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Happy Birthday To Bedford’s 'Chazz' Palminteri

Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri, turns 62 on Thursday
Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri, turns 62 on Thursday Photo Credit:

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Bedford’s "Chazz" Palminteri!

Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri, a Bedford resident, turns 62 on Thursday.

Palminteri, an actor and writer, best known for his performances in "The Usual Suspects," "A Bronx Tale,"and his Academy Award nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in "Bullets Over Broadway," was born May 15, 1952, in the Bronx, N.Y.

Palminteri has had acclaimed dramatic performances in films such as "The Perez Family," "Jade" and "Diabolique," as well as comedic roles in films such as "Oscar," "Analyze This" and "Down to Earth." In 2004, he received the "Indie Hero Award" from the Method Fest Independent Film Festival for his artistic achievements in film, Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor for "Bullets Over Broadway" and "The Usual Suspects," Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, National Board of Review Award for Best Cast, and Sundance Film Festival – Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance.