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Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30 1940 in New York City, the son of a high school shop teacher. He is of Italian descent. Young received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rocky
Rocky Paulie
(1976)
Chinatown
Chinatown Curly
(1974)
Horace and Pete
Horace and Pete Horace Sr.
(2016)
Win Win
Win Win Leo Poplar
(2011)

Filmography

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 2018 Sarah Q (pre-production)
Grandpa
 2018 American Brawler (post-production)
Salvatore
 2017 The Selfish Ones (Short) (post-production)
Father John (voice)
  All In (pre-production)
Ben Marino
  Epiphany (post-production)
Crab Apple
  The Lemon Grove (announced)
Zio Vincenzo
 2017/I The Neighborhood
Jingles
 2017 King Rat
Art Stillman
 2017 Tapestry
Ian
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Series)
Horace Sr.
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Horace Sr.
 2016 The Dicks (Short)
Ed
 2015 Fall 4 You (Short)
Dominick
 2015 Irene & Marie (Short)
John
 2015 Lostland (Short)
 2014 Tom in America (Short)
Michael
 2014 Zarra's Law
Paul Canto
 2014 Turning Point with Frank MacKay (TV Series)
Burt Young
- Frank MacKay with Burt Young (2014) ... Burt Young
 2014 Rob the Mob
Joey D
 2013 Baciamo le mani: Palermo-New York 1958 (TV Series)
Don Gillo Draghi
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Don Gillo Draghi
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Don Gillo Draghi
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Don Gillo Draghi
 2013 Ci vediamo domani
Palagonia
 2012 Abigail Harm
Mr. Warren
 2012 The Shoemaker (Short)
Nicky the Greek
 2011 Win Win
Leo Poplar
 2010 Medium Rare (TV Series)
Harry Costas
- Episode #1.1 ... Harry Costas
 2010 Kingshighway
Mario Capriolini
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Eddy Mack
- Snatched (2009) ... Eddy Mack
 2008 New York, I Love You
Landlord (segment "Fatih Akin")
 2008 Carnera: The Walking Mountain
Lou Soresi
 2007 Oliviero Rising
Santino
 2007 Il nascondiglio
Muller
 2007 Hack!
J.T. Bates
 2007 Go Go Tales
Murray
 2007 Blue Lake Butcher
Pops
 2006 Rocky Balboa
Paulie
 2005 Nicky's Game (Short)
Leo Singer
 2005 Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (Video)
Artie Bottolota Sr.
 2005 Transamerica
Murray
 2004 Land of Plenty
Sherman
 2004 The Wager
Jack Stockman
 2004 Shut Up and Kiss Me!
Vincent Bublioni
 2003 Crooked Lines
Mike Ameche
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
Dino Mantoni
- Bruno Comes Back (2003) ... Dino Mantoni
 2002 Alternate Realities (TV Series)
Frank
 2002 And She Was
Lou
 2002 Kiss the Bride
Santo Sposato
 2002 Checkout
Uncle Louie
 2001 Cugini
Pasquale 'pop' Cugini
 2001/I Plan B
Sal Palermo
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Bobby 'Bacala' Sr.
- Another Toothpick (2001) ... Bobby 'Bacala' Sr.
 2001 The Boys of Sunset Ridge
Hank Bartlowski
 2000 Table One
Frankie Chips
 2000 The Day the Ponies Come Back
John Stoller
 2000 Gioco di specchi (TV Movie)
 2000 Very Mean Men
Dominic Piazza
 2000 L'uomo della fortuna
Don Ettore Visone
 2000 Blue Moon
Bobby
 1999 Loser Love
Sydney Delacroix
 1999 Terra bruciata
Joe
 1999 Mickey Blue Eyes
Vito Graziosi
 1999 The Florentine
Joe Mc Collough
 1999 Thinking About Africa (TV Series)
Oland
 1998 Cuori in campo (TV Movie)
Gallagher
 1997 Heaven Before I Die
Pollof
 1997 The Good Life
Jimmy
 1997 The Last Don (TV Mini-Series)
Virginio Ballazzo
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Virginio Ballazzo
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Virginio Ballazzo
 1996-1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Jack 'Soldier' Belmont
- Small Blessings (1997) ... Jack 'Soldier' Belmont
- Lucky (1996) ... Jack 'Soldier' Belmont
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
Chief Frank Shea
 1997 Before Women Had Wings (TV Movie)
Louis Ippolito
 1997 The Deli
JC
 1997 The Undertaker's Wedding
Alberto
 1997 She's So Lovely
Lorenzo
 1997 Kicked in the Head
Jack
 1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Lewis Darnell
- Mad Dog (1997) ... Lewis Darnell
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Captain Parker
- Tempests (1997) ... Captain Parker
 1996 North Star
Reno
 1995 Bless This House (TV Series)
Mr. Rovetto
- The Postman Always Moves Twice (1995) ... Mr. Rovetto
 1994 Crocodile Shoes (TV Mini-Series)
Lou Benedetti / Lou Benedette
- The Call (1994) ... Lou Benedette
- The Truth (1994) ... Lou Benedetti
- The Trip (1994) ... Lou Benedetti
 1994 Columbo (TV Series)
Mo Weinberg
