Vincent Schiavelli

Vincent Schiavelli

  • Highest Rated: 100% Taking Off (1971)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% 3 Strikes (2000)
  • Birthday: Nov 10, 1948
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
  • Had he been in Hollywood in the 1930s or 1940s, Vincent Schiavelli's Halloween-mask countenance, shock of unkempt hair and baleful voice might have permanently consigned him to minor roles in horror or gangster pictures. As it happened, Schiavelli became an actor during the 1960s, a period when, thanks to unpretty stars like Elliott Gould and Dustin Hoffman, homeliness opened more career doors than it closed. After several seasons' worth of stage experience, Schiavelli made his first film appearance in Milos Forman's Taking Off (1971) playing a pot-smoking support group leader by the name of...Schiavelli. He would work with Forman again on several occasions, most memorably as Salieri's(F. Murray Abraham) phlegmatic valet in the opening scenes of Amadeus (1984). In 1972, Schiavelli played his first regular TV-series role, gay set designer Peter Panama in The Corner Bar. Fourteen years later, he could be seen as oddball science teacher Hector Vargas in the weekly sitcom Fast Times, repeating his role from the 1982 theatrical feature Fast Times at Ridgemont High. One of his best-known screen roles was the ill-tempered Subway Ghost, who teaches newly dead Patrick Swayze how to move solid objects with sheer "hate power" in the 1990 blockbuster Ghost. Tim Conway fans are most familiar with Schiavelli through his appearances as Conway's dull-witted assistant in the popular Dorf videocassettes. Previously married to actress Allyce Beasley, the couple would part ways in 1988 and Schiavelli would subsequently wed Carol Mukhalian.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

72% Golden Door (Nuovomondo) Don Luigi $1M 2007
No Score Yet Miracolo A Palermo! Actor 2005
91% Baadasssss! Jerry $0.4M 2003
No Score Yet Enzo Ferrari Actor 2003
No Score Yet Bitter Jester Actor 2003
29% Hey Arnold! The Movie Mr. Bailey $13.6M 2002
No Score Yet Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Wednesday 2002
42% Death to Smoochy Buggy Ding Dong $8.4M 2002
No Score Yet Solino Regisseur Baldi 2002
No Score Yet The 4th Tenor Marcello 2002
23% Coyote Ugly Actor 2000
0% 3 Strikes Cortino 2000
29% American Virgin Cab Driver 2000
No Score Yet Pooch and the Pauper Wishbow 2000
63% Man on the Moon Maynard Smith 1999
0% Desert Heat Mr. Singh 1999
No Score Yet The Prince and the Surfer Baumgarten 1999
17% Casper Meets Wendy Vincent 1998
No Score Yet Rusty: A Dog's Tale Carny Boss 1998
No Score Yet Milo Dr. Jeeder 1998
57% Tomorrow Never Dies Dr. Kaufman 1997
18% The Beautician and the Beast Jailer 1997
87% The People Vs. Larry Flynt Chester 1996
No Score Yet Back to Back Leonardo 1996
14% Two Much Sommelier 1996
No Score Yet Brothers' Destiny Davisport 1996
61% Lord of Illusions Vinovich 1995
97% A Little Princess Mr. Barrow 1995
No Score Yet The Courtyard Ivan 1995
No Score Yet Escape to Witch Mountain Waldo 1995
No Score Yet 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up Mayor 1995
20% Lurking Fear Knaggs 1994
No Score Yet Prince Brat And The Whipping Boy Cutwater 1994
79% Batman Returns Organ Grinder 1992
18% Freejack Actor 1992
No Score Yet Miracle Beach Mystic 1992
No Score Yet Ted & Venus Publicist 1991
11% Another You Dentist 1991
No Score Yet Waiting for the Light Mullins 1990
74% Ghost Subway Ghost 1990
40% Mr. Frost Actor 1990
No Score Yet Playroom Roman Hart 1990
20% Mister Frost Actor 1990
0% Homer & Eddie Priest 1989
55% Valmont Jean 1989
No Score Yet Dorf's Golf Bible Actor 1986
77% Better Off Dead Mr. Kerber 1985
No Score Yet The Ratings Game Skip 1984
93% Amadeus Salieri's Valet 1984
69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai John O'Connor 1984
No Score Yet Kidco Phil Porzinski 1984
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High Mr. Vargas 1982
92% Night Shift Carl 1982
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash B.J. 1981
61% American Pop Actor 1981
No Score Yet White Mama Medic 1980
No Score Yet Teen Mothers Leo 1980
No Score Yet The Alien's Return Prospector 1980
50% The Frisco Kid Brother Bruno 1979
40% Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Guard 1979
No Score Yet Rescue from Gilligan's Island Dimitri 1978
91% An Unmarried Woman Man at Party 1978
80% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Actor 1976
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Frederickson 1975
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Geru 1975
39% The Great Gatsby Thin Man 1974
57% For Pete's Sake Checkout Man 1974
100% Taking Off Schiavelli 1971

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Marrying Man
  • 2000
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Mr. Cutler
  • 1999
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Jenny's Uncle Jenny's uncle
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Hey Arnold!
1996-2004
Voice
  • 1996
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Lanny
  • 1995
No Score Yet Harry and the Hendersons
1991-1993
Vic
  • 1992
No Score Yet Highlander
1992-1998
  • 1992
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Lawrence Fowler
  • 1989
  • 1987
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
The Peddler
  • 1988
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
Herman
  • 1987
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Julian
  • 1987
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Lyle
  • 1987
  • 1986
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Rodney Dillon
  • 1985
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Motel Manager
  • 1985
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Peter DeMarco
  • 1984
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Priest Rev. Gorky
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati
1978-1982
1st Don Pesola
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Freddie
  • 1978

QUOTES FROM Vincent Schiavelli CHARACTERS

Subway Ghost
[Looking longingly at a pack of cigarettes].. Ahh what I wouldn't give for a drag! Just one drag!
Subway Ghost
[Looking longingly at a pack of cigarettes] Ahh what I wouldn't give for a drag! Just one drag!