Leo Rossi

Leo Rossi

actor, producer, writer

Leo Rossi was born on Jun 26, 1946 in USA. Leo Rossi's big-screen debut came with Mr. Billion directed by Jonathan Kaplan in 1977, strarring Italian Kidnapper. Leo Rossi is known for Falcone directed by Chris Long, Amy Carlson stars as Maggie Pistone Egan and Jason Gedrick as Joe Falcone. The upcoming new tvshow Leo Rossi plays is Gravesend - Season 1 which will be released on Apr 03, 2020.

Personable, dynamic and versatile character actor Leo Rossi has been working profusely in both movies and TV shows alike from the mid-70s to the present day. Rossi was born in 1947 in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leo first began acting in community theater. Although often cast as mean, loutish and despicable characters (he's portrayed more than his fair share of made Mafia guys as well as a substantial number of cops and government agents), Rossi has shown on many occasions that he can play more appealing and sympathetic roles with equal skill and conviction. Leo was solid as crass'n'crude sexist pig "Budd" in Halloween 2 (1981). He has appeared in several movies for director Jonathan Kaplan: he was excellent as Bonnie Bedelia's character's insecure, but basically decent husband Jack Muldowney in the wonderful Heart Like a Wheel (1983) and memorably chilling as the vile jerk who cheers on Jodie Foster's barroom rape in the acclaimed Les accusés (1988). Moreover, Leo has acted in three pictures for director William Lustig: very likable as antsy mob witness "Frank DeSalvo" in Hit list (1989), extremely engaging as eager beaver rookie homicide detective "Sam Dietz" in Psycho Killer (1989) (Rossi reprised this part in three sequels and even co-produced the last two entries), and really funny as crazed serial killer "Turkell" in Maniac Cop 2 (1990). More recently, Rossi had a nice sizable supporting role as Robert De Niro's evil cousin "Carlo" in the hit comedy Mafia blues (1999). Among the TV shows Leo Rossi has done guest spots on are Urgences (1994), Frasier (1993), Arabesque (1984), Commando Viêt-nam (1987), 21 Jump Street (1987), Cagney et Lacey (1981), Hooker (1982), Histoires fantastiques (1985), Rick Hunter (1984) and Capitaine Furillo (1981).

  • Birthday

    Jun 26, 1946
  • Place of Birth

    Trenton, New Jersey, USA
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