Robert Costanzo

Robert Jason Costanzo (born October 20, 1942) is an American actor.[1] He has an acting career spanning over thirty years and is often found playing surly New York City types such as crooks, low-level workers and policemen, and mixes both drama and comedy roles. Costanzo is also a prominent voice actor, and often serves as a voice double for Danny DeVito.

Robert Costanzo
Born Robert Jason Costanzo
October 20, 1942 (age 75)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Other names See Also Credited As
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1975–present

Early life and career

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is the son of actor Carmine Constanzo.[2]

His first role was in the 1975 movie Dog Day Afternoon playing a cop, although this was an uncredited part.[3] This was followed by a role as a paint store customer in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. Other movie roles include Total Recall, Die Hard 2, Dick Tracy, City Slickers, and Down and Derby. His television appearances are varied, with him appearing in Boston Legal, Hannah Montana, Friends, Days of Our Lives, The Golden Girls and numerous other series. He also starred as Commissioner Stenchler in the Sega CD game Sewer Shark.

He is also a cartoon voice actor and has done voices on shows including Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series, The Fairly OddParents, The Zeta Project, Disney's House of Mouse, Duckman, Bonkers, and Random! Cartoons, among others. He also did the voice of Detective Harvey Bullock on Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures and Static Shock, as well as in the theatrical release Mask of the Phantasm, and the video releases Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, and Mystery of the Batwoman. He also played a vocal role in the 2006 video game The Sopranos: Road to Respect as Angelo and in the 2010 video game Mafia II as Joe Barbaro and Frederico "Fat Derek" Pappalardo.

He played softball in Los Angeles with actors Bruno Kirby and Leo Rossi in the late 1970s.

Recently, he returned to the role of Harvey Bullock for the release of Batman: Arkham Origins in 2013.

Also credited as

  • Robert Castanzo
  • Robert Constanzo
  • Robert Costanza
  • Rob Constanza
  • Bobby Costanzo
  • Bob Costanza
  • Robert P. Costanzo
  • Bob Castanze

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Dog Day Afternoon New York Policeman Uncredited
1977 Between the Lines Austin's Men
1977 The Goodbye Girl Liquor Store Salesman
1977 Saturday Night Fever Paint Store Customer
1978 Bloodbrothers Vic
1980 Fatso Johnny
1982 Shoot the Moon Leo Spinelli
1982 Million Dollar Infield Artie Levitas Television film
1983 Blood Feud Rocky Television film
1983 The Star Chamber Sgt. Spota
1983 Two of a Kind Captain Cinzari
1984 Up the Creek Campus Guard Charlie
1984 The Vegas Strip War Stan Markham Television film
1984 The Ratings Game Nunzio Television film
1986 The Lightship Stump
1986 The Boss' Wife Eddie
1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Sid Television film
1990 Total Recall Harry
1990 Dick Tracy Lips' Bodyguard
1990 Die Hard 2 Sgt. Vito Lorenzo
1990 Masters of Menace Pilot
1991 Delusion Myron Sales
1991 City Slickers Sal
1992 Maid for Each Other Lt. Jardine Television film
1992 Unlawful Entry Bail Bondsman
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas Sidney Tomashefsky
1993 The Cemetery Club Morty
1993 Relentless 3 Roy Kalewsky Direct-to-video
1993 Man's Best Friend Detective Kovacs
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Detective Harvey Bullock (voice)
1994 North Al
1995 Dream a Little Dream 2 Mr. McVie Direct-to-video
1995 For Better or Worse Ranzier
1995 Forget Paris Waiter
1996 Underworld Stan
1997 Plump Fiction Montello Hungry
1997 Lunker Lake Weasel Swindell
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Detective Bullock (voice) Direct-to-video
1998 Hoods Mario
1998 Air Bud: Golden Receiver Coach Fanelli
1998 With Friends Like These... Johnny DiMartino
1999 The 4th Floor Exterminator
1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero Philoctetes (voice) Direct-to-video
2000 The Last Producer Moogian
2000 Wannabes Mr. Letto
2001 61* Toots Shor Television film
2001 Call Me Claus Teamster Santa Television film
2002 The Rose Technique Vince Trane Direct-to-video
2003 Carolina Perfect Date Contestant
2003 Alex & Emma Bus Driver
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Detective Bullock (voice) Direct-to-video
2004 Helter Skelter Leno LaBianca Television film
2005 Down and Derby Claude
2005 In the Mix Fat Tony
2007 Urban Decay Fetz
2008 The Flyboys Carmine
2008 The Big Shot-Caller Rudy Lessor
2010 Undisputed III: Redemption Farnatti Direct-to-video
2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Mr. Birnbaum
2012 Foodfight! Maximilius Moose (voice)
2013 Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Lenny Leone

