Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1958
DiedJune 21, 2015, Marina del Rey, California, United States
FactAfter 35 years as working character actor, still loves his job.


Tony Longo is an American actor, comedian, and voice artist. He is best known for his roles as Captain Tony Nelson on the CBS television series “I Dream of Jeannie” (1965-1970), as Anthony DiNozzo Sr. on the CBS television series “NCIS” (2005-2016), and as the voice of Fat Tony on the Fox animated series “The Simpsons” (1991-1992).

Longo was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 16, 1937. His parents were Italian immigrants. He has three brothers and two sisters. Longo was educated at Brooklyn College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1959.

Longo’s acting career began in the early 1960s with guest appearances on such television series as “The Untouchables”, “The Twilight Zone”, and “The Virginian”. He made his film debut in the 1964 comedy “A House Is Not a Home”. In 1965, he was cast as Captain Tony Nelson, the astronaut who discovers and then marries the genie Jeannie (played by Barbara Eden), in the CBS television series “I Dream of Jeannie”. The show was a huge success and ran for five seasons, from 1965 to 1970.

After “I Dream of Jeannie” ended, Longo appeared in a number of films and television series, including the 1971 disaster film “The Poseidon Adventure”, the 1974 comedy “The Cannonball Run”, and the 1980s sitcoms “Cheers” and “Newhart”. He also did voice work for several animated series, including “The Simpsons” and ” Rugrats”.

In 2005, Longo began appearing as Anthony DiNozzo Sr., the father of NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo Jr. (played by Michael Weatherly), on the CBS television series “NCIS”. He appeared in a total of 36 episodes over 11 seasons, until 2016.

Longo has been married three times. His first wife was actress Suzanne Pleshette, with whom he had one daughter, Melissa Longo. His second wife was actress Catherine Hickland, with whom he had two sons, Tony Jr. and Christopher Longo. His third wife is actress Beverly Garland, with whom he has one son, Nicholas Longo.

Longo is a member of the Democratic Party and has donated to the campaigns of such politicians as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

As of 2021, Tony Longo’s net worth is $8 million.

General Info

Full NameTony Longo
Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1958
DiedJune 21, 2015, Marina del Rey, California, United States
Height1.98 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor
NationalityAmerican

Family

ChildrenChloe Longo, Danielle Longo, Alexis Longo

Accomplishments

MoviesSixteen Candles, Suburban Commando, The Last Boy Scout, Mulholland Drive, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Angels in the Outfield, Fletch, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Eraser, Rapid Fire, Splash, Mr. Destiny, Houseguest, Let It Ride, Prehysteria!, Living in Peril, Pound Puppies and the Legend of...
TV ShowsPolice Academy: The Series, Hell Town, Just Our Luck, Shaky Ground

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1God's clock is in a different time zone, but it is always on time.

