Danny Aiello

Movie Actor

Birthday June 20, 1933

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace New York City, NY

DEATH DATE Dec 12, 2019 (86)

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Italian-American actor best known for his performances in Do the Right Thing and Jacob's Ladder. His films, Once Upon a Time in America, The Godfather Part II, and Dinner Rush brought him additional acclaim. 

Before Fame

He joined the army at age 16 and worked as a nightclub bouncer. 


Playing pizza parlor owner Salvatore Sal Frangione in Do the Right Thing got him nominated for an Academy Award.

Family Life

He got married to Sandy Cohen in 1955 and their son, Danny Aiello III, became a famous stuntman in Hollywood. They also had two other sons named Rick and Jamie as well as a daughter named Stacy.

Associated With

He starred in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing.


Danny Aiello Highlights
Danny Aiello Highlights