Joe Spinell (1936-1989) (real name Joseph J. Spagnuolo) was an American (of Italian descent) character actor, known from a number of portrayals in classic and cult movies such as The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver and the first two Rocky films. He was also a friend and frequently collaborated with Sylvester Stallone and director William Lustig.
He's quite known for his horror film genre works, especially Maniac (directed by Lustig) and its unfinished sequel Maniac 2: Mr. Robbie, both which he also wrote and considered some of his most important works. The unfinished duology has a significant cult following and the first film was remade in 2012 (as well as unofficially in Greece in 1989).
Joe Spinell can be seen using the following weapons in the following films:
|M1911A1||Willi Cicci||The Godfather||Uncredited||1972|
|Colt Detective Special||Willi Cicci||The Godfather Part II||1974|
|Double Barreled Shotgun||Frank Zito||Maniac||1980|
|Benjamin EB22 Air Pistol||Frank Zito||Maniac||an older version with an attached front sight||1980|