Joe Grifasi

 

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Joseph G. "Joe" Grifasi (born June 14, 1944) is an American character actor of film, stage and television. Grifasi was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Patricia (née Gaglione) and Joseph J. Grifasi, a skilled laborer. Grifasi graduated from Bishop Fallon High School, a now defunct Catholic high school in Buffalo. He played football and acted in many of the school's plays. Grifasi briefly attended Canisius College in Buffalo before joining the United States Army. He went on to study at the Yale School of Drama. While at the Yale School of Drama, he met his future wife, the jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. Grifasi has played two separate members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played for the New York Yankees. In 61*, set in 1961, he played Phil Rizzuto; in The Bronx Is Burning, set in 1977, he played Yogi Berra. Paul Borghese played Berra in 61*, while actual 1977 broadcast recordings of Rizzuto were used in The Bronx Is Burning.

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Joe Grifasi

Born 1944-06-14 (79 years ago) in Buffalo, New York, U.S..

Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (The Boys Next Door) 33rd Drama Desk Awards 1988 The Boys Next Door
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) 31st Drama Desk Awards 1986 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (The 1940's Radio Hour) 25th Drama Desk Awards 1980 The 1940's Radio Hour
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Jane Ira Bloom(Gifta: 1974–) 1974 Gifta
Parents

Joseph J. Grifasi, Patricia Grifasi

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Joseph G. "Joe" Grifasi (born June 14, 1944) is an American character actor of film, stage and television. Grifasi was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Patricia (née Gaglione) and Joseph J. Grifasi, a skilled laborer. Grifasi graduated from Bishop Fallon High School, a now defunct Catholic high school in Buffalo. He played football and acted in many of the school's plays. Grifasi briefly attended Canisius College in Buffalo before joining the United States Army. He went on to study at the Yale School of Drama. While at the Yale School of Drama, he met his future wife, the jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. Grifasi has played two separate members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played for the New York Yankees. In 61*, set in 1961, he played Phil Rizzuto; in The Bronx Is Burning, set in 1977, he played Yogi Berra. Paul Borghese played Berra in 61*, while actual 1977 broadcast recordings of Rizzuto were used in The Bronx Is Burning.

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