Robert Davi

American actor, singer, filmmaker (born 1951)

Robert John Davi (born June 26, 1953) is an American actor, singer, writer, and producer.[1] Davi has performed in more than 130 movies. He has played the roles of main villain and drug lord Franz Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond movie Licence to Kill. He was FBI Special Agent Bailey Malone in the NBC television series Profiler. He played a Vietnam War veteran and FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in Die Hard. Davi played the opera-singing heavy Jake Fratelli in The Goonies, Hans Zarba in Son of the Pink Panther and Al Torres in Showgirls.

Robert Davi
Robert Davi in 2017
Robert Davi in 2017
Background information
Birth nameRobert John Davi
Born (1953-06-26) June 26, 1953 (age 70)
OriginAstoria, Queens, New York City, U.S.
GenresTraditional pop, Great American Songbook
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, writer, producer
Years active1977–present
WebsiteDavi Sings Sinatra

Davi was trained as a singer. He launched his professional singing career in 2011.[2][3] His first album, Davi Sings Sinatra -- On The Road To Romance, hit #6 on the Billboard jazz charts. Praised for his voice, Davi debuted as a headliner at The Venetian, in Las Vegas, Nevada, six months after the record was released.[4]

References change

  1. Paul, Louis (2007). Tales from the Cult Film Trenches. McFarland & Company. p. 53. ISBN 9780786429943.
  2. Chutkow, Paul (Winter 1996). "Playing the Heavy Actor Robert Davi has made a career of playing tough guys with a signature cigar". Cigar Aficionado.
  3. "Famed Film Villain Robert Davi Sings Sinatra". ABC News (Transcribed). December 4, 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  4. Leach, Robin (February 9, 2012). "Spirit of Sinatra returns as Robert Davi fulfills a childhood dream". Las Vegas Sun. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.