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Joe Grifasi is a Actor American born on 14 june 1944 at Buffalo (USA)

Joe Grifasi

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Birth name Joseph G. Grifasi
Nationality USA
Birth 14 june 1944 (76 years) at Buffalo (USA)

Joseph G. "Joe" Grifasi (born June 14, 1944) is an American character actor of film, stage and television.

Grifasi was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Patricia (née Gaglione) and Joseph J. Grifasi, a skilled laborer. Grifasi graduated from Bishop Fallon High School, a now defunct Catholic high school in Buffalo. He played football and acted in many of the school's plays. Grifasi briefly attended Canisius College in Buffalo before joining the United States Army. He went on to study at the Yale School of Drama. While at the Yale School of Drama, he met his future wife, the jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom.

Grifasi has played two separate members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played for the New York Yankees. In 61*, set in 1961, he played Phil Rizzuto; in The Bronx Is Burning, set in 1977, he played Yogi Berra. Paul Borghese played Berra in 61*, while actual 1977 broadcast recordings of Rizzuto were used in The Bronx Is Burning.

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Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(4 films)
John Sayles
John Sayles
(2 films)
David Zucker
David Zucker
(2 films)
Jim Abrahams
Jim Abrahams
(3 films)
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Filmography of Joe Grifasi (57 films)

