(born June 9, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American actor who has starred in film and in television. He is best known for his TV role in the 1970s TV series The Rockford Files as Det. Dennis Becker; in the 1990s, he reprised his role as Det. Dennis Becker in Rockford Files movies made for TV. His other well known TV role is in the 1980s TV series Hardcastle and McCormick as Lt. Frank Harper. Joe had a recurring role in the HBO hit tv series The Sopranos as Angelo Garepe.
Joe has starred in many films; his best known film roles are in films like the 1972 film Shaft's Big Score!, the 1990 film Revenge and in the 1991 action/drama film The Last Boy Scout as Lt. Benjamin Bessalo.
Joe has made many guest appearances on TV shows; he appeared on TV shows like Police Story, Barnaby Jones, Hill Street Blues, The A-Team, Magnum PI, Quantum Leap and NYPD Blue.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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