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Robert Davi

Agent Bailey Malone in Profiler

Photos Robert Davi Birth name: Robert John Davi
Birth date: 1954/06/26 (68 years old)
Birth place : Astoria Queens New-York
Height: 1.88 m

French Traduire

Biography for Robert Davi

From his portrayal of James Bond villain Franz Sanchez to FBI profiler Bailey Malone in "Profiler" (1996), Robert Davi is one of the film industry's most recognized tough guys, whether on the big screen or on television. His tough exterior masks a powerful inner sensitivity, which he calls upon for his most notorious roles. A stickler for research, Davi contacted Quantico and arranged to meet Bill Hagenmeyer, the real-life FBI profiler. Davi received critical acclaim within the industry for his provocative and smoldering portrayal of Bailey Malone. The show, currently in syndication, struck a chord with audiences, paving the way for such shows as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), "Without a Trace" (2002), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001) and many others.

His work as a Palestinian terrorist Salim Ajami in an award-winning TV movie brought him critical acclaim and caught the eye of legendary James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli, who cast Davi as Colombian drug lord and lead villain Franz Sanchez in the Bond film Licence to Kill (1989). Davi studied with the legendary Stella Adler, who became his mentor, and he was also a member of the Actors Studio, where he studied with Lee Strasberg. His big break came when he was cast opposite Frank Sinatra in the telefilm Contract on Cherry Street (1977) (TV), and he has gone on to work in projects with Marlon Brando, Roberto Benigni, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Glover and Adam Sandler, to name a few.

Among his many notable film credits are Die Hard (1988), The Goonies (1985), Son of the Pink Panther (1993), Licence to Kill (1989), Raw Deal (1986) and Showgirls (1995). He has worked with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner, Blake Edwards, John McTiernan and Paul Verhoeven, among others. He is equally adept at comedy, also, as is evident by his work in a Rodney Dangerfield romantic comedy, as a con artist (once again a very funny and believable character), and he can be seen in the Rob Schneider/Adam Sandler comedy The Hot Chick (2002). He recently produced and is starring in Hitters (2002), a film that takes a realistic look at the struggles that occur within a neighborhood mob crew.

Besides working and raising his five children, Davi stays busy volunteering his time in such charities such as The Dream Foundation, Exceptional Children's Foundation, Heart Of A Child Foundation, The National Italian-American Foundation, Unico, and he is the national spokesperson for I Save America.