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The Front
The Front (2010)
, 1h30
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Andie MacDowell, Daniel Sunjata, Ashley Williams, Joe Grifasi, Dane DeHaan, Diahann Carroll
Roles Mr. Zeffirelli
Rating48% 2.4268052.4268052.4268052.4268052.426805
Dans la banlieue de Boston, un inspecteur est chargé par un procureur de rouvrir une vieille affaire de meurtre, ce qui met sa vie en danger.
Dark Matter, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Liu Ye, Aidan Quinn, Meryl Streep, Blair Brown, Erick Avari, Boris McGiver
Roles Professor Colby
Rating60% 3.002393.002393.002393.002393.00239
The film is loosely inspired by the true story of Gang Lu, a former graduate student who killed four faculty members and one student at the University of Iowa. However, the story has substantial differences in plot and character motivation.
A Crime
A Crime (2006)
, 1h40
Directed by Manuel Pradal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Emmanuelle Béart, Harvey Keitel, Norman Reedus, Joe Grifasi, Lily Rabe, Kimberly Ann Director
Roles Bill
Rating57% 2.853862.853862.853862.853862.85386
In the evening, while returning to his place, Vincent (Reedus) crosses a taxi coming from his house. When he arrives, it is too late: his wife was brutally murdered. Three years later, Vincent moves to New York, and his neighbor, Alice (Béart), is frantically in love with him, but having been always distressed and obsessed to discover the assassin of his woman, he himself does not recognize any feeling at least. To make Vincent be free to open his heart to her, Alice is willing to find the man responsible for his wife's death. When Alice hails a cab driven by lonely New Yorker Roger (Keitel), her elaborated plan is slowly set into motion in spite of the ignorance of both men.
Slow Burn
Slow Burn (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Wayne Beach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock, LL Cool J, Mekhi Phifer, Taye Diggs, Bruce McGill
Roles Desk Sgt. Drown
Rating57% 2.8990952.8990952.8990952.8990952.899095
The movie begins with Nora Timmer (Jolene Blalock), a biracial (African and European) woman, being questioned by Ford Cole (Ray Liotta), the District Attorney. Nora, who also happens to be the Assistant District Attorney, claims to have been raped by Issac Duparde (Mekhi Phifer), prior to shooting him in the head in self-defense. Ty Trippin (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a journalist interviews Ford in his car; Ford anticipating both his first and second questions, surprises Ty by stating them to him before he asks Ford himself. Nora narrates her version of the story to Ford, meeting Issac at a music store, where he came on to her, asking to give her a ride on the rainy night they had first met about a week ago. Nora politely rebuffs his advances, but is left with no other option then to accept his ride in his car, when left stranded in the rain with no cab to respond to her calls. Issac locks the door to his car when Nora tries to leave his vehicle upon reaching her home, only to give her a music cassette as a compliment. Nora tells Ford that Issac waited for her in her house one night, and grabbed her from behind, and he raped her.
13 Going on 30, 1h38
Directed by Gary Winick
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, Kathy Baker, Sean Marquette
Roles Mr. Flamhaff
Rating62% 3.104223.104223.104223.104223.10422
On May 26, 1987, Jenna Rink (Christa B. Allen), an unpopular girl, celebrates her 13th birthday. She especially wants to join the "Six Chicks", a school clique led by Lucy "Tom-Tom" Wyman (Alexandra Kyle), who takes advantage of Jenna's desire to fit in by manipulating her into doing a school assignment. Before her birthday party, Jenna's best friend Matty Flamhaff (Sean Marquette) gives her a doll dream house that he built for her and a packet of "magic wishing dust", which he sprinkles on the house.
Auto Focus
Auto Focus (2002)
, 1h46
Directed by Paul Schrader
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Films about pornography
Actors Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello, Ed Begley Jr., Ron Leibman
Roles Strip Club M.C.
Rating65% 3.29863.29863.29863.29863.2986
Disc-jockey-turned-actor Bob Crane develops a secret personal life, focusing on his relationship with John Henry Carpenter, an electronics expert involved with the nascent home video market.
Changing Lanes, 1h39
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, William Hurt, Amanda Peet
Rating63% 3.198583.198583.198583.198583.19858
A successful New York City attorney, Gavin Banek, is in a rush to file a power of appointment, which will prove a dead man signed his foundation over to Banek's law firm. He has a collision on FDR Drive with another car, belonging to an insurance salesman, Doyle Gipson, who is also in a rush to a hearing to try to gain custody of his children and to prevent his estranged wife from taking them to Oregon. Banek tries to brush Gipson off with a blank check thereby disobeying the law. After Gipson refuses to accept the check and voices his desire to "do the right thing", that is, filing a police report and insurance claim, Banek strands Gipson, telling him, "better luck next time". After arriving to the court late, Gipson learns that it proceeded without him and that it did not go in his favor.
61*
61* (2001)
, 2h9
Directed by Billy Crystal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Thomas Jane, Barry Pepper, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur, Bruce McGill, Chris Bauer
Roles Phil Rizzuto
Rating77% 3.8965953.8965953.8965953.8965953.896595
In 1998, the family of the late Roger Maris goes to Busch Stadium to witness Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals break their father's record with a 62nd home run. Maris' widow, Pat, is hospitalized due to complications from arrhythmia and watches the game on television from a hospital bed.
Queenie in Love, 1h43
Directed by Amos Kollek
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Victor Argo, Louise Lasser, Mark Margolis, Austin Pendleton, Joey Dedio, Joe Grifasi
Roles Berthold
Rating66% 3.3376153.3376153.3376153.3376153.337615
Queenie, 24 ans, vit à Manhattan et travaille auprès d'enfants en difficulté. Excentrique et déjantée, elle rêve d'être actrice.
Looking for an Echo, 1h37
Directed by Martin Davidson
Origin USA
Actors Armand Assante, Diane Venora, Edoardo Ballerini, Joe Grifasi, Tom Mason, Anthony Denison
Roles Vic
Rating68% 3.4372153.4372153.4372153.4372153.437215
The lead singer of an oldies group reminisces about the good ol' days and a potential comeback.
The Other Me, 1h24
Directed by Manny Coto
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Andrew Lawrence, Mark L. Taylor, Lori Hallier, Alison Pill, Brenden Jefferson, Joe Grifasi
Roles Conrad
Rating60% 3.042983.042983.042983.042983.04298
Will Browning is a seventh grade student who does not perform well in school. His father says that if Will does not improve soon, he will be spending the summer at Camp Spartacus, a boot camp for boys which will help him learn responsibility and discipline. To make up for the grades, Will orders a science project from an organization, "Ocean Pups."
The Out-of-Towners, 1h30
Directed by Sam Weisman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney, Oliver Hudson, William Duell
Rating54% 2.749792.749792.749792.749792.74979
Henry and Nancy Clark are a couple living in a quiet Ohio town. Married for 27 years, their last child has left home and Nancy is suffering from empty nest syndrome. Unbeknownst to her, Henry has lost his job due to corporate downsizing and has an interview in New York. Nancy sneaks on the plane with him and they begin a disastrous series of misadventures. Their plane is rerouted to Boston, their luggage is lost, they are mugged at gunpoint and their daughter has used their credit card to the point where it has reached its limit. They are thrown out of their hotel by a pompous manager (John Cleese) who also indulges in cross dressing. Forced to live by their wits on the street, the couple find themselves caught up in a robbery, chased by the police through Central Park and also finding renewed love between them. In the end, Henry aces his job interview and the two begin a new life together in "The Big Apple".
Switching Goals, 1h25
Directed by David Steinberg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Mary-Kate Olsen, Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Joe Grifasi, Kathryn Greenwood, Trevor Blumas
Roles Dave
Rating51% 2.563322.563322.563322.563322.56332
12 year old Identical twin sisters Sam and Emma Stanton are opposites growing up in Evanston. Sam is a star soccer player and a Tomboy; however she wants to attract boys. Emma is a Girly girl who enjoys fashion and make-up, but she wants to be better at sports. Their dad Jerry, one of the Soccer coaches, is pressured by his wife Denise to pick Emma for the Hurricanes Co-ed team. Just as Jerry is about to pick Sam for his team after Round 2 of Soccer Tryouts is over, the Buzzards coach Willard Holmes picks Sam. But Sam is not thrilled to join a team which hasn't won in years and Emma finds it difficult to please her dad so the girls come up with a scheme to switch places in soccer so each can be on the team they prefer. As a result, Sam learns about letting others share the spotlight and Emma and Jerry finally become closer. Their mom catches them and the girls have to go back to their original teams. When everyone else is mad at them Sam and Emma both decided to quit soccer, but Jerry refuses to let them give up the sport. Denise becomes the Buzzards new coach to prove her husband wrong and actually gets the team into the finals. Along the way Emma realizes her skill as a goalie and becomes a better athlete. At the finals the Hurricanes regular goalie Richie gets injured while blocking a kick and is replaced by Emma. At 20 seconds left Sam kicks the ball into the goal, and it is blocked by Emma, tying the game. The Buzzards and the Hurricanes become co-champions of the Youth soccer league organisation tournament. Sam gets a date with Greg. Richie goes on a date with Emma. Jerry learns to treat his daughters equally and that winning isn't everything.
The Naked Man, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Michael Rapaport, Michael Jeter, Rachael Leigh Cook, John Carroll Lynch, Arija Bareikis, Martin Ferrero
Roles Koski
Rating53% 2.658222.658222.658222.658222.65822
Dr. Edward Blis, Jr, a chiropractor by day, moonlights as a professional wrestler at night. His wrestling name is the Naked Man and he wears a naked body suit when wrestling. After his parents are killed by Sticks Varona, a cripple with crutches which double as machine guns, and an Elvis Presley impersonator, he loses his sanity. He adopts the persona of his wrestling character and goes on a rampage of revenge.