Danny Aiello Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

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Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 28, 2022
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About Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello is a famous American actor and musician.

He was born on June 20, 1933, in Manhattan, New York, USA, and died on December 12, 2019. Danny Aiello has featured in several movies such as 'The Godfather: Part II', 'Hudson Hawk', 'Once Upon A Time In America', 'Jacob's Ladder', 'Do The Right Thing', and 'Lucky Number Slevin'.

Danny played an important role in the Spike Lee film 'Do The Right Thing', which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award. He has also featured on television series and also in the theater. His most characterized role in TV series was in the miniseries 'The Last Don', and theater credits include 'The House Of Blue Leaves', 'Hurlyburly', 'Gemini', and 'The Floating Light Bulb'.

Danny Aiello has also released several albums as a musician. His songs include 'I Just Wanted To Hear The Words', 'Live From Atlantic City', and 'My Christmas Song For You'.

Danny Aiello's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Danny Aiello's net worth?

Danny's net worth has been estimated at $6 million as of 2022.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Danny Aiello?

Danny Aiello is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

How old was Danny Aiello?

At the time of his death on December 12, 2019, DannyAiello was 86 years old.

Childhood And Education

Danny Aiello was born on West 68th St., Manhattan, New York. He was of Italian descent like his father. Danny attended James Monroe High School after his family moved to the South Bronx when he was seven years old.

At 16, Danny Aiello lied about his age to enlist in the United States Army. He returned to New York City after serving for three years. He worked as a nightclub bouncer at the legendary New York City comedy club and did other jobs to support his family.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Danny Aiello Family

Danny Louis Aiello Jr. was the fifth of six children born to Daniel Louis Aiello and Frances Pietrocova. His mother was a seamstress from Naples, Italy, while his father was a laborer who left his family after his wife lost her eyesight. Danny publicly held contempt for his father for many years, but the two later reconciled in 1993.

The American actor married his wife, Sandy Cohen, in 1955. The marriage was blessed with four children, Danny, Jaime, Rick, and Stacey.

Who was Danny Aiello's partner?

Danny Aiello's partner was Sandy Cohen, living with him between 1955-2019. Danny was survived by his wife and four children, two of whom, including the Hollywood stuntman/actor Danny Aiello III, have died.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

Danny Aiello is best known as an American actor and musician. He came into the movie industry in the '70s. One of his career's earliest roles came as a small-time hood Tony Rosato in the 1974 movie 'The Godfather Part II'. He also made a comic appearance in the Robert Altman film 'Prêt-à-Porter'.

Danny Aiello has featured in various films, television series, and theater shows. Some of his film roles include playing Phil Cantone in 'Harlem Nights', Louis Cropa in the 2000 film 'Dinner Rush', Noah Cairn in 'Prince Of Central Park', Frank Giorgio in 'Brooklyn Lobster', and Tony Santini in 'Mail Order Bride'.

Danny Aiello received much applause for his role as a racist New York City cop in Fort Apache, 'The Bronx'. In the 1984 gangster epic, 'Once Upon A Time In America', he was paired with De Niro, where he played the role of a police chief also named Aiello. His many film appearances also include 'The Purple Rose Of Cairo', 'Hudson Hawk', 'Lucky Number Slevin', and 'Prêt-À-Porter', where he featured as Major Hamilton.

Danny Aiello has played some major roles in television series such as 'Lady Blue' where he played Lt. Terry, Coach Jacobs in 'Daddy' and Anthony Dellaventura in 'Dellaventura'. He also featured in Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' as the pizzeria owner. His role in the movie earned him various nominations, such as the Academy Award and Motion Picture For Best Supporting Actor.

Danny Aiello's songs as a musician were displayed in films such as 'Once Around' (1991) and 'Remedy' (2005). He also released several albums, such as 'Live From Atlantic City' (2008) and 'My Christmas Song For You' (2010).

Charity Work

What awards did Danny Aiello win?

Danny Aiello won the Daytime Emmy Award for Oustanding Performer in a Children Program. He also won Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago Film Critics for Best Supporting Actor.

Other Interesting Danny Aiello Facts And Trivia

  • His horoscope, according to astrologers, was Gemini.

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Danny Aiello Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Daniel Louis Aiello Jr.

Date of Birth


Date of Death




Place of Birth



188 cm


Actor, Producer, Singer, Voice Actor


James Monroe Educational Campus

Net Worth



Frances Pietrocova, Daniel Louis Aiello Sr.
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