Carmine Caridi Biography – Carmine Caridi Wiki
Carmine Caridi was an American television and film actor. He was known for his roles in the last two films in The Godfather trilogy as well as NYPD Blue.
Caridi got his start in acting at the local Boys Club. Although he served in the U.S. Army for three years during the Korean War, when he returned home, he put his focus on acting, managing to be cast in a role in Man of La Mancha and That Championship Season on Broadway.
Caridi nearly got his big break when Francis Ford Coppola cast him as Sonny in The Godfather following his screen test alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, though a reshuffling of actors to diferent parts ultimately saw him lose the role.
However, Caridi did go on to star in the franchise, with Coppola casting him as Carmine Rosato in 1974’s The Godfather: Part II and as Albert Volpe in 1990’s The Godfather: Part III. He was also cast as Sidney Lumet in 1981’s Prince of the City.
Caridi Caridi was invited to become a member of the acting branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1982. He became the first member of the Academy to be expelled on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 after it was revealed in 2004 that he had shared screeners sent by distributors to Academy voters for Oscar consideration.
Along with his role in The Godfather trilogy, Caridi’s expansive six-decades-long career earned him more than 100 acting credits, including starring as Detective Vince Gotelli in NYPD Blue from 1994-1999. His other credits include Starsky and Hutch, Taxi, Fame, and Simon & Simon. His most recent credit was a 2019 episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, on which he portrayed a character named Uncle Murphy.
Carmine Caridi Age
Caridi was born on January 23, 1934 in New York City, New York, United States. He died on May 29, 2019 at the age of 85.
Carmine Caridi Death
Carmine Caridi died on May 29, 2019. He had been admitted to Cedars-Sinia Medical Center in Los Angeles and had slipped into a coma and was unable to regain consciousness.
Carmine Caridi Health
The reasoning for his hospitalization and death are currently unclear.
Carmine Caridi Cause of Death
Carmine Caridi’s cause of death was not revealed.
Carmine Caridi Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 4 Inches (1.93 m).
Carmine Caridi Nationality
Caridi was of American nationality.
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