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Larry Romano

A Brief History

The Early Film Career

Larry Romano's early film acting credits include "Donnie Brasco," "The Thin Red Line", "Out For Justice", "City Hall", "Bullet" and "Lock Up". He has appeared on screen with many acclaimed actors, including: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Madonna and Sylvester Stallone. Larry's long acting career allowed him the opportunity to work with well-known director Mike Newell ("Donnie Brasco" and  "Harry Potter" fame) as well as many other award-winning directors, including: Terrence Malick ("The Thin Red Line") and David Fincher (the Grammy-nominated Madonna video "Oh Father".

Larry pursued his passion for the performing arts by studying at Weist-Barron, HB Studios, and the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, all located in NYC. These highly-respected schools were responsible for launching the careers of many successful actors, including Larry, who now works in film, television and theatre.

While pursuing his studies at Strasberg, Larry wrote his first play entitled "We ain't kids no more" which was presented under the artistic direction of Ana Strasberg. The play was a success and ultimately produced at the William Redfield Theatre in NYC and in Los Angeles at The Burbage Theatre.

Television Career

Larry was a regular on "NYPD Blue" and "L.A. Law" and starred in other T.V. hits like "Civil Wars""Mad About You" and "CSI:NY." He starred in 32 episodes of the sitcom "The King of Queens", on which he played "Richie Iannucci". He had a lead role in the NBC sitcom Kristin as "Aldo Bonnadonna" with Kristin Chenoweth. You may have also seen Mr. Romano in several television commercials for companies like "Jack In The Box" or "Walgreens"

Larry Romano's talent offered a wide range of characters on television. Many people fell in love with his quirky wit as the irreverant Richie Iannucci on "The King of Queens." Richie was written as one of Doug Hefferman (Kevin James) closest friends. According to the backstory, he and Doug were roomates before Doug married his wife Carrie as seen in the series episode "Meet By-Product". During the three seasons and 32 episodes that Larry played Richie, he almost always addressed Doug as "Moose". The character Richie was known as a ladies man among Dougs other friends. Richie was a FDNY firefighter.

Latest Projects

Larry Romano recently wrapped the film "Laugh, Killer, Laugh" that also starred William Forsythe, Bianca Hunter and Tom Sizemore. This film will be released on April 24th. It is a gangster/crime drama about a very bad jewel theif with a bad personality whose personality changes to almost maniacal after recovering from a coma caused by an assasinatiion attempt.

Larry is currently involved with Bronx Farm Films and is the writer and directof of a new film project produced by BFF called "Saturday In The Park." The story focuses on two friends from the Bronx, New York... "In their early 20's and at the crossroads of their lives, Danny and Mikey, two musicians from The Bronx New York City (Circa 1986) decide their future on a Saturday Night in The Bronx Park they grew up in."

Other Passions -

Writing

Larry has written screenplays for his upcoming productions that he will also direct. "Saturday in the Park" was originally done as a play, so that make Larry a playwright. He was also the playwright on "We Ain't Kids No More" and "Suitcase of Memories." His latest screenplay is a baseball film called "One Sixty One and River."

Directing

Larry will begin his directorial debut with"Saturday in the Park." Larry is excited about this film. They have accumulated a terrific cast and crew to tell a story that Larry wrote. A story of two musicians struggling with self-evaluation and self-worth while struggling to exist in a tough neighborhood.

Animal Rescue

Larry has a soft spot in his heart for animals, especially dogs. He believes that there is nothing sadder than an orphaned or lost dog struggling to survive in the city. Larry's passion for these animals has made taking time for them a priority.