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Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia

With over sixty films to his credit, Robert Loggia was recently seen in INDEPENDENCE DAY with Will Smith and Bill Pullman, and also played opposite Pullman in Mistrial on HBO. Other recent projects include WIDE AWAKE, Bille August's SMILLAS SENSE OF SNOW opposite Julia Ormond, and the NBC mini-series Pandora's Clock based upon the best-selling novel by John J. Nance.

A native of New York City, Loggia received a B.A. in journalism at the University of Missouri and then spent two years in the army during the Korean War. After returning to New York to study with Stella Adler, he gained immediate attention off-Broadway as Frankie Machine in The Man with the Golden Arm. It was at this time he was invited to become a lifetime member of the Actor's Studio.

Loggia made his feature film debut in SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME in 1955, and has since become one of Hollywood's premiere character actors. In the 1980s, he began the decade with AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN and ended it with BIG. In the interim, Loggia was nominated for an Academy Award for JAGGED EDGE in 1986, and also starred in SCARFACE, PRIZZI'S HONOR, THE BELIEVERS, GABY, OVER THE TOP, THAT'S LIFE and TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT.

Thus far in the 1990s, Loggia has had memorable performances in I LOVE TROUBLE, BAD GIRLS, THE MARRYING MAN, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, INNOCENT BLOOD, GLADIATOR and MAN WITH A GUN.

On Broadway, Loggia has starred in Toys in the Attic, The Three Sisters and The Boom Boom Room. On the small screen, he co-starred with Laura Dern in the HBO production of Afterburn and in the Oliver Stone produced mini-series Wild Palms. His other television movies include Jake Lassiter, Merce, Cold-Blooded, LifePod, Mercy Mission and White Mile. Loggia has also starred in numerous television series including, The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, T.H.E. Cat, Sunday Dinner and the mini-series Favorite Son, which then spawned Mancuso F.B.I., a series that earned him an Emmy nomination in the 1990-1991 season. He also received an ACE Award nomination for his portrayal of William Kunstler in The Trial of the Chicago Eight.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Robert Loggia Facts

BirthdayJanuary 3, 1930 (92)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Forget About It
Oliver and Company
Oliver & Company
The Diary of Preston Plummer
Lost Highway
An Officer and a Gentleman
Return to Me
Psycho II
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