Coppola, Sam 1935–

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Coppola, Sam 1935–

(Sam J. Coppola)


Born July 31, 1935, in Jersey City, NJ.

Addresses: Agent—HWA Talent, 1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Customer, No Way to Treat a Lady, Paramount, 1968.

Mel, Interplay (also known as Part-Time Virgins), Times Film Corporation, 1970.

(As Sam J. Coppola) Julie, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (also known as The Gang That Couldn't Shoot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.

Private detective, The Anderson Tapes, Columbia, 1971.

(As Sam J. Coppola) Chick, Crazy Joe, Columbia, 1973.

(Uncredited) Police officer, Serpico, Paramount, 1973.

Detective Johnson, Death Journey, 1976.

(As Sam J. Coppola) Fusco, Saturday Night Fever, Paramount, 1977.

Sam, Fingers, 1978.

King of the Gypsies, 1978.

(As Sam J. Coppola) Schoyer, Without a Trace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

(As Sam J. Coppola) Fuselli, Fatal Attraction, Paramount, 1987.

Principal, Zits (also known as Likewise and Spy Trap), 1988.

Detective Brophy, She's Back, LIVE Home Video, 1989.

Jannelli, Street Hunter, 21st Century Film Corporation, 1990.

PBA representative, Blue Steel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/ United Artists, 1990.

Taxi driver, Jacob's Ladder (also known as Dante's Inferno), TriStar, 1990.

Detective Michaelson, A Kiss before Dying, Universal, 1991.

Dr. Henderson, The Bruce Diet, 1992.

Bartender Lindey, Money for Nothing, Buena Vista, 1993.

Sid Kramer, Joey Breaker (also known as Agent Breaker), Skouras Pictures, 1993.

Mr. Kott, Palookaville, Samuel Goldwyn, 1995.

Mr. Bishop, The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures, 1997.

Uncle Joe, A Wake in Providence, Indican Pictures, 1999.

Dr. Felch, Sally, Creative Light Entertainment, 2000.

Carlo Ricci, Friends and Family, Regent Releasing, 2001.

Bobby Gold, Empire, Universal, 2002.

Gus, Nola, Samuel Goldwyn, 2003.

Rosencranz, The Warrior Class, Archer Entertainment/ The Talking Pictures Company, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Detective Dave DeSoto, Internal Affairs, 1988.

Judge Leo Glasser, Witness to the Mob, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First police officer, Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside, NBC, 1973.

Honor Thy Father, CBS, 1973.

Aldo, Hardhat and Legs, CBS, 1980.

Harry, The $5.20 an Hour Dream, CBS, 1980.

Otto, King Crab, ABC, 1980.

John, A Question of Honor, CBS, 1982.

Cat & Mousse, 1987.

Dave, Murder in Black & White, CBS, 1990.

Albie Carbone, Dead and Alive—The Race for Gus Farace (also known as In the Line of Duty: Mob Justice and Mob Justice), ABC, 1991.

Carmine Gelenti, Citizen Cohn, HBO, 1992.

Mel Nardino, The Counterfeit Contessa, Fox, 1994.

Jan Kaplovitz, Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions, CBS, 1996.

Bob Kirkpatrick, Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing, HBO, 1997.

Paul Castellano, The Big Heist, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Sam J. Coppola) Bartender, "Renunciation," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

George Carberry, Crossroads, ABC, 1992.

Cabrini, "The Deal", (also known as Due South: The Series, Direction: Sud, and Tandem de choc), CBS and CTV, 1994.

Carl Malzone, The Practice, ABC, 1997.

Sal Alfaro, Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Reis, "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisante," The Sopranos, HBO, 1999.

"20/20 Hindsight," Wonderland, ABC, 2000.

Uncle Sammy, "Paranoia," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001.

Neal Dornan, "The Pilgrim," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.

Arthur Reingold, "Lamentation on the Reservation," The Jury, Fox, 2004.

U.S. federal judge Vance, "City Hall," Law & Order, NBC, 2004.

Appeared in "The Eyes Have It," an unaired episode of Queens Supreme, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Bodyguards, ABC, 1995.

Stage Appearances:

Things That Almost Happen, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1971.

Member of the court, officer of the Caine at the Fairmont Hotel, and understudy for Lundeen and Southard, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Under the Bed, Makor, New York City, 2005.