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Anthony LaPaglia ACTOR


Anthony LaPaglia was born on January 31st, 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia to parents, Maria Johannes and Gedio LaPaglia.  He has one younger brother who also pursued a career as an actor and one older brother.
After completing high school he went on to study at Rostrevor College and also studied acting at the South Australian Castings Agency.  He was also very involved in soccer in Australia playing the goal keeper in the National Soccer League. 
Later, LaPaglia made the move to Los Angeles, California in pursuit of a career in entertainment.  Some of his early roles were in such films and television series as, "Amazing Stories" (1985), "Cold Steel" (1987), "The Enforcer" (1987), "Betsy's Wedding" (1990), "Innocent Blood" (1992), "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (1993), "The Client" (1994) and on the television series, 'Murder, She Wrote" (1995) playing the role of Jimmy Wyler.
Along with establishing a decent career as a television and film actor, he was also quite successful as a stage performer working in such productions as, "A View From the Bridge" and "Lend Me a Tenor".
Majority of his roles on television and film were portraying police officers or detectives and although he was raised in Australia and had a strong accent when he relocated to the United States, in order to take on more roles, he managed to lose his accent completely.
As his career progressed some of his more recent roles have been on such television series as, "Frasier" (2000-2004) and "Without a Trace" (2002-2009).  He was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series, for his role on, "Frasier" playing the character, Simon. 
Recent film credits include, "Summer of Sam" (1999), "Looking for Alibrandi" (2000), "The Guys" (2002), "Balibo" (2009) and soon to release in 2012, "Django Unchained" and "A View From the Bridge".
He was married once before to actress, Cherie Michan but that marriage lasted a very short time.  He is currently married to his second wife, Gia Carides whom he wed in 1998 and together they have one child and resides in Santa Monica, California.  


2012 A View from the Bridge
2012 Django Unchained 
2012 Mental 
2012 Long Time Gone
2011 Happy Feet Two 
2011 The Ride 
2011 All-Star Superman 
2011 In Loco Parentis
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 
2010 Overnight 
2009 Balibo
2002-2009 Without a Trace 
2008 Tellement vrai
2008 $9.99
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2006 Happy Feet 
2006 Happy Feet
2006 Played
2006 The Architect
2000-2004 Frasier
2004 Winter Solstice
2003 Spinning Boris
2003 Happy Hour 
2003 Manhood 
2002 Analyze That
2002 The Guys 
2002 I'm with Lucy
2002 Dead Heat
2002 The Salton Sea
2001 The Bank
2001 On the Edge
2001 Lantana
2001 Jack the Dog
2000 Normal, Ohio 
2000 Autumn in New York 
2000 The House of Mirth
2000 Looking for Alibrandi
2000 Company Man 
1999 Black and Blue
1999 Sweet and Lowdown
1999 Summer of Sam 
1999 Lansky
1998 Phoenix 
1998 Mob Law: A Film Portrait of Oscar Goodman 
1998 The Repair Shop
1996-1997 Murder One 
1997 The Garden of Redemption 
1997 Commandments
1997 Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer 
1996 Brilliant Lies 
1996 Trees Lounge
1996 Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story
1996 Chameleon 
1995 Empire Records 
1994 Mixed Nuts
1994 Killer 
1994 Paperback Romance 
1994 The Client 
1994 Past Tense 
1993 The Custodian 
1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer 
1992 Innocent Blood
1992 Whispers in the Dark 
1992 Black Magic 
1991 Keeper of the City 
1991 29th Street
1991 Tales from the Crypt 
1991 One Good Cop 
1991 He Said, She Said 
1991 The Brotherhood
1990 Criminal Justice
1990 Betsy's Wedding
1990 Equal Justice 
1990 Father Dowling Mysteries 
1989 Hardball 
1989 Mortal Sins 
1989 Slaves of New York 
1989 Gideon Oliver 
1989 A Man Called Haw
1988 Police Story: Gladiator School
1988 Frank Nitti: The Enforcer 
1988 The Equalizer
1987 Cold Steel 
1987 Hunter
1986 Trapper John, M.D.
1986 The Twilight Zone
1986 Magnum, P.I. 
1985 Amazing Stories 

Matinee Classics - Road to Perdition starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Tyler Hoechlin, Jude Law, Daniel Craig, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Liam Aiken, Dylan Baker, Ciaran Hinds, Anthony LaPaglia, Craig Spidle, Ian Barford, Stephen Dunn, Paul Turner, Kathleen Keane and Brendan McKinney

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