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Name: Armand Anthony Assante Jr.                                                 
Born: 4 October 1949 New York City, New York                                     
Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. (born October 4, 1949) is an Emmy Award-winning and 
four-time Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor.                           
Assante was born in New York City of Irish and Italian heritage, the son of     
Katherine, a music teacher and poet, and Armand Anthony Assante, Sr., a painter 
and artist. His first film was The Lords of Flatbush (1974). His sinister       
look has made him a popular choice for villains and mobsters appearing in       
several films and TV shows. His most notable film appearances including The     
Mambo Kings opposite Antonio Banderas, the adaptation of Judge Dredd with       
Sylvester Stallone and American Gangster with Denzel Washington and Russell     
Crowe. He had a recurring guest star role in several episodes of NCIS, playing   
an international arms dealer. He won an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding     
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his title portrayal of Gotti.         
He was married to Karen McArn from 1982 to 1994, and lives in upstate New York   
and has two daughters, Anya and Alessandra.