Italian actor who was nominated twice for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his work in the 1973 film Bang the Drum Slowly and the 1987 film Moonstruck.
He performed as a child in his father's acting troupe around New York City.
He won an Emmy Award in 1990 for his role in Age-Old Friends.
He was born to Elisa and Gennaro Gardenia Scognamiglio and had a brother named Ralph.
He co-starred with Cher in the 1987 film Moonstruck.