Young, Burt 1940- (John Harris)

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Young, Burt 1940- (John Harris)


Original name, Jerry De Louise; born April 30, 1940, in New York, NY; son of Michael and Josephine De Louise; married, wife's name Gloria, May 20, 1961 (died, 1974); children: Richard (deceased), Anne Susan Morea (an actress). Education: Trained for the stage at Actors Studio, New York City. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Agent—Christopher Barrett, Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4500 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010.


Actor and writer. Artist, with work exhibited at Galerie 1225 Art et Vin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2005, and Jade Nectar Gallery, New York City, 2006. White Crown Carpet Cleaners, president, 1964-67; Aurura Carpet Installation Company, president, 1966-69; Burt's Blues Tapes-Records, owner and operator, 1978; restaurant owner in Bronx, NY; also worked as boxer, baker, and truck driver. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1957-59.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Academy Award nomination, best supporting actor, 1977, for Rocky.


Film Appearances:

(As John Harris) Gimpy, Carnival of Blood (also known as Death Rides a Carousel), 1970.

Willie Quarequlo, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (also known as The Gang That Couldn't Shoot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.

First hood, Born to Win (also known as Addict and Born to Lose), 1971.

Lapides, Across 110th Street, 1972.

Master at arms, Cinderella Liberty, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973.

Curly, Chinatown, Paramount, 1974.

Carmine, The Gambler, Paramount, 1974.

Mac, The Killer Elite, United Artists, 1975.

Sergeant Bernasconi, Murph the Surf (also known as Live a Little, Steal a Lot and You Can't Steal Love), American International Pictures, 1975.

Warden Durgom, Harry and Walter Go to New York, Columbia, 1976.

Paulie, Rocky, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1976.

Sergeant Dominic Scuzzi, The Choirboys (also known as Aenglarna), Universal, 1977.

Augie Garvas, Twilight's Last Gleaming (also known as Nuclear Countdown and Das Ultimatum), Allied Artists, 1977.

Pig Pen/Love Machine, Convoy, United Artists, 1978.

Joe Shannon (title role), Uncle Joe Shannon, United Artists, 1978.

Paulie, Rocky II, United Artists, 1979.

Sergeant Royko, Blood Beach, 1981.

Eddie Cisco, … All the Marbles (also known as The California Dolls), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1981.

Paulie, Rocky III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Jerry Feldman, Lookin' to Get Out, Paramount, 1982.

Anthony Montelli, Amityville II: The Possession, Orion, 1982.

Phil, Over the Brooklyn Bridge (also known as Across the Brooklyn Bridge and My Darling Shiksa), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1984.

Joe, Once upon a Time in America (also known as C'era una volta in America), Warner Bros., 1984.

Bedbug Eddie, The Pope of Greenwich Village, (also known as Village Dreams), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1984.

Paulie, Rocky IV, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985.

Lou the chauffeur, Back to School, Orion, 1986.

Harry, Medium Rare, 1987.

Andrews, Blood Red, Hemdale Releasing, 1988.

Clive, Beverly Hills Brats, Taurus Entertainment, 1989.

Big Joe, Last Exit to Brooklyn (also known as Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn), Cinecom International, 1989.

Rocco, Wait Until Spring, Bandini (also known as Bandini, John Fante's "Wait Until Spring, Bandini," Aspetta primavera Bandini, and Le Ragioni del cuore), Orion, 1989.

General Noriega, Going Overboard (also known as Babes Ahoy), 1989.

Paulie, Rocky V, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1990.

Luca Garibaldi, Backstreet Dreams (also known as Backstreet Strays), 1990.

Warden Boyle, Club Fed, 1990.

Georgie, Betsy's Wedding, Buena Vista, 1990.

Coach Mack, Diving In, Skouras, 1991.

Art Falco, Bright Angel, Hemdale Releasing, 1991.

George Maniago, Americano rosso (also known as Red American), 1991.

Sal DiMarco, Excessive Force, 1992.

Cattive ragazze, 1992.

