lifelong resident of New York City, Danny Aiello began acting in his mid
30's and set the tone forhis career by immediately earning a Theatre World
Award for his debut in Lamppost Reunion. With a reputation for no-holds-barred
stage and screen performances which are brimming with honest emotion,
Aiello's portrayal of Cher's jilted fiancé in Moonstruck
endeared him to film audiences. As 'Sal' in Spike Lee's Do The Right
Thing, Aiello received unanimous acclaim including Academy Award and
Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and was named Best
Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago Film Critics Associations.
After decades of
starring in films, theatre and on television, Aiello recently completed
his lifelong dream and recorded his first studio album. Entitled "I
Just Wanted to Hear the Words," the compilation of classic traditional
jazz hits debuted on April 28th at #4 on the Billboard Charts and garnered
rave reviews. Aiello is currently in the midst of touring and sold out
his very first concert at NYC's legendary Rainbow Room, and he has performed
at the House of Blues Sunset Strip in LA and the House of Blues Anaheim.
The album was released by IN2N Entertainment and was produced by Tommy
Aiello has just
finished shooting the independent film
Brooklyn Lobster for director Kevin Jordan, where he stars as a
blue-collar guy who runs a financially troubled lobster shop.