Vincent Schiavelli

Vincent Schiavelli

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1948-11-11 · Deathday: 2005-12-26 (57 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA

79 Movies · 32 TV shows

Also Known As: Vince Schiavelli

Biography

Vincent Andrew Schiavelli (; November 11, 1948 – December 26, 2005) was an American character actor and food writer noted for his work on stage, screen, and television. Described as an "instantly recognizable sad-faced actor", Schiavelli was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome in childhood.Schiavelli gained fame as a character actor, mainly in supporting roles. His better-known roles include Fredrickson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), the Subway Ghost in Ghost (1990), Organ Grinder in Batman Returns (1992), Chester in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Dr. Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and ABC executive Maynard Smith in Man on the Moon (1999).Before his death in 2005, Schiavelli was considered by many as one of Hollywood's best character actors. Roger Ebert stated Schiavelli "had a way of slipping into films without people knowing his name, but they remembered his great performances as unique characters."

Personal Life

Schiavelli was married to actress Allyce Beasley from 1985 until their 1988 divorce. He guest-starred as the love interest of Beasley's character on one episode of Moonlighting. Their son, Andrea Schiavelli, was born in 1987. In 1992, Schiavelli married American harpist Carol Mukhalian.

Early Life

Schiavelli was born in Brooklyn to a Sicilian-American family, the son of John Schiavelli and Katherine Coco. He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn. He studied acting through the theatre program at New York University and began performing on stage in the 1960s.

Movies & TV shows

2009.

1 Movie
Oliviero Rising

Oliviero Rising

2009
A young and charming employee is being manipulated by his attractive female boss.

2006.

1 Movie
Golden Door

Golden Door

2006
The story takes place in Sicily at the beginning of the 20th century. The poor farmer decided to emigrate with his family. They meet Lucy before they leave. She would like to return to the US and beco...

2005.

1 Movie
Miracolo a Palermo!

Miracolo a Palermo!

2005
One day in Palermo and in the life of a young boy who is madly in love with a beautiful teenager.

2004.

1 Movie
Baadasssss!

Baadasssss!

2004
Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an un...

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Ferrari
Ferrari

Ferrari

2003
Story of Enzo Ferrari's rise from a successful race driver to one of the most famous entrepreneurs of all time. Being interviewed by a fictitious, intrusive young journalist he recalls his setbacks an...
The Undesirables

The Undesirables

2003
USA, 1951. When a group of Italian immigrants suspected of having Mafia connections are sent back to Italy with a "undesirable" label, a journalist decides to inquire about the story.

2002.

6 Movies
The Making of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The Making of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

2002
The 47 minute making of documentary is an edited version of the 86 minute Charles Kiselyak film, Completely Cuckoo, which focused as much on Ken Kesey's role as the author of the book on which the fil...
Hey Arnold! The Movie

Hey Arnold! The Movie

2002
The developer was named Mr. The neighborhood of Arnold is doomed to disappear because of Scheck's plan to knock down all the stores and houses. Arnold and Gerald will need the help of a superhero and ...
Solino

Solino

2002
The story of an Italian family is told in the movie. In order to open a pizzeria, the father decided to leave his sons to work there and the wife decided to call Solino. A hostile relationship between...
The Making of 'Amadeus'

The Making of 'Amadeus'

2002
The film takes a look behind the scenes at one of the 20th century's cinema classics and at one of contemporary cinema's most brilliant directors, Milos Forman.
The 4th Tenor

The 4th Tenor

2002
A restaurant owner falls in love with an opera singer and travels to Italy to learn how to sing in order to impress her.
Death to Smoochy

Death to Smoochy

2002
The story of the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show who was fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by a puffy fuscia rhinoceros is told. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring h...

2001.

2 Movies
American Saint

American Saint

2001
A cab driver takes a young actor to interview for a role in a Jack Kerouac movie.
Snow White: The Fairest of Them All

Snow White: The Fairest of Them All

2001
Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, who granted them three wishes.

2000.

2 Movies
American Virgin

American Virgin

2000
What can you do to shock your father?
The Pooch and the Pauper

The Pooch and the Pauper

6
2000
The "First Dog of the USA" is a bulldog named Liberty. The president has a dog. He has many privileges which made him snobby and condescending towards other dogs. One day when Nataniel takes him for a...

1999.

4 Movies
The Prince and the Surfer

The Prince and the Surfer

1999
"The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland places with Cash Canty, a Southern California surfer. A new world of romance, danger, and adventure has been discovered b...
Heat Vision and Jack

Heat Vision and Jack

1999
Jack Austin was the smartest man on the planet because he flew too close to the sun. He and his talking motorcycle are on the run from NASA and their assassin, actor Ron Silver, who wants to take his ...
Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

9.5
1999
Kaufman was a comedian.
Inferno

Inferno

1999
Eddie has been in a state of depression since the death of his friend Johnny. Riding his motorcycle into a small desert town where Johnny once lived, he is confronted by a gang of toughs who beat him ...

1998.

5 Movies
Rusty: A Dog's Tale

Rusty: A Dog's Tale

1998
Two children are living with their grandparents. The two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. The dog decided to save the puppies after they were kidnapped.
Casper Meets Wendy

Casper Meets Wendy

5.48
1998
Wendy and her aunts are at a resort. The two spirits of the same spirit are told that ghosts and witches don't get along, but they are spirits of the same spirit.
Kurt & Courtney

Kurt & Courtney

2
1998
A film crew arrives in Seattle to make a documentary after Kurt Cobain's death was ruled a suicide. Nick is talking to a lot of people. There are portraits of a shy, slight Kurt, weary of touring, emb...
Milo

Milo

1998
Four young grade-school girls witnessed the murder of one of their classmates during a game they thought was innocent. Milo has killed someone. Four survivors of the event are living in the same town ...

1997.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Perversions of Science

Perversions of Science

1997
Perversions of Science is a science fiction/horror television series that ran on the cable channel HBO for one season in 1997. It is a spin-off of popular horror series Tales from the Crypt also show...
The Beautician and the Beast

The Beautician and the Beast

5.68
1997
The story is about a New York City hairdresser who was hired as a school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.
TV
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

6.48
1997
Every generation has a girl. To stop the spread of their evil and swell of their number, she alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampire, demons, and the forces of darkness. She is a ...
Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

5.91
1997
A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. In order to save the world, James Bond has to take on the evil mastermind.
TV
Dharma & Greg

Dharma & Greg

6
1997
The sitcom is about a couple who got married on their first date despite being completely opposite of one another. The series is co-produced by Chuck Lorre Production, More-Medavoy Production, and 4 t...
Completely Cuckoo

Completely Cuckoo

1997
Interviews were done for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

6.91
1996
On her 16th birthday, she discovers that she has powers. In the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts, she lives with her aunts and her talking cat.
Back to Back

Back to Back

1996
A corrupt cop framed an ex-cop for wrong-doings after he was caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangs.
The People vs. Larry Flynt

The People vs. Larry Flynt

6.75
1996
Larry Flynt is the publisher. The story of his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people is told...

1995.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Baywatch Nights

Baywatch Nights

1995
Baywatch Nights was an American police and science fiction drama series that aired from 1995 to 1997. Created by Douglas Schwartz. Baywatch is a popular television series.
The Courtyard

The Courtyard

1995
Jonathan is moving into an LA courtyard apartment complex when one of his neighbors is murdered. The intended victim was not Jonathan.
Escape to Witch Mountain

Escape to Witch Mountain

1995
The story of two orphan twins. A tycoon is preventing the two from exploiting their abilities.
A Little Princess

A Little Princess

9
1995
After her father enlisted to fight for the British in World War I, Sara's mother attended a boarding school. Miss Minchin is controlling Sara.
Two Much

Two Much

1995
A man is in love with two sisters at the same time. He wanted to solve the problem by inventing his own twin-brother.
Lord of Illusions

Lord of Illusions

5.46
1995
During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader.

