A native of New York City, Loggia received a B.A. in journalism at the University of Missouri and then spent two years in the army during the Korean War. After returning to New York to study with Stella Adler, he gained immediate attention off-Broadway as Frankie Machine in The Man with the Golden Arm. It was at this time he was invited to become a lifetime member of the Actor's Studio.
Loggia made his feature film debut in SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME in 1955, and has since become one of Hollywood's premiere character actors. In the 1980s, he began the decade with AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN and ended it with BIG. In the interim, Loggia was nominated for an Academy Award for JAGGED EDGE in 1986, and also starred in SCARFACE, PRIZZI'S HONOR, THE BELIEVERS, GABY, OVER THE TOP, THAT'S LIFE and TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT.
Thus far in the 1990s, Loggia has had memorable performances in I LOVE TROUBLE, BAD GIRLS, THE MARRYING MAN, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, INNOCENT BLOOD, GLADIATOR and MAN WITH A GUN.
On Broadway, Loggia has starred in Toys in the Attic, The Three Sisters and The Boom Boom Room. On the small screen, he co-starred with Laura Dern in the HBO production of Afterburn and in the Oliver Stone produced mini-series Wild Palms. His other television movies include Jake Lassiter, Merce, Cold-Blooded, LifePod, Mercy Mission and White Mile. Loggia has also starred in numerous television series including, The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, T.H.E. Cat, Sunday Dinner and the mini-series Favorite Son, which then spawned Mancuso F.B.I., a series that earned him an Emmy nomination in the 1990-1991 season. He also received an ACE Award nomination for his portrayal of William Kunstler in The Trial of the Chicago Eight.
Robert Loggia Facts
|Birthday||January 3, 1930 (91)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Forget About It|
|Oliver and Company|
|Oliver & Company|
|The Diary of Preston Plummer|
|An Officer and a Gentleman|
|Return to Me|