Tony Lo Bianco

Tony Lo Bianco

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1936-10-19 (84 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA

58 Movies · 22 TV shows

Also Known As: Anthony Greco · Tony LoBianco

Biography

Tony Lo Bianco (born Anthony LoBianco; October 19, 1936) is an Italian-American film, stage, and television actor, known for his portrayals of gruff law enforcement figures in crime films. His accolades include one Tony Award nomination, an Obie Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award.Born to first-generation Italian American parents in New York City, Lo Bianco began his career in theater, and appeared in several Broadway productions throughout the 1960s. He transitioned to film in the 1970s, starring in the crime film The Honeymoon Killers (1970), William Friedkin's thriller The French Connection (1971), and the drama The Seven-Ups (1973). Lo Bianco won an Obie Award for his 1975 role in an Off-Broadway production of Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the Seventh, and subsequently earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor for his role as Eddie in the 1983 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.In addition to film and theater, Lo Bianco appeared as a guest-star on numerous television series throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including appearances on Police Story (1974–1976), Franco Zeffirelli's miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977), and Marco Polo (1982). In 1984, he appeared in a stage production of Hizzoner!, playing American politician Fiorello LaGuardia. The one-man play was subsequently staged on Broadway in 1989, and Lo Bianco has gone on to perform several other Off-Broadway iterations of it, including LaGuardia (2008) and The Little Flower (2012–2015).

Personal Life

Lo Bianco, an Italian American, was the national spokesperson for the Order Sons of Italy in America. His humanitarian efforts have earned multiple awards, including Man of the Year for Outstanding Contributions to the Italian-American Community from the Police Society of New Jersey; a Man of the Year Award from the State of New Jersey Senate; a Lifetime Entertainment Award from the Columbus Day Parade Committee; the 1997 Golden Lion Award; Humanitarian Award of the Boys' Town of Italy.In October 2014, he opposed the Metropolitan Opera's decision to stage the controversial play The Death of Klinghoffer, which he described as "outrageous" because it "tries to justify the killing of a helpless man in a wheelchair because he happens to be Jewish".Lo Bianco was married from 1964 until 1984 to Dora Landey. They had three daughters. He was married to Elizabeth Fitzpatrick from 2002 until 2008. He married his current wife, Alyse Best Muldoon, in June 2015.

Early Life

Anthony LoBianco was born October 19, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a housewife mother and a taxi driver father. Both of his parents were first-generation Italian Americans of Sicilian descent. He attended the William E. Grady CTE High School, a vocational school in Brooklyn. There, he had a teacher who encouraged him to try out for plays, which is when he began to develop an interest in acting. After graduating high school, he attended the Dramatic Workshop, studying acting and theater production.

Movies & TV shows

2013.

1 Movie
Send No Flowers

Send No Flowers

2013
Through the voice of her aging father, mafia princess Toni runs the city. But when her father is gunned down by a rival crime family, Toni joins forces with her estranged sister to maintain control of...

2011.

1 Movie
Kill the Irishman

Kill the Irishman

6
2011
In the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs exploded in the heart of Cleveland, while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian Mafia. The story of a man who rose from a tough Cl...

2009.

1 Movie
Frame Of Mind

Frame Of Mind

2009
When the truth isn't enough, what happens?

2005.

1 Movie
The Engagement Ring

The Engagement Ring

2005
Childhood sweethearts who are now in their golden years are still divided by a lost engagement ring. The old feud is affecting the attraction ofHeaton and her nephew.

2002.

2 Movies
Endangered Species

Endangered Species

2002
Police think they have a serial killer on their hands when they are puzzled by murders. They realize that the unimaginable has happened. A machine from another world has arrived on Earth to execute pe...
Lucky Day

Lucky Day

2002
A woman named Nora Barkin is an aspiring actress who supports herself by working for a delivery service. Bill Reagan excitedly announced that he possesses a lottery ticket worth 13 million dollars, ju...

2001.

4 Movies
Down 'n Dirty

Down 'n Dirty

2001
Dakota Smith is an experienced policeman with a problem: his partner was shot dead and corrupt cops are responsible. The investigation leads to widespread corruption in the department. Nick was an unl...
Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection'

Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection'

2001
The story of the making of William Friedkin's The French Connection was hosted by former NYPD detective Sony Grosso, who inspired the character of Buddy 'Cloudy' Russo, played in the film by Roy Schei...
Friends and Family

Friends and Family

4
2001
Danny and Stephen were Mafia enforcers. Stephen's father is employed by the FBI. Despite efforts to keep family and Mafia separate, a birthday party gets mixed up with a mobster's daughter's engagemen...
The Day the Ponies Come Back

The Day the Ponies Come Back

2001
Daniel Moulin takes advantage of his time in New York to try and locate the father he never knew while on a business trip. The address in the Bronx that he needs to go on is 25 years old.

2000.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection'

The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection'

2000
There is a documentary on the production of The French Connection.
TV
Deadline

Deadline

2000
In the 2000–2001 season, Deadline was shown on NBC. Wallace was played by Oliver Platt, who worked for the fictional New York Ledger. Law & Order used to show a daily newspaper.

