Don Amendolia

Don Amendolia (born February 1, 1945 in Woodbury, New Jersey) is an American actor.

Don Amendolia
BornFebruary 1, 1945 (1945-02) (age 75)

He played Big Al Kennedy in NBC's soap opera Sunset Beach, had a recurring role on Twin Peaks, and appeared in one episode of Cheers.

Amendolia directed one episode of Growing Pains and two episodes of Harry and the Hendersons. He has appeared on Broadway in 33 Variations, Stepping Out, and My One and Only. He directed the rotating cast of the Off-Broadway show, Wicked.[1] He also played the Wizard on the second national tour of the musical Wicked. He played his first performance on December 9, 2009, replacing Tom McGowan.[2]

Amendolia gave acting lessons and assigned workouts to the cast of the film Purple Rain.[3]


Year Credit Role Notes
1981 Ryan's Hope Harry Quindy 3 episodes
1982 The Country Girl Ralph TV Movie
1983 Without a Trace Police officer bit role
Cheers Henry 'Hank' Zenzola in episode "Affairs of the Heart"
An Uncommon Love Romaine TV Movie
1984 Mama Malone (TV series) Dino Forresti recurring role, 13 episodes
Satan's Touch ???? Uncredited role
1987 The Secret of My Succe$s Executive Bit role
1988 Eisenhower & Lutz (TV Series) Vito in episode "Pride and Prejudice"
Family Ties Tom in episode "Beyond Therapy"
Newhart Art in episode "Goonstruck"
1989-1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show Richie 3 episodes
1990 Framed Ellis TV movie
Twin Peaks Emory Battis 5 episodes, Seasons 1 & 2
12:01 PM Professor Nathan Rosenbluth Short film
1991 Valerie Phil Morton in episode "A Sneaking Suspicion"
Perfect Strangers Ferdinand in episode "A Weekend at Ferdinand's"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Mr. Cummings in episode "Something for Nothing"
Life Goes On Producer in episode "The Smell of Fear"
1988-1992 Night Court Johnny Dugan / Mr. Barsotti 3 episodes, Seasons 6 & 9
1992 Wayne's World Announcer
1993 L.A. Law Peter Swilling in episode "Where There's a Will"
Precious Victims Judge TV movie
Fearless Male Survivor Bit role
1994 Ed Wood Salesman Feature film role
Twin Sitters Pa Falcone Feature film role
My Brother's Keeper Father Gardiner Feature film role
1995 A Walk in the Clouds Father Coturri Feature film role
1996 Seinfeld Dennis in episode "The Rye"
Ellen Mr. Koundakian in episode "Ellen: With Child"
1997 Sunset Beach (TV series) Big Al Kennedy recurring role; 7 episodes
Boogie Nights Bank Worker Bit role
2000 Bounce Infinity Attorney
2001 Skeletons in the Closet Detective Carlson
2002 In-Laws Joe in episode "Crown Vic"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Michael Carling in episode "But Not Forgotten"
2004 Law & Order Gregory Finney in episode "Cut"
2014 Lucky Stiff Uncle Tony Feature film role


  1. ^ "Don Amendolia Theatre Credits". 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Nicholls, Li (July 23, 2011). "Wicked conjures an elaborate witch's view of Oz before Dorothy". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Ro, Ronin (2011). [ Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks] Check |url= value (help). St. Martin's Publishing Group. p. 87. ISBN 1429950730. Retrieved 13 November 2019.

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