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Tony Lo Bianco

The career of Tony Lo Bianco covers over 68 years and is still going strong. His work as an actor is distinguished as much by its depth and variety as by the skills and gifts he brings to his work. He has been in over 100 films, TV programs, and stage performances.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, as a teenager, he was a former Golden Gloves boxer and an all-star baseball player, having a tryout with the Brooklyn Dodger rookies at Ebbets Field.

Off-Broadway, Mr. Lo Bianco won an Obie Award for Best Actor inYanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the 7th. Following his memorable performance as Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge on Broadway, he was nominated for Best Actor for the Tony Award, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award. He also received an Emmy Award for Hizzoner! The Life of New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and received 2 Emmys for  “Just A Common Soldier”: a tribute to our veterans which has over 40 million views. Tony is also a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio.

His best known film performances are as Sal Boca in the 5 Academy Awards winner The French Connection, with Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider ; as Ray Fernandez in cult classic The Honeymoon Killers; Bloodbrothers with Richard Gere; City Heat with Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds; Oliver Stone’s Nixon with Anthony Hopkins; The Juror with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore; F.I.S.T. with Sylvester Stallone, Kill the Irishman, alongside Val Kilmer, and Christopher Walken and The Engagement Ring with Patricia Heaton and Lainie Kazan.

On television, Mr. Lo Bianco starred as heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano in Marciano, and again in the remake, The Rocky Marciano Story with George C. Scott and Jon Favreau. He appeared in the mini-series Marco Polo with Burt Lancaster; Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth with Lawrence Olivier and Anthony Quinn; he co-starred in La Romana with Gina Lollobrigeda and The Last Tenant with legendary acting teacher Lee Strasberg. Mr. Lo Bianco starred in the television series, Police Story and Palace Guard, and co-starred in the series, Jessie, with Lindsay Wagner. He has appeared in episodes of Law & Order; Murder, She Wrote; and numerous two-hour movies of the week. On his directorial debut of Police Story starring Jackie Cooper, received the highest praise from Cecil Smith as best show of the season. He also directed several episodes of television series, and the feature film Too Scared to Scream with Anne Archer and Ian McShane.

Mr. Lo Bianco served as National Spokesperson for the Order of Sons of Italy. His many humanitarian efforts have earned multiple awards, including the Eleanora Duse Award; Man of the Year for Outstanding Contributions to the Italian-American Community from the Police Society of New Jersey; a Lifetime Entertainment Award from the Columbus Day Parade Committee; the Golden Lion Award; the Humanitarian Award of the Boys’ Town of Italy, and the Ellis Island Medal of honor. He is a member of the Italian American National Hall of Fame and so many more.

Tony’s new movie with Ray Romano, Jennifer Esposito and Laurie Metcalf, “Somewhere In Queens”, was released in April. He and his wife, Alyse, are working as co-executive producers of a film project on The Shroud of Turin based on the novel The Shroud Codex.

Tony is proud of his involvement saving veterans with The USO, Tunnels to Towers, The Gold Shield, Building Homes for Heroes, The Wounded Warrior Project, the Police and Fire Departments and Operation Warrior Shield. He and his wife divide their time between New York, Maryland and Florida.


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