THE TOMMY TALLARINO STORY
Tommy Tallarino is an actor/comedian currently appearing on the new HBO series Luck, produced by Michael Mann and starring Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Farina. As an actor Tommy has built his resume the recurring performances on Luck as well as recent appearances on the legendary soap General Hospital, of which he claims, “I could win an academy award but my mother would still be more impressed with my two scenes on GH.” After appearing in the critically acclaimed Indie Film SHOUTING DISTANCE as well as a writer/cast member on ESPN Original Series Mohr Sports, Tommy has come “off the road” and moved to Los Angeles full-time.
Born and raised in a small mill town in upstate New York… Rome NY… