• Robert Jason Costanzo was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1942 to two actors
• He has been typecast as a surly New York policeman, crook, or low-level worker in both dramas and comedies
• He is also a talented voice actor, having voiced animated characters in many projects, as well as video game characters such as Commissioner Stenchler in "Sewer Shark"
• Aside from his work, it is known he played softball with actors Leo Rossi and Bruno Kirby in the 1970s
• As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $2 million

Known for movies

Short Info

FactHe made guest appearances in both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Superman (1996).

Early life, family, educational background

American actor and voice-over artist Robert Jason Costanzo was born on 20 October 1942, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, to actors Carmine Constanzo and Lucia, nee Natali.


Robert has been acting for over four decades, and is usually typecast as a surly New York policemen, a crook or a low-level worker in both dramas and comedies.

He also does a lot of voice acting, particularly on behalf of 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 movie 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 guest appearances in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” in 1993, and in “Superman: The Animated Series” in 1996.

After having worked with John Travolta in 1977’s “Saturday Night Fever,” Robert and John once again worked together in 1983’s “Two of a Kind.” In 1997, Robert appeared in “Plump Fiction” which was a spoof film of the hit 1994 Quentin Tarantino film “Pulp Fiction,” starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis.

Robert Costanzo

Robert’s also appeared in 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” entitled “Snap Out Of It,” and in “Days of Our Lives”, among several other series.

As aforementioned, Robert is a talented voice actor, and has voiced animated characters in “The Fairly OddParents,” “Disney’s House of Mouse,” “Hercules: The Animated Series” as Philoctetes (Phil), “The Zeta Project” and numerous more.

He has provided voices for all the 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.”

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 videos “Mystery of the Batwoman” and “Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero.”

Robert starred as Commissioner Stenchler in “Sewer Shark,” the Sega CD game.

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 about Robert’s life away from the camera.


Robert has white hair, brown eyes, and is 5ft 8in (1.73m) tall. He is not only Danny DeVito’s voice double, but also looks very similar to him.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $2 million, accumulated from his work as an actor over a period of more than 45 years.

General Info

Full NameRobert Costanzo
ProfessionVoice Actor


ParentsCarmine Constanzo


MoviesUndisputed III: Redemption, Total Recall, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Saturday Night Fever, Die Hard 2, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, Honeymoon in Vegas, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, City Slickers, Man's Best Friend, Air Bud: Golden Receiver, In the Mix, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, D...
TV ShowsHercules, DiResta, The New Batman Adventures, Charlie Grace, Batman: The Animated Series, Glory Days, Checking In, The Last Resort

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1He made guest appearances in both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Superman (1996).
2He has played the same character (Detective Harvey Bullock) in four different series: Batman: The Animated Series (1992), Superman (1996), The New Batman Adventures (1997) and Static Shock (2000).
3Son of Carmine Costanzo




Wannabes2000Mr. Letto (as Robert Constanzo)
Norm2000TV SeriesTony DiBenedetto
The Last Producer2000Moogian
Bull2000TV SeriesPete
Baby Bedlam2000Danny
Mambo Café2000Fat Tony
Falcone2000TV SeriesJackie Savino
Good vs Evil2000TV SeriesDino Corfu
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesPapa
Mafioso: The Father, the Son2000Antonio Paradiso
Arcade Frenzy1999Video GamePhiloctetes (voice, as Bobby Costazno)
Cousin Skeeter1999TV SeriesMr. Schinkenslayer
The 4th Floor1999Exterminator
Spawn1999TV SeriesMr. Orvetti
Do You Wanna Dance?1999Father Chris
Ally McBeal1999TV SeriesGeorge Chisholm
DiResta1999TV SeriesVic DiResta
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesPhiloctetes
Hercules: Zero to Hero1999VideoPhiloctetes (voice)
The New Batman Adventures1997-1998TV SeriesDet. Harvey Bullock / 50's Henchman / Carol Singer
Early Edition1998TV SeriesSal
With Friends Like These...1998Johnny DiMartino
Air Bud: Golden Receiver1998Coach Fanelli
The Tony Danza Show1998TV SeriesCharlie Falcone
Police Academy: The Series1998TV SeriesMarcus Erroneous
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero1998VideoDetective Harvey Bullock (voice)
Can I Play?1998ShortStore Owner
Disney's Hades Challenge1998Video GamePhiloctetes (voice)
Lunker Lake1997Weasel Swindell
Teen Angel1997TV SeriesUncle Lou
Rugrats1997TV SeriesVinnie
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest1997TV MovieHarvey Bullock (voice)
Plump Fiction1997Montello Hungry
Caroline in the City1997TV SeriesTony
Wounded1997Stu Sachen
Fired Up1997TV SeriesMr. Agular
Party of Five1997TV SeriesArnie Horn
The Nanny1997TV SeriesJuror #4
Murphy Brown1997TV SeriesDry Cleaner
Kenan & Kel1997TV SeriesMr. Maniaci
Superman1997TV SeriesDetective Bullock
Townies1996TV SeriesMr. Rosano
For Which He Stands1996Izzy
Charlie Grace1995-1996TV SeriesCrawford Artie Crawford
Partners1996TV SeriesMax Lobster
Mad About You1996TV SeriesDoor Guy
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996TV Series
The Misery Brothers1995Grandpa Miserio
Batman: The Animated Series1992-1995TV SeriesDetective Harvey Bullock / Rocco / Blitzen
Forget Paris1995Waiter
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994-1995TV SeriesGun Shop Owner / Louie
For Better or Worse1995Ranzier
Platypus Man1995TV SeriesSal
Dream a Little Dream 21995VideoMr. McVie (as Bobby Costanzo)
Murder, She Wrote1986-1995TV SeriesRudolfo Petrocelli / Freddie / Det. Lt. Greco
Friends1995TV SeriesJoey Tribbiani Sr.
Santo Bugito1995TV SeriesFingers
Lion Strike1994Louie
Lady in Waiting1994Charlie Burns
The Adventures of Batman & Robin1994Video GameHarvey Bullock (voice)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV SeriesDuke
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesBobby Rebetta
Rave Review1994Peter Watki
The Maharaja's Daughter1994TV Mini-SeriesDi Fazio
The Ties That Bind1994TV Series
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm1993Detective Harvey Bullock (voice)
Empty Nest1993TV SeriesMillard
The Mommies1993TV SeriesSanta #2
Man's Best Friend1993Detective Kovacs
NYPD Blue1993TV SeriesAlfonse Giardella
Bonkers1993TV SeriesCrunchy Potato Chip
Relentless 31993VideoRoy Kalewsky
Almost Home1993TV SeriesBig Bob Petrelli
Doogie Howser, M.D.1993TV SeriesMr. Healey
The Cemetery Club1993Morty
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesDeRubumpre
Beverly Hills, 902101992TV SeriesClarence the Angel
Reasonable Doubts1991-1992TV Series
Honeymoon in Vegas1992Sidney Tomashefsky
Bodies of Evidence1992TV SeriesDetective Alfie
Jack's Place1992TV SeriesMoe Jablonski
Unlawful Entry1992Bail Bondsman (as Bobby Costanzo)
We're Talkin' Serious Money1992Michael
Brooklyn Bridge1992TV SeriesMr. Cavaretti
Maid for Each Other1992TV MovieLt. Jardine
On the Air1992TV SeriesPlumber
Sewer Shark1992Video GameStenchler (as Robert Costanza)
Growing Pains1991TV SeriesErnie
Sibs1991TV Series
City Slickers1991Sal
Delusion1991Myron Sales
Sisters1991TV SeriesSidney Getz
The Fanelli Boys1991TV Series
Uncle Buck1990TV SeriesBernie
The Golden Girls1990TV SeriesCoach Odlivak
Glory Days1990TV SeriesLt. V.T. Krantz
Masters of Menace1990Pilot
Die Hard 21990Sgt. Vito Lorenzo
Dick Tracy1990Lips' Bodyguard
Total Recall1990Harry (as Bobby Costanzo)
Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase1990TV Movie
The Tracey Ullman Show1989-1990TV SeriesBig Tony Manetti
Little White Lies1989TV Movie
My Boyfriend's Back1989TV MovieNick
Star Trek: The Next Generation1989TV SeriesSlade Bender
The Flamingo Kid1989TV ShortAngry Man
Quantum Leap1989TV SeriesChuck Thompson
Columbo1989TV SeriesSgt. Russo
Miracle at Beekman's Place1988TV MovieMario D'Agostino
Day by Day1988TV SeriesMax
Annie McGuire1988TV SeriesOfficer Murphy
Crossing the Mob1988TV Movie
The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick1988TV MovieSid
Duet1988TV SeriesMarty
Tales from the Darkside1988TV SeriesVincent Dessari
St. Elsewhere1982-1988TV SeriesMr. Broadwater
Night Court1987TV SeriesSanta
Family Ties1984-1987TV SeriesLarry Briganti / Carmine / Sam / ...
1st & Ten: The Championship1987TV SeriesJake
She's the Sheriff1987TV SeriesFrankie Fontaine
Bennett Brothers1987TV MovieMike
L.A. Law1986-1987TV SeriesVinnie La Rosa
Charles in Charge1987TV SeriesHank Holloway
You Again?1986TV SeriesCop
ALF1986TV SeriesTow truck driver Bert
The Boss' Wife1986Eddie
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesBernie
Triplecross1986TV MovieJack Avalon
Fame1986TV SeriesArtie Horowitz / Ralph
Cagney & Lacey1982-1986TV SeriesMonk / Scafali
Stir Crazy1985TV SeriesCoach Lou Patreno
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesJoe Rubello (segment "Healer")
The Lightship1985Stump
Street Hawk1985TV SeriesPhil Simkins
The Fall Guy1985TV SeriesDuke
The Ratings Game1984TV MovieNunzio
The Vegas Strip War1984TV MovieStan Markham
Who's the Boss?1984TV SeriesRobaire
Hunter1984TV SeriesBenny
Used Cars1984TV MovieIrving
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesLester Franco
Up the Creek1984Campus Guard Charlie
Mama Malone1984TV Series
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesAri Artel
Two of a Kind1983Capt. Cinzari (as Bobby Costanzo)
Bay City Blues1983TV Series
We Got It Made1983TV SeriesMike
Alice1978-1983TV SeriesLenny / Male Customer
The Star Chamber1983Sgt. Spota
Blood Feud1983TV MovieRocky
Gimme a Break!1983TV SeriesMr. Brandt
Likely Stories, Vol. 41983TV Movie
Honeyboy1982TV MovieTiger's Trainer
Police Squad!1982TV SeriesLeo
Barney Miller1977-1982TV SeriesProfessor Vincent Thorndyke / Ed Foronjy / Bill Kerlin
Frank and Ava2017filmingWillie
It's a Living1982TV SeriesVinnie the Hat
Friday Night in QueensShort pre-productionTony Ferttiro
Million Dollar Infield1982TV MovieArtie Levitas
Golden and GoneannouncedBlind Louis
Shoot the Moon1982Leo Spinelli
Respect the Juxpost-productionPORN KING
Sizzle1981TV MovieAl Capone
Beast Mode2016Chrome Mangle
Checking In1981TV SeriesHank Sabatino
The Snowy Day2016TV MovieAnthony
The White Shadow1979-1981TV SeriesMr. Pettrino
Modern Family2016TV SeriesEarl Chambers
Charlie's Angels1981TV SeriesMac Gossett
2 Broke Girls2016TV SeriesLuigi
Soap1981TV SeriesCarny
Stevie D2016Tony Muccerino
The Last Resort1979-1980TV SeriesMurray
Last Days of Coney Island2015ShortMax (voice)
About a Boy2015TV SeriesDennis the Deceiver
Lou Grant1979TV SeriesTannenberg
A Way Out2015/IIShortVick
Joe & Valerie1978-1979TV SeriesVincent Pizo
Sharkskin2015Mayor La Guardia
Bloodbrothers1978Vic (as Bob Costanzo)
Scenes from Powned2014ShortTony Gambini
Baretta1978TV SeriesKresler
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart2014Video GameG.C.P.D. Detective Harvey Bullock (voice)
The Bob Newhart Show1978TV SeriesSal Petrone
The Last American Guido2014Uncle Felix
A Question of Guilt1978TV MovieNorman Picher
2 Dead 2 Kill2013The Deuce
Rhoda1978TV SeriesMale Student
Moretti2013ShortMichael Moretti
Just Tell Me You Love Me1978Hotel Security
Kickin' It2013TV SeriesHarvey
Saturday Night Fever1977Paint Store Customer (as Robert Costanza)
Batman: Arkham Origins2013Video GameG.C.P.D. Detective Harvey Bullock (voice)
The Goodbye Girl1977Liquor Store Salesman
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn2013/ILenny Leone
Between the Lines1977Austin's Men
Hotchfeld2012ShortTony Morracio
Dog Day Afternoon1975New York Policeman (uncredited)
Foodfight!2012Maximilius Moose (voice, as Bobby Constanza)
The Manzanis2012TV MovieJoe
Can Frankie Come Out?2011Video shortUncle Jackie
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer2011Herb
