Happy Birthday to Chazz Palminteri

Chazz Palminteri

Happy Birthday to Chazz Palminteri!  He turns 61 years old today.

Chazz was born Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri.  It’s a good thing he goes by Chazz because I don’t think anybody could become famous with a name like Calogero.

Palminteri is known for his gangster/crime dramas.  He usually plays the tough-guy gangster in charge.


My favorite Palminteri movie is the Robert De Niro directed A Bronx Tale (1993).  De Niro also had a big part in the film.

Analyze This Poster

The two also acted opposite each other in the gangster movie satire comedy Analyze This (1999).

The Usual Suspects Chazz Spacey

Chazz was on the right side of the law in The Usual Suspects (1995).

Running Scared Chazz

He didn’t seem to know which side he was on in Running Scared (2006).

His performances are usually pretty explosive, so it should be amusing so see him in videogame form.  Tomorrow you will be able to play the new Uprising add-on for Sony Playstation 3’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II.  This add-on has already been available for Xbox 360 gamers for about a month.  As part of the map pack there is a new Zombies experience called ‘Mob of the Dead.’  Chazz contributes his voice to the character Salvatore ‘Sal’ DeLuca.  He joins the likes of Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen, and Joe Pantoliano who are all most known for their roles in gangster movies.  Famous gangster movie icons killing zombies, let me just grab my controller.

Mob of the Dead Black ops 2


About Brock Winspear

Structure Therapist and Film Critic

Posted on May 15, 2013, in Celebrity Birthdays and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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