coburn

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  James Caan  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Burt Young

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  James Caan  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Burt Young

See Spot Run (2001)

A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the babysitter bails ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Whitesell
CAST:  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  David Arquette  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Joe Viterelli

A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the babysitter bails ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Whitesell
CAST:  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  David Arquette  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Joe Viterelli

Shallow Hal (2001)

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Jack Black  •  Jason Alexander  •  Joe Viterelli

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Jack Black  •  Jason Alexander  •  Joe Viterelli

State of Grace (1990)

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ed Harris  •  Robin Wright

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ed Harris  •  Robin Wright

The Firm (1993)

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Gene Hackman  •  Hal Holbrook

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Gene Hackman  •  Hal Holbrook

Mobsters (1991)

The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Karbelnikoff
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Costas Mandylor  •  Richard Grieco  •  Patrick Dempsey

The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Karbelnikoff
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Costas Mandylor  •  Richard Grieco  •  Patrick Dempsey

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 Crossing Guard (1995)

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  David Morse  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Robin Wright

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  David Morse  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Robin Wright

Heaven's Prisoners (1996)

A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Eric Roberts  •  Teri Hatcher

A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Eric Roberts  •  Teri Hatcher

Ruby (1992)

Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Mackenzie
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Tobin Bell  •  Joe Cortese

Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Mackenzie
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Tobin Bell  •  Joe Cortese

Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)

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Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Jay Mohr  •  Billy Burke  •  Christina Applegate  •  Pamela Gidley

Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Jay Mohr  •  Billy Burke  •  Christina Applegate  •  Pamela Gidley

Black Rose of Harlem (1996)

A tragic love story set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1920's Chicago jazz clubs. Georgia, a beautiful black singer catches the eye of mobster Johnny Varona. But Johnny is betrothed to the daughter of mob boss Costanza, a man you don't say no to... and live! ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Gallo
CAST:  Cynda Williams  •  Nick Cassavetes  •  Joe Viterelli  •  Lawrence Monoson

A tragic love story set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1920's Chicago jazz clubs. Georgia, a beautiful black singer catches the eye of mobster Johnny Varona. But Johnny is betrothed to the daughter of mob boss Costanza, a man you don't say no to... and live! ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Gallo
CAST:  Cynda Williams  •  Nick Cassavetes  •  Joe Viterelli  •  Lawrence Monoson

American Strays (1996)

The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man who finds that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Covert
CAST:  Scott Plank  •  Melora Walters  •  John Savage  •  Brion James

The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man who finds that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Covert
CAST:  Scott Plank  •  Melora Walters  •  John Savage  •  Brion James

The Cure for Boredom (2001)

Sex, love and murder abound when two guys, two waitresses and a group of mobsters meet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruben Preuss
CAST:  Joe Viterelli  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Judd Nelson  •  Sal Viscuso

Sex, love and murder abound when two guys, two waitresses and a group of mobsters meet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruben Preuss
CAST:  Joe Viterelli  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Judd Nelson  •  Sal Viscuso

In the Shadow of a Killer (1992)

Courtroom drama involving the mafia inspired by true events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metzger
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Lindsay Frost  •  Miguel Ferrer  •  James Russo

Courtroom drama involving the mafia inspired by true events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metzger
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Lindsay Frost  •  Miguel Ferrer  •  James Russo

Wannabes (2000)

When two brothers Angelo and the younger Paulie, get into a fight,it's broken up by the local Mafia don, the much feared and respected Santo. Fed up with their dead-end-jobs, Angelo, Paulie and two freinds abandon the 9-5 grind  (more)

DIRECTION:  William DeMeo  •  Charles A. Addessi
CAST:  William DeMeo  •  Conor Dubin  •  Robert Daleo  •  Raymond Serra

When two brothers Angelo and the younger Paulie, get into a fight,it's broken up by the local Mafia don, the much feared and respected Santo. Fed up with their dead-end-jobs, Angelo, Paulie and two freinds abandon the 9-5 grind  (more)

DIRECTION:  William DeMeo  •  Charles A. Addessi
CAST:  William DeMeo  •  Conor Dubin  •  Robert Daleo  •  Raymond Serra

Facade (1999)

It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Colpaert
CAST:  Eric Roberts  •  Angus Macfadyen  •  Camilla Overbye Roos  •  Brad Garrett

It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Colpaert
CAST:  Eric Roberts  •  Angus Macfadyen  •  Camilla Overbye Roos  •  Brad Garrett
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