Chianese began his film career in 1971 with the film Fuzz, and soon after landed the role of Johnny Ola in the classic Coppola film, The Godfather, Part II. This led to three more films with Sidney Lumet -- Dog Day Afternoon, Q&A, and Night Falls On Manhattan. Other noted films include: And Justice For All, All The President's Men, Second Sight, If Lucy Fell, and The Cradle Will Rock. Chianese's television credits include: Law & Order (a recurring role), Kojak, East Side, West Side, Beacon Hill, Dark Shadows, and most recently Hope & Faith. Dominic will also be seen in the upcoming ABC Family MOW Crimes of Fashion co-starring Kaley Cuoco.
Chianese currently plays Corrado Uncle Junior Soprano on The Sopranos. He was nominated for the 2001 and 2002 Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. Besides acting, he is also a singer/songwriter and has released two CDs: Hits, a compilation of different music styles, and his most recent, Ungrateful Heart, a collection of Italian Songs. He and his band, The Cement Sidewalkers, appear each Monday night in New York at Sofia's Restaurant on West 46th St and Broadway.
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Dominic Chianese Facts
|Birthday||September 2, 1931 (87)|
|Birthplace||Bronx, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Dominic Chianese compared to you?|
|All The President's Men|
|The Thomas Crown Affair|
|Sonata for Solo Organ|
|The Godfather Part II|
|The Sopranos: Season 2|
|Sopranos, Season 4|
|Sopranos, The: Season 1|