Val Bisoglio

Val Bisoglio

May. 7th, 1926
Born in
New York City, New York, USA

Val Bisoglio's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Quincy, M.E. TV Show
Quincy, M.E.
Police Woman TV Show
Police Woman
The Sixth Sense TV Show
The Sixth Sense
Hawk TV Show
Longstreet TV Show
Toma TV Show
Roll Out TV Show
Roll Out
Working Stiffs TV Show
Working Stiffs

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Val Bisoglio (born May 7, 1926 in New York City, New York) is an American character actor primarily known for his work on television. Bisoglio performed in numerous TV series in the 1970s including M*A*S*H,, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Roll Out, Kojak starring Telly Savalas (beginning with the TV-movie pilot The Marcus-Nelson Murders), Baretta starring Robert Blake, and The Rockford Files starring James Garner. He is probably best known for his recurring role as restaurateur Danny Tovo in the popular series Quincy, M.E.. He also appeared as Murf Lupo in The Sopranos. Bisoglio is also known for his role as Frank Manero Sr., the volatile father of son Tony Manero (John Travolta) in the blockbuster 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.

  • Earthy, gruff-voiced New York-born Italian-American character player who started on the 60s New York stage ("Wait Until Dark") and played a sturdy series of ethnic roles, from gangsters to restaurant owners, on film and TV. Best known as the volatile, head-slapping papa Frank Manero Sr., who messes up son 'John Travolta' (qv)'s hair during a heated dinner scene in _Saturday Night Fever (1977)_ (qv).

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