Robert Costanzo portrayed Joey Tribbiani Sr., father of Joey Tribbiani, both on Friends and its spin-off Joey.

Robert Costanzo is an American actor. He has an acting career spanning over thirty years and is often found playing surly New York types such as crooks or low level workers and mixes both drama and comedy roles.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Costanzo is the son of the late actor Carmine Constanzo.

His first role seems to be in the 1975 movie Dog Day Afternoon, in which he played a cop. However, this part was uncredited. This was followed by a role as a customer in a paint store in the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever. Other movie roles include Die Hard 2, Dick Tracy, Total Recall and City Slickers. His television appearances are varied, with him appearing in Boston Legal, Hannah Montana, Days of our Lives, and numerous other series. He also starred as Commissioner Stenchler in the Sega CD game Sewer Shark.

Costanzo is also a cartoon voice actor and has done voices on shows including The Fairly Oddparents, The Zeta Project, House of Mouse, Duckman and Bonkers, among others. He also did the voice of Detective Harvey Bullock on Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures and Static Shock, as well as in the theatrical release Mask of the Phantasm, and the video releases Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, The Batman & Superman Movie and Mystery of the Batwoman.

On the fifteenth episode of the second season of the Friends spin-off Joey, Costanzo reappears as Joey Tribbiani Sr. This episode, entitled Joey and the Dad, aired on April 11th 2006, whereas the only Friends episode that Constanzo appeared in, The One With The Boobies, aired on January 19th 1995. 


Robert Costanzo appeared on the TV show ALF where fellow Friends recurring actor Max Wright (Terry) had a main role.

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