Robert Miano

Robert Miano (born September 25, 1942) is an American actor.

Robert Miano
Born (1942-09-25) September 25, 1942 (age 77)
Years active1972–present
Spouse(s)Silvia Spross (2014-present)

Early lifeEdit

Miano was born in New York City and raised in the Southeast Bronx area.

At the age of fifteen, he started a fledgling singing career when a talent agent heard him singing with a doo-wop group on a Bronx street corner. This would lead to a recording of "Kingdom Of Love" by the Preludes on the Cub Label, a new subsidiary of MGM Records.

Years later, at an open casting call, Robert auditioned for the lead rock singer in the play "Satyricon". He landed the role. The musical was presented at the Stratford Shakespearean festival in Ontario, Canada and was a success. Afterwards, he traveled to Europe. He spent the next 2​12 years traveling around the world as a troubadour. Miano earned his living by singing and playing his guitar on the streets, in restaurants and bars wherever he found an audience.


Miano started his film career in 1974 in New York, when director Michael Winner cast him as one of the muggers in the original Death Wish, with Charles Bronson.

Soon afterwards, director Howard Koch, familiar with Miano from his singing career, offered Robert a role in the movie Badge 373 with Robert Duvall.[1]

Miano moved to Los Angeles and has spent the last 30 years as a character actor, appearing in over 100 feature films and numerous television programs. He is perhaps best known for repeatedly playing mobster characters.[2]

Miano portrayed real-life Bonanno crime family capo Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato in the 1997 film Donnie Brasco, alongside Al Pacino, Michael Madsen and Johnny Depp. He also co-starred in the film The Funeral, with Christopher Walken, Chris Penn and Benicio del Toro.

In 1994 and 1995, Miano played Bronx mob boss Joe Scully on the soap opera General Hospital. There his character was the one-time mentor and possible future rival to resident mobster Sonny Corinthos.

In 2005, Miano appeared on stage as King Heironymous in the children's play The Christmas Princess.

Miano also played a mobster character called Frank "Frankie Eyes" Chalmers on the sci-fi series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and real-life Mafia boss Vito Genovese in the 1999 made-for-TV movie Lansky, written by David Mamet.

In 2013 Miano played the mature prophet, Daniel in The Book of Daniel.[citation needed]

In 2015 Miano's film An Act of War was released on Netflix. The film was directed by Ryan M. Kennedy and produced by Atit Shah.


