Carmen Argenziano

Carmen ArgenzianoCarmen Argenziano was born on October 27, 1943 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA as Carmen Antimo Argenziano. He is an actor and producer, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Identity (2003) and Swordfish (2001). He is married to Lisa A Angelocci. They have two children.

Carmen Antimo Argenziano
October 27, 1943 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA

Argenziano was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth Stella (née Falvo) and Joseph Guy Argenziano, who was a restaurateur. He has three children: two boys, Tony and Joseph Argenziano, and one step daughter.

carmenOne of Argenziano's best-known roles is as the recurring character Jacob Carter in the television series Stargate SG-1. He is also a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award for his performance as Jack Delasante in Thomas Babe's A Prayer for My Daughter. Argenziano is often cast as overbearing authority figures. He was cast in 2007 as one of the potential fellowship candidates in House M.D.—albeit as a fake doctor—but was eliminated. He guest-starred in 2009 in Criminal Minds, in the season 4 episode "Demonology" where he portrayed Father Paul Silvano, an insane priest carrying out illegal exorcisms which he believed were happening as a result of God's will.

Known For

Carmen Argenziano

Famous Works


  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Coffee house poet, The Hairy Falsetto, Fourth StreetTheatre, New York City, 1965
  • A View from the Bridge, Strasberg Institute, Los Angeles, 1981
  • John Fletcher, El Salvador, GNU Theatre, Los Angeles, 1988
  • Also appeared in Last Lucid Moment, Los Angeles; A Prayer for My Daughter, Los Angeles; Sweet Bird of Youth; Made in America.
  • Film Appearances
  • Student, Cover Me Babe (also known as Run Shadow Run), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Gang member, The Jesus Trip (also known as Under Hot Leather), Emco, 1971
  • Jay Kaufman, Punishment Park, Francoise, 1971
  • Flavio, The Hot Box, New World, 1972
  • Sam, Grave of the Vampire (also known as Seed of Terror), 1972
  • (As Carmine Argenziano) Second Hawk, The Outside Man (also known as Un homme est mort and Funerale a Los Angeles), United Artists, 1973
  • The Slams, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Michael's bodyguard, The Godfather, Part II (also known as Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part II), Paramount, 1974
  • Undercover wrestler, Caged Heat (also known as Renegade Girls and Caged Females), New World, 1974
  • Supermarket manager, Crazy Mama, New World, 1975
  • Jack McGurn, Capone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Lieutenant, Shark's Treasure, United Artists, 1975
  • Brian, Vigilante Force, United Artists, 1976
  • Jennings (SWAT team), Two-Minute Warning, Universal, 1976
  • Death Force (also known as Fierce and Fighting Mad),Capricorn Three, 1978
  • Dr. Mandrakis, When a Stranger Calls, Columbia, 1979
  • Tony Annese, Mystique (also known as Circle of Power, Brainwash, and The Naked Weekend), Telecine International/Qui, 1981
  • Inspector Halliday, Graduation Day, 1981
  • Attorney D'Ambrosia, Sudden Impact (also known as Le retour del'inspecteur Harry), Warner Bros., 1983
  • Ron Bolt, Heartbreakers, Orion, 1984
  • Stan, Into the Night, Universal, 1985
  • Voice of Dagg, Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (animated), Atlantic, 1985
  • Matty, Dangerously Close (also known as Choice Kill), Cannon, 1986
  • Detective Russo, Naked Vengeance (also known as Satan Vengeance), Concorde, 1986
  • Lieutenant Leonard, Under Cover, Cannon, 1987
  • Board member #2, Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988
  • District Attorney Paul Rudolph, The Accused, Paramount, 1988
  • Mr. Molina, principal of Garfield High, Stand and Deliver, WarnerBros., 1988
  • Zayas, Red Scorpion, Shapiro/Glickenhaus Entertainment, 1989
  • Lieutenant Grimes, The First Power (also known as Pentagramand Transit), Orion, 1990
  • Jerome Lurie, Unlawful Entry, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Ron Ball, Rompeccorazons (also known as Heartbreakers), 1992
  • Lieutenant Stein, Dead Connection (also known as Final Combination), Gramercy, 1994
  • Abe Weinstein, Rave Review, 1994
  • Don Alfonzo, Don Juan DeMarco, New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Phil Hawkes, The Tie That Binds, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Brigadier General Boone, Broken Arrow, 1996
  • Larry, Life Happens, 1996
  • Captain Penelli, Blue Streak, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999
  • Vince Morehouse, Warm Blooded Killers, Key East Entertainment, 1999
  • Detective Mayhew, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Captain, Hellraiser: Inferno, Dimension Films, 2000
  • Pappy, Gamblin', 2000
  • The Cactus Kid, 2000
  • Agent, Swordfish, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Defense lawyer, Identity, 2003


