Leonard Charles "Lee" Curreri (born January 4, 1961) is an American actor and musician, most famous for his work in the film, Fame (1980) and its television spinoff, Fame (1982-1987).

Lee Curreri
Leonard Charles Curreri

(1961-01-04) January 4, 1961 (ageĀ 59)
Bronx, NY, United States
OccupationActor, musician

Life and workEdit

He was born in The Bronx, New York and attended high school at Fordham Preparatory School. Curreri also attended the Manhattan School of Music.[1][2]

Curreri played the role of Bruno Martelli, the keyboard maven, in the film Fame and its spinoff TV series, also known as Fame, after auditioning for the film in New York. He appeared on an episode of The New Love American Style.

He played piano with In Vitro, and the Iona College Singers. He is a songwriter and has worked with a number of performers, including Natalie Cole[1] and Phil Perry. In December 2008, he appeared on Channel 4's Bring Back... series when Justin Lee Colins managed to get some of the original series cast together. He released a CD, Aquabox, which has a booklet on the inside containing pictures of one of Curreri's sons, Joey, shortly before his son was born (a pre-birth picture contained in the leaflet).

Partial filmographyEdit

  • Fame (1980) - Bruno
  • Crystal Heart (1986) - Christopher Newley

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Lee Curreri: an eclectic artist in search of his Italian origins". 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  2. ^ "The 'Fame' gang: Lee Curreri". USA Today. September 22, 2009.

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