1999.

1 Movie
Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano

1999
Step into the ring with one of America's greatest legends...and stand a couple of rounds with greatness! "Pulling no punches" (LA Daily News), Jon Favreau (Swingers) and OscarÂ(r) winner* George C. Sc...

1998.

2 Movies
Jane Austen's Mafia!

Jane Austen's Mafia!

1998
The son of a Mafia king takes over for his dying father.

1997.

1 Movie
Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

1997
A female prosecutor sees a woman in a plastic surgeon's waiting room who looks like a girl who was murdered more than a decade ago. The prosecutor is unraveling a ten year old mystery involving betray...

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Sworn to Justice

Sworn to Justice

1996
After masked attackers kill her sister and young nephew, a female psychologist takes the law into her own hands by acting as a defense witness by day and a ruthless avenger by night.
TV
FX: The Series

FX: The Series

1996
F/X: The Series is a television series that is based on the film F/X. The show was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The opening sequence ended with a television crew in the foreground loading truck...
The Juror

The Juror

4
1996
With his boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" told Annie that she had to talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he would kill her son if she failed. She...

1995.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Tyson

Tyson

1995
The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. ...
Nixon

Nixon

6
1995
There is a picture of the President. Nixon was a man who was carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within, but he was also a man who had a tr...

1994.

2 Movies
Power and Lovers

Power and Lovers

1994
Nick, an aggressive businessman, is stopped by a group of scientists headed by his brother Tony. The scientists are in the way of big profits for Nick. Sexy, strong women are included in the lives of ...
The Ascent

The Ascent

1994
The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obs...

1993.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker, Texas Ranger

3.75
1993
Modern-day Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker's independent crime-solving methods have their roots in the rugged traditions of the Old West. The former Ranger is Walker's closest friend. "C.D.'s," a Country...
TV
Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street

6
1993
An American police procedural depicts a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.
Boiling Point

Boiling Point

1993
Red is an older scam- artist who has just been released from prison with a young hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take t...

1992.

2 Movies
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story

Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story

1992
The main money machine for a long time was the Teamsters Union. The fight was on to find Jimmy Hoffa after he vanished. The son of a long time union board member was elevated to one of the most powerf...
In the Shadow of a Killer

In the Shadow of a Killer

1992
The courtroom drama was inspired by true events.

1991.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Palace Guard

Palace Guard

1991
Palace Guard is a drama series Palace Guard is the story of a reformed jewel thief and cat burglar, Tommy Logan, who, after serving three years in prison, is released on parole and accepts an offer t...
The Good Policeman

The Good Policeman

1991
There is a New York police-commissioner who will do everything, even bending the rules for the job. Stars are Ron Silver, Tony Lo Bianco, Joe Morton, Blair Brown, and Tom Signorelli.
City of Hope

City of Hope

1991
This gritty inner-city film follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi, a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealth...
The 10 Million Dollar Getaway

The 10 Million Dollar Getaway

1991
Jimmy Burke and his friends stole 10 million dollars from a New York office. The FBI doesn't know who the thieves are until Burke gives them a clue. A Mafia boss puts a killer on the trail when word g...

1990.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen

Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen

1990
The murder of an author is being investigated as a case of plagiarism by many of his colleagues.
Death Has A Bad Reputation

Death Has A Bad Reputation

1990
Adaptation from a novel by Frederick Forsyth.

1988.

2 Movies
Body of Evidence

Body of Evidence

1988
Nurse Carol Dwyer believes that her new husband may be responsible for a number of murders in their neighborhood.
The Ann Jillian Story

The Ann Jillian Story

1988
The movie shows how Ann deals with her cancer and how it affects her life.

1987.

1 Movie
Police Story: The Freeway Killings

Police Story: The Freeway Killings

1987
Two serial killers are being tracked down by detectives.

1986.

2 Movies
Blood Ties

Blood Ties

1986
An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by mobsters into a plot to kill his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Welcome Home, Bobby

Welcome Home, Bobby

1986
An investigation after a Chicago teen is arrested for drug possession shows that he had sexual contact with an older man. Other students call for his expulsion when they discover he had a sexual encou...

1985.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Too Scared to Scream

Too Scared to Scream

1985
Tenants in a high rise apartment building are being attacked by a killer.
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

6
1985
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and have a surprising twist at the end. The ...
TV
Lady Blue

Lady Blue

1985
Lady Blue is a crime drama starring Jamie Rose as a Chicago female homicide detective Katy Mahoney. The show was produced by MGM/UA Television and aired on ABC-TV from September 26, 1985 to January 25...

1984.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Jessie

Jessie

1984
Lindsay Wagner is in an American 1984 ABC television police drama series called "Jessie". It was a 1984 television movie. The book "Psychologist with a Gun" was a part of the series.
City Heat

City Heat

6
1984
Eastwood plays a police lieutenant in Kansas City in 1933. Reynolds is playing a private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy were once good friends, but are now bitter enemies. Murphy and his...

1982.

