Robert Davi sings Sinatra

While he is recognized as one of film’s best-known tough guys, Robert Davi
has been winning the respect and admiration of fans, critics and fellow artists
with his expressive singing. His Album, Davi Sings Sinatra: On The Road To
Romance, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, catapulted its way into
Billboard magazine’s top ten (#6) traditional jazz chart.
While, Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance and his dynamic live
performances may have surprised some of his fans, Davi’s love of music and
entertaining began at an early age. At 15, he won First Place in the
prestigious New York State School Music Association Solo Competition. As a
young adult, he studied under several top vocal teachers including the
legendary Tito Gobbi, Dan Ferro of Juilliard, Samuel Margolis (who taught
Robert Merrill) and most recently, renowned vocal coach Gary Catona.
In his latest film role, Davi adds to his movie legacy. He joins the most recent
installment of the popular franchise “The Expendables 3, ” (to be released
later this year). From the memorable villain, Colombian drug lord Frank
Sanchez, in the Bond film “License to Kill” (voted one of the top Bond villains
of all time) to his stand-out performances in “The Goonies, ” “Die Hard, ” ”Kill
the Irishman, ” “The Iceman” and many other films to the respected series
“Profiler” and ”Stargate: Atlantis, ” Davi has appeared in over 100 movies and
many television programs. He has garnered praise from critics, directors and
co-stars, including Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner, Blake Edwards, John
McTiernan, and Paul Verhoeven. He has acted opposite Marlon Brando,
Roberto Benigni, Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Glover,
Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, and Val Kilmer, among others.
GQ Magazine has compared him to silver screen classics Robert Mitchum and
Lee Marvin. His tough exterior masks an inner sensitivity, which he has
brought to his roles as a Palestinian terrorist in the award-winning TV movie,
“Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami,” and in memorable
appearances in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ” ”Without a Trace, ” “Law &
Order: Criminal Intent, ” “Criminal Minds” and many more.
In 2007, Davi produced, directed co-wrote and starred in “The Dukes,” the
story of a successful Doo Wop group who falls on hard times. At the Monte
Carlo Festival of Comedy, Davi was awarded Best First-Time Director and Best
Screenplay for the film and he was the only first-time director in the Premiere
Section of the International Rome Film Festival, with films by Sean Penn,
Robert Redford, Sidney Lumet and Julie Taymor.
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Hailing from Astoria, Queens, NY, Davi attended Hofstra University on a
drama scholarship. He moved to Manhattan to study with legendary acting
coach Stella Adler, who became his mentor. He subsequently became a
lifetime member of the Actors Studio, studying with acting teacher Lee
Strasberg and also studied under Sandra Seacat, Larry Moss, Milton Katselas,
Martin Landau, Mala Powers, and George Shdanoff, the creative partner and
collaborator with the influential Michael Chekhov. His first screen appearance
was opposite Frank Sinatra in the telefilm, “Contract on Cherry Street.”
Besides working in music, film and television, and raising his five children,
four dogs, and two cats, Davi is an active supporter of The Dream
Foundation, Exceptional Children’s Foundation, Heart of a Child Foundation,
the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, The Humane Society of
the United States, Heart of a Horse, NIAF, The Order ’Sons of Italy’ in
America (OSIA), and UNICO National. Since its inception in 1998, Davi has
been the National Spokesperson for i-Safe America, which is regarded by
many internet experts as the most complete internet safety program in the
country and is available in grades K- 12 in all 50 U.S. states.
Davi has received numerous awards for career achievement and community
involvement, including the George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award
from the Hofstra University Alumni Association (past recipients include Francis
Ford Coppola and William Safire). He has received the FBI’s Man of the Year
Award in Los Angeles and was also named KNX radio’s “Citizen of the Week”
for saving a young girl from a fire in her home. Other public service awards
include the Sons of Italy’s Royal Court of the Golden Lion Award and the 2004
STEP Award (Science, Technology and Education Partnership), who’s past
recipients included Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2007, Davi received a Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Italian Board of Governors in New York, and in
2008, he received the Italo-Americano Award from the Capri-Hollywood
Festival. In 2011, Davi was awarded the ”Military Order of the Purple Heart”
(MOPH) Special Recognition Award for dedication and service honoring
America’s service members and veterans.

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Vulgar Unicorn - Jet Set Radio
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