Armand Assante


04 Oct 1949


New York City, New York, USA


Armand Anthony Assante Jr.


Armand Assante is a coarsely handsome American actor who has successfully portrayed a wide range of intriguing characters from numerous ethnic backgrounds, both on screen and in the theater.

Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. was born on October 4, 1949 in New York City, to Katherine (Healey), a music teacher and poet, and Armand Anthony Assante, Sr., an artist and painter. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry.

Assante graduated from Cornwall Central High School and received his dramatic training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first screen role was as a wedding guest in the minor cult film The Lords of Flatbush (1974) starring Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone, then after guest appearances in several soap operas, he was back alongside Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley (1978). He played a wealthy Frenchman seducing army recruit Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin (1980), portrayed literary "hard boiled" detective Mike Hammer in I, the Jury (1982) plus, he was excellent as the title role in Belizaire the Cajun (1986).

Assante continued on into the 1990s with more strong performances as a drug baron in Q & A (1990) directed by Sidney Lumet, he made a sensational team with Antonio Banderas for the Cuban music spectacular The Mambo Kings (1992), he was very impressive in the mob drama Hoffa (1992), and once more he was on screen with Sylvester Stallone in the film adaptation of the futuristic comic book Judge Dredd (1995), and Assante co-starred in the uneven Demi Moore film Striptease (1996).

Assante's acting talents remain in strong demand, and he has continued to stay busy on screen with recent appearances in One Eyed King (2001), Citizen Verdict (2003) and Two for the Money (2005).

Actor ( 122 credits )

Oldfellas (2017) Mussels
Joe's War (2017) Doctor Galante
You Can't Have It (2017) The Man
First Law (2017) Don Nowet
Blowtorch (2017) Canarsie
Monumental (2017) Felix DeWeldon
Minkow (2017) Jerry Saxon
Leaves of the Tree (2016) Joe Buffa
The Red Maple Leaf (2016) Joseph Cortez
Darc (2016)
Stressed to Kill (2016) Paul Jordan
Four Kings (2016)  Jack Wolf (2 episodes, 2016)
Sicilian Vampire (2015) Vince
Kids vs Monsters (2015) Damian
The Whole World at Our Feet (2015)
Blind Pass (2015) Richard James
See You in Montevideo (2014) Hotchkins
Charlie Mantle (2014) Inspector Bennett
A Fine Step (2014)
In Between Engagements (2014) Alonzo
Hunting the Phantom (2014) Charles Ingrim
Assumed Killer (2013) Aaron Banfield
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013) Joseph Baldano Sr.
The Fix (2013) Vincent
Dead Man Down (2013) Lon Gordon
The Night Never Sleeps (2012) Inspector Romanelli
Montevideo, Bog te video! (2012)  Hotchkins (7 episodes, 2014)
The Return of Joe Rich (2011) Uncle Dom
Guido (2011)
Jesse (2011) Dominick
The Frollo Show (2011)  Rico (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
Caffe Auschwitz (2011)
Magic Man (2010) Taper
Shadows in Paradise (2010) Cpt. John 'Ghost' Santos
Killer by Nature (2010) Eugene Branch
Human Target (2010)  Joubert (1 episode, 2010)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Sanchez (1 episode, 2012)
Yulia (2010) Narrator
Breaking Point (2009) Marty Berlin
The Bleeding (2009) Jake Plummer
Chicago Overcoat (2009) Stefano D'Agnostino
Smile (2009) Tollinger
La Linea - The Line (2009) Padre Antonio
The Steam Experiment (2009) Detective Mancini
The Man Who Came Back (2008) Amos
California Dreamin' (2007) Captain Doug Jones - the American military officer in c
When Nietzsche Wept (2007) Nietzsche
American Gangster (2007) Dominic Cattano
Children of Wax (2007) Kemal
Mexican Sunrise (2007) Salvidar
Casanova's Last Stand (2007) Sebastian Marr
Chuck (2007)  Premier Alejandro Fulgencio Goya / ... (2 episodes, 20
October Road (2007)  Gabriel Diaz (2 episodes, 2008)
De par en par (2007)  César Castillo (1 episode, 2007)
Dead Lenny (2006) Tony Thick
Soul's Midnight (2006) Simon
Surveillance (2006) Harley
Funny Money (2006) Genero
Confessions of a Pit Fighter (2005) Argento
Dot.Kill (2005) Det. Charlie Daines
Two for the Money (2005) Novian
Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005) York
The Third Wish (2005) Benefactor
Ennemis publics (2005)
Citizen Verdict (2003) Sam Patterson
Tough Luck (2003) Ike
Consequence (2003) Sam Tyler / Max Tyler / Sam Burns
NCIS (2003)  La Grenouille / ... (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tussen de sterren (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Partners in Action (2002) Jack Cunningham
Federal Protection (2002) Frank Carbone / Howard Akers
Push, Nevada (2002) (1 episode, 2002)
Last Run (2001) Frank Banner
One Eyed King (2001) Holly
Looking for an Echo (2000) Vince 'Vinnie' Pirelli
The Road to El Dorado (2000) Tzekel-Kan (voice)
Rashi: A Light After the Dark Ages (1999) The Inkman (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Nicolas Amaro (1 episode, 2015)
The Odyssey (1997)  Odysseus
Striptease (1996) Lt. Al Garcia
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen (1996)  Quote Reader (1 episode, 1996)
Judge Dredd (1995) Rico
Trial by Jury (1994) Rusty Pirone
ER (1994)  Richard Elliot (4 episodes, 2006)
Fatal Instinct (1993) Ned Ravine
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Hoffa (1992) Carol D'Allesandro
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) Sanchez
The Mambo Kings (1992) Cesar Castillo
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Marrying Man (1991) Bugsy Siegel
Eternity (1990) Romi / Sean
Q & A (1990) Roberto 'Bobby Tex' Texador
Animal Behavior (1989) Mark Mathias
After Hours (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
The Penitent (1988) Juan Mateo
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Jack the Ripper (1988)  Richard Mansfield (2 episodes, 1988)
Belizaire the Cajun (1986) Belizaire Breaux
Unfaithfully Yours (1984) Maxmillian Stein
I, the Jury (1982) Mike Hammer
Love & Money (1982) Lorenzo Prado
Private Benjamin (1980) Henri Alan Tremont
Little Darlings (1980) Gary
Prophecy (1979) John Hawks
Mrs. Columbo (1979)  Freddie Faust (1 episode, 1979)
Paradise Alley (1978) Lenny Carboni
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1979)
The Lords of Flatbush (1974) Wedding Guest (as Armand Assanti)
How to Survive a Marriage (1974)  Johnny McGee (1974-1975)
Kojak (1973)  Tom Ryan (1 episode, 1977)
The Doctors (1963)  Dr. Mike Powers #6 (1975-1977) (unknown episodes)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
Beyond the Game (0)
Angel of Death (0) Oscar
Landlocked (0) Raffi Brown
A Day Like a Week (0) Stan Truman
Carpet Boy (0) Ron Adam
The Elephant Ride (0) John Goldman
Forsaking All Others (0) Mariani
The Wanderers (0) Louis

Producer ( 2 credits )

The Whole World at Our Feet (2015) co-producer
Dot.Kill (2005) executive producer