Val Bisoglio makes a guest appearance as mobster Ralph Silvestri in the Season 2 "AITF" episode "Archie Sees a Mugging".
|Born:||May 7, 1926|
|Birthplace:||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Archie Sees a Mugging" (Season 2) |
"Archie and the Editorial" (Season 3)
|Character played:||Ralph Silvestri / Robber/Gunman|
Val Bisoglio (born May 7, 1926 in New York City, New York) is a vaunted, revered Italian-American character actor primarily known for his work on television. Bisoglio guest appeared on All in the Family as Italian American anti-defamation league representative and mobster Ralph Silvestri in the Season 2 episode "Archie Sees a Mugging". He later appears as Robber who robs Archie, a pro-gun advocate, as he watches the editorial he delivered on a segment of the local 6:00pm TV news in Kelsey's Bar in the episode "Archie and the Editorial" in Season 3.
Val performed in numerous TV series in the 1970s including M*A*S*H,, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Roll Out, Kojak starring Telly Savalas (beginning with th TV-movie pilot The Marcus-Nelson Murders), Baretta, and The Rockford Files. He is probably best known for his recurring role as restaurateur Danny Tovo in the popular series Quincy, M.E.
He also appeared as Murf Lupo in The Sopranos. Bisoglio is also known for his role as Frank Manero Sr., the volatile father of son Tony Manero (John Travolta) in the blockbuster 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.