Tucci, Stanley 1960–

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TUCCI, Stanley 1960–


Born November 11 (some sources cite January 11), 1960, in Peekskill (some sources cite Katonah), NY; son of Stanley (a high school art teacher) and Joan (a secretary; maiden name, Tropiano) Tucci; brother of Christine Tucci (an actress); cousin of Joseph Tropiano (a writer and filmmaker); married Kate (a social worker and nursery school teacher), April, 1995; children: three. Education: Purchase College, State University of New York, B.F.A., 1982. Avocational Interests: Painting.

Addresses: Office—First Cold Press Productions, 70 A Greenwich Ave., Suite 222, New York, NY 10011. Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Steven Huvane, PMK/HBH Public Relations, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor, producer, director, and writer. First Cold Press Productions, New York City, principal; Sundance Institute, instructor. With others, owner of Finch Tavern, Croton Falls, NY; worked at Alfredo's the Original of Rome (restaurant), New York City.

Member: National Italian American Foundation (affiliated with scholarship program).

Awards, Honors: Q Award, Viewers for Quality Television, best supporting actor in a quality drama series, and Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, both 1996, and Golden Satellite Award, International Press Academy, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1997, all for Murder One; New York Film Critics Circle Award (with Campbell Scott), best new director, Boston Society of Film Critics awards, best new filmmaker (with Scott) and best screenplay (with Joseph Tropiano), Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (with Tropiano) and nomination for Grand Jury Prize (with Scott), dramatic category, both Sundance Institute/Sundance Film Festival, and nomination for Grand Special Prize (with Scott), Deauville Film Festival, all 1996, Independent Spirit Award (with Tropiano), best first screenplay, Independent Features Project/West, Independent Spirit Award nominations, best male lead and best first feature (with Scott), Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture—comedy or musical, and nomination for Golden Precolumbian Circle (with Scott), best film, Bogota Film Festival, all 1997, all for Big Night; Emmy Award, outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie, Golden Globe Award, 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, 1999, for Winchell; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, 2001, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, both 2002, all for Conspiracy; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 2003, for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.


Film Appearances:

Soldier, Prizzi's Honor, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Second dock worker, Who's That Girl, Warner Bros., 1987.

Dr. John Wiseman, Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (also known as Ella and Monkey Shines), Orion, 1988.

Darryl, Slaves of New York, TriStar, 1989.

Donny, Fear, Anxiety & Depression, Samuel Goldwyn, 1989.

Harvey Yelton, The Feud, Castle Hill, 1990.

Johnny, Quick Change, Warner Bros., 1990.

Lucky Luciano, Billy Bathgate, Buena Vista, 1991.

Mal, Men of Respect, Columbia, 1991.

(Uncredited) Amos, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992.

Gregoire, In the Soup (also known as In the Soup—Alles Kino and In the Soup—un mare di guai), Triton Pictures, 1992.

Sal, The Public Eye, Universal, 1992.

Taylor, Prelude to a Kiss, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Vernon, Beethoven, Universal, 1992.

Khamel, The Pelican Brief, Warner Bros., 1993.

Muerte/Morty, Undercover Blues, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1993.

Eddie Biasi, It Could Happen to You (also known as Cop Tips Waitress $2 Million), TriStar, 1994.

Fred Hunter, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (also known as Mrs. Parker and the Round Table), Fine Line, 1994.

George, Somebody to Love, Lumiere, 1994.

Peter Kessler, A Modern Affair (also known as Mr. #247), Tara Releasing, 1994.

Arthur, Captives (also known as Sex & the Other Man), River One Films, 1995.

Frank, Jury Duty, TriStar, 1995.

Frank Zioli, Kiss of Death, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1995.

Secondo, Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

Elliot Zweikel, A Life Less Ordinary, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Heinrich Grigoris, Life during Wartime (also known as The Alarmist), Lions Gate Films, 1997.

Louis D'Amico, The Daytrippers (also known as En route vers Manhattan), Cinepix Film Properties, 1997.

Paul Epstein, Deconstructing Harry, Fine Line, 1997.

Todd Stanton, The Eighteenth Angel, Ryder Entertainment, 1997.

Arthur, The Imposters (also known as Ship of Fools), Fox Searchlight, 1998.

Preston Boyd (some sources cite D'Ambrosio), In Too Deep, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999.

Puck (Robin Goodfellow), William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sogno di una notte di mezza estate), Fox Searchlight, 1999.

Joseph "Joe" Mitchell, Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000.

Dave Kingman, America's Sweethearts, Columbia, 2001.

Giovanni Bazinni, The Whole Shebang, Christal Films, 2001.

Griffin, Sidewalks of New York, Paramount, 2001.

Voice, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, Social Media Productions, 2001.

Arthur Herk, Big Trouble, Buena Vista, 2002.

Frank Nitti, Road to Perdition, DreamWorks SKG, 2002.

Jerry Siegel, Maid in Manhattan (also known as Made in New York), Columbia, 2002.

Himself, Sundance 20, Sundance Channel, 2002.

Dr. Conrad Zimsky, The Core, Paramount, 2003.

Major Frank Haley, Spin, Innovative Film Group, 2003.

Frank Dixon, The Terminal, DreamWorks SKG, 2004.

Link Peterson, Shall We Dance?, Miramax, 2004.

Voice of Mr. Copperbottom, Robots (animated), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2005.

Film Director:

(With Campbell Scott) Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

The Imposters (also known as Ship of Fools), Fox Searchlight, 1998.

Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000.

Film Producer:

(With Campbell Scott) Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

The Imposters (also known as Ship of Fools), Fox Searchlight, 1998.

Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000.

Executive producer, The Mudge Boy, Strand Releasing, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Officer Arthur Scolari, The Street, syndicated, 1988.

Enrico "Rick" Pinzolo, a recurring role, Wiseguy, CBS, 1988–1989.

Richard Cross, Murder One, ABC, 1995–1996.

Hunter Lasky, Bull, TNT, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The Italian Americans, PBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First tenant, Kojak: The Price of Justice (also known as Kojak: The Investigation), CBS, 1987.

Detective Patrick "Mac" McGuire, Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler (also known as Tango and Heat), NBC, 1990.

Nicholas "Nick" Roth, Montana (also known as Nothing Personal), HBO, 1998.

Walter Winchell (title role), Winchell, HBO, 1998.

Adolf Eichmann, Conspiracy, HBO, 2001.

Stanley Kubrick, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, The Italian Passion for Life, PBS, 1999.

Narrator, Top Hat & Tales: Harold Ross and the Making of the New Yorker, Metro Channel, 2001.

Himself, Anatomy of a Scene: Sidewalks of New York, Sundance Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer, PBS, 2002.

Himself, The Making of "Road to Perdition," 2002.

Himself, The 57th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Steven Demarco, "Baby Blues," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986.

Frank Mosca, "Contempt of Court," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987.

Zack Lowman, "The Battle of Las Vegas," Crime Story, NBC, 1987.

Frank Mosca, "Blood & Roses," Miami Vice, NBC, 1988.

Frank Mosca, "A Bullet for Crockett," Miami Vice, NBC, 1988.

Phillip Wingate, "The Last Campaign," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988.

Karl Draconis, "Michael's Campaign," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989.

Karl Draconis, "Pulling Away," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990.

Detective Frank Mirelli, "Do No Harm," Equal Justice, ABC, 1991.

Detective Frank Mirelli, "End Game," Equal Justice, ABC, 1991.

Detective Frank Mirelli, "Who Speaks for the Children?," Equal Justice, ABC, 1991.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

On the Inside, The Learning Channel, 1997.

Voice of guest caller Morrie, "Frasier–Lite," Frasier, NBC, 2004.

Guest, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Guest, The View, ABC, c. 2002, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Max Webster, The Webster Report, CBS, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Soldier, The Queen and the Rebels, Circle in the Square, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Dubois and understudy for Acaste and Alceste, The Misanthrope, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1983.

Standby for Jerome, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Alvin Theatre (now Neil Simon Theatre), New York City, 1983–1984.

Understudy for Rocky Pioggi and Don Parritt, The Iceman Cometh, American National Theatre, Lunt–Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Inspector Edward Erdelatz, Sullivan, and riot police officer, Execution of Justice, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Theodore, Dalliance, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1986.

Vic, "The Workers Life," Marathon '86, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Moon over Miami, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1989.

Scapin, Winterfest 11, New York City, 1991.

Title role, Scapin, Classic Stage Company, New York City, 1993.

Howard Hogan/Dr. Nestor, Fat Men in Skirts, Naked Angels, New York City, 1994.

Johnny, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 2002.


Audiobooks; Narrator:

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men against the Sea, by John Owens, 1997.

The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death and America's Dilemma, by Alex Kotlowitz, BDD Audio, 1998.

Carter Beats the Devil, by Glen David Gold, Harper Audio, 2001.

The Proving Ground, by G. Bruce Knecht, Time Warner Audiobooks, 2001.



(With Joseph Tropiano) Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

The Imposters (also known as Ship of Fools), Fox Searchlight, 1998.

Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000.


(Author of foreword) Joan Tropiano Tucci, Gianni Scappin, and Mimi Shanley Taft, Cucina and Famiglia: Two Italian Families Share Their Stories, Recipes, and Traditions, William Morrow and Company, 1999.



Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale, 2003.


Back Stage, September 12, 1997, p. 5.

Empire, June, 1997, pp. 64–65.

Entertainment Weekly, March 7, 1997, p. 17; June 26, 1998, p. 24.

Esquire, December, 1998, p. 44.

Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1997.

Madison, March, 2000, pp. 78–84.

Newsweek, February 12, 1996, p. 81.

New York, September 20, 1993, p. 26.

Parade, June 6, 2004, p. 24.

People Weekly, January 22, 1996, pp. 57–58; August 24, 1998, p. 11; December 7, 1998, p. 49; December 2, 2002, p. 185.

Playboy, November 1, 1998, p. 24; September 1, 2001, pp. 134–35, 150, 152, 154.

Premiere (Great Britain), Volume 5, number 5, 1997, pp. 22–23.

TV Guide, November 21, 1998, pp. 46–50.