Robert Costanzo

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Robert Costanzo
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Costanzo in 2021
Robert Jason Costanzo

(1942-10-20) October 20, 1942 (age 79)
Other names
  • Robert P. Costanzo
  • Bob Castanze
Years active1975–present

Robert Jason Costanzo (born October 20, 1942) is an American film, television and voice actor.[1] He has an acting career spanning over forty years and is often found playing surly New York City types such as crooks, low-level workers and policemen, and mixes both drama and comedy roles. He is also a prominent voice actor and often serves as a voice double for Danny DeVito.

Early life[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is the son of actor Carmine Constanzo and is Italian descent.[2] He attended St. Francis Preparatory School and St. Francis College.


His first role was in the 1975 movie Dog Day Afternoon playing a cop, although this was an uncredited part.[3] This was followed by a role as a paint store customer in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. Other movie roles include Total Recall, Die Hard 2, Dick Tracy, City Slickers, and Down and Derby. His television appearances are varied, with him appearing in Lois & Clark, Boston Legal, Hannah Montana, Friends and Joey as the father of main character Joey Tribbiani, Days of Our Lives, The Golden Girls and numerous other series. He also starred as Commissioner Stenchler in the Sega CD game Sewer Shark.

He is also a cartoon voice actor and has done voices on shows including Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series, The Fairly OddParents, The Zeta Project, Disney's House of Mouse, Duckman, Bonkers, and Random! Cartoons, among others. He also did the voice of Detective Harvey Bullock in the DC animated universe, consisting of Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures and Static Shock, as well as in the theatrical release Mask of the Phantasm, and the video releases Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, and Mystery of the Batwoman. He also played a vocal role in the 2006 video game The Sopranos: Road to Respect as Angelo and in the 2010 video game Mafia II as Joe Barbaro and Frederico "Fat Derek" Pappalardo.

He played softball in Los Angeles with actors Bruno Kirby and Leo Rossi in the late 1970s.

He returned to the role of Harvey Bullock for the release of Batman: Arkham Origins in 2013.



Year Title Role Notes
1975 Dog Day Afternoon New York Policeman Uncredited
1977 Between the Lines Austin's Men
The Goodbye Girl Liquor Store Salesman
Saturday Night Fever Paint Store Customer
1978 Bloodbrothers Vic
1980 Fatso Johnny
1982 Shoot the Moon Leo Spinelli
1983 The Star Chamber Sergeant Spota
Two of a Kind Captain Cinzari
1984 Up the Creek Campus Guard Charlie
1986 The Lightship Stump
The Boss' Wife Eddie
1990 Total Recall Agent Harry
Dick Tracy Lips' Bodyguard
Die Hard 2 Sergeant Vito Lorenzo
Masters of Menace Pilot
1991 Delusion Myron Sales
City Slickers Sal
1992 We're Talking Serious Money Michael
Unlawful Entry Bail Bondsman
Honeymoon in Vegas Sidney Tomashefsky
1993 The Cemetery Club Morty
Relentless 3 Roy Kalewsky Direct-to-video
Man's Best Friend Detective Kovacs
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Detective Harvey Bullock Voice
1994 North Al
1995 Dream a Little Dream 2 Mr. McVie Direct-to-video
For Better or Worse Ranzier
Forget Paris Waiter
1996 Underworld Stan
1997 Lunker Lake 'Weasel' Swindell
Wounded Stu Sachen
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Detective Harvey Bullock Voice
Hoods Mario
Air Bud: Golden Receiver Coach Fanelli
With Friends Like These... Johnny DiMartino
1999 The 4th Floor Exterminator
Do You Wanna Dance? Father Chris Kerhulas
2000 The Last Producer Moogian
Wannabes Mr. Letto
2002 The Rose Technique Vince Trane Direct-to-video
2003 Carolina Perfect Date Contestant
Alex & Emma Bus Driver
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Detective Harvey Bullock Voice
2005 Down and Derby Claude
In the Mix Tony 'Fat Tony'
2007 Urban Decay Fetz
2008 The Flyboys Carmine
The Big Shot-Caller Rudy Lessor
2010 Undisputed III: Redemption Gio Farnatti Direct-to-video
2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Mr. Birnbaum
2012 Foodfight! Maximilius Moose Voice
2013 Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Lenny Leone
2015 Last Days of Coney Island Max Voice
Short film
2016 Stevie D Tony Muccerino
2018 Frank and Ava Willie
2019 Beast Mode Chrome Mangle
El Coyote Giovanni Fransesco
2020 Snowbird Bud Short film, pre-production
2021 Dutch Tony 'Fat Tony' Cerone Completed
TBA Respect the Jux Porn King Post-production
TBA Snowbird Bud Short Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1977–1982 Barney Miller Bill Kerlin / Ed Foronjy / Vincent Thorndyke 3 episodes
1978 Rhoda Male Student Episode: "Rhoda Cheats"
The Bob Newhart Show Sal Petrone Episode: "Crisis in Education"
Baretta Kresler Episode: "Woman Trouble"
1978–1979 Joe & Valerie Vincent Pizo 6 episodes
1978–1983 Alice Lenny, Male Customer 3 episodes
1979 Lou Grant Tannenberg Episode: "Romance"
1979–1980 The Last Resort Murray 15 episodes
1979–1981 The White Shadow Mr. Pettrino 4 episodes
1981 Soap Carny 1 episode
Charlie's Angels Mac Gossett Episode: "Taxi Angels"
Checking In Hank Sabatino 4 episodes
1982 Million Dollar Infield Artie Levitas Television film
It's a Living Vinnie 'The Hat' Episode: "Horsing Around"
Police Squad! Leo Episode: "Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood)"
1982-1986 Cagney & Lacey Scafali, Monk 2 episodes
1982–1988 St. Elsewhere Mr. Broadwater 3 episodes
1983 Gimme a Break! Mr. Brandt Episode: "Glenlawn Street Blues"
Blood Feud Rocky Television film
We Got It Made Mike Episode: "David's Birthday"
1984 The New Mike Hammer Ari Artel Episode: "Seven Dead Eyes"
Hill Street Blues Lester Franco 3 episodes
Hunter Benny Episode: "Flight on a Dead Pigeon"
Who's the Boss? Robaire Episode: "Dinner for Two"
The Vegas Strip War Stan Markham Television film
1984–1987 Family Ties Various 5 episodes
1984 The Ratings Game Nunzio Television film
1985 The Fall Guy Duke Episode: "Split Image"
Street Hawk Phil Simkins Episode: "Follow the Yellow Gold Road"
The Twilight Zone Joe Rubello Episode: "Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye"
Stir Crazy Coach Lou Paterno Episode: "The Football Story"
1986 ALF Bert Episode: "Baby, You Can Drive My Car"
You Again? Cop Episode: "Good Neighbors"
1986–1987 L.A. Law Vinnie La Rosa 3 episodes
1986–1995 Murder, She Wrote Lieutenant Greco, Freddie, Rudlfo Petrocelli 3 episodes
1987 Charles in Charge Hank Holloway Episode: "Feud for Thought"
She's the Sheriff Frankie Fontaine Episode: "Mokey Business"
Night Court Santa Episode: "Let It Snow"
1988 Tales from the Darkside Vincent Dessari Episode: "The Deal"
Duet Marty Episode: "No Reservations"
The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Sid Television film
Annie McGuire Officer Murphy Episode: "The Hold-Up"
Day by Day Max Episode: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
1989 Columbo Sergeant Russo Episode: "Columbo Goes to the Guillotine"
Quantum Leap Chuck Thompson Episode: "Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961"
Star Trek: The Next Generation Slade Bender Episode: "Manhunt"
1989–1990 The Tracy Ullman Show Tony 'Big Tony' Manetti 2 episodes
1990 Glory Days Lieutenant V.T. Krantz 6 episodes
The Golden Girls Coach Odlivak Episode: "Feelings"
Uncle Buck Bernie Episode: "Fire Sale"
1991 Sisters Sidney Getz Episode: "80%"
Sibs Leo Episode: "Audie's Bad Day"
Growing Pains Ernie Episode: "The Young and the Homeless"
1992 Maid for Each Other Lieutenant Jardine Television film
On the Air Plumber 1 episode
Brooklyn Bridge Mr. Cavaretti 2 episodes
Jack's Place Moe Jablonski Episode: "Forever"
Bodies of Evidence Detective Alfie Episode: "The Cold Light of Day"
Beverly Hills, 90210 Clarence The Angel (voice) Episode: "It's a Totally Happening Life"
Civil Wars DeRubumpre Episode: "A Partridge in a Pair's Tree"
1992–1995 Batman: The Animated Series Detective Harvey Bullock (voice) 21 episodes
1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. Mr. Healy Episode: "Eleven Angry People... and Vinnie"
Almost Home Bob 'Big Bob' Petrelli Episode: "Bowling for Daddies"
Bonkers Crunchy Potato Chip (voice) Episode: "Springtime for the Iguana"
NYPD Blue Alfonse Giardella 6 episodes
The Mommies Santa #2 Episode: "Christmas"
Empty Nest Millard Episode: "Read All About It"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Bobby Rebetta Episode: "Shaker"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Duke Episode: "The Philadelphia Story"
1994–1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Louie, Gun Shop Owner 2 episodes
1995 Santo Bugito Fingers (voice) Episode: "Load 'O Bees"
Friends Joey Tribbiani Sr. Episode: "The One with the Boobies"
Platypus Man Sal Episode: "Lou's the Boss"
1995–1996 Charlie Grace Artie Crawford 9 episodes
1996 Duckman Additional Voices Episode: "A Room with a Bellevue"
Mad About You Door Guy Episode: "Hot & Cold"
Partners Max Lobster Episode: "You Quit?"
Townies Mr. Rosano Episode: "The Life of Ryan"
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Detective Harvey Bullock (voice) Episode: "World's Finest"
Kenan & Kel Mr. Maniaci Episode: "Safe and Sorry"
Murphy Brown Dry Cleaner Episode: "Oh, Danny Boy"
The Nanny Juror #4 Episode: "Samson, He Denied Her"
Party of Five Arnie Horn Episode: "Hitting Bottom"
Caroline in the City Tony Episode: "Caroline and the Ombudsman"
Rugrats Vinnie (voice) Episode: "The Mattress/Looking for Jack"
Teen Angel Uncle Lou Episode: "Steve & Marty & Jordan & Uncle Lou"
1997–1998 The New Batman Adventures Detective Harvey Bullock (voice) 8 episodes
1998 Police Academy Marcus Erroneous Episode: "Angel on My Back"
The Tony Danza Show Charlie Falcone Episode: "C'gar Face"
Early Edition Sal Episode: "Blackout"
The Magical World of Walt Disney Philoctetes "Phil" (voice) Recurring cast
1998–1999 Hercules Philoctetes "Phil" (voice) 29 episodes
1999 DiResta Vic DiResta 5 episodes
Ally McBeal George Chisholm Episode: "Civil War"
Todd McFarlane's Spawn Mr. Orvetti (voice) Episode: "The Mindkiller"
Cousin Skeeter Mr. Schinkenslayer Episode: "Two Men and a Baby Pig"
2000 G vs E Dino Corfu Episode: "Wonderful Life"
Falcone Jackie Savino Episode: "Lealta"
Bull Pete Episode: "To Have and to Hold"
Norm Tony DiBenedetto Episode: "Norm vs. the Sacrifice"
2000-2006 Family Guy Biff / Louie Anderson / Danny DeVito (voices) 2 episodes
2001 Kate Brasher Larry Episode: "Kate"
61* 'Toots' Shor Television film
Going to California Al Weeks Episode: "Hurricane Al: A Tale of Key Largo"
Providence Carlo Episode: "Best Man"
Call Me Claus Teamster Santa Television film
2001-2003 The Fairly OddParents Easter Bunny (voice) 2 episodes
2002 As Told by Ginger Chef Bob (voice) Episode: "Fast Reputation"
The Zeta Project Titus Sweete (voice) 2 episodes
Disney's House of Mouse Philoctetes "Phil" (voice) Episode: "Donald Wants to Fly"
Bram & Alice Buddy Royal Episode: "Paul-Pot"
2003 Static Shock Detective Harvey Bullock (voice) Episode: "Hard as Nails"
Mickeypalooza Philoctetes "Phil" (voice) Television special
ER Pernicious Anemia Man Episode: "No Strings Attached"
2004 Rock Me Baby Franco Episode: "Look Who's Talking"
Helter Skelter Leno LaBianca Television film
NCIS Jimmy 'Naps' Napolitano Episode: "The Bone Yard"
Will & Grace Paul 2 episodes
2005 CSI: NY Frank Meadows Episode: "Recycling"
Mind of Mencia Italian Man 1 episode
The Young and the Restless Hotel Desk Clerk 1 episode
2006 Joey Joey Tribbiani Sr. Episode: "Joey and the Dad"
2006–2010 Days of Our Lives Sal Bandino, Motel Clerk 8 episodes
2007 Dirt Tony Episode: "The Thing Under the Bed"
Boston Legal Wayne Picker Episode: "Duck and Cover"
2007-2010 Hannah Montana Al Blaine, Jersey Guy 2 episodes
2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man Sullivan Edwards (voice) Episode: "Intervention"
2009 Random! Cartoons Bossman (voice) Episode: "Flavio"
Reno 911! Don Bronzoni Episode: "Dangle's Murder Mystery: Part 1"
Castle Sal Tenor Episode: "A Death in the Family"
2013 Kickin' It Harvey Episode: "Queen of Karts"
2015 About a Boy Dennis, The Deceiver Episode: "About a Babymoon"
2016 2 Broke Girls Luigi Episode: "And the Show and Don't Tell"
Modern Family Earl Chambers Episode: "Halloween IV: Revenge of Rod Skyhook"
2017 9JKL Massimo Episode: "High Steaks"
2018 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Big Cheese (voice) Episode: "Action News"
Champions Uncle Bud 8 episodes
2019 9-1-1 Jack Kramer Episode: "Kids Today"
2020 Just Roll with It Joey 'Coconuts' Episode: "The Great Coconuts Caper"
2021 El Coyote the Prequel Bobby Episode: "Witness Protection"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1992 Sewer Shark Stenchler
1994 The Adventures of Batman & Robin Detective Harvey Bullock
2002 Kingdom Hearts Philoctetes "Phil"
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Philoctetes "Phil"
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Angelo
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Philoctetes "Phil"
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Additional Voices
2010 Mafia II Joe Barbaro / Derek Pappalardo
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Detective Harvey Bullock
2018 Thief of Thieves Geoffredo Rotolo


  1. ^ "Robert Costanzo". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03.
  2. ^ "Robert Costanzo Biography".
  3. ^ Filmography of Robert Costanzo

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