Dominic Chianese
Dominic Chianese
Biographical Information
Born February 24, 1931
The Bronx, New York, United States
First The Godfather Part II
Portrayed Johnny Ola

Dominic Chianese is an Italian-American actor and recording artist.


Born in The Bronx in 1931, Dominic Chianese began his working life as a bricklayer, while attending a night school which gave him a degree in speech and theatre. His first foray into acting was as a member of the American Savoyards in 1952.

Chianese's first on-screen acting role occured after he was recommended by George C. Scott to appear in West Side/East Side and later became known for playing Johnny Ola in The Godfather Part II.

Continuing to appear in films throughout the years as well as often recording music, Chianese is perhaps best known for playing Junior Soprano in the hit mob series The Sopranos.

His son Dominic Chianese, Jr. is also an actor and appeared in the final season of The Sopranos as a member of the fictional Lupertazzi crime family.

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