Danny Aiello – I Only Know who I am When I’m Somebody Else – Great Interview

Danny Aiello 

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 At the age of 16, Aiello lied about his age in order to enlist in the U.S. Army. After serving for three years, he returned to New York City and did various jobs in order to support himself and later his family.

Danny also once served as a union representative for Greyhound Bus workers and was a night club bouncer at the legendary New York comedy club, The Improv.

His nephew is Michael Kay, announcer for the New York Yankees.

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Interesting Facts

Daniel Louis “Danny” Aiello, Jr. is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Once Upon a Time in America, Ruby, The Godfather: Part II, Hudson Hawk, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Moonstruck, Léon: The Professional, Two Days in the Valley, Once Around and Dinner Rush.

He had a pivotal role in the 1989 Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing as Salvatore “Sal” Frangione, the pizzeria owner, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Aiello also played Don Domenico Clericuzio in a miniseries, Mario Puzo’s The Last Don.

Aiello lived in Ramsey, New Jersey, for many years. He later moved to Saddle River, New Jersey.

He is the father of stuntman and actor Danny Aiello III, who died May 1, 2010 of pancreatic cancer, Rick Aiello. Jaime Aiello, and daughter Stacey Aiello.

Grandfather to Dawn and Allison Aiello, Brielle Aiello, Ricky Aiello, Tori Aiello, Sydney and Gabrielle Fingerhut, Zac Aiello, Jake Aiello, and William Daniel Poppe.

 

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