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Burt Young
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Name
Gerald Tommaso DeLouise
Birthplace
Queens, New York, U.S.
Birth date
April 30, 1940 (1940-04-30) (age 82)
Occupation
Actor, painter, author
Active Years
1970–present


Gerald Tommaso DeLouise (born April 30, 1940), better known by his stage name Burt Young, is an American actor, painter and author. He is best known for portraying Paulie Pennino in Rocky and its sequels.


Early life

Young was born in Queens, New York, the son of Josephine and Michael, a high school shop teacher. He is of Italian descent. Young received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.


Career

Young is known for portraying a rough working class Italian-American characters. He began appearing in films portraying thug roles such as The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Across 110th Street, Chinatown (1974) and The Gambler (1974). He soon played a larger noticeable role for playing Paulie Pennino in Rocky and its sequels Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V and Rocky Balboa.


Filmography

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