Television Appearances

  • Series
  • Dr. Nathan Solt, HeartBeat, ABC, 1988-1989
  • Charles "Chick" Sterling, Booker (also known as Booker, P.I.), Fox, 1989-1990
  • Dr. Stanley Levin, a recurring role, Melrose Place, 1992-1994
  • Lieutenant Anthony Bartoli, Crime & Punishment, NBC, 1993
  • General Jacob Carter/Selmak, a recurring role, Stargate SG-1, Showtime and syndicated, 1998-2002 then Sci-Fi Channel and syndicated, 2002-2003
  • Miniseries
  • Adam Brand, Once an Eagle, NBC, 1977
  • From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979
  • Colonel Pruett, Fatal Vision, NBC, 1984
  • Hopkins, Andersonville, 1996
  • Castellano, Bella Mafia, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Twin Detectives, ABC, 1976
  • Santeen, The 3,000 Mile Chase, NBC, 1977
  • Kingston, The Phoenix (also known as War of the Wizards), ABC, 1981
  • Varela, Waco and Rhinehart (also known as U.S. Marshals: Waco and Rhinehart), ABC, 1987
  • Tony, Remo Williams, ABC, 1988



  • Wheeler, Search for the Gods, ABC, 1975
  • Lieutenant, Kill Me If You Can (also known as The Caryl Chessman Story), NBC, 1977
  • Cameraman, Hot Rod (also known as Rebel of the Road), ABC,1979
  • Between Two Brothers, 1982
  • Ed Ainsworth, Quarterback Princess, CBS, 1983
  • Rooney, The Last Ninja, ABC, 1983
  • Lieutenant Clifford, Best Kept Secrets, ABC, 1984
  • Robert Walker, Between Two Women, ABC, 1986
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth, ABC, 1987
  • Judge, Too Good to Be True (also known as Leave Her to Heaven), NBC, 1988
  • Roy Simmons, Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988
  • Sam Liberace, Liberace, ABC, 1988
  • Dan Morelli, A Mom for Christmas, NBC, 1990
  • First Officer Bill Records, A Thousand Heroes (also known as Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232), ABC, 1992
  • Assistant District Attorney Harvey Mellors, Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (also known as Perry Mason: The Case of the Unhappy Birthday), NBC, 1993
  • Ed Lopez, Triumph over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story, NBC,1993
  • Alfredo Sezero, The Burning Season (also known as The Life andDeath of Chico Mendes), HBO, 1994
  • Dr. Cantore, Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (also known as Moment of Truth: Fighting Back), NBC, 1994
  • Jack Guthrie, Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy (also known asMoment of Truth: To Sell a Child), NBC, 1994
  • Mancusi, Against the Wall (also known as Attica: Line of Fire and Attica! Attica!), HBO, 1994
  • Buddy Fortune, In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped (also known as Inthe Line of Duty: Taxman), NBC, 1995
  • Chief Heman, Have You Seen My Son?, 1996
  • Hector Gustavo, The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits … , 1996
  • Henry Binder, Co-ed Call Girl, 1996
  • Detective Carter, My Son Is Innocent, 1996
  • Tom Paine, Apollo 11 (also known as Apollo 11: The Movie),1996
  • Judge Bonning, A Murder of Crows, Cinemax, 1999
  • Carlos, A Better Way to Die, 2000
  • Dancing at the Harvest Moon, CBS, 2002