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Chazz Cats

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California’s Chazz Felines focus on doing the unexpected, launching their repertoire with tracks from a number of eras and designs. Contacting it roadhouse golf swing, the ensemble belts out from specifications made popular through the early years from the 20th hundred years to afterwards blues and jazz amounts, in addition to first compositions. Their music addresses the spectral range of popular jazz, cool golf swing, and sultry blues produced well-known by such renowned performers as Billie Vacation, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Excess fat Waller, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, Louis Jordan, and Django Reinhardt. Jointly for over fifty percent twelve years, the Chazz Felines are led by Charlie “Chazz” Casey, who has guitar. The rest from the lineup includes D’Lilah Monroe on vocals, Greg Laasko carrying out double responsibility on clarinet and saxophone, mandolin participant Teddy “Silverstring” Silverman, bass participant Tom Drohan, and drummer Doctor Don Noble Downing Ward. While located in the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay area, the Chazz Catsperform across the Western world Coast and also have embarked on many tours of European countries.

Quick Facts


Full Name The Chazz Cats
Music Songs Swing Brother Swing, Thirteen Men, Big Ten Inch Record, Why Don't You Do Right?, Bouna Sera, Till Tom Special, You Came a Long Way From St. Louis, Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, This Joint Is Jumpin', The Sheik of Araby, Come and Get It, Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You, Five Guy's Named Moe, Russian Lullaby, The Reefer Song, Swingin' and Truckin', I Can't Give You Anything but Love, The Joint Is Jumpin', Blue Room, Shine, Deep River Blues, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans, Mood Indigo, A Penny for Benny, Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl
Albums E Swingus Vitus, Roadhouse Swing


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#Fact
1 Voiced two animated characters who were junkyard animals that hated house animals. In Stuart Little (1999) he voiced Smokey a junkyard cat who hated house cats and in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure he voiced Buster a junkyard dog who hated house dogs.
2 Got his role in The Usual Suspects after it was turned down by Al Pacino.
3 Was considered for the role of Dean Martin in The Rat Pack (1998).
4 Italian-American, with roots in Agrigento, Sicily.
5 Is a frequent caller to WFAN sports radio in New York.
6 Began as a long-haired lead singer for a band called "Razzamachazz."
7 Although "A Bronx Tale" was his first play, he had written skits for a comedy troupe for about four or five years prior to that.
8 He was initially offered $250,000, then a seven-figure amount, for the film rights to his play "A Bronx Tale," but he refused to sell out, insisting that he write the screenplay and play the lead, which he did (A Bronx Tale (1993)).
9 Chazz used to bounce at The LimeLight in New York City.
10 Son Dante Palminteri born October 11, 1995.
11 Daughter Gabriella Palminteri born 25 December 2001 in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Stone Pony 2018 announced Angelo Golotta
Unorganized Crime 2017 TV Movie filming Sal Cicasi
Legend 2015/I Angelo Bruno
Henry & Me 2014 Babe Ruth (voice)
Rizzoli & Isles 2010-2014 TV Series Frank Rizzoli Sr.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2014 TV Series Perry Cannavaro
Modern Family 2010-2014 TV Series Shorty
Final Recourse 2013 Jerry / Dr. Tomman
Blue Bloods 2012-2013 TV Series Angelo Gallo
Underdogs 2013 Stinky (English version, voice)
Once Upon a Time in Queens 2013 Ben Rose
Mob of the Dead 2013 Video Game Salvatore 'Sal' DeLuca (voice)
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure 2012 Marvin Milkshake
Mighty Fine 2012 Joe Fine
Hollywood & Wine 2011 Video Geno Scarpacci
Once More with Feeling 2009 Frank Gregorio
Jolene 2008 Sal Fontaine
Yonkers Joe 2008 Yonkers Joe
The Dukes 2007 George
Body Armour 2007 Lee Maxwell
Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 The Travel Agent (English version, voice)
Littleman 2006 Walken
Push 2006/I Vince
Running Scared 2006 Detective Rydell
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints 2006 Monty
Drift 2006 TV Movie Joseph DiCaro
Hoodwinked! 2005 Woolworth (voice)
In the Mix 2005 Frank
Animal 2005 Video Kassada
Kojak 2005 TV Series Captain Frank McNeil
Dr. Vegas 2004 TV Series Duke Walcott
Noel 2004 Arizona
One Last Ride 2004 Tweat
Just Like Mona 2003
Poolhall Junkies 2002 Joe
One Eyed King 2001 Eddie Dugan
Boss of Bosses 2001 TV Movie Paul Castellano
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure 2001 Video Buster (speaking) (voice)
Down to Earth 2001 King
Stuart Little 1999 Smokey (voice)
Dilbert 1999 TV Series Leonardo da Vinci
Excellent Cadavers 1999 TV Movie Giovanni Falcone
Analyze This 1999 Primo Sidone
A Night at the Roxbury 1998 Benny Zadir (uncredited)
Hurlyburly 1998 Phil
Scar City 1998 Lt. Laine Devon
Mulholland Falls 1996 Elleroy Coolidge
Faithful 1996 Tony
Diabolique 1996 Guy Baran
Jade 1995 Matt Gavin
The Last Word 1995 Ricky
The Perez Family 1995 Lt. John Pirelli
The Usual Suspects 1995 Dave Kujan
Bullets Over Broadway 1994 Cheech
A Bronx Tale 1993 Sonny
There Goes the Neighborhood 1992 Lyle Corrente
Innocent Blood 1992 Tony
Oscar 1991 Connie
Sydney 1990 TV Series Tony
Wiseguy 1989 TV Series Peter Alatorre / Sal Rosselli
Peter Gunn 1989 TV Movie Soldier
Valerie's Family: The Hogans 1989 TV Series Leslie
Dallas 1989 TV Series Frank
1st & Ten: The Championship 1989 TV Series Al
Glory Years 1987 TV Movie Drummond
Matlock 1987 TV Series MP Sgt. Marcy
Hill Street Blues 1986 TV Series Sonny Cappelito
The Last Dragon 1985 Hood #2
Home Free All 1984 Truck Highjacker

