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Danny Aiello is an American actor known for his role in ‘The Godfather: Part II.’

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BirthdayJune 20, 1933
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesSandy Cohen (m. 1955)
Known asDaniel Louis Aiello Jr.
Childrens Danny, Jaime, Rick, Stacey
Universities
  • James Monroe High School
Birth PlaceManhattan, New York City
Height191cm
GenderMale
FatherFrances (née Pietrocova)
MotherDaniel Louis Aiello. Sr
Sun SignGemini
Born inManhattan, New York City
Famous asActor

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Who is Danny Aiello?

Daniel Louis Aiello Jr., popularly known as Danny Aiello, is an American actor and musician. He has appeared in several films including ‘The Godfather: Part II’, ‘Once Upon a Time in America’, ‘The Front’, ‘Hudson Hawk’, ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’, ‘Léon: The Professional’, ‘Lucky Number Slevin’, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘2 Days in the Valley’, to name a few. He has also worked on television, with his most notable role being in the miniseries ‘The Last Don’. He has contributed to the theater as well. His stage credits include ‘Gemini’, ‘Hurlyburly’, ‘The Floating Light Bulb’ and ‘The House of Blue Leaves’. As a musician, he has released numerous albums featuring a big-band sound, such as ‘I Just Wanted to Hear the Words,’ ‘My Christmas Song for You’ and ‘Live from Atlantic City.’ On a personal note, the veteran actor is a father of four, including the late actor/ stuntman Danny Aiello III.

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Career in Films & Television

Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. began starring in movies in the early 1970s. He appeared in the 1974 flick ‘The Godfather Part II’. In 1980, he had a co-lead role in the movie ‘Defiance’. The following year, he appeared as a racist New York City cop in the film ‘Fort Apache, The Bronx’. The actor was then cast as a police chief in the flick ‘Once Upon a Time in America’.

Between 1985 and 1987, he did a number of big screen projects including ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’, ‘Radio Days’ and ‘Moonstruck’. After this, he had a significant role in the film ‘Do the Right Thing’. In 1990, he had a sympathetic role in the horror movie ‘Jacob's Ladder’. Four years later, he made a comic appearance in drag for the fashion industry flick ‘Prêt-à-Porter’. The actor also played Don Domenico Clericuzio in the miniseries ‘The Last Don’.

Music Career

As a singer, Danny Aiello has contributed to the soundtracks of the movies ‘Hudson Hawk,’ ‘Remedy’ and ‘Once Around.’ He has also released numerous albums including ‘I Just Wanted to Hear the Words,’ ‘My Christmas Song for You’ and ‘Live from Atlantic City.’ In 1986, he also played the title character in Madonna's video song titled ‘Papa Don't Preach’.

Theater Career

In addition to his film, television, and music career, Danny Aiello has contributed to the theater in plays like ‘Gemini’, ‘The House of Blue Leaves’, ‘Hurlyburly’ and ‘The Floating Light Bulb’. He has also acted in the 1976 Broadway production of ‘Wheelbarrow Closers’. In 2011, he starred as a shoemaker in the play ‘The Shoemaker’, directed by Antony Marsellis.

Personal Life

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in Manhattan, New York, USA, to parents Daniel Louis Aiello, Sr. and Frances. He had five siblings. He studied at James Monroe High School.

The actor married Sandy Cohen in 1955. The couple had four children: Jamie, Rick, Stacey, and stuntman/actor Danny Aiello III who died in 2010 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

In 2014, Danny Aiello published his autobiography titled ‘I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies’.

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Danny Aiello biography timelines

  • // 20th Jun 1933
    Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in Manhattan, New York, USA, to parents Daniel Louis Aiello, Sr. and Frances. He had five siblings. He studied at James Monroe High School.
  • // 1955
    The actor married Sandy Cohen in 1955. The couple had four children: Jamie, Rick, Stacey, and stuntman/actor Danny Aiello III who died in 2010 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.
  • // 1976
    In addition to his film, television, and music career, Danny Aiello has contributed to the theater in plays like ‘Gemini’, ‘The House of Blue Leaves’, ‘Hurlyburly’ and ‘The Floating Light Bulb’. He has also acted in the 1976 Broadway production of ‘Wheelbarrow Closers’. In 2011, he starred as a shoemaker in the play ‘The Shoemaker’, directed by Antony Marsellis.
  • // 1980
    Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. began starring in movies in the early 1970s. He appeared in the 1974 flick ‘The Godfather Part II’. In 1980, he had a co-lead role in the movie ‘Defiance’. The following year, he appeared as a racist New York City cop in the film ‘Fort Apache, The Bronx’. The actor was then cast as a police chief in the flick ‘Once Upon a Time in America’.
  • // 1985
    Between 1985 and 1987, he did a number of big screen projects including ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’, ‘Radio Days’ and ‘Moonstruck’. After this, he had a significant role in the film ‘Do the Right Thing’. In 1990, he had a sympathetic role in the horror movie ‘Jacob's Ladder’. Four years later, he made a comic appearance in drag for the fashion industry flick ‘Prêt-à-Porter’. The actor also played Don Domenico Clericuzio in the miniseries ‘The Last Don’.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Danny Aiello published his autobiography titled ‘I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies’.

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Danny Aiello's FAQ

  • What is Danny Aiello birthday?

    Danny Aiello was born at 1933-06-20

  • Where is Danny Aiello's birth place?

    Danny Aiello was born in Manhattan, New York City

  • What is Danny Aiello nationalities?

    Danny Aiello's nationalities is American

  • Who is Danny Aiello spouses?

    Danny Aiello's spouses is Sandy Cohen (m. 1955)

  • Who is Danny Aiello childrens?

    Danny Aiello's childrens is Danny, Jaime, Rick, Stacey

  • What was Danny Aiello universities?

    Danny Aiello studied at James Monroe High School

  • How tall is Danny Aiello?

    Danny Aiello's height is 191

  • Who is Danny Aiello's father?

    Danny Aiello's father is Frances (née Pietrocova)

  • Who is Danny Aiello's mother?

    Danny Aiello's mother is Daniel Louis Aiello. Sr

  • What is Danny Aiello's sun sign?

    Danny Aiello is Gemini

  • How famous is Danny Aiello?

    Danny Aiello is famouse as Actor