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Badge 373 Sweet William's Hood
1974 Death Wish Mugger
1976 The Money Steve Eppinonoymus
Alex & The Gypsy Young Shepard
1982 Vice Squad Duty Seargent
The Concrete Jungle Stone
Kiss Me Goodbye Michael
1983 Chained Heat Stone
1984 Firestarter Blinded Agent
Fear City Hitman #2 Minor
1986 Club Life Ferd
Hollywood Vice Squad Luchessi
1987 China Girl Enrico Perito
Open House Shapiro
Weeds Parole Board
1988 Traxx Arturo
1989 Midnight Arnold
Easy Wheels Nick
Ministry of Vengeance Ali Aboud
1990 Blue Desert William Karp
The Rain Killer Allenby
1991 Hangfire Ace
Driving Me Crazy Omar
The Last Hour Frankie
Diplomatic Immunity Serrano
A Time to Die Eddie
1992 Out for Blood Jerry Geisler
Bikini Summer II Joshua
1993 Silver Det. Howard
Deadly Rivals The Interrogator
Quest of the Delta Knights Incense Merchant (Video)
No Escape No Return Larry
Midnight Kiss Capt. Nicoletti
GodFather III Screen Test (Video short)
1994 Taxi Dancers Miguelito
Lookin' Italian Charlie
3 Ninjas Kick Back Shuttle Driver
Guardian Angel David
Night of the Archer Oscar Lucci
1995 Ballistic Businessman
Uninhibited 'Papa' Escobar
1996 Overkill Ben Anderson
Irresistible Impulse Detective Nicolette (Video)
The Funeral Enrico
The Killer Inside Detective Nicoletti
1997 Opposite Corners Carmine
Donnie Brasco Sonny Red
Laws of Deception Raymond Kelsey
Executive Target Jack
Lesser Prophets Sal
1998 Smoke Signals Burt Cicero
Matter of Trust Ben
Back to Even Volanta
Detour Gianni Grasso (Video)
Butter Visconti
The Last Siege: Never Surrender John Gathers
The Perfect Shadow Joaquin
1999 Thick as Thieves Riles
Malevolence Holbrook
Unconditional Love Harry Peskel
Cool Crime Uncle Bruce
Two Shades of Blue Alvin Stone
Running Red Chambers (Video)
Ballad of the Nightingale Uncle Frankie
Hitman's Run Dominic Catania
Storm Catcher General William Jacobs
She's Too Tall Omar
Night of Terror (Video)
2000 Luckytown Tony DeCarlo
Our Lips Are Sealed Emil Hatchew
Dungeons & Dragons Azmath
The Black Rose Agent Marzetti
2002 The Stickup Lt. Vincent Marino
Whacked! Lucky Salvatore
Cock & Bull Story Charlie Murray
Turn of Faith Louie Muro
2003 Studio City Carmine (Short)
Submarines Sajid Kahn (Video)
2004 Killer Weekend Detective Luke Nicolleti
Sin's Kitchen Vinnie
Shadow of Fear Mr. Davis
2005 Edison Droste
Today You Die Bruno (Video)
Chasing Ghosts Anthony Parramatti
Confessions of a Pit Fighter Mario
The Story of Bob Officer Paul Fiorentino (Short)
Devil's Highway Joe
2006 Unbeatable Harold Drunk Customer
Even Money Pit Boss
The Still Life Mr. Rifken
Vagabond Ivan Mangele
The System Within Richard Lord
2007 Sugar Creek Pete St. Clair
2007 You're So Dead Julius
The Indian Dr. Reed
The Third Nail Father Antonio
No Names (Short)
Lady Samurai Ian Stanley
2008 The Stick Up Kids Levine (Video)
Safehouse Antonio Moffa
Fashion Victim Gianni Versace
David & Fatima Dr. Levi
2:22 Willy
Exact Bus Fare Razelli (Short)
The Beneficiary Peter (Short)
Waiting for the Miracle Fulci (Short)
The Sit Down Paulie (Short)
Resurrection County Parson
2009 Without Man 02 (Short)
Fast & Furious Braga Double
Giallo Inspector Mori
Sarah's Choice Henry (Video)
2010 American Mobster Marco Leone
Cage Free Detective Gonzalez
Death Calls FBI Agent Padilla
Nightbeasts Straw Hat Man
Awakening Arthur Arthur (Short)
Little Fockers Party Parents
The Sinners The Father
Minor League: A Football Story Coach Whistler
Family Virtues (Short)
Boston Girls Sargent Joseph Scotto
2011 Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns Nicoletti
Impulse Black Dr. Max Osbourne
Mysteria Aleister
Brotherhood Nico Palermo
A Comic Trap Waldbalm (Video short)
2012 Locked in a Room Attorney Kelogg
A Kiss and a Promise Det. Joseph Bello
The Final Shift Maslow
A Fallen Angel Cerberus (Short)
Rose's Diet Vito (Short)
The Encounter: Paradise Lost Bruno Mingarelli
Beyond the Trophy Gino Del Porto
Revan Silvani
Piece of a Cake Fettucini
Match Made Charlie (Short)
2013 Lady of RAGE The Smithsonian (Short)
Broken Blood Capra
Samuel Bleak Reverend John
Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End Narrator (voice)
The Book of Esther Mordecai
The Cloth Lewis
Independence Tom (Video short)
Chavez Cage of Glory Bret Johnson
Blood of Redemption Sergio (Serge) Grimaldi
The Book of Daniel Old Daniel
Pendejo (Idiot) Rodney
63lbs Mr. Prescot (Short)
2014 Lost in Gray Frank (Short)
Reflections Dr. Grimaldi (Short)
No Loose Ends (Short)
Being American Atash
In the Company of Strangers Mr. Greenberg
2015 An Act of War Sully
Til the Dust Is Gone (Short)
If I Tell You I Have to Kill You Detective Wilkes
No Way Out Rodolfo
The Two Pamelas Detective Galento
Ghost Aliens Doctor Stewart
2016 The Green Fairy Schwyzerdutsch (Documentary)
Tunnel Vision Robert French (Short)
Last Stop Albert
A Fighting Chance Bob (Short)
Parasites Wilco
Assassin X Joey
Happy Birthday El Gato Enfermo
Bloody Bobby Old Man Granger
A Winter Rose Jimmy
Emperor of the Free World Giovanni
2017 Call Me King Elio
Girls Trip Hobo Bob
Executor Isaac
The Neighborhood Joey B
Sunset Park 'Gramps' Sarcione
Dream Wagon
The American Connection Bobby
2018 Inheritance Giovanni Delvecchio
The Actor General Eugene Clark / Abdulrahman
Attack in LA Wilco
Frank and Ava Hank Sanicola
Defeated Tony
2019 Ian's Realm Saga Concept Film The Wizard, Silvio (Short)
Get Gone Don Maxwell
A Brief Wait (Short)
Muna Luca Nigerian film

