Mascolo, Joseph 1935(?)- (Joe Mascolo)

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Mascolo, Joseph 1935(?)- (Joe Mascolo)


Born March 13, 1935 (some sources cite 1929), in West Hartford, CT; married Rose Maimone, 1953 (died, 1986); married Patricia Schultz (a television network executive), 2005; children: (first marriage) one. Education: Studied drama and music at the University of Miami; attended the United States Military Academy at West Point; studied with Stella Adler. Avocational Interests: Reading, old films, traveling, music, gardening, tennis.


Actor and musician. Metropolitan Opera, worked as a clarinetist in the house orchestra. Worked as an insurance investigator; also performed in a rock and roll band. Affiliated with cruises with soap opera themes; also affiliated with charities and various events for charity. Military service: U.S. Army.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, 1976, for "Papa and Me," NBC Special Treat; Soap Opera Digest awards, outstanding villain, 1984, 1985, and 1997, all for Days of Our Lives; received other awards and honors; a street, Mascolo Drive, was named after Mascolo in Ocilla, GA.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jack Lander, From These Roots, NBC, 1961.

Ed Lucas, Where the Heart Is, CBS, 1970-73.

Mayor Pete Santori, Bronk, CBS, 1975-76.

Salvatore Maranzano, The Gangster Chronicles (also known as The Gangster Chronicles: An American Story), NBC, 1981, edited and released as the film Gangster Wars, CIC, 1981.

Stefano DiMera, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, DOOL, Des jours et des vies, Horton-sagaen, I gode og onde dager, Los dias de nuestras vidas, Meres agapis, Paeivien viemaeae, Vaara baesta aar, Zeit der Sehnsucht, and Zile din viata noastra), NBC, between 1982 and 1995, then 1996-2001, and 2007—.

Host, Inside Soaps, syndicated, beginning 1986.

Nicholas Van Buren, a recurring role, General Hospital (also known as Hopital central and Hospital general), ABC, 1989.

(As Joe Mascolo) Massimo Marone IV, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Rags, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 2001-2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Papa, "Papa and Me," NBC Special Treat, NBC, 1976.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Max Pierce, Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model?, NBC, 1977.

Richards, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter, ABC, 1984.

Albert G. Tendelli, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mr. Singleton, "Mighty Moose and the Quarterback Kid," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1976.

Ed Martinson, "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1986.

(As Joe Mascolo) The 71st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1997.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Stefano DiMera, Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary, NBC, 2000.

Mother Goose Parade, 2008.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

(As Joe Mascolo) Presenter, The 25th Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tony Brenner, "The Accident," True Story, NBC, 1961.

Bodyguard, "A Dozen Demons," Coronet Blue, CBS, 1967.

Chauffeur, "The World's Second Greatest Lover," The Good Guys, CBS, 1969.

Mr. Bushmill, "Gloria's Girlfriend," All in the Family (also known as Justice for All and Those Were the Days), CBS, 1974.

Frank Cassell, "He'll Never See Daylight Again," Baretta, ABC, 1975.

Detective Jeff Braddock, "A Summer Madness," Kojak, CBS, 1976.

Gibby, "Crack Back," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Jim Rockford, Private Investigator, and Rockford), NBC, 1977.

Phillip Aspen and Martin Lorrimer, "Portraits of Death," Switch, CBS, 1977.

McIntyre, "Babies," Lou Grant, CBS, 1978.

Mr. Arnold, "Brain Child," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1979.

"Favor for an Enemy," Shannon, CBS, 1982.

Nick Rhodes, "Harts on the Run," Hart to Hart (also known as Hart & Hart, Detectivii Hart, Hart aber herzlich, Par i hjaerter, Par i hjerter, and Pour l'amour du risque), ABC, 1984.

Howard Dovall, "A House Divided," Brothers, Showtime, 1985.

Carlo, Santa Barbara (also known as California Clan), NBC, 1985.

"Fox in 3/4 Time," Crazy Like a Fox, CBS, 1985.

Melvin Jardino, "I Want My Hill Street Blues," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986.

Captain Charles Taylor, Joe Bash, ABC, 1986.

Lieutenant Gerard, "The Fugitive," It's Garry Shandling's Show, Showtime, 1987.

Mick Shaughnessy, "Shades," Hunter, NBC, 1987.

Viktor Leskov, "Russian Holiday," Rags to Riches, NBC, 1987.

Tony Costa, "Always a Lady," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988.

Himself, Soap Talk, SOAPnet, 2004, 2006.

Himself, "H. Tom/Mascolo," Soapography, SOAPnet, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dominic Bente, Dominic's Dream, CBS, 1974.

Mayor Pete Santori, Bronk, CBS, 1975.

Peter Wagner, "Side by Side," Comedy Factory, ABC, 1985.

Film Appearances:

Carlo, Hot Spur (also known as Fiery Spur, The Longest Spur, and The Naked Spur), Olympic International Films, 1968.

Diary of a Mad Housewife, Universal, 1970.

Gus Mascola, Shaft's Big Score!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972.

Piccolo, Happy Mother's Day, Love George (also known as Run, Stranger, Run), Cinema 5 Distributing, 1973.

Senator Hennington, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, United Artists, 1973.

Len Peterson, Jaws 2, Universal, 1978.

Joe Tipps, Sharky's Machine, Warner Bros., 1981.

Salvatore Maranzano, Gangster Wars, CIC, 1981, edited from the television series The Gangster Chronicles (also known as The Gangster Chronicles: An American Story), NBC, 1981.

Dominic Giordano, Yes, Giorgio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

(As Joe Mascolo) Baby, Heat, New Century Vista, 1987.

Stage Appearances:

Boy and understudy for the role of Kazar, Night Life, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1962.

Penny Change, Players Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Eddie Carbone, A View from the Bridge, Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, c. 1965-66.

Ricci, Dinner at Eight, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1966-67.

Grotti, To Clothe the Naked, Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1967.

Captain Brassbound's Conversion, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1968.

Blick, The Time of Your Life, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1969.

Hello Sucker (musical), Ahmanson Theatre, 1969.

Police officer, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1970.

Operation Sidewinder, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1970.

Colonel Alcibiade Zbyre, Murderous Angels, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1971-72.

Phil Romano, That Championship Season, Booth Theatre, New York City, c. 1972-74.

Cages, Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia, PA, 1974.

They'd Come to See Charley, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT, c. 1978.

Lieutenant Gus Braden, Fatal Attraction, Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1987.

Enrico Caruso, Bravo, Caruso!, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH, 1991.

Appeared as Harry Brock in multiple productions of Born Yesterday; and appeared as Alvaro Mangiacavallo, The Rose Tattoo. Appeared in other productions, including Catch My Soul (musical); Little Shop of Horrors (musical), Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theatre; and The Threepenny Opera, off-Broadway production.

Major Tours:

Phil Romano, That Championship Season, U.S. cities, c. 1974.



TV Guide, June 14, 1997, p. 44.


Joseph Mascolo,, September 24, 2008.