Dan Grimaldi

Dan Grimaldi
Born Daniel Grimaldi
(1952-01-20) January 20, 1952
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979-present

Daniel "Dan" Grimaldi (born January 20, 1952) is an American actor and mathematics professor who is known for his roles as twins Philly and Patsy Parisi on the HBO TV series The Sopranos.[1]


In addition to his role on The Sopranos, he has also had some minor film credits, most notably as mother-fixated pyromaniac Donny Kohler in the 1980 slasher film Don't Go in the House,[2] and some guest TV appearances, including several episodes on Law & Order as well as appearing in 2011 as Tommy Barrone Sr. in "Moonlighting"[3] the 9th episode of the 2nd season of the CBS show Blue Bloods. He appeared as an executive in the 2000 film The Yards and Grimaldi also voices "Frank" for the bestselling computer game Mafia.


Grimaldi has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Fordham University, a master's degree in operations research from New York University, and a Ph.D. in data processing from the City University of New York, and teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1979Don't Go in the HouseDonny Kohler
1981LongshotCop #1
1982The JunkmanLarry Bergleman
1983Deadline Auto TheftCarl
1989Mortal SinsGiraldi
1990Men of RespectCarmine
1994CrooklynCon Ed Man
1994NorthHot Dog Vendor
1994Daddy's Girl Short film
1996West New York Police Captain
1999The Stand-InMr. Rosensweig
2000The YardsExecutive One
2008iMurdersCarmine Romano
2009Chasing the Green Peter Allen
2014The QuitterMichael Lembo
2016The Atlantic MotelWilliamShort film


Year Title Role Notes
1991-2001Law & OrderVarious5 episodes
1991The Days and Nights of Molly DoddWaiter1 episode
1997New York UndercoverMike Waites1 episode
1998NYPD BlueJoe LatonaTV series; 1 episode
1999Third WatchBartenderTV series; 1 episode
2000-2007The SopranosPatsy Parisi / Philly Parisi47 episodes
2003DragnetAlvin Moresco1 episode
2011Blue BloodsTommy Barrone Sr.1 episode

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Mafia Frank (voice)


  1. "Movies". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. Ian Jane. "Don't Go in the House". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  3. "Moonlighting". IMDb.com. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. "Kingsborough Community College -". Kingsborough.edu. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.