Biography

Though the credits of bespectacled Hollywood character actor Dan Grimaldi extend back to 1980, with appearances in such low-rent drive-in pictures as Don't Go in the House (1980) and The Junkman (1982), he failed to gain substantial attention until the mid-'90s, when he found his niche with guest appearances on a number of blockbuster crime and cop series. These included Law & Order and NYPD Blue. Grimaldi is best known, however, for his portrayal of notorious hitman Patsy Parisi, a "soldier" for Junior who pulled a turncoat and joined the "family" of Paulie Gualtieri, on David Chase's cable-series phenomenon The Sopranos (1999-2007). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi