Burt Young

Biography

Date of Birth 30 April 1940, New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Jerry De Louise Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Mini Biography Burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing "rough at the edge" type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born Jerry De Louise on April 30 1940 in New York City, where he received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. Young first gathered notice playing tough thugs in such films as The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971), Across 110th Street (1972), Chinatown (1974) and The Gambler (1974). Fiery director Sam Peckinpah cast Young as the getaway driver / assassin, "Mac", in The Killer Elite (1975), and Young came to the attention of newcomer Sylvester Stallone, who cast him as future brother-in-law 'Paulie' in the 1976 sleeper hit Rocky (1976). The talented Young was nominated for an Oscar, and has gone on to reprise the role in all five "Rocky" sequels to date! Peckinpah re-hired him to play renegade trucker "Pigpen" in the moderately successful Convoy (1978) (watch for "Pigpen's" Mack truck where the writing on the door states "Paulie Hauling"!). Young has also appeared in numerous other major productions, including Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002). IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com Spouse Gloria (? - 1974) (her death) 1 child Trivia Owns a restaurant in The Bronx, New York City. In 1980 he guest-starred in a TV movie called Murder Can Hurt You (1980) (TV), a spoof on popular detective shows, in which he played "Lt. Palumbo"; ironically, 14 years later he appeared in a serious role in Columbo: Undercover (1994) (TV). Has a daughter: Anne Morea (b. 1969) Is Italian/American Wife, Gloria, gave birth to their one and only daughter five years before her death. Sylvester Stallone gave Young an inscribed gold Cartier watch in the 1990s, which he still wears. Served in U.S. Marines from 1957 to 1959. Jobs worked during his salad days were as a carpet cleaner, salesman and installer. Used to be a boxer. The father of actress Anne Morea, they appeared together in a 1995 Los Angeles production of "A View from the Bridge". Along with Sylvester Stallone and Tony Burton, he is the only other actor to have appeared in all six 'Rocky' movies. Was considered for the role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather (1972). Personal Quotes "It was people standing up, not even winning, just standing up, and it became a delicate love story with two pretty weak people making one whole person, meaning Sylvester and Talia (Shire)." BY, reassessing the success of "Rocky" "I enjoyed playing around with that guy, and it was a pleasure every three, four years, coming back seeing how the wardrobe is. Is he heavy? Is he thin? I had fun." - BY, on playing Paulie in the Rocky films. Where Are They Now (2003) Is currently at work on a novel entitled Endings, is writing another film, Rear View Mirror, and has two other scripts in pre-production: Haggerty and Rembrandt.

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Birth Place

New York City, New York, USA

Birth Date

4/30/1940
Known For
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Rocky

Paulie Pennino

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Rocky IV

Paulie

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Rocky II

Paulie

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Rocky III

Paulie

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Back to School

Lou

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Convoy

Pig Pen

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Going Overboard

General Noriega

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Hack!

JT Bates

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Last Exit to Brooklyn

Big Joe

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3 Minutes

George

Starring In
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Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut

Paulie

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Stallone: Frank, That Is

Self

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Beckman

Salvatore

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40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic

(archive footage)

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Epiphany

Crab Apple

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Bottom of the 9th

Scaleri

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Vault

Don Ruggiero

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Road to the Lemon Grove

Zio Vincenzo

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Tapestry

Ian

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The Amityville Murders

Brigante

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Brawler

Salvatore

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Zarra's Law

Paul Canto

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Rob The Mob

Joey D

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Tom in America

Michael

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3 Minutes

George

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Ci vediamo domani

Palagonia

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Casting By

Self

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Win Win

Leo Poplar

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Carnera: The Walking Mountain

Lou Soresi

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Hack!

JT Bates

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Oliviero Rising

Santino

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The Hideout

Muller

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Go Go Tales

Murray

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Rocky Balboa

Paulie

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Revoloution

Self

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Transamerica

Murray

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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

Artie Bottolota Sr.

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Shut Up and Kiss Me!

Vincent Bublioni

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Land of Plenty

Sherman

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Los Angeles Plays Itself

Curly in Chinatown (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Crooked Lines

Mike Ameche

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And She Was

Lou

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Kiss the Bride

Santo Sposato

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Adventures Of Pluto Nash, The

Gino

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Plan B

Sal Palermo

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Very Mean Men

Dominic Piazza

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Blue Moon

Bobby

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Table One

Frankie Chips

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Mickey Blue Eyes

Vito Graziosi

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Loser Love

Sydney Delacroix

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The Wasteland

Joe

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The Undertaker's Wedding

Alberto

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The Deli

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She's So Lovely

Lorenzo

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Before Women Had Wings

Louis Ippolito

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Kicked in the Head

Jack

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Heaven Before I Die

Pollof

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Red Blooded II

Roy

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North Star

Reno

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Excessive Force

Sal DiMarco

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Berlin '39

Werner

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Rocky V

Paulie

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Backstreet Dreams

Luca

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Betsy's Wedding

Georgie

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Höhenangst

Coach Mack

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Bright Angel

Art

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Last Exit to Brooklyn

Big Joe

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Wait Until Spring, Bandini

Rocco

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Beverly Hills Brats

Clive

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Blood Red

Andrews

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Going Overboard

General Noriega

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Back to School

Lou

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Rocky IV

Paulie

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A Summer to Remember

Fidel Fargo

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The Pope of Greenwich Village

Bed Bug Eddie

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Once Upon a Time in America

Joe

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Amityville II: The Possession

Anthony Montelli

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Rocky III

Paulie

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...All the Marbles

Eddie Cisco

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Blood Beach

Sergeant Royko

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Rocky II

Paulie

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Convoy

Pig Pen

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Twilight's Last Gleaming

Augie Garvas

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Die Chorknaben

Scuzzi

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Rocky

Paulie Pennino

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Harry and Walter Go to New York

Warden Durgom

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The Killer Elite

Mac

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The Best of Baretta

Johnny Checco / ... (3 episodes, 1975-1976)

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Chinatown

Curly

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The Gambler

Carmine

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Cinderella Liberty

Master at Arms

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Across 110th Street

Lapides

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Born To Win

First Hood

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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Willie Quarequlo

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Carnaval de Sangre

Gimpy (as John Harris)

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