Al Sapienza

Al Sapienza is an American actor, who has had numerous roles in television, stage and film productions. He is best known for his role as Mikey Palmice on the HBO series The Sopranos as well as Marty Spinella, a lobbyist for the teachers' union in the Netflix series House of Cards. He played the role of Jake Housman in the North American premiere of the stage version of Dirty Dancing.

Al Sapienza
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Sapienza in 2016
Other namesAlex Statler
Years active1979–present



Year Film Role Notes
1979 Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula Musician
1990 Pretty Woman Night Doorman credited as Alex Statler
1991 Frankie and Johnny Peter's roommate
1993 CIA II: Target Alexa Raines credited as Alex Statler
1994 Animal Instincts 2 Eric Video
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Captain no. 2
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Engineer
Judge Dredd Unnamed Judge (Uncredited)
1997 The Voyeur James
1998 Godzilla Taxi driver
Lethal Weapon 4 Detective
Phoenix Cop
2001 The Hollywood Sign Rodney
2002 Al's Lads Georgio Alternate title - Capone's Boys
Rabbit Frank Short film
Blind Heat Jeffrey Scott
2003 Bomb the System Officer Bobby Cox
Endangered Species Medina
2004 Starkweather Deputy Fahrnbruch
Cellular False Craig
Sin's Kitchen Joe Also associate producer
Megalodon Ross Elliot
Redemption Daniel Stanza
2005 Waterborne Connors
Central Booking Marty Johnson
Back in the Day Detective Kline Voiceover
Devil's Highway Hector
2006 Intellectual Property Paul's father
2007 Scar Delgado
2008 Saw V Chief of Police
Crazy Girls Undercover Alex Walker
2009 Dolan's Cadillac Fletcher
2010 Unrivaled Sergio
2011 Secrets from Her Past David
Margin Call Louis Carmelo
2012 A Dark Truth Doug Calder
Girls Gone Dead[1] Sheriff Pratt
Jersey Shore Shark Attack Mike
2013 Please Kill Mr. Know It All Mob Boss
Separation Elliot
Seasick Sailor Lou Short film
2014 Late Phases Bennett
Million Dollar Arm Pete the Scout
Godzilla Huddleston
Omphalos Darius Lefaux
Taken 3 Detective Johnson
2015 The Big Short Forum Speaker
2016 Stevie D Nick Grimaldi
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage CIA Director
Shock and Awe Carl
2018 Black Water Edward Rhodes
Damn You, Roland Ruby! Big Ricky Parisi
2019 From Zero to I Love You Tracey Thayer
2020 Capone Ralphie


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Who's the Boss? Tomato Man Season 7, Episode 11 "Inherit the Wine"
1995 NYPD Blue Tommy Season 2, Episode 12 "Large Mouth Bass"
1999 Law & Order Scott Shea Season 9, Episode 16 "Harm"
1999–2004 The Sopranos Mikey Palmice 10 episodes
2000 NYPD Blue Pete Mangrini Season 7, Episode 17 "Roll Out the Barrel"
Judging Amy Greg Christofaro Season 1, Episode 19 "The Out-of-Towners"
2002–03 24 Paul Koplin 3 episodes
2003 CSI: Miami James Fukes Season 1, Episode 19 "Double Cap
Living Straight Adam Parks TV movie
2004 Charmed Johnny the Gent Season 7, Episode 8 "Charmed Noir"
NCIS Commander Foley Season 1, Episode 18 "UnSEALed"
Alias Tom Season 3, Episode 2 "Succession"
2005 Prison Break Philly Falzone 4 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Seamus Flaherty's attorney Season 6, Episode 7 "Country Crossover"
The Path to 9/11 Donald Sadowy 2 episodes
In Plain Sight Frank Santoro Sr./Francis Amato Episode: "Pilot"
2006–08 Brotherhood Mayor Frank Panzerelli 11 episodes
2007 Til Lies Do Us Part Ethan TV movie
2009 Fringe Conrad Moreau Season 1, Episode 13 "The Transformation"
Dark Blue Episode: "Purity"
2010 Burn Notice Special Agent Callahan Season 3, Episode 16 "Devil You Know"
2011 White Collar Frank DeLuca, Jr. Season 3, Episode 4 "Dentist of Detroit"
2011–12 Blue Bloods Phil Sanfino 3 episodes
2011–15 Person of Interest Detective Raymond Terney 14 episodes
2013 House of Cards Marty Spinella 3 episodes
Arrow Edward Rasmus Season 1, Episode 20 "Home Invasion"
2014 The Flash Detective Fred Chyre Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot"
Gotham Dick Lovecraft 2 episodes
Ascension Councilman Rose 3 episodes
2015 Public Morals Harry Hardware Season 1, Episode 2 "Family Is Family"
2016 Game of Silence Wallace Tuttle 6 episodes
Shoot the Messenger Erik Lawson 8 episodes
2016–17 The Peter Austin Noto Show sids pants Himself 4 episodes
2017 Shades of Blue Kirschner 2 episodes
Rouge SAC Mullen 2 episodes
2017–19 Suits Thomas Bratton 5 episodes
2018 No Easy Days Andrew Whitmore 8 episodes
Insomnia Eric Ford 8 episodes
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Lt. Gen. Marcus Trent 3 episodes
2019 God Friended Me Sonny 1 episode
The Blacklist Carlo Androssani 1 episode
Designated Survivor General Nathan Kellogg 1 episode
Pure Sterling Mackay 3 episodes
Hudson & Rex Edward Bullock 2 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
1996 Soviet Strike Nick Arnold
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent E.G. Halliwell
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City


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