Rico: A means to an end.
Dredd: You started a massacre!
Rico: I caused a revolution!
Dredd: YOU BETRAYED THE LAW!
Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. (born October 4, 1949 in New York City, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor.
With his intimidating stare and raspy voice, he often plays hammy or intense villains although he does possess plenty of range.
- 1979 Prophecy as John Hawks
- 1980 Private Benjamin as Henri Alan Tremont
- 1990 Q & A as Robert Texador
- 1992 The Mambo Kings as Cesar
- 1992 Hoffa as Carl "Dally" D'Allesandro
- 1993 Fatal Instinct as Ned Ravine
- 1995 Judge Dredd as Rico
- 1996 Gotti (1996) as John Gotti
- 1996 Striptease as Lt. Al Garcia
- 1997 The Odyssey as Odysseus
- 2000 The Road to El Dorado as Tzekal-Kan
- 2007 American Gangster as Dominic Cottano
- 2007 NCIS as La Grenouille
- 2009 The Bleeding as Det. Jake Plummer
- 2010 Chuck as Premier Alejandro Goya
- 2015 Law & Order: SVU as Nicolas Amaro (guest star)
Tropes in his works
- Dyeing for Your Art: He gained nearly 50 lbs to play John Gotti.
- Large Ham: Has a habit of devouring scenery whole.
- Plays Great Ethnics: Due to his ambigious ethnicity, he's played a variety of nationalities. He's actually of mixed Italian/Irish ancestry.