On the small screen, Rispoli is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Jackie Aprile in the HBO series, The Sopranos. He was also seen as Jimmy Breslin in ESPN miniseries, The Bronx is Burning, Dean Devlin's TNT series, Talk to Me, David Milch's CBS series, Big Apple, the NBC pilot, Fort Pit and numerous other television series including, Naked Hotel, and Bram and Alice. His recurring roles for television are The Black Donnellys, Third Watch, and 10-8. He has also appeared as a guest lead in E.R., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He is currently recurring on the CBS hit drama Blue Bloods and will recur on the new STARZ series Magic City from Mitch Glazer.
Rispoli began his career on stage performing in the Circle Rep/Steppenwolf revival of Balm in Gilead, directed by John Malkovich. He is a co-founder of the Willow Cabin Theatre Company (WCTC). The WCTC staged a production of Wilder, Wilder, Wilder - Three by Thornton that moved to off-Broadway and then to Broadway, earning a Tony nomination. In 2004, Michael starred and received glorious reviews in the off-Broadway production of the play Magic Hands Freddy opposite Ralph Macchio. Rispoli has appeared in New York and regional theatre in productions of Macbeth, Tartuffe, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and O'Neill's Sea Plays, among many others.
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Michael Rispoli Facts
|Birthday||November 27, 1960 (57)|
|Birthplace||Tappan, New York, USA|
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