Imperioli in 2007
|Born||March 26, 1966|
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, writer, director|
Victoria Chlebowski(m. 1995)
Michael Imperioli (Italian: [impeˈrjɔːli] ; born March 26, 1966) is an American actor, writer and director best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos , for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2004. He also appeared in the TV drama series Law & Order as NYPD Detective Nick Falco. Imperioli spent the 2008-2009 television season as Detective Ray Carling in the US version of Life on Mars . He was starring as Detective Louis Fitch in the ABC police drama Detroit 1-8-7 until its cancellation. He wrote and directed his first feature film, The Hungry Ghosts , in 2008. In 2015, he starred in Mad Dogs , a dark-comic thriller television series available for viewing on Amazon's Amazon Prime subscription service in the U.S and on Shomi in Canada.
Imperioli was born in Mount Vernon, New York into an Italian-American family, with ancestors from Lazioand Sicily. He is the son of Dan Imperioli, a bus driver and amateur actor and Claire Imperioli, an amateur actress.
Imperioli has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards as well as for five Emmy Awards for his work as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos; he won one Emmy, for the show's fifth season in 2004.
In addition to his role on The Sopranos, Imperioli has appeared in a number of films, including Goodfellas , Jungle Fever , Bad Boys , Malcolm X , The Basketball Diaries , Clockers , Dead Presidents , Girl 6 , My Baby's Daddy , Lean on Me , I Shot Andy Warhol , Last Man Standing , Shark Tale , High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story , and Summer of Sam , which he also co-wrote and co-produced. He also wrote a number of episodes for The Sopranos.
He served as artistic director of Studio Dante,an Off-Broadway theater he formed with his wife. He is also the lead singer/guitarist for a rock band named La Dolce Vita. He makes a brief appearance in the video for the 1983 hit 'Shiny Shiny' by British performance group Haysi Fantayzee.
Imperioli is an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America and co-hosted their May 2009 annual benefit concert, "A Great Night in Harlem", at the Apollo Theater, which celebrated the foundation's 20th anniversary.
He was a guest on episode MB2E08 ("San Giuseppe") of Mario Batali's Food Network television show Molto Mario.
In 2010, Imperioli was signed on to play the lead in the ABC TV show Detroit 1-8-7 .
Working with the writer Gabriele Tinti, he wrote the text Pride for Tinti's book New York Shots, and participated in a reading of The Way of the Cross at the Queens Museum of Art in 2011.
He won the "Tournament of Stars" competition on the cooking show Chopped in 2014, sending $50,000 to his designated charity the Pureland Project, an organization which builds and maintains schools in rural Tibet. In 2016, he guest starred as the angel Uriel on the Fox show Lucifer .
On March 13, 2019, Imperioli was cast in the lead role of Rick Sellitto in NBC drama series Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector .
In April 2020, Imperioli will host a podcast alongside Steve Schirripa called Talking Sopranos, where the two will provide inside info as they follow The Sopranos series episode by episode.
Imperioli has been married to Victoria Chlebowski since 1995, lives in Santa Barbara, California, and has three children. He and his family are avid practitioners of Tae Kwon Do.
|Lean on Me||George|
|1990||Goodfellas||Michael "Spider" Gianco|
|1991||Jungle Fever||James Tucci|
|1992||Fathers & Sons||Johnny|
|Malcolm X||Reporter at Fire Bombing|
|1993||The Night We Never Met||Dry Cleaning Costumer #1|
|Joey Breaker||Larry Metz|
|Household Saints||Leonard Villanova|
|1994||Scenes from the New World||Billy|
|Amateur||Doorman at Club|
|Postcards from America||The Hustler|
|The Basketball Diaries||Bobby|
|Blixa Bargeld Stole My Cowboy Boots||Johnny|
|Girl 6||Scary Caller #30|
|I Shot Andy Warhol||Ondine|
|Last Man Standing||Giorgio Carmonte|
|1997||A River Made to Drown In||Allen Hayden|
|Office Killer||Daniel Birch|
|Under the Bridge||N/A|
|1999||Too Tired to Die||Fabrizio|
|On the Run||Albert DeSantis|
|Summer of Sam||Midnight||Also writer and executive producer|
|2002||Love in the Time of Money||Will|
|2003||High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story||Stu Ungar|
|2004||My Baby's Daddy||Dominic|
|Shark Tale||Frankie||Voice role|
|2007||The Inner Life of Martin Frost||Jim Fortunato|
|Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day||Charley "Chick" Benetto|
|2009||Hungry Ghosts||N/A||Director and writer|
Nominated—International Film Festival Rotterdam - Tiger Award
|The Lovely Bones||Detective Len Fenerman|
|2010||Love & Distrust||Stud|
|2011||Stuck Between Stations||David|
|2013||The Call||Alan Denado|
|2018||Cabaret Maxime||Bennie Gazza|
|2019||The Last Full Measure||Jay Ford|
|1994||NYPD Blue||Duane Rollins||Episode: "Dead and Gone"|
|1996||Law & Order||Johnny Stivers||Episode: "Atonement"|
Credited as Michael Imperiola
|1997||New York Undercover||Miles Gordon||Episode: "The Last Hurrah"|
|Firehouse||Lt. O'Connell||Television movie|
|1998||Witness to the Mob||Louie Milito||Television movie|
|1999–2007||The Sopranos||Christopher Moltisanti||80 episodes|
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2004)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1999, 2007)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2002, 2004)
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (2008)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2001, 2003, 2006-2007)
Nominated—PRISM Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series (2003)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2000-2002, 2004, 2006)
|2002||Disappearing Acts||Vinney||Television movie|
|2004||The Five People You Meet in Heaven||Captain||Television movie|
|2005–2006||Law & Order||Nick Falco||5 episodes|
|2006||The Simpsons||Dante, Jr. (voice)||Episode: "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer"|
|2008–2009||Life on Mars||Detective Ray Carling||17 episodes|
|2010||Mercy||Harold Pindus||Episode: "We're All Adults"|
|The Secret Life of the American Teenager||Dr. Wattabi||Episode: "The Sound of Silence"|
|2010–2011||Detroit 1-8-7||Detective Louis "Lou" Fitch||18 episodes|
|2012||Girls||Powell Goldman||Episode: "Leave Me Alone"|
|The Godfather Legacy||Narrator||Voice|
|2013||The Office||Sensei Billy||Episode: "Livin' the Dream"|
|2014||Californication||Rick Rath||11 episodes|
|Rake||Alberto Rinaldi||Episode: "Bigamist"|
|2015–2016||Mad Dogs||Lex||10 episodes|
|2015||Saint Francis||Francis Quinlan||Pilot|
|2015–2016, 2018||Hawaii Five-0||Odell Martin||4 episodes|
|2016||Blue Bloods||Deputy Attorney General Robert Lewis||2 episodes|
|2018||Alex, Inc.||Eddie||10 episodes|
|Escape at Dannemora||Andrew Cuomo||Episode: "Part 7"|
|2019||Project Blue Book||Edward Rizzuto||2 episodes|
|Watchmen||Himself/Mayor of New York||Uncredited|
Episode: "Little Fear of Lightning"
|2020||Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector||Rick Sellitto|
The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around Tony Soprano, a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, portraying the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization. These are explored during his therapy sessions with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The series features Tony's family members, mafia colleagues, and rivals in prominent roles—most notably his wife Carmela and his protégé/distant cousin Christopher Moltisanti.
Steven Ralph Schirripa is an American actor, producer, author, and voice artist. He is best known for portraying Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos and Detective Anthony Abetemarco on Blue Bloods. Schirripa is a producer and host of two Investigation Discovery series: Karma's A B*tch! and Nothing Personal. He was a regular cast member of The Secret Life of the American Teenager and the voice of Roberto in the Open Season franchise. Schirripa has also done commercials for Lamisil, Dick's Sporting Goods, and McDonald's.
