Louis Giambalvo

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Louis Giambalvo (b. February 8, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York), is an American actor, frequently seen on television in guest roles.

His television credits include: "Barney Miller", "Hart to Hart", "St. Elsewhere", "Hill Street Blues", "The Love Boat", "Remington Steele", "Simon and Simon", "Fame", "Knots Landing", "Murder She Wrote", "", "Brooklyn South", "Ally McBeal", "ER", "NYPD Blue" (Mr. Bucci), "Boston Legal", "Without A Trace", "CSI", "Ugly Betty", "Dirty Sexy Money", and "Raising The Bar". He also was in the award-winning television movie "Gia", starring Angelina Jolie, playing the role of Gia Carangi's father Joseph.

Giambalvo's feature films include "Bottle Shock", "Gun Shy", "Hoffa", and the 1983 horror/sci-fi film "Nightmares". He is best known for his rolls in such films as "" (1982), the 1985 comedy film "Real Genius" as a CIA man, Maj. Carnagle, and "Jagged Edge" (1985) as Mr. Fabrizzi. His other well known film role was in the 1988 hit action film "The Dead Pool" as Gus Wheeler, a deranged person who, in a tragic bid for media attention, pours gasoline on himself, and ends up lighting himself on fire.


Giambalvo was born and raised in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, where he attended Catholic school. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and MFA from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and was a founding member of the avant-garde Colonnades Theater Lab in Greenwich Village, along with other members Danny DeVito and Peter Scolari. In 1979, Giambalvo moved to Los Angeles to begin his film and television career.

External links

* [http://www.filmbug.com/db/292732 Louis Giambalvo at Filmbug.com]

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