Mancini, Alibi perfetto (also known as Circle of Fear), 1992.

Werner, Berlin '39, 1994.

Reno, Tashunga (also known as North Star, Duello tra I ghiacci, and Grand nord), Warner Bros., 1995.

Roy, Red Blooded American Girl II (also known as Hit & Run, Hot Blooded, and Red Blooded 2), 1995.

Opposite Corners, 1995.

Lorenzo, She's So Lovely (also known as Call It Love), Miramax, 1997.

Alberto Strachitella, The Undertaker's Wedding (also known as J'ai epouse un croque-mort), Astra Cinema, 1997.

Jack, Kicked in the Head, October Films, 1997.

J. C., The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures, 1997.

Himself, The Mouse, Strand Releasing, 1997.

Heaven Before I Die, 1997.

One Deadly Road, 1998.

Joe McCollough, The Florentine, Bcb Productions, 1999.

Vito Graziosi, Mickey Blue Eyes, Warner Bros., 1999.

Joe, Terra bruciata, 1999.

Sydney Delacroix, Loser Love, Trident Releasing, 1999.

Bobby, Blue Moon, Curb Entertainment, 2000.

Don Ettore Visone, L'uomo della fortuna, Lion Pictures, 2000.

Dominic Piazza, Very Mean Men, Miracle Entertainment, 2000.

John Stoller, The Day the Ponies Come Back, 2000.

Frankie Chips, Table One, 2000.

Never Look Back, Giants Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, Fight the Good Fight, 2000.

The Boys Behind the Desk, 2000.

Sal Palermo, Plan B, Franchise Pictures, 2001.

Pasquale "Pop" Cugini, Cugini, Shooters Post and Transfer, 2001.

Hank Bartlowski, The Boys of Sunset Ridge, PorchLight Entertainment, 2001.

And She Was, Cinemavault Releasing International, 2002.

Uncle Louie, Checkout, Dream Entertainment, 2002.

Gino, The Adventures of Pluto Nash (also known as Pluto Nash), Columbia/Warner Bros., 2002.

2 Birds with 1 Stallone (documentary; also known as Fight the Good Fight, Lou Loves People, and 2 Birds with 1 Stallone: The Life Story of Lou Benedetti), Lil Mama Pictures, 2002.

Santo Sposato, Kiss the Bride, 2002, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Mike Ameche, Crooked Lines, Cinemavault Releasing International, 2003.

Vincent Bublioni, Shut Up and Kiss Me!, American World Pictures, 2004.

Jack Stockman, The Wager, Icelandic Film/Prophecy Pictures, 2004.

Gus, Downtown: A Street Tale, Slowhand Cinema Releasing, 2004.

Sherman, Land of Plenty, IFC Films, 2005.

Voice of Bruno, Firedog (animated), Firedog LLC, 2005.

Murray, Transamerica, IFC Films, 2005.

Leo Singer, Nicky's Game (short film), SpaceTime Films/ LaSalleHolland, 2005.

Artie Bottolota, Sr., Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, Universal, 2005.

(In archive footage) Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow (documentary), Eclectic DVD Distribution/Music Video Distributors, 2005.

Himself, RevoLOUtion: The Transformation of Lou Benedetti, Louniversal Releasing, 2006.

Paulie, Rocky Balboa, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Santino, Oliviero Rising, Astra Film, 2007.

Pops, Blue Lake Massacre, Red Rock, 2007.

J. T. Bates, Hack!, Smithfield Street Productions, 2007.

Mueller, The Hideout, Duea Film/Motion Pictures Midwest, 2007.

Murray, Go Go Tales, Bellatrix Media/Go Go Tales, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ernie, The Connection, ABC, 1973.

Ace Tully, The Great Niagara, ABC, 1974.

Gustavino, Hustling, ABC, 1975.

Ralph Rodino, Woman of the Year, CBS, 1976.

Rocco Agnelli, Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This, CBS, 1977.

Lieutenant Palumbo, Murder Can Hurt You, ABC, 1980.

Fidel Fargo, A Summer to Remember, CBS, 1985.

