Chazz was born May 15, 1952 in New York City. His birth name is Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri. He has been married to Gianna Ranaudo since June 6, 1992. He has 2 children a son Dante Lorenzo and a daughter Gabriella Rose.
Chazz wrote a play called A Bronx Tale. It was a one man stage commentary about his childhood growing up in the Bronx. The play caught the attention of Robert Deniro who was looking to make his directorial debut. Chazz insisted on being an actor in the film. DeNiro backed him and in 1993 A Bronx Tale was released and Chazz's career began to skyrocket.
Chazz received an Oscar nomination for his role in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway.
Chazz recently joined the cast of ABC's pilot Drift for the 2006 pilot season. If the show is picked up it wil air during the 2006/2007 television season.
Chazz Palminteri's Scores
|A Bronx Tale||Sep 23, 1993||Play / Screenplay / Sonny LoSpecchio||8.8|
|The Usual Suspects||Aug 16, 1995||Dave Kujan, US Customs||8.7|
|A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints||Sep 29, 2006||Monty||7.2|
|Stuart Little||Dec 17, 1999||Smokey, The Chief Alley-Cat||6.6|
|Analyze This||Mar 5, 1999||Primo Sidone||7.5|
|Yonkers Joe||Jan 9, 2009||Executive Producer / Yonkers Joe||7.4|
|The Dukes||Nov 14, 2008||Co-Producer / George||4.0|
|Hoodwinked!||Dec 16, 2005||Woolworth||6.8|
|Mighty Fine||May 25, 2012||Joe Fine||5.0|
|Running Scared||Feb 24, 2006||Detective Rydell||7.5|
|One Last Ride||Apr 7, 2006||Tweat||6.7|
|Poolhall Junkies||Feb 28, 2003||Joe||8.8|
|Down to Earth||Feb 16, 2001||King||7.4|
|The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure||Aug 29, 2012||Marvin Milkshake / Marvin Milkshake||8.0|
|Jolene||Oct 29, 2010||Sal||8.0|
|In the Mix||Nov 23, 2005||Frank||3.7|
|Noel||Nov 12, 2004||Director / Arizona||6.2|
|Little Man||Jul 14, 2006||Walken||4.8|
|Henry & Me||Sep 19, 2014||Babe Ruth||tbd|