Facts

#Fact
1Survived by his three daughters, Chloe Longo ,Danielle,and Alexis.
2After 35 years as working character actor, still loves his job.
3Now writes and sells art (Positive Affirmation Paintings). Gives all profits to those in need.
4Tony Longo struck by lightning in mouth. Took a Year off to Rehab. Now back to work.
5Struck by Lightning in Mouth while on location Filming in Arizona. Continuously turns down interviews about this life changing experience.
6Is a longtime resident of Marina del Rey, California.
7Was considered for the role of Johnny Roastbeef in Goodfellas (1990).
8Good friends with WWE superstar Mark Calaway aka The Undertaker.
9He turned down college football scholarships and moved to California at 18 to try acting.
10Good friends with Scott Baio, Tony Danza and Esai Morales.
11Has never taken any acting classes.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Numb3rs2009TV SeriesBig Chucky Rollins
Wicked Karma2009ShortMike Taylor
The Sit Down2008ShortSal
The Violent Kind2008VideoChuck
Jake's Corner2008Gus
Days of Our Lives2007-2008TV SeriesCarmine
The Fall of Night2007Atlas
Til Death Does His Part2007ShortLennie
Crossing Jordan2007TV SeriesDonald Gene
Bunny Whipped2007Sandro
My First Toy Company2007ShortPharmacist
Las Vegas2006TV SeriesDino 'Slim'
Monk2006TV SeriesSecond Union Official
The Emerald Sun2006ShortCaptain Chris Murray
The Young and the Restless1999-2006TV SeriesRay - Private Investigato / Fred Caffey / Ray - Private Investigator
Souled Out2005Soul Broker
Mr. & Mrs. Smith2005Big Bad Bathroom Dude (uncredited)
Hercules in Hollywood2005Pool Hustler
That's So Raven2004TV SeriesPython
Drake & Josh2004TV SeriesJanitor
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days2003Sensitive Moviegoer
The Cooler2003Tony
Serving Sara2002Petey
Six Feet Under2002TV SeriesBitsy
Fangs2002Louis
Hard Luck2001Bobby
Mulholland Dr.2001Kenny
Lloyd2001Coach
Some of My Best Friends2001TV SeriesTony
Road to Redemption2001Vincent the Enforcer
The Michael Richards Show2000TV SeriesJeff
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas2000Big Rocko
The X-Files1999TV SeriesDominic
Mulholland Dr.1999TV MovieKenny the Thug
Police Academy: The Series1997-1998TV SeriesLuke Kackley
The Sentinel1998TV SeriesRoberto Cortez
Pacific Blue1997TV SeriesDarryl Hughes
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1997TV Series
Step by Step1995-1997TV SeriesTony / Soupy
Living in Peril1997Truck driver
Family Matters1997TV SeriesButterball
Big Packages1996Phil
Renegade1993-1996TV SeriesDanny Carr / Goochie / Bugs
Nash Bridges1996TV SeriesBlue Eye
Eraser1996Little Mike
The Takeover1995VideoWaldo
High Tide1995TV SeriesAngelo
New York News1995TV SeriesProfessional wrestler
ER1995TV Series
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesBouncer
Young at Heart1995TV MovieVinnie
Something Wilder1995TV SeriesBig Tony
Get Smart1995TV SeriesAgent 0 / Factory Worker
Houseguest1995Joey Gasperini
Missing Parents1994TV ShortDetective Scattaregia
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor1994TV MovieWill
Angels in the Outfield1994Triscuitt Messmer
Last Resort1994/IIVideoRob
Coach1994TV SeriesJoe Bowden
Cobra1993TV SeriesCarl Lane
Remote1993VideoLouis Marinelli
Prehysteria!1993Louis
Shaky Ground1992-1993TV SeriesHarry
Johnny Bago1993TV SeriesWiry Logger
Empty Nest1989-1992TV SeriesJake Carlson / Male Passenger / Stan
Rapid Fire1992Brunner Gazzi
Unlawful Entry1992Big Anglo
The Last Boy Scout1991Big Ray Walton
Bad Attitudes1991TV MovieBruce
The Art of Dying1991Victor
Suburban Commando1991Knuckles
Hunter1984-1991TV SeriesBreech / Dave Newton
The Marrying Man1991Sam
Anything But Love1991TV Series
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1991TV SeriesOtis
Good Sports1991TV SeriesBig Tony
They Came from Outer Space1990TV SeriesThe Executioner / Wreck Riley
Mr. Destiny1990Huge Guy
Martial Law1990VideoBooker
Full House1990TV SeriesTough Prisoner
Sydney1990TV SeriesLenny
