Adonis, Frank 1935-

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Adonis, Frank 1935-


Original name, Frank Scioscia; born October 27, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY.


Actor, director, and technical consultant.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Killer of Gene Giannini in New York, Lucky Luciano (also known as A proposito Lucky Luciano and Re: Lucky Luciano), 1973.

(Uncredited) Falco family soldier gate guard, Crazy Joe, 1974.

Patty, 1976.

Sal Volpe, Eyes of Laura Mars, Columbia, 1978.

Patsy, Raging Bull, United Artists, 1980.

Scola, Wolfen, 1981.

Charlie, Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Vinaca, Spike of Bensonhurst (also known as Thrown Back!), FilmDallas Pictures, 1988.

Paul Calgari, King of New York, Seven Arts, 1990.

Anthony Stabile, Goodfellas (also known as Good-Fellas), Warner Bros., 1990.

Large, Bad Lieutenant, Live Distributing, 1992.

Frankie, True Romance (also known as Breakaway), 1993.

Vinnie, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Warner Bros., 1994.

The godfather, Finding Interest (also known as Barney Barnaby and Suicide Ride), 1994.

Rocky, Casino, Universal, 1995.

DeCicco, The Juror, 1996.

Maderiaga, Mob Queen, First Run Features, 1998.

One Deadly Road, 1998.

Valerio's bodyguard, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (also known as Ghost Dog—Der weg des samurai, Ghost Dog, la voie du samourai, and Der Weg des samurai), 1999.

Frank, Black and White, Screen Gems, 1999.

Frank, High Times Potluck, Potluck LLC, 2002.

Luca Veneri, Mafioso: The Father, the Son, American Cinema International, 2004.

Phil Radda, Find Me Guilty (also known as Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story), Yari Film Group Releasing, 2006.

Bubba, The Woods Have Eyes, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2007.

Uncle Vito, The Trouble with Cali, 2007.

Film Director:

One Deadly Road, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Family Values: The Mob and the Movies, TNT, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Limo driver, "The Distant Fire," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

Limo driver, "Back Home," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

Fran Deciccio, "Paul Castellano," America's Most Wanted (also known as A.M.W. and America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back), 1989.

Sonny Bruno, New York Undercover, Fox, 1995.

First guest, "House Arrest," The Sopranos, HBO, 2000.

Eddie, "Fico Di Capo," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2004.

Television Technical Consultant; Specials:

Family Values: The Mob and the Movies, TNT, 1999.



The Woods Have Eyes, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2007.