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Rezza, Vito (Vitto Rezza)

Rezza, Vito (Vitto Rezza)

PERSONAL

Last name pronounced "Resta"; raised in Canada. Education: Studied music.

Career:

Actor and musician. Drummer, singer, and instrumentalist in the band 5 after 4. Performed and recorded with several artists.

Awards, Honors:

Juno Award nomination (with 5 after 4), best contemporary jazz album, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1994, for Notorious.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Bartender, Prettykill (also known as Tomorrow's a Killer), International Spectrafilm, 1987.

Sidney, Baby on Board, Rose & Ruby Productions, 1991.

Butkis's neighbor, It Takes Two (also known as Me and My Shadow), Warner Bros., 1995.

First police officer, One Tough Cop, Stratosphere Entertainment, 1998.

Lead police officer, Death to Smoochy (also known as Eliminate Smoochy, Smoochy, Creve Smoochy, creve, La mort d'un star, Maten a Smoochy, Morra, Smoochy, morra, Mort a Smoochy, and Toetet Smoochy), Warner Bros., 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Restaurant owner, The Last Don (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Last Don," Le dernier parrain, Mario Puzon viimeinen kummisetae, O ultimo chefao, and Ultimul Don), CBS, 1997.

Uncle Frank Labruzzo, Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (also known as The Family, Family: The Life and Times of Joseph Bonanno, The Youngest Godfather, and Nejmladsi kmotr), Showtime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Carmelo, Doing Life (also known as Truth or Die), NBC, 1986.

First construction worker, Young at Heart, CBS, 1995.

Petey, Between Love and Honor, CBS, 1995.

First man, Gotti, HBO, 1996.

(As Vitto Rezza) Denny Adler, While My Pretty One Sleeps (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "While My Pretty One Sleeps"), Family Channel, 1997.

Transit police officer, Color of Justice, USA Network, 1997.

Garbage man, Naked City: Justice with a Bullet, Showtime, 1998.

Captain O'Donnell, A Slight Case of Murder (also known as A Travesty), TNT, 1999.

Corsetti, Spenser: Small Vices (also known as Robert B. Parker's "Small Vices" and Small Vices), Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Sal, "Switching Goals," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1999.

Foreman, The Deadly Look of Love (also known as Mine Forever and True Romance), Lifetime, 2000.

Angelo Ruggerio, Boss of Bosses, TNT, 2001.

Pest control van driver, Drive Time Murders (also known as Breakfast with Dick and Dorothy), PAX TV, 2001.

Second detective, Blackout, CBS, 2001.

Haven't We Met Before (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "Haven't We Met Before?" and Mary Higgins Clark: Vous souvenez-vous?), 2002.

New York newsstand person, American's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, TBS, 2003.

Anthony D'Angelo, Stone Cold (also known as Jesse Stone: Stone Cold, Robert B. Parker's "Stone Cold," Crimes no paraiso, and Psyhros ektelestis), CBS, 2005.

Cab driver, Murder in the Hamptons (also known as Million Dollar Murder and L'heritage de la passion), Lifetime, 2005.

Anthony D'Angelo, Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise, CBS, 2006.

Anthony D'Angelo, Jesse Stone: Night Passage, CBS, 2006.

Anthony D'Angelo, Jesse Stone: Sea Change, CBS, 2007.

Bartender, Fire Serpent (also known as Alien Fire), Sci-Fi Channel, c. 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Beaumont Line," Night Heat, CBS, 1987.

"Comeback," Night Heat, CBS, 1987.

"Vantage Point," Night Heat, CBS, 1987.

Alexander Stravrakos, "The Angel of Death," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1989.

Alexander Stravrakos, "The Meek Shall Inherit," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1989.

Alexander Stravrakos, "My Soul to Keep," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1989.

Alexander Stravrakos, "Vengeance Is Mine," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1989.

Tony Botelho, "Sanctuary," Street Legal, CBC, 1990.

"Hidden Assets," Counterstrike (also known as Auf eigene Faust, Contraataque, Contragolpe, and Force de frappe), CTV (Canada) and USA Network, 1991.

"Free to Kill," Counterstrike (also known as Auf eigene Faust, Contraataque, Contragolpe, and Force de frappe), CTV and USA Network, 1993.

Johnny Larnar, "Father's Day," Forever Knight, syndicated, 1994.

Tony, "They Eat Horses, Don't They?," Due South (also known as Due South: The Series and Direction: Sud), CTV and CBS, 1994.

Rawlings, "Camille," The Great Defender, Fox, 1995.

Tony, "Victoria's Secret: Parts 1 & 2," Due South (also known as Due South: The Series and Direction: Sud), CTV and CBS, 1995.

John, "Near Death Experience," Side Effects, CBC, 1996.

Tony, "Burning Down the House," Due South (also known as Un tandem de choc), CTV and syndicated, 1997.

Detective Frank Gallo, "I'll Sleep When I Am Dead," Traders, CanWest Global Television and Lifetime, 1998.

Detective Frank Gallo, "Reap the Whirlwind," Traders, CanWest Global Television and Lifetime, 1998.

Deputy sheriff, "The Beast," Tracker, syndicated, 2001.

Limousine driver, "Little India," Blue Murder (also known as En quete de preuves), CanWest Global Television, 2001.

Vinnie Palegra, "Random Act," Street Time, Showtime, 2002.

Arnold Williams, "Ambush," Blue Murder (also known as En quete de preuves), CanWest Global Television, 2003.

Robert Castiglioni, "Never Go against the Family," Missing (also known as 1-800-Missing), Lifetime, 2003.

Construction foreman, "Only Sixteen," Kevin Hill, UPN, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Tony, Due South (also known as Direction: Sud), CTV (Canada) and CBS, 1994.

Sully, Melanie Darrow, Showtime, 1997.

Vinnie Palegra, Street Time, Showtime, 2002.

RECORDINGS

Albums; with 5 after 4:

Notorious, Jazz Inspiration, 1993.

Public Solitude, Jazz Inspiration, 1996.

Good Morning Sun, Magda International, 2000.

Drums of Avila, Alma, 2007.

Some sources state that Rezza made other recordings.

WRITINGS

Albums; with 5 after 4:

Notorious, Jazz Inspiration, 1993.

Public Solitude, Jazz Inspiration, 1996.

Good Morning Sun, Magda International, 2000.

Drums of Avila, Alma, 2007.

Some sources state that Rezza made other recordings.

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