Chazz Palminteri

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Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri (born May 15, 1952)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his film roles in A Bronx Tale (1993), based on his play of the same name, Bullets Over Broadway (1994) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and The Usual Suspects (1995), as well as his recurring role as Shorty in Modern Family (2010–2019).

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Chazz Palminteri
Palminteri in 2011
Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri[1]

(1952-05-15) May 15, 1952 (age 71)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation(s)Actor, filmmaker, playwright
Years active1983–present
Gianna Ranaudo
(m. 1992)

His other notable film include Hurlyburly (1998), Analyze This (1999), Down to Earth (2001), Running Scared (2006), and Legend (2015). He is also known for his recurring roles in Wiseguy (1989), Kojak (2005), Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2014) and Godfather of Harlem (2019–2021).