1994.

3 Movies
The Whipping Boy

The Whipping Boy

1994
A bored little prince makes a poor rat hunter his whipping boy but after his pranks at the royal court almost causes a war with the neighbor king he runs away with the whipping boy to escape from his ...
3 Ninjas Knuckle Up

3 Ninjas Knuckle Up

4.29
1994
TumTum and Colt have to save a tribe from a dumper. The Indian community is being destroyed by a toxic landfill and the 3 Ninjas have to find a way to stop it. A rich man is in charge of the police. A...
Lurking Fear

Lurking Fear

1
1994
The town of Leffert's Corners has been plagued by beings for decades, and now there are only a few people left, including the local priest and a woman traumatised by the death of her sister. The last ...

1993.

1 TV show
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI agents are not well known. Because he believes in the existence of aliens and the supernatural, Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk h...

1992.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series

5.56
1992
Bruce Wayne wants to avenge the murder of his parents by becoming the Batman.
Batman Returns

Batman Returns

6.18
1992
Batman deals with the Penguin while an employee of a corrupt businessman becomes the Catwoman.
TV
Melrose Place

Melrose Place

6
1992
Melrose Place aired on Fox from July 8, 1992 to May 24, 1999 and lasted seven seasons. The lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place in Los Angeles, Ca...
TV
Highlander: The Series

Highlander: The Series

6.09
1992
The history of humankind has been seen by Duncan MacLeod, who is 400 years old. Even though he risks his life, he tries to save people.
Miracle Beach

Miracle Beach

1992
The setting for a romantic comedy is the Southern California beach scene. Scotty McKay was the master of a lonely genie who brought him wealth, power and true love. Miracles can happen.

1991.

2 Movies
Ted & Venus

Ted & Venus

1991
Ted is a 1970s Venice Beach poet who spends his days drifting along the boardwalk, reciting his poetry to anyone who will listen. His life changes when Linda walks by. Ted thinks he's found his "Venus...
Another You

Another You

6
1991
George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is ready to leave. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognise George as a missing ...

1990.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Shades of L.A.

Shades of L.A.

1990
Shades of L.A. is an American crime drama television series that aired from October 10, 1990 until April 6, 1991.
Playroom

Playroom

1990
An archaeologist is haunted by a nightmare in which his family was murdered.
Mister Frost

Mister Frost

1990
He buried his victims in the garden after he was arrested. It is obvious that Mr is in a hospital. He isn't all that he seems to be.
Ghost

Ghost

6.56
1990
Sam Wheat and Molly Jensen are in love. After Carl Bruner murdered Sam, he was left to wander the earth as a powerless spirit. When Sam learns of Carl's betrayal, Oda Mae Brown will be needed to prote...

1989.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

6.4
1989
The Crypt Keeper has fun and frightening things to do. Back in the day, there were stories in the comics. Pick up your poison at the bar. Will honeymooners fulfill their vow?
Homer and Eddie

Homer and Eddie

1989
A man is trying to get over his father's death.
Valmont

Valmont

1989
A scheming widow and her lover make a bet. Valmont thinks he can seduce her even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover do whatever he wants. Valmont fell in love with a m...
Cold Feet

Cold Feet

1989
The leader of a group of misfits, his girlfriend and an assassin have a plan to smuggle stolen jewelry over the US/Mexican border. They put jewelry in a horse.

1988.

1 Movie
Dorf and the First Games of Mount Olympus

Dorf and the First Games of Mount Olympus

1988
The first Olympic Games must be organized by a diminutive sportsman. His fellow citizen Leonard keeps beating him, which only increases his frustration.

