Often known simply as Fiorello, he is a comedian and singer who began his career as a television presenter for the show Karaoke. He then went on to become a radio host and release several albums of celebrity impressions.
His career began as a barman in a number of tourist villages. He then began working as an entertainer and by the late 1980s was discovered by a talent scout.
In 1999, he made his American movie debut portraying Fausto in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley.
His younger brother Giuseppe is also an actor.