Year Title Role Notes
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Joey Lucero Episode: "Police Buff"
Bridger Modoc Leader TV movie
Spencer's Pilots Pete Carlislie Episode: "The Matchbook"
Police Story Cop #3 Episode: "Thanksgiving"
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Roth Episode: "The Creatures Who Came on Sunday"
1979 The Amazing Spider-Man Assault Team Bravo member Episode: "Wolfpack"
How the West Was Won Antoine Episode: "L'Affaire Riel"
1980 Barnaby Jones Hit-Man Episode: "The Killing Point"
1981 CHiPs Jesus Episode: "Sharks"
Fantasy Island Cavalier Episode: "Cyrano/The Magician"
1984 Cagney & Lacey Jogger Episode: "Insubordination"
1985 Finder of Lost Loves Mechanic Episode: "Tricks"
A Death in California Episode #1.2
MacGyver Black Episode: "Target MacGyver"
1982-1985 T. J. Hooker Alex Lucas / Ernie Hanks / George Coleman / Keller 4 episodes
1984-1985 Knots Landing Mechanic / Slim 2 episodes
1986 Outrage! Santini TV movie
The A-Team Episode: "Alive at Five
1987 Hunter Karl Episode: "Straight to the Heart"
Sidekicks Chaffee Episode: "Read Between the Lines"
Crime Story Phil Ross Episode: "Robbery, Armed"
1988 Divorce Court Mr. Conti Episode: "Conti vs Conti"
Sonny Spoon Milton Episode: "Ratman Can"
1990 El Diablo Bandit #1 TV movie
Matlock Ken Groman / William Hodges Episode: "The Brothers"
1991 Jake and the Fatman Manny Pacheco Episode: "Pretty Baby"
Superboy Garrett Waters Episode: "Wish for Armageddon"
Blood Ties Vampire Hunter #3 TV movie
Pros and Cons Burns Episode: "Fire and Ice"
1993 Bob Robber Episode: "I'm Getting Remarried in the Morning"
1994 Frasier Rocco Episode: "You Can't Tell a Crook by His Cover"
Blindfold: Acts of Obsession Officer Parker TV movie
1996 Caroline in the City Pauly Brown Episode: "Caroline and the Gift"
1997 High Tide Episode: "Dead Men Don't Snore"
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Angel Grammatico Episode: "Lucky in Love"
1999 Vengeance Unlimited Michael Sanricci Episode: "Judgment"
Air America Episode: "Catch-23"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Frankie Eyes Episode: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang"
Lansky Vito Genovese TV movie
L.A. Heat Alfredo Matessa 2 episodes
Acapulco H.E.A.T. Tully Sims Episode: "Code Name: The Stolen Leg"
Early Edition Mr. Escobar Episode: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Ryan Caulfield: Year One Episode: "A Night at the Gashole"
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Clint Redman 2 episodes
2002 The Shield Eddie Crosby Episode: "Blowback"
The Jersey Episode: "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Jersey"
2004 Skeleton Man Blind Indian TV movie
The Young and the Restless Bertolli Lewis 4 episodes
2005 Larva Sheriff Lester TV movie
2012 Low Lifes Don TV movie
2014 Charlie Murphy's Law Mr. Phelps Episode: "Reunions"
The Sparrows Gus Sparrow Episode: "Trailer"
2017 Sangre Negra Vincent Sabatini 2 episodes
Broken Dreams Blvd Abe Zemmle TV movie
A Venice Tale Bartender Dad TV movie
2019 What/If Mr. Willis 2 episodes

Video GameEdit

Video Game
Year Title Role Notes
1992 It Came from the Desert Sheriff (voice)
1995 Phantasmagoria Zoltan 'Carno' Carnovasch (Video Game)
1996 Eraser - Turnabout File Clerk (Video Game)


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  2. ^ "Robert Miano | Biography, Photos, Movies, TV, Credits". Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2012.

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