Due vite un destino (also known as The Final Contract), 1992.

Detective Zimmer, Double Deception, NBC, 1993.

Mo Weinberg, Columbo: Undercover, ABC, 1994.

Mr. Ippolito, Before Women Had Wings (also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents: "Before Women Had Wings"), ABC, 1997.

Chief Frank Shea, Firehouse, 1997.

Gallagher, Cuori in campo (also known as Greener Fields and World Cup '98), Cinemax, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Vincente Dominici, Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (also known as Bride of Violence, A Family Matter, and Donna d'onore), syndicated, 1991.

Vincente Dominici, Vendetta II: The New Mafia (also known as Bride of Violence 2 and Donna d'onore 2), HBO, 1993.

Milai, The Maharaja's Daughter (also known as Die Tochter des Maharadschas), 1994.

Lou Benedetti, Crocodile Shoes, 1994.

Virginio Ballazzo, The Last Don (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Last Don"), CBS, 1997.

Oland, Pensando all'Africa (also known as Thinking About Africa, Sotto il cielo dell'Africa, and Unter der sonne Afrikas), 1998.

Television Appearances; Series:

You and Me Kid, 1983.

Nick Chase, Roomies, NBC, 1987.

Frank, Alternate Realities, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Split Personality, HBO, 1992.

Narrator, City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal, HBO, 1998.

The Making of a Mobster: "Mickey Blue Eyes," 1999.

James Caan: Making a Scene, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

"Sylvester Stallone," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lieutenant Willis, "L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel)," M*A*S*H*, CBS, 1973.

Willy, "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow," Baretta, 1975.

Johnny Checco, "Soldier in the Jungle," Baretta, 1976.

Solomon, "The Big Hand's in Trouble," Baretta, 1976.

Stuart Gaily, "The Family Hour," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), 1976.

Lupo Ramirez, "Give a Little, Take a Little," Miami Vice, NBC, 1984.

Louie Ganucci, "The Confirmation Day" (also known as "The Family"), The Equalizer, 1985.

Salesman, "Road Hog," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1986.

Gambler, "Split Personality," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Mr. Riveto, "The Postman Always Moves Twice," Bless This House, CBS, 1995.

Jack "Soldier" Belmont, "Lucky," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996.

Captain Parker, "Tempests," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, then syndicated, 1997.

Lewis Darnell, "Mad Dog," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

Jack "Soldier" Belmont, "Small Blessings," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997.

The Howard Stern Radio Show, 2000.

Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri, Sr., "Another Toothpick," The Sopranos, HBO, 2001.

Dino Mantoni, "Bruno Comes Back," The Handler, CBS, 2003.

Himself, "Winners & Losers & Whiners & Boozers: Part 2," I'm With Her, ABC, 2004.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Survival of the Fittest," The Contender, NBC, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Rivals," The Contender, NBC, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Injury Takes Its Toll," The Contender, NBC, 2005.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Heavy Hands," The Contender, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Alec Rosen, Serpico: The Deadly Game (pilot), NBC, 1976.

Gioci de specchi, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Smitty in "Escape from Deep Hammock During the Hurricane of '52," Dr. Pinkney in "The Organ Recital at the New Grand," and Bobby Terry in "The Men's Room," The Men's Room, Actors Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Jackie, Cuba and His Teddy Bear, New York Shakespeare Festival, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, Public Theatre, then Longacre Theatre, both New York City, 1986.

S.O.S. (solo show), Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1988.

Eddie Carbone, A View from the Bridge, Los Angeles, 1995.

Appeared in Rats, Group Theatre.



Uncle Joe Shannon, United Artists, 1978.

Television Movies:

Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This, CBS, 1977.

Stage Shows:

S.O.S. (solo show), Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1988.

Also author of the script A Letter to Alicia and the New York City Government, from a Man with a Bullet in His Head.



Bright Lights Film Journal, August, 2006.

People Weekly, August 11, 1986, p. 77.


Burt Young Official Site,, April 21, 2007.