Imperioli, Michael 1966(?)–

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IMPERIOLI, Michael 1966(?)–


Born January 1, 1966 (some sources cite 1965), in Mount Vernon, NY; son of Dan Imperioli (a bus driver and amateur actor); married Victoria, 1995; children: Isabella, Vadim, David. Education: Studied acting with Stella Adler and Lee Strassberg.


Agent—Allison Band, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Tina Thor, TMT Entertainment Group, 648 Broadway, Suite 1002, New York, NY, 10012; Sweet Mud Group, 280 South Beverly Dr., Suite 207, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor, director, producer, and writer. Machine Full (theatre company), New York City, cofounder and director; Lightbulb Experimental Theatre, cofounder. Appeared in radio commercials. Also worked as a waiter, bartender, and busboy.

Awards, Honors:

Screen Actors Guild Award, 2000, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, 2001, 2002, and 2003, all with others, all outstanding ensemble in a drama series, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 2001 and 2003, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 2003 and 2005, and Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 2004, all for The Sopranos.


Television Appearances; Series:

Christopher Moltisanti, The Sopranos, HBO, 1999—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Louie Milito, Witness to the Mob, NBC, 1998.

Rosencrantz, Hamlet, Odyssey, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lieutenant O'Connell, Firehouse, 1997.

Vinney, Disappearing Acts, HBO, 2000.

Captain, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, VH1 Big in 2002, VH1, 2002.

Night of Too Many Stars, NBC, 2003.

Himself, The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Duane Rollins, "Dead and Gone," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Alex Genet, "Hostage Standoff," Under Suspicion, CBS, 1995.

Johnny Stivers, "Atonement," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Miles Gordon, "The Last Hurrah," New York Undercover, Fox, 1996.

Guest, "The Sopranos," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2000.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2001, 2004.

Himself, Wendy Williams Is on Fire, VH1, 2003.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2003, 2004.

Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Guest, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Acid head, Alexa, 1988.

George, Lean on Me, Warner Bros., 1989.

Spider, GoodFellas (also known as Goodfellas and Wise Guy), Warner Bros., 1990.

James Tucci, Jungle Fever, Universal, 1991.

Johnny, Fathers & Sons, 1992.

Reporter at fire bombing, Malcolm X (also known as X), Warner Bros., 1992.

First dry cleaning customer, The Night We Never Met, Miramax, 1993.

Larry Metz, Joey Breaker (also known as Agent Breaker), Skouras, 1993.

Leonard Villanova, Household Saints, Fine Line, 1993.

Benny, Hand Gun, 1994.

Billy, Scenes from the New World, 1994.

Doorman at club, Amateur, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994.

The hustler, Postcards from America, Strand Releasing, 1994.

Men Lie, Panorama Entertainment Group, 1994.

Bobby, The Basketball Diaries, New Line Cinema, 1995.

D'Ambrosio, Dead Presidents, Buena Vista, 1995.

Detective Jo–Jo, Clockers, Universal, 1995.

Ellis, Trouble, 1995.

Johnny, Blixa Bargeld Stole My Cowboy Boots, 1995.

Jojo, Bad Boys, Columbia, 1995.

Michael, Flirt, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1995.

Missionary, The Addiction, October Films, 1995.

Angel, Sweet Nothing, Warner Bros., 1996.

Anthony, Girls Town, October Films, 1996.

George, Trees Lounge, Live Entertainment, 1996.

Giorgio Carmonte, Last Man Standing, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Ondine, I Shot Andy Warhol, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

Rube the cameraman, Under the Bridge, 1996.

Scary caller number thirty, Girl 6, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.

Allen Hayden, A River Made to Drown In, 1997.

Daniel Birch, Office Killer, Miramax, 1997.

Matty, The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures, 1997.

Fabrizio, TooTiredtoDie, Phaedra Cinema, 1998.

Midnight, Summer of Sam, Buena Vista, 1999.

Albert DeSantis, On the Run (also known as Em fuga), Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Stud, Auto Motives, 2000.

Will, Love in the Time of Money (also known as The End of Love and Nine Scenes about Love), Blow Up Pictures, 2000.

Stu Ungar, Stuey (also known as High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story), New Line Home Video, 2003.

Dominic, My Baby's Daddy, Miramax, 2004.

Voice of Frankie, Shark Tale (animated; also known as Sharkslayer), DreamWorks SKG, 2004.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Summer of Sam, Buena Vista, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

Charlie, Aven' U Boys, John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Also appeared in Displaced Persons, Half Deserted Street, Little Blood Brother, Talk Radio, and The Writing on the Wall.

Stage Director:

A Candle in the Window, One Dream, New York City, 1995.



(With others) Summer of Sam, Buena Vista, 1999.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"From Where to Eternity," The Sopranos, HBO, 2000.

"The Telltale Moozadell," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.

(And story with Maria Laurino) "Christopher," The Sopranos, HBO, 2002.

"Everybody Hurts," The Sopranos, HBO, 2002.

"Marco Polo," The Sopranos, HBO, 2004.



Details, March, 2001.

Gear, September, 2002, pp. 58–60.

Guardian, June 18, 2001.

New Woman, June, 2001.

New York Times, January 13, 2002.

Playboy, April, 2002, pp. 94, 118.

Rolling Stone, March 29, 2001.

Steppin' Out, August 16, 2000.

Time Out New York, September 4, 1996.

TV Guide, February 6, 1999, p. 41.