Tony LoBianco




Tony Lo Bianco has starred in the Academy Award-winning film The French Connection. He is a Tony-nominated and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award in A View from the Bridge on Broadway. Obie Award for Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the 7th and Emmy Award for his portrayal of Fiorello La Guardia in Hizzoner! In film, he has starred in The Juror, Blood Brothers, City Heat, Nixon, The Seven U ...


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Episode 127: An Actor’s Craft: A conversation with Tony LoBianco

During the last several years, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know a wonderful actor, Tony LoBianco.  It’s the 50th anniversary of his iconic movie “The French Connection” where he played Sal Boca, and a perfect occasion to invite him on the show to talk about the acting craft and working with other creatives. A leading actor in films, TV and the stage, he’s made over 100 films during the course of his career and along the way won an Obie, an Emmy, an Outer Circle Critics Award, and was nominated for a Tony award for Best Actor. In this wide-ranging conversation, Tony and I talk about the days of Hollywood when it wasn’t so woke. He shares stories of working with legends like Milton Berle, Richard Widmark, William Friedkin, Arthur Miller, Richard Gere, Alec Baldwin and James Gandolfini among others. Some of his great antidotes include how he got the role of Raymond Fernandez in the cult classic ”The Honeymoon Killers” by fooling a casting director into thinking he was Hispanic even though he doesn’t speak Spanish. And […]


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Tony Lo Bianco has starred in the Academy Award-winning film The French Connection. He is a Tony-nominated and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award in A View from the Bridge on Broadway. Obie Award for Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the 7th and Emmy Award for his portrayal of Fiorello La Guardia in Hizzoner! In film, he has starred in The Juror, Blood Brothers, City Heat, Nixon, The Seven Ups, Honeymoon Killers and Kill the Irishman; totaling 102 films. Tony has directed one feature and 5 television shows.  His Just A Common Soldier video has received over 22 million views, and has received 2 Emmys.

Tony is proud of his involvement with The USO, Building Homes for Heroes, The Wounded Warrior Project, NIAF, Sons of Italy in America, Police and Fire Department and many other charitable organizations.




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