Haysi Fantayzee was a British pop band of the early 1980s. Their best known songs are "John Wayne Is Big Leggy", released in 1982 and "Shiny Shiny", released in 1983.
"Pine Barrens" is an episode of the HBO series The Sopranos; it is the 11th of the show's third season and the 37th overall. The teleplay was written by Terence Winter from a story idea by Winter and Tim Van Patten. It was the first of four episodes for the series directed by Steve Buscemi and originally aired on May 6, 2001.
"Irregular Around the Margins" is the 57th episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and the fifth of the show's fifth season. Written by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, and directed by Allen Coulter, it originally aired on April 4, 2004.
"Marco Polo" is the 60th episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and the eighth of the show's fifth season. Written by Michael Imperioli and directed by John Patterson, it originally aired on April 25, 2004.
"The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti" is the eighth episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos. It was written by David Chase and Frank Renzulli, directed by Tim Van Patten and originally aired on February 28, 1999.
"College" is the fifth episode of the first season of the HBO television drama series The Sopranos, which originally aired on February 7, 1999. It was written by co-producer James Manos Jr. and series creator/executive producer David Chase and directed by Allen Coulter.
"Second Opinion" is the 33rd episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and the seventh of the show's third season. It was written by Lawrence Konner and directed by Tim Van Patten, and originally aired on April 8, 2001.
"For All Debts Public and Private" is the 40th episode of the HBO television series The Sopranos and the first episode of the show's fourth season. Written by David Chase and directed by Allen Coulter, it originally aired on September 15, 2002.
"Whitecaps" is the 52nd episode of the HBO television series The Sopranos, and the 13th and final episode of the show's fourth season. Written by the series creator/executive producer David Chase, and executive producers Robin Green, and Mitchell Burgess, it was directed by longtime series director John Patterson and originally aired in the United States on December 8, 2002. The episode attracted 12.5 million viewers and is regarded by multiple critics as one of the series' best.
"Soprano Home Movies" is the 78th episode of the HBO television drama series The Sopranos and the 13th episode of the sixth season. It served as the midseason premiere to the second part of Season 6, whose broadcast HBO split in two.
"Walk Like a Man" is the 82nd episode of the HBO television series The Sopranos, the fifth episode of the second half of the show's sixth season, and the 17th episode of the season overall. Written and directed by executive producer Terence Winter in his directorial debut, it originally aired on May 6, 2007 and was watched by 7.16 million viewers upon its premiere.
"Kennedy and Heidi" is the 83rd episode of the HBO television series The Sopranos, the sixth episode of the second half of the show's sixth season, and the 18th episode of the season overall. Written by Matthew Weiner and series creator and showrunner David Chase, and directed by Alan Taylor, it premiered in the United States on May 13, 2007.
The sixth and final season of the HBO drama series The Sopranos was broadcast in two parts, the first beginning on March 12, 2006 and ending after twelve episodes on June 4, 2006. The first of the final nine episodes premiered on April 8, 2007 with the series finale airing on June 10, 2007. The season was initially meant to consist of twenty episodes, but creator David Chase asked for one more to properly round out the story. The first part was released on DVD in region 1 on November 7, 2006, and on Blu-ray on December 19, 2006. The second part was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 23, 2007.
The fourth season of the HBO drama series The Sopranos began airing on September 15, 2002 and concluded on December 8, 2002, consisting of thirteen episodes. The fourth season was released on DVD in region 1 on October 28, 2003.
The first season of The Sopranos aired on HBO from January 10 to April 4, 1999. The first season was released on DVD in region 1 on December 12, 2000, and on Blu-ray on November 24, 2009.
The second season of The Sopranos aired on HBO from January 16 to April 9, 2000. The second season was released on DVD in region 1 on November 6, 2001.
The third season of the HBO drama series The Sopranos began airing on March 4, 2001 and concluded on May 20, 2001, consisting of thirteen episodes. The third season was released on DVD in region 1 on August 27, 2002.
The fifth season of The Sopranos aired on HBO from March 7 to June 6, 2004. The fifth season was released on DVD in region 1 on June 7, 2005.
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