Cast

 

 

Chris Diamantopoulos

Chris Diamantopoulos (Robert Monte)
Chris Diamantopoulos has had an accomplished career on both stage and screen. On Broadway, Chris played lead roles in Les Miserables and The Full Monty. In November, he will be starring alongside his wife, actress Becki (Ugly Betty) Newton in the Broadway Encores production of Gershwin's Girl Crazy. This coming January, Chris joins the hit Fox series 24, tackling the regular roll of Rob Weiss, the new Chief of Staff to the President. Most recently Chris starred opposite Deborah Messing and Judy Davis in the USA Network hit show Starter Wife, and opposite Lily Taylor in the Original Lifetime Series State of Mind. As a TV Guest Star Chris has performed in Law&Order, Third Watch, Fraser, Nip/Tuck, American Dreams, Charmed, The Sopranos, CSI, Boston Legal and Eli Stone. His film credits include Wedding Daze opposite Isla Fisher, and Three Days to Vegas opposite Rip Torn, Peter Falk, and George Segal. Chris received a Prism Award for his portrayal of ‘Robin Williams’ in the NBC television movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy. An established voice-over artist, Chris currently voices several characters on Fox's American Dad. He has also narrated documentaries for Discovery, Sundance, and Travel Channel. Proud of his Greek heritage, Chris voiced the Ancient Greek narrative in the Oscar winning, Protagonist. Chris splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City.

Kelly Overton
Kelly Overton (FBI Special Agent Julie Capp)
Kelly Overton studied acting extensively at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York where she was awarded the highest honor upon graduation. Soon after school Kelly was cast in the original Broadway production of The Graduate where she starred opposite Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs. Her film/TV work includes 16 feature films, 3 TV pilots, and many guest appearances. She is featured in such films as The Ring Two, Desperation, Breaking Dawn and The Collective -- which she also wrote, directed and produced. Her latest film, Tekken, which features Kelly doing martial arts stunt work, is set for a major release in 2010. She is currently recurring on the new CBS drama, Three Rivers.
Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker (Legal Aide Lawyer)
Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Dylan Baker attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia and received a Masters in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, in which he studied alongside Chris Noth and Patricia Clarkson. A veteran of the Broadway stage, Baker won an Obie Award for his performance in the off-Broadway play Not About Heroes. His first recurring TV role was on Steven Bochco's highly acclaimed Murder One. Since then, he has appeared in such TV series as Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and won critical attention as Dr. Curt Conners in Spider-Man 2. In 2000, he portrayed Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in Thirteen Days, a historical drama about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Baker is married to actress Becky Gelke, now known professionally as Becky Ann Baker. They have a daughter, Willa, and reside in New York City.
Joe Grifasi
Joe Grifasi (Monsignor Tranni)
Born in Buffalo, New York, Grifasi graduated from Bishop Fallon High School, where he played football and acted in many of the school's plays. Grifasi briefly attended Canisius College in Buffalo before joining the United States Army. He went on to study at the Yale School of Drama. While at the Yale School of Drama, he met his future wife, the jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. Grifasi has played two separate members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played for the New York Yankees. In 61*, set in 1961, he played Phil Rizzuto; in The Bronx Is Burning, set in 1977, he played Yogi Berra. His film acting credits include The Out of Towners, One Fine Day, Presumed Innocent, Moonstruck, The Deer Hunter, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Moonstruck, The Hudsucker Proxy, Auto Focus, and 13 Going on 30.
Tony Ray Rossi
Tony Ray Rossi (JoJo)
Born in NYC, Rossi started cutting hair at the age of 16 in Greenwich Village for Paul McGregor in the heady 1960s. Starting acting in 1989 at the age of 37, his major roles include the Emmy award winning episode #5 “College” of the first season of The Sopranos in which Rossi played the role of Fred Peters in the Witness Protection Program. He’s also appeared in movies such as Donnie Brasco, Analyze This, Find Me Guilty, Mambo Café, Kiss Me Guido and many others. Television appearances include episodes of Law and Order SVU, Dellaventura, FEDS, and various daytime soaps and numerous commercials. He owns the popular Rossi Salon on W. 57 St in Manhattan.
Richard Portnow
Richard Portnow (Carmello)
A veteran of stage, film and television, Richard Portnow was recently named one of the "Actors We Love" by Back Stage West. Portnow played the recurring role of attorney Hal "Mel" Melvin for five seasons on the HBO series The Sopranos. Richard began his professional career at the famed Cafe La Mama in New York City, and has worked with such noted directors as Barry Levinson, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher, Woody Allen, Sydney Pollack, Cameron Crowe and Sidney Lumet. He has also guest starred in TV shows including Seinfeld, Mad About You, Spin City, NYPD Blue, The Shield, Dave's World, Civil Wars, and JAG.
Fred Dennis
Fred Dennis (Freddy Glasses)
Fred Dennis was born in the Bronx, New York. After drifting around and working as a singer and emcee in the Catskill Mountains “Borscht Belt,” he saw a summer stock production at the Nyack Theater with Walter Pidgeon, and decided to become an actor. He was accepted into Lee Strasberg’s private acting class and appeared on stage in works by Anton Chekhov, Clifford Odets, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller. His film credits include Doc, Raging Bull, True Confessions, The Sting II. He’s also guest starred in numerous TV shows including St. Elsewhere, Trapper John M.D. Hill Street Blues.
Johnny "Roastbeef" Williams
Johnny “Roastbeef” Williams (Dot Com Donnie)
Martin Scorsese discovered Johnny “Roastbeef” in Rao’s Restaurant in East Harlem and immediately cast him in Goodfellas starring Robert DeNiro. Johnny soon landed a role in State of Grace starring Sean Penn and Gary Oldman. His next role was the comedy classic Honeymoon in Vegas starring James Caan, Nicholas Cage, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Since then Johnny has played a variety of roles, from gangster to auto mechanic with such talents as Billy Crystal, Jim Carrey, and Whoopi Goldberg. Johnny’ has since worked with noted directors such as Walter Hill, Marty Davidson, and Howard Duetch. Over the years Johnny has appeared in TV shows Lois and Clark, NYPD Blue, and Steven Spielberg’s High Incident. Johnny has appeared in a variety of network movies, including ABC’s The Carolyn Warmus Story, opposite Virginia Madsen, James Garner, a Rockford Files MOW, and NBC’s Witness to the Mob.
Joe Tabb
Joe Tabb (Lillo)
Born and raised in New York, Joe Tabb studied acting at Gately/Poole Acting Studios and since moving to Los Angeles several years ago, he’s starred in several indie films including Made in Brooklyn and April’s Shower and helped launch FOX’s TV series Desire, playing Marco, a love stricken gangster. He’ll also appear next season in Fox’s Saints and Sinners, playing DEA Agent Stevens. Other television credits include NCIS and The Young and the Restless. Joe has done extensive theater in New York and L.A. playing Tony in Tony and Tina’s Wedding where he met and married his Tina in real life.
Christian Stolte
Christian Stolte (Hank Bailey)
Christian Stolte lives and works in Chicago, where he has been acting in theatre, film and television since the early nineties. His recent film roles include Charles Makley in "Public Enemies", Dan Boyle in "The Express", and Clarence Darby in "Law Abiding Citizen", and he tangles with Freddy Krueger in the upcoming re-make of the original "Nightmare on Elm Street".
Main Cast

Robert Monte

CHRIS DIAMANTOPOULOS

Julie Capp

KELLY OVERTON

Carmello Conforte

RICHARD PORTNOW

Hank Bailey

CHRISTIAN STOLTE

Jo Jo

TONY RAY ROSSI

Freddie “Glasses”

FRED DENNIS

“Dot Com” Donnie

JOHNNY WILLIAMS

Lillo Conforte

JOE TABBENELLA

Don Montello

GEORGE LOROS

Rev. A.L. Blunton

ISIAH WHITLOCK, JR.

Nicky DeRossi, Jr.

WASS STEVENS

Don DeRossi

CHUCK ZITO

Maria

MELANIE MINICHINO

Msgr. Paulie Bono

ED SETRAKIAN

Kelly

BLANCHARD RYAN
Additional Cast

Head of NY FBI OC Task Force

JAIME TIRELLI

Don Barilla

JOSEPH R. SICARI

Lulu

JESSICA O’DONOHUE

Msgr. Tranni

JOE GRIFASI

Legal Aid Lawyer

DYLAN BAKER

Crack Head

MICHAEL MEDEIROS

HUD Suit

RAY GARVEY

CEO RORY

RORY J. CUTAIA

Etiquette Trainer

KATIE HAMILL

Rabbi Lipshitz

JOEL HOROWITZ

Judge Lang

STEPHEN G. MURPHY

Physical Trainer

DAVID JON WILSON

Hostage Cop

JUDSON PEARCE MORGAN

Mark Boyd

ADAM ROTHENBERG

Jeweler

ROCK KOHLI

Lawyer

CAROL LUCIA LOPEZ

Jimmy Clams

TONY VINCENT

FBI Agent #1

NEIL BLEDSOE

FBI Agent #2

RICHIE MINERVINI

Elderly Nun

DIANE CIESLA

Nerd

JOSH ALEXANDER

Beat Cop

CRAIG ALAN EDWARDS

Tax Auditor

ANDREW POLK

Guy at Public Hearing

JEFF MAZZOLA

Ticket Seller

RONY CLANTON

Condo Businessman

PAUL BORGHESE

Waiter

PAUL JASON GREEN

Waitress

LORRAINE MAZZOLA

Don #3

ROCCO MUSACCHIA

Female Hostage

CRISTINA LOCASTRO

Newscaster

PATRICIA HOFFMAN

Bartender

JESSICA WHITAKER

Stunt Coordinator

DOUGLAS CROSBY

Stunt Coordinator

JARED BURKE

Stunt Player

BRIAN SMYJ

Stunt Player

CHRISTOPHER CENATIEMPO

Stunt Driver

JEFF MAZZOLA

DeRossi Crew

GEORGE JUNIOR
  ROCCO PARENTE
  NICK LEITER MELE
  CHRIS DONOVAN