Dominic Chianese
Biographical Information
Born February 24th, 1931
The Bronx, New York, United States
Productions Oliver! as Ensemble
Mata Hari as Maurice (original cast)
The Sopranos as Corrado "Junior" Soprano
A Wonderful Life as Mr. Henry Potter
Vocal Type Tenor

Dominic Chianese is an American actor and singer.


Born in The Bronx, New York, Chianese began appearing in Off-Broadway productions and attended the HB Studio. In 1974 he had his first major screen appearance as Johnny Ola in The Godfather Part II and appeared in such films as All the President's Men, ...And Justice For All and Cradle Will Rock.

Chianese had his greatest success on television, with roles in Ryan's Hope, Boardwalk Empire and most memorably as "Uncle Junior" Soprano in The Sopranos, for which he received an Emmy nomination.


Before becoming a screen actor, Chianese appeared in a number of Broadway productions, including in the ensemble in Oliver!, as Maurice in Mata Hari (as well as its revival "Ballad for a Firing Squad"). Many years later he appeared as Henry Potter in a concert production of A Wonderful Life.

Chianese sang twice sang in The Sopranos, performing "Core n'Grato" (also known as "Ungrateful Heart") and "I Remember You." He also released two albums, a mixture of pop/rock and Italian standards, the first simply titled "Hits", the second "Ungrateful Heart."


The Sopranos (2001)Edit

  • Core n'Grato (solo)
  • I Remember You (solo)


Oliver! (1965)Edit

  • Consider Yourself
  • Who Will Buy

Mata Hari (1967)(originated the role)Edit

  • The Choice is Yours (reprise)(contains solo lines)

A Wonderful Life (2005)Edit

  • George's Prayer (contains solo lines)
  • First Class All the Way (solo)


Hits (2001)Edit

  • For The Good Times (solo)
  • Santa Lucia (duet)
  • Passing Of Time (solo)
  • Guantanamera (solo)
  • State Vicino A Me (solo)
  • Typical New Yorker (solo)
  • Feels Like Home (solo)
  • Ramona (solo)
  • Solamente Una Vez (solo)
  • Shady Grove (solo)
  • Love Is Real (solo)
  • True Love Still On My Mind (solo)
  • Amazing Grace (solo)

Ungrateful Heart (2003)Edit

  • Maria, Maria (solo)
  • State Vicin' A Me (solo)
  • Core 'n Grato (solo)
  • Torna Surriento (solo)
  • Parla Piu Piano (solo)
  • Piscatore Pusilleco (solo)
  • Mala Femmena (solo)
  • Dicitenciello Vuie (solo)
  • Lu Cardillo (solo)
  • Santa Lucia Luntana (solo)
  • A Vucchella (solo)
  • O Sole Mio (solo)
  • Mamma (solo)
  • Chitarra Romana (solo)
  • O Marenariello (solo)
  • Song A Napoletano (solo)

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