Robert DE Niro Biography (1943-)

Full name, Robert De Niro, Jr.; born August 17, 1943, in New York, NY; son ofRobert (an artist) and Virginia (a painter; maiden name, Admiral) De Niro; married Diahnne Abbott (an actress), 1976 (divorced, 1988); married Grace Hightower (a former flight attendant), June 17, 1997; children: (first marriage)Drena, Raphael Eugene (an actor); (second marriage) Elliott; (with Toukie Smith, an actress) Aaron Kendrick and Julian Henry (twins). Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.;Manager: The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.;Publicist: Stan Rosenfeld & Associates, 2029 Century Park East, Suite 1190, Los Angeles, CA 90067.; Office: Tribeca Productions, 375 Greenwich St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10013.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
August 17, 1943
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Client at diner, Trois chambres a Manhattan (also known as Three Rooms in Manhattan), 1965
  • (As Robert Denero) Cecil, The Wedding Party, Ajay, 1967
  • Jon Rubin, Greetings, Sigma III, 1968
  • Sam Nicoletti, Sam's Song (also known as The Swap and Line of Fire), Cannon, 1969
  • Lloyd Barker, Bloody Mama, American International Pictures, 1970
  • Jon Rubin, Hi, Mom! (also known as Confessions of a Peeping John, Blue Manhattan, and Son of Greetings), Sigma III, 1970
  • Gypsy cab driver, Jennifer on My Mind, United Artists, 1971
  • Danny, Born to Win (also known as Addict and Born to Lose), United Artists, 1971
  • Mario Trantino, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (also knownas The Gang That Couldn't Shoot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Bruce Pearson, Bang the Drum Slowly, Paramount, 1973
  • John "Johnny Boy" Civello, Mean Streets, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Vito Corleone, The Godfather, Part II (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Godfather: Part II"), Paramount, 1974
  • Bertolucci secondo il cinema (documentary; also known as The Cinema According to Bertolucci and The Making of "1900"), Bauer International, 1975
  • (In archive footage) America at the Movies, Cinema 5 Distributing,1976
  • (As Robert DeNiro) Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver, Columbia, 1976
  • Monroe Stahr, The Last Tycoon, Paramount, 1977
  • Jimmy Doyle, New York, New York, United Artists, 1977
  • Alfredo Berlinghieri, 1900 (also known as Novecento, 1900--Gewalt, Macht, Leidenschft, 1900--Kampf, Liebe, Hoffnung, and Nineteen Hundred), Paramount, 1977
  • Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter, Warner Bros., 1978
  • Jake LaMotta, Raging Bull, United Artists, 1980
  • Des Spellacy, True Confessions, United Artists, 1981
  • Himself, Acting: Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio, 1981
  • Rupert Pupkin, The King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • David "Noodles" Aaronson, Once upon a Time in America (also knownas C'era una volta in America), Warner Bros., 1984
  • (In archive footage) Terror in the Aisles (documentary), Universal, 1984
  • Frank Raftis, Falling in Love, Paramount, 1984
  • Archibald "Harry" Tuttle, Brazil, Universal, 1985
  • Captain Rodrigo Mendoza, The Mission, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Louis Cypher, Angel Heart (also known as Aux portes de l'enfer), TriStar, 1987
  • Al Capone, The Untouchables, Paramount, 1987
  • Himself, Hello Actors Studio, 1987
  • Jack Walsh, Midnight Run, Universal, 1988
  • Joseph "Megs" Megessey, Jacknife, Cineplex Odeon, 1989
  • Ned, We're No Angels, Paramount, 1989
  • Stanley Cox, Stanley & Iris, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • James Conway, GoodFellas (also known as Goodfellas), WarnerBros., 1990
  • Leonard Lowe, Awakenings, Columbia, 1990
  • Himself, Hollywood Mavericks, Roxie Releasing, 1990
  • Max Cady, Cape Fear, Universal, 1991
  • Donald Rimgale, Backdraft, Universal, 1991
  • David Merrill, Guilty by Suspicion (also known as La liste noire), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Evan M. Wright, Mistress (also known as Hollywood Mistress), Rainbow Releasing/Tribeca Productions, 1992
  • Harry Fabian, Night and the City, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Dwight Hansen, This Boy's Life, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Wayne "Mad Dog" Dobie, Mad Dog and Glory, Universal, 1993
  • Lorenzo Anello, A Bronx Tale, Savoy Pictures, 1993
  • The creature/sharp-featured man, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (also known as Frankenstein), TriStar, 1994
  • Neil McCauley, Heat, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, Universal, 1995
  • Actor for a day, One Hundred and One Nights (also known as Lescent et une nuits, Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinema, and AHundred and One Nights of Simon Cinema), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Gil Renard, The Fan, TriStar, 1996
  • Father Bobby, Sleepers, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Dr. Wally, Marvin's Room, Miramax, 1996
  • Himself, 100 Years of Horror: Witchcraft and Demons (documentary),Passport Video, 1996
  • Himself, 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family (documentary), Passport Video, 1996
  • Lieutenant Mo Tilden, Cop Land, Miramax, 1997
  • Louis Gara, Jackie Brown, Miramax, 1997
  • Conrad Brean, Wag the Dog, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Arthur Lustig, Great Expectations, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Sam, Ronin, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Himself, New York City ... Come Visit the World (documentary), 1998
  • Himself, Junket Whore (documentary), 1998
  • Paul Vitti, Analyze This, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Walter Koontz, Flawless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Himself, Making "Taxi Driver" (documentary), Columbia TriStar HomeVideo, 1999
  • Himself, The Book That Wrote Itself, Echelon Entertainment, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Ausverkauft! (short film), 1999
  • Jack Byrnes, Meet the Parents, Universal, 2000
  • Fearless leader, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (also known as Die Abenteur von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000
  • Detective Eddie Fleming, Fifteen Minutes (also known as 15 minuts Ruhm), New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Master chief, senior chief, and chief Leslie W. "Billy" Sunday, Men ofHonor (also known as Men of Honour), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Himself, The Making of "Cape Fear" (documentary), Universal Home Video, 2001
  • Nick Wells, The Score, Paramount, 2001
  • Himself, Spotlight on Location: Meet the Parents (documentary), 2001
  • Detective Mitch Preston, Showtime, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Vincent LaMarca, City by the Sea (also known as The Suspect), Warner Bros., 2002
  • Paul Vitti, Analyze That, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Himself, Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (documentary short film),Miramax Home Entertainment, 2002
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself, Fahrenheit 9/11 (documentary), Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Himself, Getting Made: The Making of "GoodFellas" (documentary short film), Warner Home Video, 2004
  • Richard Wells, Godsend (also known as Adam), Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Voice of Don Lino, Shark Tale (animated), DreamWorks, 2004
  • Jack Byrnes, Meet the Fockers, Universal, 2004
  • The archbishop, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (also known as El puente de San Luis Rey), 2004
  • David Callaway, Hide and Seek, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005
  • James Wilson (older), The Good Shepard, Universal, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, We're No Angels, Paramount, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Producer, Cape Fear, 1991
  • Producer, Thunderheart, TriStar, 1992
  • Producer, Mistress (also known as Hollywood Mistress), Rainbow Releasing/Tribeca Productions, 1992
  • Producer and director, A Bronx Tale, Savoy Pictures, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Producer, The Night We Never Met, 1993
  • Associate producer, Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (also known as Frankenstein), TriStar, 1994
  • (Uncredited) Producer, Panther, 1995
  • Producer, Marvin's Room, Miramax, 1996
  • Producer, Faithful, New Line Cinema/Savoy Pictures, 1996
  • Producer, Wag the Dog, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Producer, Entropy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Producer, Flawless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Producer, Meet the Parents, Universal, 2000
  • Producer, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (also known as Die Abenteuer von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Director, The Score, 2001
  • Producer, Prison Song, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Producer, About a Boy (also known as About a Boy oder: Der Tagder toten Ente), Universal, 2002
  • Producer, Stage Beauty, Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Producer, Meet the Fockers, Universal, 2004
  • Director and producer, The Good Shepherd, Universal, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Himself, Tribeca Film Festival Presents, 2003
  • (In archive footage) I Love the '90s: Part Deux (documentary), VH1, 2005
  • Specials
  • Himself, Night of 100 Stars, 1982
  • The Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985
  • Narrator, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (documentary; also known as Dear America), PBS, 1987
  • Martin Scorsese Directs, PBS, 1990
  • The New Hollywood, NBC, 1990
  • Himself, The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (documentary), HBO, 1990
  • Himself, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (documentary), Showtime, 1991
  • Himself, Aretha Franklin: Duets, Fox, 1993