1987.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
The Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo

1987
The Bronx Zoo is a 1987 NBC drama series directed by Allan Arkush and Paul Lynch. It lasted two seasons before cancellation.
TV
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation

6.47
1987
You can follow the adventures of Captain. Jean-Luc Picard and his crew will be on the all-new ship as they explore new worlds.
Dorf On Golf

Dorf On Golf

1987
The comedy film Dorf on Golf was written and directed by Tim Conway. The Dorf sporting theme is used in the first film in the series. There were three people in the film.
Bride of Boogedy

Bride of Boogedy

1987
The sequel to the Disney family classic, Mr. The Davis family is dealing with the return of Mr. Boogedy has a gag store competitor who really has it out for Carleton. The town of Lucifer Falls is plan...

1986.

2 TV shows
TV
Fast Times

Fast Times

1986
Fast Times is a seven-episode 1986 television remake of the 1982 movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High that was produced by Amy Heckerling, who directed the original film. The author of the original Fast...
TV
Matlock

Matlock

6
1986
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Produc...

1985.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
MacGyver

MacGyver

5.87
1985
The Department of External Services in the United States has an agent named MacGyver. During the Vietnam War, MacGyer was a bomb team technician. He solved complex problems with everyday materials, al...
TV
Otherworld

Otherworld

1985
There were only eight episodes of Otherworld on CBS. It was created by Roderick Taylor. Each episode had a small role for Taylor.
Better Off Dead...

Better Off Dead...

4.33
1985
When Beth fell in love with Roy, Lane Meyer was crushed. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with his crazy famil...

1984.

6 Movies · 2 TV shows
Kidco

Kidco

6
1984
A boy who lives at a country club where his father works decides to make some extra money by selling composted horse manure asfertilizer and has his three sisters join him in the enterprise. As their ...
Pinocchio

Pinocchio

1984
A wood-carver named Geppetto wishes for a son. The Blue Fairy will grant his wish when he sleeps by turning his puppet, Pinocchio, into a marionette. He can fulfill Geppetto's wish of a real human son...
TV
Night Court

Night Court

6
1984
NBC aired Night Court from January 4, 1984 to May 31, 1992. The night shift of the Manhattan court was presided over by Judge Harold T. The writer who created "Harry Stone" worked on Barney Miller.
TV
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

7
1984
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...
Amadeus

Amadeus

5.8
1984
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who inadvertently finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. The betrayal of Mozart resulted in a ...
Johnny Dangerously

Johnny Dangerously

5.39
1984
An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to pay for his mother's medical bills.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

1984
The evil alien invaders were from the 8th century.
The Ratings Game

The Ratings Game

1984
A New Jersey truck driver creates a hit TV show with help from his girlfriend in the ratings business

1983.

1 Movie
Miss Lonelyhearts

Miss Lonelyhearts

1983
Although based on a novel that trashes the journalist's trade as cold-hearted and Machiavellian, director Michael Dinner has decided to make his journalist a pathetic figure. The story centers on a re...

1982.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey

1982
Both Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are NYPD police detectives. One of the great crime-fighting duos of all time is made up of a person who is tough and a person who is sensitive.
TV
Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre

1982
A children's television anthology series retells popular fairy tales.
TV
Remington Steele

Remington Steele

6
1982
Potential clients refuse to hire a woman even though Laura Holt is a licensed private detective. Laura invents a male superior named Remington Steele to solve the problem. A former thief and con man, ...
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

6.67
1982
A group of high school students are the subject of a movie. They are being helped by Linda and Mike. A stoned surfer named Jeff Spicoli is at the center of the film. A man thinks people are using drug...
Night Shift

Night Shift

5.9
1982
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shuffled back to the night shift where he is stuck with an obnoxious partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. When a prostitution neighbour complain...