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unorganized Crime 2017 TV Movie filming
Mob Street written by announced
Dante and the Debutante 1996
Faithful 1996 play / screenplay
A Bronx Tale 1993 play / screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unorganized Crime 2017 TV Movie executive producer filming
Mighty Fine 2012 executive producer
Yonkers Joe 2008 executive producer
The Dukes 2007 co-producer
Dante and the Debutante 1996 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Noel 2004
Women vs. Men 2002 TV Movie
Oz 1999 TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure 2012 performer: "March and Moo"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drew Pearson Show 2012 TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! 2011 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Anamorph 2007 special thanks
Tracks of Color 2007 Short very special thanks
We're Talkin' Serious Money 1992 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Keyser Söze: Lie or Legend? 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects' 2002 Video documentary Himself
An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The Making of 'Lady and the Tramp II': From Tramp to Scamp 2001 Video documentary short Himself - 'Buster'
Bravo Profiles 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Book That Wrote Itself 1999 Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Italians in America 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Little Italy 1996 Documentary Himself
Lo + plus 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Introducing 'The Usual Suspects' 1995 Video documentary short Himself
Liebe in Hollywood 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Chevy Chase Show 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Davi's Way 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Journey to Sundance 2014 Documentary Himself
The Lineup: Best Sports Movies 2013 Short Himself - Panelist
The Drew Pearson Show 2012 TV Series Himself
The Haunting Of 2012 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Rocco's Dinner Party 2011 TV Series Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant 2010 TV Special Himself - Judge
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shootout 2008 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies 2008 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
All*Star Cup 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself - Team USA
Running Scared: Through the Looking Glass 2006 Video documentary short Himself
50 premios Sant Jordi de cinematografía 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
In the Mix: 25 Days and Not a Minute More 2006 Video documentary short
The Tony Danza Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bullets Over Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Tribute to Joe Mantegna 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Himself
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love New York 2002 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2002 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Himself / Dave Kujan
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
40 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografía 1996 TV Special Cheech / Sonny LoSpecchio / Dave Kujan
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) · Robert Downey Jr.
· Shia LaBeouf
· Rosario Dawson
· Dianne Wiest
· Channing Tatum
2004 Indie Hero Method Fest
1996 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) The Usual Suspects (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Usual Suspects (1995) · Gabriel Byrne
· Kevin Spacey
· Stephen Baldwin
· Kevin Pollak
· Benicio Del Toro
· Pete Postlethwaite
· Suzy Amis
· Giancarlo Esposito
· Dan Hedaya
1995 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The Usual Suspects (1995) · Stephen Baldwin
· Gabriel Byrne
· Benicio Del Toro
· Kevin Pollak
· Kevin Spacey
· Pete Postlethwaite
· Suzy Amis
· Giancarlo Esposito

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Bullets Over Broadway (1994) · John Cusack
· Dianne Wiest
· Jennifer Tilly
· Mary-Louise Parker
· Jack Warden
· Joe Viterelli
· Rob Reiner
· Tracey Ullman
· Jim Broadbent
· Harvey Fierstein


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#Quote
1 [re his Bronx childhood] The big guys used to beat up the little guys, and the little guys used to beat up the real little guys. If you were a little guy, you'd become a big guy and then beat up the little guys underneath you. Kids now, all they do is sit down and play Facebook. I was on the stoop, and I saw a man kill another man right in front of me. People go, 'You must have been traumatized!' I really wasn't. I just saw this guy kill a guy, and my father dragged me upstairs, we talked about it, I didn't rat on the guy, and that was it.
2 On the Waterfront (1954) is still the greatest movie ever made.
3 I think the lessons I learned growing up in the streets in the Bronx were never tip your hand too soon. Always keep your cards close to the vest.
4 I speak as much as I can about the working man in the Italian-American community. It's the working man who makes up the heart of the community. The Italian-Americans I play are mobsters who have a heart or a positive element.

#Trademark
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