William DeMeo
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William DeMeo
William DeMeo
Born (1971-07-20) July 20, 1971 (age 49)[1][2]
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, producer, director, writer
Years active1993-present

William DeMeo (born July 20, 1971)[1][2] is an American actor, producer, director and writer. DeMeo is best known for his acting roles in Analyze That, First Kill and The Sopranos. He also played the role of Sammy Gravano in the 2018 film Gotti.[1]

Career

DeMeo first started acting in 1993. His first acting role was in the 1993 film. A Bronx Tale directed by Robert De Niro .[3] William DeMeo found himself in jail in 2016 after he punched a manager at embattled lounge Beautique during his own birthday party. This was covered by the New York Post Newspaper on June 23, 2016. later went on to write, produce and star in the films One Deadly Road, Wannabes, Searching for Bobby D, Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn and Back in the Day.[] DeMeo also had a recurring role in the hit television series The Sopranos, in which he played the character Jason Molinaro. In 2016, he directed his first documentary film, Cruisin 86th St., which focused on the story of his neighborhood in the '70s, '80s and early '90s.[4] DeMeo has a new show out playing on Amazon Prime that he created and stars in. Gravesend, set in 1980s Brooklyn, which follows the story of a mob soldier looking to leave behind his life of crime.[5] DeMeo also voiced the character Paulie in the 2002 video game Mafia. William Demeo portrayed Sammy The Bull Gravano in the 2017 film "Gotti".

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Hamlet in the Hamptons Vinnie
2002 The Brooklyn Boys Mafia Hood (uncredited)
2002 The Pizza Tapes Jimmy 'Slice' Marino (Short)
2002 Analyze That Al Pacino
2003 I Am Woody Anthony (Short)
2005 Searching for Bobby D Johnny Argano (writer & producer)
2008 The Drum Beats Twice Officer Jerry
2009 The Don of 42nd Street Tommy
2011 Vito Bonafacci Father LaGolbo
2013 Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Bobby Baldano (writer & producer)
2013 Contract Gino (Short)
2013 Spit Boys Franco 'Side-Step' Bindi (Short)
2015 Sight Unseen Frankie DeMarco
2015 #Lucky Number Blue Collar Mafia
2015 The Bronx Dahmer Mikey (Short)
2016 Back in the Day Anthony (writer & producer)
2017 Good Friday Rizzi
2017 Breaking Point Tommy DeCarlo
2017 First Kill Richie
2018 Gotti Sammy Gravano
2018 The Killer's Kiss Vinny Gazzo

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1995 New York Undercover Sammy 1 episode
Episode: "Innocent Bystanders"
2004-2007 The Sopranos Jason Molinaro 8 episodes
Episodes: "Irregular Around the Margins", "Unidentified Black Males", "All Due Respect", "Mayham", "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request", "The Ride", "Walk Like a Man", "Kennedy and Heidi"
2011 Blue Bloods Vinny Vario 1 episode
Episode: "Critical Condition"
2015 Person of Interest Carlo 1 episode
Episode: "Terra Incognita"
2018 Gravesend Benny Zerletta 2 episodes
Episodes: "The Mezuzah", "The Feast of Avenue U"
2019 Gravesend Benny Zerletta 1 episode

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Mafia Paulie (voice)

References

  1. ^ a b c "Newly freed Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano would be safe in today's Brooklyn, says Bensonhurst bred 'Gotti' actor who plays him". New York Daily News. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b "William DeMeo Instagram". Instagram. 2015-07-20. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "'Cruisin' 86th Street' With Actor & Filmmaker William DeMeo". BKLYNER. 2015-11-23. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Bensonhurst-born actor preps for big year of new releases". Brooklyn Reporter. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "William DeMeo' s Upcoming TV Series "Gravesend" Takes Audiences Into The 1980's Mob Capital of America". Occhi Magazine. 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2018.

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