Popular NY stage director who was simply nominate for an Academy Award for his role as Frank Pentangeli in The Godfather Part II. He published the Broadway play, A Hatful of Rainfall, which was converted to an Academy Award-nominated film in 1957. He was an associate of the Stars Studio, and published the play, A Hatful of Rainfall, which had nearly 400 works on Broadway. He was solid like a mobster in the 1986 Showtime film, Bloodstream Ties. He was raised in Hillside, NJ. He trained many of the stars on the strike HBO mafia theatre, The Sopranos, produced by David Run after.