JOE VITERELLI Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Joe Viterelli has appeared in over 30 films and most recently co-starred with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal in the hit comedy “Analyze This (1999). ”


In addition to playing the role of Nick Valenti in Woody Allen’s acclaimed “Bullets Over Broadway (1994)” and that of Clamato in the spoof “Mafia ,” Viterelli has also starred in such films as “Eraser (1996),” “Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)” and “Firm, The (1993). ” Some of his other feature credits include “Crossing Guard, The (1995),” “American Strays (1996)” and “Heaven’s Prisoners. Viterelli was a relative late bloomer as an actor. For several years, he declined numerous acting opportunities until 1981, when Sean Penn  called to say they were having difficulty in casting a character from the Lower East Side in a film being shot in Viterelli’s old Mott Street neighborhood. The resulting screen test led to a major role in Phil Joanou’s “State of Grace (1990)” and Viterelli’s motion picture career was launched. Among his television credits are the telefilms “What She Doesn’t Know,” “In the Shadow of a Killer” and “Palace Guard,” as well as guest-starring roles on the series “Fallen Angels” and “The Commish. “