WorldCat Identities

Grifasi, Joe

Works: 86 works in 150 publications in 2 languages and 6,781 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Superhero films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Comedy films  Sports films  Biographical television programs  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joe Grifasi
Benny & Joon by Jeremiah Chechik( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally ill young woman who lives with her older brother finds her love in an eccentric young man who models himself after Buster Keaton
[Batman] forever by Joel Schumacher( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin has teamed up with Batman, and this time evil is in the guise of The Riddler and Harvey 'Two Face' Dent. Batman has added tension as psychologist Chase Meridian is anxious to find out who Batman is
The ghost by Danielle Steel( Recording )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance, until his ten-year marriage ends and he is transfered from London to New York. He takes a leave of absence from his job to drive through New England, hoping to make peace with himself. He rents a remote, lakeside chateau, hidden deep in the woods. From the moment Charlie sets foot inside the chateau's graceful depths, he feels the presence of the woman who lived and died there two centuries ago
Tales from the House of Bunnicula by James Howe( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With help from his Uncle Harold, who wrote books about Bunnicula, Howie the wire-haired dachshund writes a story in which he saves the world from a science experiment gone awry
The laws of our fathers by Scott Turow( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel opens with a spectacular drive-by shooting in a notoriously drug-plagued Kindle County housing project. The victim is an aging white woman; within days her son, Nile Eddgar, a probation officer, is charged in connection with the crime
Matewan by John Sayles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A labor leader seeking to organize the workers of a company town sets off a powderkeg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal in this tale of the bitter clash between unionist miners and the tyrannical coal company owners in West Virginia in the 1920's
Patricia Cornwell's The front( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

District Attorney Monique Lamont orders Detective Win Garano to reopen the investigation of the brutal, decades-old murder of a young blind woman named Janie Brolin. Janie's boyfriend was the main suspect in the original investigation, but Lamont has another suspect in mind: the Boston Strangler. Garano will work with no-nonsense female detective 'Stump' to uncover the truth about Janie's death and track down a psychopath who is leaving their witnesses and colleagues dead in his wake
Natural born killers by Oliver Stone( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They didn't win a Nobel Prize, throw a record fastball, or travel another acceptable path to fame. What fugitive lovers Mickey and Mallory did was kill people. Lots of people. The media took care of the rest"--Container
The godfather returns by Mark Winegardner( Recording )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1955. Michael Corleone has won a bloody victory in the war among New York's crime families. Now he wants to consolidate his power, save his marriage, and take his family into legitimate businesses. To do so, he must confront his most dangerous adversary yet, Nick Geraci, a former boxer who worked his way through law school as a Corleone street enforcer, and who is every bit as deadly and cunning as Michael
The ghost by Danielle Steel( Recording )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Waterston rents a lakeside chateau in Massachusetts which had belonged to Sarah Ferguson two centuries before. Charlie immerses himself in her diaries found in an old trunk, and he gains the courage to let go of his past and the freedom to grasp the future
Nicky Deuce : welcome to the family by Steven R Schirripa( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While his parents are on a cruise, twelve-year-old Nicholas spends his summer in Brooklyn with his grandmother and uncle and learns, with unintended results, about his Italian-American heritage
F/X( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rollie Tyler is one of the movies' best special effects artists, known as "F/X" in the industry. He faces his most challenging assignment--turning special effects into reality. He is asked by the Justice Department to stage the fake assassination of an underworld witness. Now his F/X ingenuity becomes the key to his own survival
Secret service by William Gillette( Visual )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenix Theatre production of William Gillette's 1895 spy thriller, set in Richmond, Virginia in 1864. Tells the tale of a Union spy working to seize control of the Richmond telegraph office. Posing as a wounded Confederate captain named Thorne, the spy's false orders to a Confederate Army commander raise the suspicions of a southern agent, who uses a local girl in love with Thorne as his reluctant accomplice to set a trap
Storming heaven by Kyle Mills( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Beamon has a new high-level job in Arizona; he's vowed to do things by the book--the FBI way. But a bloody kidnapping and harassment by his supposed allies force him back to unorthodox methods
Heavy by James Mangold( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a new waitress and steals Victor's heart. But Victor is too shy to do anything about it, and too self-consciously overweight to dream of winning Callie away from her demanding boyfriend, Jeff. Victor's terrible loneliness overwhelms him when he has to face losing what he loves the most
Honky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious send-up of race relations in contemporary America by young playwright Greg Kalleres. It characters juggle imaginary pharmaceuticals, basketball shoes, race, and love in this no-holds-barred yet touching comedy
61*( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, one was the Yankees' best loved players and the other was their most valuable. 1961 was about to be the summer that no one who loves baseball will ever forget. Both men find that they are approaching Babe Ruth's 1927 single-season 60 home-run record. Facing pressure from the media and the stands, both men know that there is only room for one winner. The fans make their choice, but the people's favorite isn't the favorite to win
Santa Evita by Tomás Eloy Martínez( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's finest embalmer immortalized Eva Peron and his work allowed her to embark on a postmortem journey spanning two continents
A Jersey tale( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Ray Morales' financial woes disappear when he starts working for the neighborhood loan shark. Set up to oversee cash flow at the pawnshop, Ray Ray soon finds himself caught between the shop owner and his dangerous crime boss - both of whom have strong lessons to teach about the importance of community and the meaning of responsibility
Looking for an echo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years have taken its toll on Vince, the teenage heartthrob lead singer of Vinnie and the Dreamers. Now he must confront the faded glory of his past in this moving and unforgettable story. When Vince's buddies kidnap him for a blowout in Atlantic City, Vince finally gives voice to the pain and disappointment of the past 30 years
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[Batman] forever
Alternative Names
Joe Grifasi acteur américain

Joe Grifasi Amerikaans filmacteur

Joe Grifasi attore statunitense

Joe Grifasi US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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Джо Грифази

جو گریفاسی بازیگر آمریکایی


The ghostTales from the House of BunniculaThe laws of our fathersThe godfather returnsThe ghostNicky Deuce : welcome to the familyStorming heavenHeavySanta Evita