Joe Spinel ; actually Joseph J. Spagnuolo (born October 28, 1936 in New York City , New York , † January 13, 1989 ibid) was an American actor and illustrator.
The Italian-born Joe Spinell, who grew up in New York's East Side, played in the theater as a teenager and later in the 1960s in the television series Naked City, NY Confidential and with Burt Reynolds in Hawk .
In the early 1970s he got his first film roles and from then on only played in films. His first roles included the killer Willie Cicci in the first two parts of The Godfather , directed by Francis Ford Coppola . He preferred to play dark roles, such as the mafioso or the killer in some horror films .
In 1980 he was involved as a leading actor and screenwriter in the horror film Maniac . Except for the 1986 short film Maniac 2: Mr. Robbie , this was Spinell's only work as a screenwriter. In 2012, based on the film, the remake Alexandre Ajas Maniac was made .
Drawing was also one of Spinell's interests . Some of his paintings have been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art .
- 1972: The Godfather (The Godfather)
- 1973: Meeting Point Central Park (Cops and Robbers)
- 1973: The Seven-Ups (The Seven-Ups)
- 1974: The Godfather - Part II (The Godfather: Part II)
- 1975: Rancho Deluxe
- 1975: Farewell, My Lovely (Farewell, My Lovely)
- 1976: Taxi Driver
- 1976: Mr. Universum (Stay Hungry)
- 1976: Rocky
- 1978: The Right Am I (The One Man Jury)
- 1978: Star Crash - Stars in a duel (Starcrash)
- 1978: Forecourt to Paradise (Paradise Alley)
- 1979: Rocky II
- 1980: Maniac
- 1980: Brubaker
- 1980: Cruising
- 1981: Nighthawks (Nighthawks)
- 1982: Love to Kill (The Last Horror Film)
- 1982: Nightshift - The Morgue is freaking out (Night Shift)
- 1983: Chicago Cop (The Big Score)
- 1983: Eureka
- 1985: The Hard Way (Walking the Edge)
- 1987: Jack the Ripper (The Pick-up Artist)
- 1988: The Mafiosi Bride (Married to the Mob)
- 1988: The Undertaker
- Joe Spinell in the Internet Movie Database (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Spagnuolo, Joseph J. (maiden name); Spinel, Joe Maniac; Spinel, Joseph; Spinnel, Joe; Spinnell, Joe|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American actor and illustrator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 28, 1936|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||New York City , New York, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 13, 1989|
|Place of death||New York City , New York, United States|