QuickBites2011TV SeriesPanello
The Last King Blood2011ShortEd
Shakey Grounds2010ShortMr. Preston
Monster Heroes2010Sitcom Dad
Roomies2010TV MovieSam's Father
Mafia II2010Video GameJoe Barbaro Derek Papalardo (voice, as Bobby Costanzo)
Hannah Montana2007-2010TV SeriesAl Blaine / Jersey Guy
Wild Ride2010
Undisputed 3: Redemption2010Farnatti
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight2010Video GameAdditional Voices (voice, as Bobby Costanzo)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video GamePhiloctetes (Phil) (voice, as Bobby Costanzo)
Difficult to Stay Alive and Die2009ShortGeo
Castle2009TV SeriesSal Tenor
Reno 911!2009TV SeriesDon Bronzoni
Dark Room Theater2009Luke
Random! Cartoons2009TV SeriesBossman
The Warehouse Job2008ShortVictor
The Spectacular Spider-Man2008TV SeriesSullivan Edwards
The Big Shot-Caller2008Rudy
West of Brooklyn2008Papo
The Flyboys2008Carmine
Leo2007/IIShortAgent (as Robert Castanzo)
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesWayne Picker
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GamePhiloctetes (Phil) (English version, voice, as Bobby Costanzo)
Frankie the Squirrel2007ShortDr. Sol Rubin
Gone2007/IIShortDr. Sol Rubin
The Unknown Trilogy2007Dr. Sol Rubin (segment "Gone")
Dirt2007TV SeriesTony
Urban Decay2007Fetz
Family Guy2000-2006TV SeriesDanny DeVito Biff Louie Anderson
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006Video GameAngelo (voice)
Joey2006TV SeriesJoseph 'Joey' Tribbiani Sr.
All In2006Drunk #1
Mafiosa2006/ITV SeriesVinnie Brasi
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GamePhiloctetes (Phil) (English version, voice, as Bobby Costanzo)
In the Mix2005Fat Tony
The Young and the Restless2005TV SeriesHotel Desk Clerk
Jesus, Mary and Joey2005Rocco
Mind of Mencia2005TV SeriesItalian Man
Searching for Bobby D2005Aldo
The Third Wish2005Mr. forelli
Down and Derby2005Claude
CSI: NY2005TV SeriesFrank Meadows
Will & Grace2004TV SeriesPaul
Volare2004/IIShortBig Bobby
NCIS2004TV SeriesJimmy Napolitano
Life on Liberty Street2004TV MovieGil
Helter Skelter2004TV MovieLeno LaBianca
Knit Wits2004ShortCarmine
Rock Me, Baby2004TV SeriesFranco
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman2003VideoDetective Bullock (voice)
The Fairly OddParents2001-2003TV SeriesEaster Bunny / Construction Worker Ape / Ape Truck Driver
Alex & Emma2003Bus Driver
Carolina2003/IPerfect Date Contestant (as Bobby Costanzo)
A Family X-mas2003ShortJohnny Guccianno
ER2003TV SeriesPernicious Anemia Man
Static Shock2003TV SeriesDet. Harvey Bullock
Bram and Alice2002TV SeriesBuddy Royal
House of Mouse2002TV SeriesPhiloctetes
The Zeta Project2002TV SeriesTitus Sweete
Kingdom Hearts2002Video GamePhiloctetes (Phil) (voice, as Bobby Costanzo)
The Rose Technique2002Vince Trane
As Told by Ginger2002TV SeriesChef Bob
Call Me Claus2001TV MovieTeamster Santa
Providence2001TV SeriesCarlo
Going to California2001TV SeriesAl Weeks
MVP: Most Vertical Primate2001Beat Cop
Above & Beyond2001Joseph Fanelli
61*2001TV MovieToots Shor
Kate Brasher2001TV SeriesLarry


Can Frankie Come Out? 12013TV Movie producer
Can Frankie Come Out?2011Video short producer
Banished2007associate producer


Can Frankie Come Out? 12013TV Movie
Can Frankie Come Out?2011Video short


Can Frankie Come Out? 12013TV Movie
Can Frankie Come Out?2011Video short


Night Court1987TV Series performer - 1 episode


Framelines2016TV SeriesHimself
Indie Film School2015TV SeriesHimself
New York Street Games2010DocumentaryHimself
HBO: The Making of 'The Sopranos: Road to Respect'2006TV MovieHimself / Angelo
MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate - Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHimself - 'Beat Cop'
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
American Film Institute Comedy Special1987TV SpecialBig Vin (segment "Five Corners")

Archive Footage

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix2013Video GamePhiloctetes (Phil)
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryAlfonse Giardella


Nominated Awards

2010Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USABest Supporting ActorUndisputed III: Redemption (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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