Burt Young

Burt Young

actor, writer, soundtrack

Burt Young was born on Apr 30, 1940 in USA. Burt Young's big-screen debut came with Carnival of Blood directed by Leonard Kirtman in 1970, strarring Gimpy (as John Harris). Burt Young is known for Russian Doll directed by Natasha Lyonne, Natasha Lyonne stars as Nadia Vulvokov and Charlie Barnett as Alan Zaveri. Burt Young has got 7 awards and 8 nominations so far. The most recent award Burt Young achieved is Rome International Movie Awards. The upcoming new movie Burt Young plays is Road to the Lemon Grove which will be released on Nov 08, 2021.

Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30 1940 in New York City, the son of a high school shop teacher. He is of Italian descent. Young received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.Young first gathered notice playing tough thugs in such films as The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971), Meurtres dans la 110e Rue (1972), Chinatown (1974) and Le flambeur (1974). Fiery director Sam Peckinpah cast Young as the getaway driver / assassin, "Mac", in Tueur d'élite (1975), and Young came to the attention of newcomer Sylvester Stallone, who cast him as future brother-in-law 'Paulie' in the 1976 sleeper hit Rocky (1976). The talented Young was nominated for an Oscar, and has gone on to reprise the role in all five "Rocky" sequels to date! Peckinpah re-hired him to play renegade trucker "Pigpen" in the moderately successful Le convoi (1978) (watch for "Pigpen's" Mack truck where the writing on the door states "Paulie Hauling"!).Young has also appeared in numerous other major productions, including Il était une fois en Amérique (1984), Le pape de Greenwich Village (1984), Dernière sortie pour Brooklyn (1989), Mickey les yeux bleus (1999) and Pluto Nash (2002).

  • Birthday

    Apr 30, 1940
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Richard Morea, John Harris

Known For


7 wins & 8 nominations

Rome International Movie Awards
Best Acting Ensemble
Winner - May Award
New York Film Awards
Best Ensemble
Winner - New York Film Award
Smothered by Mothers (2019)
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