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Tony Ganios is a Actor American born on 21 october 1959 at Brooklyn (USA)

Tony Ganios

Tony Ganios
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Nationality USA
Birth 21 october 1959 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 18 february 2024 (at 64 years)

Tony Ganios (born October 21, 1959) is an Greek-American actor. He is probably best known for his role as Anthony 'Meat' Tuperello in the 1982 hit comedy Porky's and its sequels. Tony's other well-known role is in the 1979 movie The Wanderers, as the heroic tough-guy 'Perry'. He starred in the 1990 hit film Die Hard 2 as Baker, a member of the terrorists. And he played a former football player turned mountain man in the John Belushi film Continental Divide.

Ganios appeared in five episodes of the 1980s TV series Wiseguy as Mike "Mooch" Cacciatore, and he made a guest appearance in an episode of Scarecrow and Mrs. King. He semi-retired from acting after Die Hard 2 to be an insurance agent in New York City, but returned to Hollywood to do a little more acting, directing, writing and producing.

Best films

Porky's (1982)
(Actor)

Usually with

Bob Clark
Bob Clark
(3 films)
Scott Colomby
Scott Colomby
(3 films)
Kaki Hunter
Kaki Hunter
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tony Ganios (10 films)

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Actor

Rising Sun
Rising Sun (1993)
, 2h5
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about suicide, Yakuza films, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako Iwamatsu
Roles Perry
Rating61% 3.099263.099263.099263.099263.09926
During a party at the United States offices of a Japanese corporation in Los Angeles, a professional escort named Cheryl Lynn Austin (Tatjana Patitz) is found dead, apparently after a violent sexual encounter. Police Detectives Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) and John Connor (Sean Connery), a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs, are sent to act as liaison between the Japanese executives and the investigating officer, Smith's former partner Tom Graham (Harvey Keitel).
The Taking of Beverly Hills, 1h31
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Ken Wahl, Matt Frewer, Harley Jane Kozak, Robert Davi, Lee Ving, Branscombe Richmond
Roles EPA Man
Rating51% 2.558352.558352.558352.558352.55835
One night in Beverly Hills, California, a truck carrying hazardous materials crashes, releasing a deadly chemical. The citizens of Beverly Hills are sent to quarantine in a hotel in Century City, while the police and the EPA agents stay behind to keep an eye on the valuables and clean up the town.
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 (1990)
, 2h3
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Children's films
Actors Bruce Willis, Franco Nero, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, John Amos, Art Evans
Roles Baker
Rating70% 3.548853.548853.548853.548853.54885
On Christmas Eve two years after the Nakatomi Tower Incident, John McClane is waiting at Washington Dulles International Airport for his wife Holly to arrive from Los Angeles. Reporter Richard Thornburg, who exposed Holly's identity to Hans Gruber in the Nakatomi Tower, is assigned a seat across the aisle from her. In the airport bar McClane spots two men in army fatigues carrying a package, one of whom has a gun. He follows them into the baggage area. After a shootout, he kills one of the men while the other escapes. Learning the dead man is a mercenary thought killed in action, McClane relates the situation to airport police Captain Carmine Lorenzo, but Lorenzo has McClane ejected from his office.
Porky's Revenge, 1h33
Directed by James Komack
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Sex comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Children's films, Teen movie
Actors Dan Monahan, Tony Ganios, Wyatt Knight, Mark Herrier, Chuck Mitchell, Kaki Hunter
Roles Meat Tuperello
Rating48% 2.408032.408032.408032.408032.40803
A letter is written to Ms. Balbricker arranging a rendezvous at a motel with an old boyfriend of hers, while Pee Wee is enticed to the same motel room by the promise of a night of passion with a beautiful Swedish exchange student. Tommy tricks Pee Wee into going to another location while he heads to the motel room. Ms. Balbricker arrives first followed by Tommy, and they are horrified to find themselves unclothed and in bed with each other. To make up for their prank on Ms. Balbricker, the gang contacts her old boyfriend and actually gets them together.
Porky's II: The Next Day, 1h35
Directed by Bob Clark
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Sex comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Children's films
Actors Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Mark Herrier, Roger Wilson, Cyril O'Reilly, Tony Ganios
Roles Meat
Rating50% 2.5084452.5084452.5084452.5084452.508445