1981.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Foul Play

Foul Play

1981
Foul Play is an American drama.
American Pop

American Pop

1981
The history of popular music in the US is similar to that of a Russian Jewish family.
TV
The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy

1981
Hollywood stuntman Colt Seavers picks up some extra pocket money by using his rough-and-tumble skills to track and capture bail jumpers.
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash

Chu Chu and the Philly Flash

1981
A comedy film starring Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Ruth Buzzi, and Danny Aiello was released in 1981 It was released in 1981 by 20th Century Fox. Arkin is a former baseball player. The fil...

1980.

4 Movies
White Mama

White Mama

1980
A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her protection and she b...
The Gong Show Movie

The Gong Show Movie

1980
A week in the life of Chuck Barris, the creator of "The Gong Show".
The Return

The Return

1980
Two young children and an adult are in a small town and have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later, the children are back together as adults in the same town which is now beset by stran...
Seed of Innocence

Seed of Innocence

1980
A love story about two teenagers who fall in love, have a child, and escape from their families to live in New York City.

1979.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Hart to Hart

Hart to Hart

6.32
1979
The self-made millionaire and his journalist wife are amateur detectives.
TV
Knots Landing

Knots Landing

5.33
1979
The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community were chronicled.
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days

1979
The lives of the two outlaws in the years before the events depicted in the movie are chronicled in a "prequel" of sorts.
The Frisco Kid

The Frisco Kid

1979
Rabbi Avram is in Philadelphia on his way to San Francisco. An innocent and inexperienced traveller is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his belongings scatter...

1978.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
WKRP in Cincinnati

WKRP in Cincinnati

4.75
1978
The staff has to change quickly when a Cincinnati radio station plays rock 'n' roll. Venus Flytrap is a DJ. Johnny Fever is a song. Les Nessman is a neurotic newsman, Bailey Quarters is a sleazy sales...
An Unmarried Woman

An Unmarried Woman

1978
A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity after her husband leaves her for a younger woman.
Rescue from Gilligan's Island

Rescue from Gilligan's Island

1978
When a decaying Russian satellite crashes on the island, the Professor uses a key component for a barometer. The island is going to be swamped by a wave. The people put their huts together in order to...

1977.

1 Movie
Another Man, Another Chance

Another Man, Another Chance

1977
Another chance begins in France in 1870. After Napoleon III lost the war against Prussia, the country was left in poverty. Francis takes Young Jeanne with him when he emigrates to America. A small tow...

1976.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels

6.33
1976
Charlie's Angels are everything a man could wish for. The Angels receive their orders via speaker phone from their boss, Charlie, and they use their incomparable sleuthing and combat skills, as well a...
Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

1976
An aspiring Jewish 888-269-5556 move out of Brooklyn.
Angels

Angels

1976
Leon is the world's most controversial artist. Leon is going to be passed on by God, who works in mysterious ways through his angels. Tex, a crazed maniac, tried to kill Leon, his assistant Ray, and h...
The Selling of Vince D'Angelo

The Selling of Vince D'Angelo

1976
Danny DeVito directed the short film that was part of the "Likely Stories" anthology series. He uses commercials to get elected and spread rumors about his running mates. He was caught on tape giving ...

1975.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch

6
1975
Streetwise Detective David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson are patrolling the streets.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

7
1975
The patients of a state mental hospital rebelled against the authoritarian rule of the head nurse,Mildred Ratched, after being inspired by the implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy.
The Happy Hooker

The Happy Hooker

1
1975
After moving to New York and getting the kiss-off from her mother, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts sampling local male talent. As her reputation grows, she goes to a high-class bo...

1974.

1 Movie
For Pete's Sake

For Pete's Sake

1974
A woman named Henry would do anything for her husband Pete, including borrowing money so that he could make his dreams come true. There are loan sharks to deal with.

1972.

1 TV show
TV
The Corner Bar

The Corner Bar

1972
The Corner Bar aired on ABC from 1972 to 1973.

1971.

1 Movie
Taking Off

Taking Off

1971
Jeannie ran away from home because she couldn't deal with her parents. In the process, they meet other people whose children ran away. The parents are free to enjoy life now that their children are go...
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