- Undercover (1994) ... Mo Weinberg
 1994 The Maharaja's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Milai
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Milai
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Milai
 1993 Vendetta II: The New Mafia (TV Movie)
Vincent Domenici
 1993 Berlin '39
Werner
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
Zimmer
 1993 Excessive Force
Sal DiMarco
 1992 Cattive ragazze
Leo
 1992 Due vite, un destino (TV Movie)
 1992 Alibi perfetto
Mancini
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Gambler
- Split Personality (1992) ... Gambler
 1991 Americano rosso
George Maniago
 1990 Rocky V
Paulie
 1990 Bright Angel
Art
 1990 Diving In
Coach Mack
 1990 Backstreet Dreams
Luca
 1990 Club Fed
Warden Boyle
 1990 Betsy's Wedding
Georgie
 1990 Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (TV Mini-Series)
Vincente Dominici
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Vincente Dominici
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Vincente Dominici
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Vincente Dominici
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
Clive
 1989 Blood Red
Andrews
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn
Big Joe
 1989 Going Overboard
General Noriega
 1987 Medium Rare
Harry Costas
 1987 Roomies (TV Series)
Nick Chase
- Mid-Term Fever (1987) ... Nick Chase
- Obsession (1987) ... Nick Chase
- Bobby Midnight (1987) ... Nick Chase
- The Ditch (1987) ... Nick Chase
- To Tell the Truth (1987) ... Nick Chase
 1986 Back to School
Lou
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ed Fratus. the Salesman
- Road Hog (1986) ... Ed Fratus. the Salesman
 1985 Rocky IV
Paulie
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Louie Ganucci
- The Confirmation Day (1985) ... Louie Ganucci
 1985 A Summer to Remember (TV Movie)
Fidel Fargo
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Lupo Ramirez
- Give a Little, Take a Little (1984) ... Lupo Ramirez
 1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village
Bed Bug Eddie
 1983 You and Me Kid (TV Series)
 1982 Lookin' to Get Out
Jerry Feldman
 1982 Amityville II: The Possession
Anthony Montelli
 1982 Rocky III
Paulie
 1981 ...All the Marbles
Eddie Cisco
 1980 Blood Beach
Sgt. Royko
 1980 Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Movie)
Lt. Palumbo
 1979 Rocky II
Paulie
 1978 Uncle Joe Shannon
Joe Shannon
 1978 Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (TV Movie)
Rocco Agnelli
 1978 Convoy
Bobby 'Love Machine' 'Pig Pen'
 1977 The Choirboys
Scuzzi
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Augie Garvas
 1976 Rocky
Paulie
 1976 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Stuart Gaily
- The Family Hour (1976) ... Stuart Gaily
 1975-1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Johnny Checco / Solomon / Willy
- Soldier in the Jungle (1976) ... Johnny Checco
- The Big Hand's on Trouble (1975) ... Solomon
- Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (1975) ... Willy
 1976 Woman of the Year (TV Movie)
Ralph Rodino
 1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York
Warden Durgom
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Alec Rosen
- The Deadly Game (1976) ... Alec Rosen
 1975 The Killer Elite
Mac
 1975 Murph the Surf
Sgt. Bernasconi
 1975 Hustling (TV Movie)
Gustavino
 1974 The Gambler
Carmine
 1974 The Great Niagara (TV Movie)
Ace Tully
 1974 Chinatown
Curly
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
Master at Arms
 1973 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Lt. Willis
- L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel) (1973) ... Lt. Willis
 1973 The Connection (TV Movie)
Ernie
 1972 Across 110th Street
Lapides
 1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Willie Quarequlo
 1971 Born to Win
First Hood
 1970 Carnival of Blood
Gimpy (as John Harris)
 1969 The Doctors (TV Series)
Bartender
- Episode #1.1786 (1969) ... Bartender (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (26 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Alternate Names:

John Harris

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I enjoyed playing around with that guy, and it was a pleasure every three, four years, coming back seeing how the wardrobe is. Is he heavy? Is he thin? I had fun." - BY, on playing Paulie in the Rocky films. See more »

Trivia:

The film Tom in America (2014) marks the first time Young has played a gay man in his career. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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