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself, Fame in the Twentieth Century (documentary), BBC, PBS, and Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • Himself, True Story of Frankenstein (documentary; also known as It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein), 1994
  • (In archive footage) Ennio Morricone (documentary), BBC, 1995
  • The 25th American Film Institute Achievement Award: A Salute to MartinScorsese, CBS, 1997
  • (In archive footage) Lieutenant Moe Tilden, Venice Report (documentary), 1997
  • Narrator, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (documentary), HBO,1998
  • Himself, Comic Relief VIII, HBO, 1998
  • Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute,TNT, 1999
  • Himself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001
  • Himself, The Concert for New York City, VH1, 2001
  • Host, 9/11 (also known as New York: 11 septembre), CBS, 2002
  • Himself, Reel Comedy: Analyze That, 2002
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself, Hello, He Lied & Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches (documentary), AMC, 2002
  • Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin', USA Network, 2003
  • 100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival, MTV andVH1, 2003
  • The 2003 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert DeNiro, USA Network, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Himself, 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments,E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Presenter, AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep, USA Network, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Himself, The 53rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1981
  • Presenter, The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • Himself, Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame, 1993
  • Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1999
  • Presenter, The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Himself, Premio Donostia a Robert De Niro, 2000
  • Himself, MTV Video Music Awards 2000, MTV, 2000
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual IFP Gotham Awards, Bravo, 2001
  • American Veteran Awards, History Channel, 2002
  • Presenter, Tribeca Film Festival Awards, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Michell/Michael, "The Partisan," Combat!, 1967
  • Himself, "Jack Nicholson fait de la photo," Cinema cinemas, 1990
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1992, 1997, 2000
  • Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1999
  • Himself, "25 Toughest Stars," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Himself, Leute heute, 2002
  • Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2002, 2004
  • Himself, God kveld Norge, 2003
  • Himself, Filmland, 2003
  • Himself, Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003
  • Himself, GMTV, ITV, 2004
  • Himself, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV, 2004
  • Also appeared in Search for Tomorrow.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Tribeca, Fox, 1993
  • Miniseries
  • Executive producer, Witness to the Mob, 1998
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Pilots
  • The Repair Shop, CBS, 1998
  • What Just Happened, HBO, 2003
  • Fully Committed, ABC, 2003
  • About a Boy, Fox, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Executive producer, Holiday Heart, Showtime, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Boy, One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger, Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1970
  • Douglas One and Fatboy, Kool Aid, Forum Theatre, Repertory Theatreof Lincoln Center, New York City, 1971
  • Strange Show, 1982
  • Night of 100 Stars, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982
  • Cuba, Cuba and His Teddy Bear, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games; Producer
  • Nine, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Brode, Douglas, The Complete Films of Robert DeNiro, Citadel, 1993
    • Cameron-Wilson, James, The Cinema of Robert De Niro, London Zomba,1986
    • Dougan, Andy, Untouchable: Robert De Niro, Virgin, 1996
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Volume 21, Gale Group,2001
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, 4th ed., St. James Press, 2000
    • McKay, Keith, Robert De Niro: The Hero behind the Masks, New English Library, 1988
    • Parker, John, De Niro, Vista, 1995
    • Powell, Elfreda, The Unofficial Robert De Niro, Parragon, 1996
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Backstage, November 12, 1999, p. 3
    • Entertainment Weekly, February 20, 1998, p. 16; November 1, 1999,p. 85
    • InStyle, May, 1998, p. 197
    • Newsweek, May 17, 1999, p. 6
    • New York Times, March, 1977
    • People Weekly, October 12, 1998, p. 11; August 16, 1999, p. 11; September 10, 2001, p. 137; April 8, 2002, p. 20
    • Sunday Times (London), April 22, 1990, p. G1
    • Variety, October 25, 1999, p. 4; October 8, 2001, p. 6; June 17, 2002, p. 45

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