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Title Role
The Butcher (2007) (post-production) Murdoch
Magic (2007) (post-production) Dr. David Ortero
The Dukes (2007) Danny
Stargate: Atlantis Commander Acastus Kolya (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006) (VG) (voice)
Huff Dickins (1 episode, 2006)
In the Mix (2005) Fish
Breaking Vegas (2005) TV Series Narrator (unknown episodes)
Halo 2 (2004) (VG) (voice) SpecOps Leader
Karen Sisco Denton (1 episode, 2004)
Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (2004) (TV) Ivan Nagy
One Last Ride (2003) Father
Hitters (2002) Nick
The Hot Chick (2002) Stan, April's Dad
The 4th Tenor (2002) Ierra
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (VG) (voice) Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez
Verdict in Blood (2002) (TV) Wade Waters
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2002) Merlin/Milner
Soulkeeper (2001) Mallion
Profiler Agent Bailey Malone (80 episodes, 1996-2000)
The Pretender Agent Bailey Malone (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
My Little Assassin (1999) (TV) Frank Sturgis
Batman Beyond Dr. Mike Morgan / ... (1 episode, 1999)
The Bad Pack (1998) McQue
The Beneficiary (1997) (TV) Gil Potter
An Occasional Hell (1996) Trooper Larry Abbott
The Zone (1996) Rowdy Welles
For Which He Stands (1996) Carlito Escalara
Absolute Aggression (1996) R. D. Crowley
Showgirls (1995) Al Torres
Delta of Venus (1995) (voice) The Collector
Codename: Silencer (1995) Eddie Cook
VR.5 Simon Buchanan (1 episode, 1995)
Cyber Vengeance (1995) R.D. Crowley
Cops and Robbersons (1994) Osborn
The November Men (1994) (uncredited) Robert Davi
Blind Justice (1994) Alacran
No Contest (1994) Sergeant Crane
The Dangerous (1994) Billy Davalos
Quick (1993) Matthew Davenport
Son of the Pink Panther (1993) Hans Zarba
Night Trap (1993) Mike Turner
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993) Det. Sean McKinney
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) Martin Pinzon
Illicit Behavior (1992) Lt. Matt Walker
Center of the Web (1992) Richard Morgan
Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue (1992) Sully
The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991) Robert Masterson
FBI: The Untold Stories Donnie Brasco / ... (1 episode)
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991) (TV) Lucky Luciano
Legal Tender (1991) Fix Cleary
Under Surveillance (1991)
Amazon (1990) Dan
Predator 2 (1990) Captain Phil Heinemann
Maniac Cop 2 (1990) Det. Sean McKinney
Deceptions (1990) (TV) Jack 'Harley' Kessler
Peacemaker (1990/I) Det. Sgt. Frank Ramos
Wiseguy Albert Cerrico / ... (5 episodes, 1989)
Licence to Kill (1989) Franz Sanchez
Traxx (1988) Aldo Palucci
Die Hard (1988) FBI Special Agent Johnson
L.A. Law Dominic Simonetti (1 episode, 1988)
Action Jackson (1988) Tony Moretti
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988) (TV) Salim Ajami
Wild Thing (1987) Chopper
Raw Deal (1986) Max Keller
The Equalizer Michael Riegert (1 episode, 1986)
Hunter Sonny Dunbar (1 episode, 1985)
The Goonies (1985) Jake Fratelli
City Heat (1984) Nino
The A-Team Boyle (1 episode, 1984)
The Fall Guy Dan Kowal / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Hart to Hart Tony Bairos (1 episode, 1984)
T.J. Hooker Joseph Picartus / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Bay City Blues (1 episode, 1983)
The Rousters (1983) (TV) Norman Clayton
The Optimist The Cabbie (1 episode, 1983)
Bring 'Em Back Alive (1 episode, 1983)
St. Elsewhere Patrick (2 episodes, 1982)
Hill Street Blues Stan Mizell (1 episode, 1982)
The Powers of Matthew Star Zealotta (1 episode, 1982)
Shannon (1 episode, 1981)
The Gangster Chronicles (1981) (mini) TV Series Vito Genovese
Dynasty Amos (1 episode, 1981)
Gangster Wars (1981) Vito Genovese
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980) (TV) Hubbard
Rage! (1980) (TV) Resident #1
The $5.20 an Hour Dream (1980) (TV) Bobby Jim
Nick and the Dobermans (1980) (TV) Anthony Elbone
Trapper John, M.D. (1 episode, 1979)
Barnaby Jones Pete Cerilla (1 episode, 1979)
The Incredible Hulk Rader (1 episode, 1979)
Lou Grant Hector (1 episode, 1979)
The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979) (TV) William Quantrill
From Here to Eternity (1979) (mini) TV Series Guard
And Your Name Is Jonah (1979) (TV) Dickie
Charlie's Angels Ritchie (1 episode, 1978)


Originally trained as an opera-singer, until he damaged his voice. Sometime protégé of famous opera star Tito Gobbi.

Only actor to star in both of MGM's biggest franchises - James Bond and Pink Panther.

Attended Seton Hall High School, Patchogue, New York.

Attended Hofstra University on a drama scholarship.

Made his professional debut with Long Island's Lyric Opera Company.

Met his wife-to-be Christine Bolster in 1989 when he invited friend Mickey Rourke over to his home for some karaoke fun. Rourke, who was dating the fashion model at the time, introduced her to Davi, and he vowed to Rourke that he would marry her one day. Bolster later received an invitation from Davi to join him on a pictorial spread he was doing for GQ Magazine. He proposed to her during the shoot and they married soon after.


Spouse : Christine Bolster (19 August 1990 - present) 4 children, Jeri McBride (29 November 1980 - ?) (divorced) 1 child, Jan Borenstein (14 February 1971 - July 1982) (divorced)

Children: Sean Christian Davi (b.1981), Ariana Marie Davi (b.April 3th 1990), Frances Davi (b.1992), Isabella Davi and Nicholas Edward Davi (twins, born on January 11th 2001).

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest

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