(Bio as of January 2010)
Joe Grifasi most recently appeared at the Goodman in Hughie during the 2009/2010 Season. Mr. Grifasi’s Broadway credits include Dinner at Eight, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Memory of Two Mondays, Boy Meets Girl, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The 1940’s Radio Hour and Happy End. His off-Broadway credits include Conversations in Tusculum, The Boys Next Door (Drama Desk Nomination), Once Around the City, Golden Boy, Filumena and Says I, Says He. Mr. Grifasi’s regional credits include Hughie at Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Trinity Repertory Company, My Fair Lady with the New York Philharmonic, Privates on Parade at Long Wharf Theatre, Once in a Lifetime at Williamstown Theater Festival and Suicide in B Flat and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Yale Repertory Theatre. His directing credits include A Slight Hitch by Lewis Black, Cup of Coffee at Yale Repertory Theatre, Triangles for Two and Heaven Can Wait at Westport Country Playhouse, The Frugal Repast at Abingdon Theatre Company and Max Frisch’s Firebugs at Colleagues Theater Company. Mr. Grifasi has appeared in more than 50 feature films including Presumed Innocent, The Deer Hunter, Big Business, Beaches, Auto Focus, Matewan, Naked Gun, Dark Matter, Natural Born Killers, Chances Are, Changing Lanes, One Fine Day, F/X, Benny & Joon, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Brewster’s Millions, Batman Forever, The Flamingo Kid, Ironweed and Splash. His television credits include The Bronx is Burning (as Yogi Berra), 61* (as Phil Rizzuto), Law & Order, ER, LA Law, Chicago Hope, Hill Street Blues, SCTV, Roseanne and The Practice. He received an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama.
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