1 TV show
TV
Marco Polo

Marco Polo

1982
NBC broadcasted Marco Polo in the US, but it was also aired in France and Italy by the same company. Kenneth Marshall played Marco Polo. Several well-known individuals appeared in the series. The firs...

1981.

1 Movie
Separate Ways

Separate Ways

1981
A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.

1979.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Last Cry for Help

A Last Cry for Help

1979
Sharon appears to be a normal 17-year-old girl with good grades, many friends, and a wonderful personality - hardly someone you think would be considering suicide. Her home life is constrained by the ...
Champions: A Love Story

Champions: A Love Story

1979
Two teens are training for a skating championship.
TV
The Duke

The Duke

1979
The Duke aired on NBC from April 5 to May 18, 1979.

1978.

4 Movies
Bloodbrothers

Bloodbrothers

1978
A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or walking on his own.
The Last Tenant

The Last Tenant

1978
A group of family members face hard decisions about the care of their elderly father who can no longer safely live alone and needs constant care in which case the eldest son's impending marriage has b...
F.I.S.T.

F.I.S.T.

1978
Johnny Kovak joined the trade-union in the 1930s and worked his way up in the organization. Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob as he climbs higher a...

1977.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Real Jesus of Nazareth

The Real Jesus of Nazareth

1977
Robert Powell is on a journey across the Holy Land to discover the real story of the role he played decades ago. Powell will travel to Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt, guided by the latest archaeolo...
TV
Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth

1977
The birth, life, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus are dramatized according to the Christian Bible's New Testament Gospels.

1976.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Origins of the Mafia

Origins of the Mafia

1976
The Italian mafia's beginnings are the subject of a mini series.
Merciless Man

Merciless Man

1976
An ex secret agent is able to win the fight against the mobsters. A society victim of the crime is gripped by intrigue and violence.
God Told Me To

God Told Me To

1976
A New York detective is investigating a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers.

1974.

1 Movie
The Story of Jacob and Joseph

The Story of Jacob and Joseph

1974
The stories of Jacob and Joseph are told in this film. The story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheated his brother out of his birthright is the first part of the story. Jacob's favorite son, Jose...

1973.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
The Seven-Ups

The Seven-Ups

1973
A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but also discovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.
Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside

Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside

1973
Two New York City cops investigate a drug-smuggling ring that they believe is run by New York-based foreign diplomats.
Mean Frank and Crazy Tony

Mean Frank and Crazy Tony

1973
There is trouble in Genoa. After moving into his territory, a French mobster goes home to take care of his business. He will have the perfect alibi when bodies start piling up. His enemies have the po...
Serpico

Serpico

5.33
1973
Frank Serpico is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes. Frank is often placed in dangerous situations by his partners because of his actions. When his superiors ignore Frank's acc...
TV
Police Story

Police Story

1973
Police Story is a crime drama. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on...
Big John Morrison

Big John Morrison

1973
When a friend becomes a victim of a crime, detectives Calabrese and Jameson become emotionally involved.

1972.

2 TV shows
TV
Madigan

Madigan

1972
The 1968 film of the same name is the basis of the American crime drama series. Dan Madigan. The show was part of the NBC Mystery Movie umbrella series.
TV
The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

6.86
1972
Two police officers. Murders and other serious crimes are investigated by Inspector Keller and Stone. Stone was a second father to Keller as he learned the ins and outs of detective work.

1971.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...
A Memory of Two Mondays

A Memory of Two Mondays

1971
Set in summer, 1933, in the depths of the Depression, Arthur Miller's most personal and intimate play focuses on the workers in a warehouse, a grim place in which men and women work for small wages an...
The French Connection

The French Connection

3.83
1971
A French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation is being pursued by a tough narcotics detective.

1970.

1 Movie
The Honeymoon Killers

The Honeymoon Killers

1970
Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even w...

1968.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Hidden Faces

Hidden Faces

1968
Hidden Faces aired on NBC from December 30, 1968 to June 27, 1969 The Edge of Night is a serial created by Irving Vendig. Some of the show's stars were Conard Fowkes, Louise Shaffer, Tony lo Bianco, S...
A Fine Pair

A Fine Pair

1968
A detective is in a relationship with a friend's daughter. The daughter is a jewel thief and she gets the detective involved in a caper.

1965.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Sex Perils of Paulette

The Sex Perils of Paulette

1965
A young girl from Ohio who is determined to make it in New York City becomes a waitress when she gets there.
TV
Get Smart

Get Smart

6.3
1965
Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry said t...

1958.

1 TV show
TV
77 Sunset Strip

77 Sunset Strip

1958
77 Sunset Strip is an hour-length American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith, and Edd Byrnes. The show was the subject of an ow...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Love of Life

Love of Life

1951
Love of Life aired on CBS from September 24, 1951 to February 1, 1980. It was created by Roy Winsor, whose previous creation Search for Tomorrow had aired three weeks before Love of Life, and who woul...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Untitled Ray Romano Directorial Debut

Untitled Ray Romano Directorial Debut

A simple, blue-collar life in Queens is surrounded by big personalities of their Italian-American family.
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