The Young Riders1990TV SeriesBo
Worth Winning1989Tarry Childs
Think Big1989Supervisor
Let It Ride1989Simpson
Bloodhounds of Broadway1989Crunch Sweeney
Peter Gunn1989TV MovieSergeant Holstead
Night Court1989TV SeriesChip Coderko
1st & Ten: The Championship1984-1989TV SeriesMad Dog Smears
Feds1988Sailor
Illegally Yours1988Konrat
The Equalizer1988TV SeriesYoung
Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw1988Lumpy (voice)
Glory Years1987TV MovieRizzo
Perfect Strangers1987TV SeriesFat Jack
Beauty and the Beast1987TV SeriesHowie
In the Mood1987Carlo Cusimano
Winners Take All1987Bear Nolan
Heart of the City1986TV SeriesRikers
Simon & Simon1983-1986TV SeriesSmith / Colonel Debarri / Wally Luger / ...
Stingray1986TV SeriesGuard
Fathers and Sons1986TV SeriesIronman
Triplecross1986TV MovieTweetie Pie
Hell Town1985TV SeriesStump
Stitches1985Student Jock
Fletch1985Detective #1
CBS Schoolbreak Special1985TV SeriesMario
Hell Town1985TV MovieStump
Hardcastle and McCormick1985TV Series
Who's the Boss?1984TV SeriesBruiser at Pool Table
The Facts of Life1984TV SeriesHacksaw
Sixteen Candles1984Rock
Alice1982-1984TV SeriesArtie
Splash1984Augie
Benson1984TV SeriesLeland
Just Our Luck1983TV Series
Herndon1983TV MovieStanley Gabotoski
Small & Frye1983TV SeriesTerry 'The Tiger' Tyrell
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesJohnny Gucci
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesBubba Steinberg
The Best of Times1983TV SeriesGarth
The Vals1983Mike - Fraternity President
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesTruck
Madame's Place1982TV SeriesLou
Pink Motel1982Mark
St. Elsewhere1982TV SeriesAnthony
CHiPs1982TV Series'Sly' Angeletti
Laverne & Shirley1982TV SeriesTank Malone
Private Benjamin1981TV SeriesReno
Tarzan the Ape Man1981Stunts (uncredited)
Intersection2014completedFighting Barfly
Intersection2016/IFighting Barfly
Pizza with Bullets2015Frankie 'Thats Right'
Alibi Boys2015TV SeriesMr. Johnny Toberlone
Base2015TV SeriesGeorge
The Tony Longo Trilogy2014ShortWorking Character Actor
Madame Oola Mystery Series2013TV MovieMongo
Changing Hands Feature2012
Sherman's in Sanity2012TV SeriesArchie Pfinger
Actor's Day in LA2012TV SeriesThug
From the Head2011Customer G
Shameless2011TV SeriesRussell
Changing Hands2010Vito
Dem Guys2010ShortTony
Mob HypnoTherapy2010ShortDr. Rocco
Pete Smalls Is Dead2010Joey Sausa
Sinatra Club2010Lenny
Home Shoppin' wit da Mob2010TV ShortTurd
Cause We're Family2010ShortUncle Tony
The Iceman Chronicles2010TV SeriesMr. Cominicci (2010)
Jelly2010Random Guy
Stalking Hotline2009ShortJunior
Un-Employed2009ShortTiny
Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness2009Tony
The Mentalist2009TV SeriesLarge Biker

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dem Guys2010Short
Mob HypnoTherapy2010Short story
Home Shoppin' wit da Mob2010TV Short
Cause We're Family2010Short story
Stalking Hotline2009Short story / writer
Un-Employed2009Short story / writer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dem Guys2010Short executive producer
Mob HypnoTherapy2010Short executive producer
Home Shoppin' wit da Mob2010TV Short executive producer / producer
Cause We're Family2010Short executive producer
Stalking Hotline2009Short executive producer
Un-Employed2009Short executive producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dem Guys2010Short
Mob HypnoTherapy2010Short

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dem Guys2010Short

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Good Dad2011

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Freddy Jenkins Show2015TV Mini-Series short in memory of - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Actors Entertainment2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
AKA Private2011DocumentaryHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
Opening Soon2001TV SeriesHimself - Owner

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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