Early life, family, formation
American actor and voice-over artist Robert Jason Costanzo was born on October 20, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, United States, to actors Carmine Constanzo and Lucia, née Natali.
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Robert has been acting for more than four decades and is generally referred to as a surly New York policeman, a con man, or a lowly worker in dramas and comedies.
He also does a lot of dubbing, especially for Danny DeVito.
Robert’s acting debut was as a cop in the 1975 film “Dog Day Afternoon”, although the role was uncredited. In 1977 he played a paint store customer in “Saturday Night Fever”, and other film appearances include “Die Hard 2” and as Lips’ Bodyguard in “Dick Tracy”, both in 1990, “Down and Derby in 2006,” and in “Total Recall” in 2012.
He made appearances in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” in 1993 and in “Superman: The Animated Series” in 1996.
After working with John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever” in 1977, Robert and John worked together again in “Two of a Kind” in 1983. In 1997 Robert appeared in “Plump Fiction”, which was a parody of the Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 hit film “Pulp Fiction”, starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis.
Robert has also appeared on several television shows throughout his career. He played Joey Tribbiani’s father in “Joey”, appeared in “Hannah Montana” in 2007 and 2010, as a football coach in the season six episode of “The Golden Girls” titled “Snap Out Of It” and in “Days of Our Lives,” among several other series.
As mentioned above, Robert is a talented voice actor and has voiced animated characters in “The Fairly OddParents”, “Disney’s House of Mouse”, “Hercules: The Animated Series” such as Philoctetes (Phil), “The Zeta Project” and many others. .
He provided voices for all recent “Kingdom Hearts” video games and many other Disney video games featuring Phil, who was originally voiced by Danny DeVito, but Robert usually voices the character now.
He voiced Detective Harvey Bullock in several DC projects, including “Superman: The Animated Series”, “Batman: The Animated Series”, “Static Shock”, and “The New Batman Adventures”.
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He returned to the role of Harvey in 2013 for “Batman: Arkham Origins.” He also voiced the character in “Mask of the Phantasm”, a theatrical release, and in the “Mystery of the Batwoman” and “Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero” videos.
Robert played Commissioner Stenchler in “Sewer Shark”, the Sega game on CD.
In 2006 he voiced Angelo in the video game “The Sopranos: Road to Respect”, and in 2010 he did voice acting for another video game, “Mafia II”, voicing Frederico “Fat Derek” Pappalardo and Joe Barbaro .
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
In the late 1970s he played softball with actors Leo Rossi and Bruno Kirby in Los Angeles, otherwise little is known of Robert’s life away from the camera.
Robert has white hair, brown eyes and is 1.73m tall. He’s not only Danny DeVito’s voice double, but he’s also a lot like him.
Net Worth and Salary
As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $2 million, accrued through his acting work over a span of over 45 years.