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1977–82 Barney Miller Bill Kerlin, Ed Foronjy,
Professor Vincent Thorndyke
3 episodes
1978 Rhoda Male Student Episode: "Rhoda Cheats"
1978 The Bob Newhart Show Sal Petrone Episode: "Crises in Education"
1978 Baretta Kresler Episode: "Woman Trouble"
1978–79 Joe & Valerie Vincent Pizo 6 episodes
1978–83 Alice Lenny, Male Customer 3 episodes
1979 Lou Grant Tannenberg Episode: "Romance"
1979–80 The Last Resort Murray 15 episodes
1979–81 The White Shadow Mr. Pettrino 4 episodes
1981 Soap Carny 1 episode
1981 Charlie's Angels Mac Gossett Episode: "Taxi Angels"
1981 Checking In Hank Sabatino 4 episodes
1982 It's a Living Vinnie the Hat Episode: "Horsing Around"
1982 Police Squad! Leo Episode: "Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood)"
1982, 1986 Cagney & Lacey Scafali, Monk 2 episodes
1982–88 St. Elsewhere Mr. Broadwater 3 episodes
1983 Gimme a Break! Mr. Brandt Episode: "Glenlawn Street Blues"
1983 We Got It Made Mike Episode: "David's Birthday"
1984 The New Mike Hammer Ari Artel Episode: "Seven Dead Eyes"
1984 Hill Street Blues Lester Franco 3 episodes
1984 Hunter Benny Episode: "Flight on a Dead Pigeon"
1984 Who's the Boss? Robaire Episode: "Dinner for Two"
1984–87 Family Ties Max Schneider, Sam, Carmine, Larry Briganti,
Waiter
5 episodes
1985 The Fall Guy Duke Episode: "Split Image"
1985 Street Hawk Phil Simkins Episode: "Follow the Yellow Gold Road"
1985 The Twilight Zone Joe Rubello Episode: "Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye"
1985 Stir Crazy Coach Lou Paterno Episode: "The Football Story"
1986 ALF Bert Episode: "Baby, You Can Drive My Car"
1986 You Again? Cop Episode: "Good Neighbors"
1986–87 L.A. Law Vinnie La Rosa 3 episodes
1986–95 Murder, She Wrote Det. Lt. Greco, Freddie, Rudlfo Petrocelli 3 episodes
1987 Charles in Charge Hank Holloway Episode: "Feud for Thought"
1987 She's the Sheriff Frankie Fontaine Episode: "Mokey Business"
1987 Night Court Santa Episode: "Let It Snow"
1988 Tales from the Darkside Vincent Dessari Episode: "The Deal"
1988 Duet Marty Episode: "No Reservations"
1988 Annie McGuire Officer Murphy Episode: "The Hold-Up"
1988 Day by Day Max Episode: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
1989 Columbo Sgt. Russo Episode: "Columbo Goes to the Guillotine"
1989 Quantum Leap Chuck Thompson Episode: "Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961"
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Slade Bender Episode: "Manhunt"
1989–90 The Tracy Ullman Show Big Tony Manetti 2 episodes
1990 Glory Days Lt. V.T. Krantz 6 episodes
1990 The Golden Girls Coach Odlivak Episode: "Feelings"
1990 Uncle Buck Bernie Episode: "Fire Sale"
1991 Sisters Sidney Getz Episode: "80%"
1991 Sibs Leo Episode: "Audie's Bad Day"
1991 Growing Pains Ernie Episode: "The Young and the Homeless"
1992 On the Air Plumber 1 episode
1992 Brooklyn Bridge Mr. Cavaretti 2 episodes
1992 Jack's Place Moe Jablonski Episode: "Forever"
1992 Bodies of Evidence Detective Alfie Episode: "The Cold Light of Day"
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Clarence the Angel (voice) Episode: "It's a Totally Happening Life"
1992 Civil Wars DeRubumpre Episode: "A Partridge in a Pair's Tree"
1992–95 Batman: The Animated Series Detective Harvey Bullock, Rocco,
Blitzen (voices)
21 episodes
1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. Mr. Healy Episode: "Eleven Angry People... and Vinnie"
1993 Almost Home Big Bob Petrelli Episode: "Bowling for Daddies"
1993 Bonkers Crunchy Potato Chip (voice) Episode: "Springtime for the Iguana"
1993 NYPD Blue Alfonse Giardella 6 episodes
1993 The Mommies Santa #2 Episode: "Christmas"
1993 Empty Nest Millard Episode: "Read All About It"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Bobby Rebetta Episode: "Shaker"
1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Duke Episode: "The Philadelphia Story"
1994–95 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Louie, Gun Shop Owner 2 episodes
1995 Santo Bugito Fingers (voice) Episode: "Load 'O Bees"
1995 Friends Joey Tribbiani, Sr. Episode: "The One with the Boobies"
1995 Platypus Man Sal Episode: "Lou's the Boss"
1995–96 Charlie Grace Artie Crawford 9 episodes
1996 Duckman Additional Voices Episode: "A Room with a Bellevue"
1996 Mad About You Door Guy Episode: "Hot & Cold"
1996 Partners Max Lobster Episode: "You Quit?"
1996 Townies Mr. Rosano Episode: "The Life of Ryan"
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Detective Bullock (voice) Episode: "World's Finest"
1997 Kenan & Kel Mr. Maniaci Episode: "Safe and Sorry"
1997 Murphy Brown Dry Cleaner Episode: "Oh, Danny Boy"
1997 The Nanny Juror #4 Episode: "Samson, He Denied Her"
1997 Party of Five Arnie Horn Episode: "Hitting Bottom"
1997 Caroline in the City Tony Episode: "Caroline and the Ombudsman"
1997 Rugrats Vinnie (voice) Episode: "The Mattress/Looking for Jack"
1997 Teen Angel Uncle Lou Episode: "Steve & Marty & Jordan & Uncle Lou"
1997–98 The New Batman Adventures Det. Harvey Bullock, 50's Henchman,
Carol Singer (voices)
8 episodes
1998 Police Academy Marcus Erroneous Episode: "Angel on My Back"
1998 The Tony Danza Show Charlie Falcone Episode: "C'gar Face"
1998 Early Edition Sal Episode: "Blackout"
1998–99 Hercules Philoctetes (voice) 29 episodes
1999 DiResta Vic DiResta 5 episodes
1999 Ally McBeal George Chisholm Episode: "Civil War"
1999-2002 Pokemon Camp Arthur Plupenazzi Main cast
78 episodes
1999 Todd McFarlane's Spawn Mr. Orvetti (voice) Episode: "The Mindkiller"
1999 Cousin Skeeter Mr. Schinkenslayer Episode: "Two Men and a Baby Pig"
2000 G vs E Dino Corfu Episode: "Wonderful Life"
2000 Falcone Jackie Savino Episode: "Lealta"
2000 Bull Pete Episode: "To Have and to Hold"
2000 Norm Tony DiBenedetto Episode: "Norm vs. the Sacrifice"
2000, 2006 Family Guy Biff, Louie Anderson, Danny DeVito (voices) 2 episodes
2001 Kate Brasher Larry Episode: "Kate"
2001 Going to California Al Weeks Episode: "Hurricane Al: A Tale of Key Largo"
2001 Providence Carlo Episode: "Best Man"
2001, 2003 The Fairly OddParents Easter Bunny, Construction Worker Ape,
Ape Truck Driver (voices)
2 episodes
2002 As Told by Ginger Chef Bob Episode: "Fast Reputation"
2002 The Zeta Project Titus Sweete (voice) 2 episodes
2002 Disney's House of Mouse Philoctetes (voice) Episode: "Donald Wants to Fly"
2002 Bram & Alice Buddy Royal Episode: "Paul-Pot"
2003 Static Shock Det. Harvey Bullock (voice) Episode: "Hard as Nails"
2003 ER Pernicious Anemia Man Episode: "No Strings Attached"
2004 Rock Me Baby Franco Episode: "Look Who's Talking"
2004 NCIS Jimmy "Jimmy Naps" Napolitano Episode: "The Bone Yard"
2004 Will & Grace Paul 2 episodes
2005 CSI: NY Frank Meadows Episode: "Recycling"
2005 Mind of Mencia Italian Man 1 episode
2005 The Young and the Restless Hotel Desk Clerk 1 episode
2006 Joey Joseph "Joey" Tribbiani, Sr. Episode: "Joey and the Dad"
2006–10 Days of Our Lives Salvatore "Sal" Bandino, Motel Clerk 8 episodes
2007 Dirt Tony Episode: "The Thing Under the Bed"
2007 Boston Legal Wayne Picker Episode: "Duck and Cover"
2007–10 Hannah Montana Al Blaine, Jersey Guy 2 episodes
2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man Sullivan Edwards (voice) Episode: "Intervention"
2009 Random! Cartoons Bossman (voice) Episode: "Flavio"
2009 Reno 911! Don Bronzoni Episode: "Dangle's Murder Mystery: Part 1"
2009 Castle Sal Tenor Episode: "A Death in the Family"
2013 Kickin' It Harvey Episode: "Queen of Karts"
2015 About a Boy Dennis the Deceiver Episode: "About a Babymoon"
2016 2 Broke Girls Luigi Episode: "And the Show and Don't Tell"
2016 Modern Family Earl Chambers Episode: "Halloween IV: Revenge of Rod Skyhook"
2017 9JKL Massimo Episode: "High Steaks"
2018 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Big Cheese (voice) Episode: "Action News"
2018 Champions Uncle Bud Recurring role

Video games

Year Title Role
1992 Sewer Shark Stenchler
1994 The Adventures of Batman & Robin Harvey Bullock
2002 Kingdom Hearts Philoctetes "Phil"
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Philoctetes "Phil"
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Angelo
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Philoctetes "Phil"
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Additional Voices
2010 Mafia II Joe Barbaro, Derek Pappalardo
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Detective Harvey Bullock

References

  1. ^ "Robert Costanzo". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Robert Costanzo Biography". filmreference.com.
  3. ^ Filmography of Robert Costanzo

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