After dealing to Porky the "fatal" blow that was coming to him, the gang from Angel Beach is ready for a new challenge: The High School Drama Club is producing a Shakespeare Festival in which the gang is participating. Unfortunately, a religious leader named Bubba Flavel wants to halt the production because he and his group, "The Righteous Flock," maintain that Shakespeare is indecent and profane. As part of their effort to keep their school-based Shakespeare production on track, the gang from Angel Beach seeks out the help of Seward County Commissioner Gebhardt, who initially promises the gang from Angel Beach that he will pull some strings to keep the Angel Beach High Shakespeare Festival running. However, after the county commissioners, who all will shortly be standing for re-election, vote unanimously to shut down the Shakespeare Festival, the gang quickly learns that Commissioner Gebhardt has reneged on his promises to the Angel Beach gang because he feared that allowing the Shakespeare Festival to proceed would harm his re-election chances. The local Ku Klux Klan chapter joins the movement to shut down the Shakespeare festival because its members object to an American Indian (Runningfox's Seminole character) playing Romeo opposite a white girl Juliet (Wendy). Flavel, who has previously exposed his bigoted nature, welcomes the Klan's support of his movement. The Angel Beach gang then begins plotting their retaliation and revenge against Flavel, Commissioner Gebhardt, the rest of the county commissioners, and the Klan.
Porky's
Porky's (1982)
, 1h34
Directed by Bob Clark
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Sex comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Children's films, Teen movie, Films about virginity
Actors Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Tony Ganios, Cyril O'Reilly
Roles Meat
Rating62% 3.1016953.1016953.1016953.1016953.101695
A group of Florida high school students plan on losing their virginity. They go to Porky's, a nightclub out in the Everglades, believing that they can hire a prostitute to satisfy their sexual desires. Porky takes their money but humiliates the kids by dumping them in the swamp. When the group demand their money back, the sheriff, who turns out to be Porky's brother, arrives to drive them away, but not before his minions extort the rest of their money and cause them more embarrassment. After Mickey (who returned to Porky's for revenge) is beaten so badly he has to be hospitalized, the gang becomes hellbent on exacting revenge on Porky and his brother, eventually succeeding in sinking his establishment in the swamp. Porky and his men, joined by the sheriff, chase after the group, but they make it across the county line (out of Porky's brother's jurisdiction), where they are met by a group of the local police officers, one of whom is Mickey's older brother Ted, and the high school band. After Ted repeatedly damages Porky's car, he says that all charges against Porky for driving an unsafe vehicle will be dropped if the night's events are forgiven. Because the boys were too young to be legally allowed in Porky's in the first place, Porky and his brother have no choice but to agree. The film ends with the group getting their revenge and Pee Wee finally losing his virginity.
Back Roads
Back Roads (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Martin Ritt
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, Dan Shor, M. Emmet Walsh, Míriam Colón
Roles Bartini
Rating56% 2.803692.803692.803692.803692.80369
Amy Post (Field) is a $20-a-trick hooker in Mobile, Alabama. One night she entertains Elmore Pratt (Jones), an ex-boxer who has just been fired from his job at a car wash. He cannot pay her for services rendered.
Continental Divide, 1h43
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors John Belushi, Blair Brown, Allen Garfield, Carlin Glynn, Tony Ganios, Val Avery
Roles Max Bernbaum
Rating61% 3.0972553.0972553.0972553.0972553.097255
A Chicago newspaper reporter, Ernie Souchak (Belushi), is investigating a corrupt city councilman. After doing an expose on some corrupt land dealings by the councilman, he is assaulted by two crooked police officers sent by the councilman and ends up in the hospital.
The Wanderers, 1h57
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, Tony Ganios, Jim Youngs, Toni Kalem, Erland Van Lidth De Jeude
Roles Perry
Rating72% 3.6469853.6469853.6469853.6469853.646985
Joey and Turkey are members of the Wanderers, an all-Italian street gang. In the Bronx, Joey tries to dissuade Turkey from joining a rival gang, the Fordham Baldies. Before Turkey can ask, Terror's girlfriend Peewee overhears Joey insulting the Baldies, calling them a "bunch of pricks with ears". Joey and Turkey flee and the Baldies chase them. Richie—the leader of the Wanderers—and Buddy come to help but they also flee from the Baldies. After being cornered, the Wanderers are helped by a tough stranger named Perry, who has recently moved to the Bronx from New Jersey. After much persuasion, Perry joins the Wanderers.