Assante, Armand 1949–

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Assante, Armand 1949–

(Armand Assanti)


Born October 4, 1949, in New York, NY; son of a painter and a music teacher; married Karen McArn (an actress), 1982 (separated, 1994); children: Alesandra, Anya. Education: Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City; studied acting with Mira Rostova. Avocational Interests: Playing the guitar, writing ballads.

Addresses: Agent—Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Untitled Entertainment, 331 North Maple Dr., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA. Publicist—Patricola/Lust Public Relations, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 530, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor. Also worked in a factory.

Awards, Honors: Jehlinger Award, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1969; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or special, 1988, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1989, both for Jack the Ripper; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, 1991, for Q & A; Emmy Award, outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or special, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries, all 1997, for Gotti; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture for television, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, International Press Academy, 1998, both for The Odyssey; Annie Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement for voice acting by a male performer in an animated feature production, ASIFA-Hollywood, 2000, for The Road to El Dorado.


Film Appearances:

(As Armand Assanti) Wedding guest, The Lords of Flatbush (also known as The Lord's of Flatbush), Columbia, 1974.

Lenny Carboni, Paradise Alley, Universal, 1978.

John Hawks, Prophecy (also known as Prophecy: The Monster Movie), Paramount, 1979.

Lorenzo Prado, Love and Money, Paramount, 1980.

Gary Callahan, Little Darlings, Paramount, 1980.

Henri Tremont, Private Benjamin, Warner Bros., 1980.

Mike Hammer, I, the Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Maxmillian Stein, Unfaithfully Yours, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Belizaire Breaux (title role), Belizaire the Cajun, Skouras/Norstar, 1986.

Juan Mateo, The Penitent (also known as Los Penitentes), Cineworld, 1988.

Bobby Texador, Q & A, TriStar, 1990.

Mark Mathias, Animal Behavior, Cinestar, 1990.

Sean/Roni, Eternity, Academy Entertainment, 1990.

Bugsy Siegel, The Marrying Man (also known as Too Hot to Handle), Buena Vista, 1991.

Cesar Castillo, The Mambo Kings (also known as The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), Warner Bros., 1992.

Sanchez, 1492: Conquest of Paradise (also known as 1492: La conquete du paradis, 1492: La conquista del paraiso, and 1492: Christophe Colomb), Paramount, 1992.

Carol D'Allesandro, Hoffa, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Ned Ravine, Fatal Instinct, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993.

Rusty Pirone, Trial by Jury, Warner Bros., 1994.

Rico, Judge Dredd, Buena Vista, 1995.

Lieutenant Al Garcia, Striptease, Columbia, 1996.

Voice, Rashi: A Light after the Dark Ages (documentary), 1999.

Hunt for the Devil, Fries Film Group, 1999.

Voice of Tzekel-Kan, The Road to El Dorado (animated), DreamWorks, 2000.

Vince "Vinnie" Pirelli, Looking for an Echo, Echo Productions, 2000.

Frank Banner, Last Run, DEJ Productions, 2001.

Holly, One Eyed King, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Frank Carbone/Howard Akers, Federal Protection, Promark Entertainment, 2002.

Jack Cunningham, Partners in Action, DEJ Productions, 2002.

Ike, Tough Luck, Curb Entertainment, 2003.

Sam Patterson, Citizen Verdict, Bauer Martinez Studios, 2003.

Sam Tyler, Max Tyler, and Sam Burns, Consequence, Warner Bros., 2003.

Ennemis publics, 2005.

Kumal, Children of Wax, 2005.

Charlie Daines, Dot.Kill, DEJ Productions, 2005.

Benefactor, The Third Wish, Skyway Productions, 2005.

York, Zerklanie voyni: Otrazhenie pervoye (also known as Mirror Wars: Reflection One), 2005.

Novian, Two for the Money, Universal, 2005.

Argento, Confessions of a Pit Fighter, 2005.

Genero, Funny Money, 2005.

Tony Thick, Dead Lenny, 2006.

Harley, Soul's Midnight, Image Entertainment, 2006.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Dot.Kill, DEJ Productions, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Johnny McGee, How to Survive a Marriage, NBC, 1974–75.

Dr. Mike Powers, The Doctors, NBC, 1975–77.

Mr. Smooth, Push, Nevada, ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Joseph Friedman, Evergreen, NBC, 1985.

Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story, ABC, 1987.

Richard Mansfield, Jack the Ripper, CBS, 1988.

Alfred DeMarigny, Passion and Paradise, ABC, 1989.

Alan Breck Stewart, Kidnapped, The Family Channel, 1995.

Odysseus, The Odyssey (also known as Homer's "The Odyssey," Die abenteuer des Odysseus, and Odissea), NBC, 1997.

Captain Dwight Towers, On the Beach, Showtime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Johnny Turner, Human Feelings (also known as Miles the Angel), NBC, 1978.

Hamid, Harold Robbins' "The Pirate" (also known as The Pirate), CBS, 1978.

Ernest de Paulo, Lady of the House, NBC, 1978.

Riccardo Scicolone, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story, NBC, 1980.

Michael Moretti, Rage of Angels (also known as Sidney Sheldon's "Rage of Angels"), NBC, 1983.

Dr. James Stallings, Why Me?, ABC, 1984.

Charles Macaluso, A Deadly Business, CBS, 1986.

Joe Hearn, Hands of a Stranger (also known as Double Standard), NBC, 1987.

Hal Slater, Stranger in My Bed, NBC, 1987.

Ray Wellman, Fever, HBO, 1991.

Canaan, Blind Justice (also known as Canaan's Way), HBO, 1994.

John Gotti, Gotti (also known as John Gotti: The Rise and Fall and King of the Volcano), HBO, 1996.

Lieutenant George Dixon, The Hunley, TNT, 1999.

Jean-Pierre, After the Storm, USA Network, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, The Life and Times of Jesus: The First Christmas (documentary), The Learning Channel, 1993.

Intimate Portrait: Jacqueline Bisset (documentary), Lifetime, 1997.

Presenter, The 25th International Emmy Awards, Thirteen/WNET, 1998.

Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tom Ryan, "Caper on a Quiet Street," Kojak, 1977.

Freddie Faust, "A Chilling Surprise," Mrs. Columbo (also known as Kate Columbo, Kate Loves a Mystery, and Kate the Detective), 1979.

Narrator (Rudolph Valentino/Archbishop Cicognani, and Cardinal Spellman), Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996.

"Hoffa," History Vs. Hollywood, History Channel, 2001.

Himself, Tussen de sterren, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

(Off-Broadway debut) Christo, Lake of the Woods, 1971.

Leonine and Knight of Tharsus, Perciles, Prince of Tyre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Bunce, Rob Roy Fruitwell, Vernon Equinox, Wagnerian, Fish Market Boy, and Joe Gourielli, The Beauty Part, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Masetto and Ferondo, Boccaccio, Edison Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Teddy/Ged Murray, Comedians, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Emperor Napoleon I, Kingdoms, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1981–82.

Also appeared in off-Broadway productions of Yankees 3, Detroit 0, Rubbers, and Why I Went Crazy.



American Film, January-February, 1992, p. 22.

People, February 28, 1983, p. 95.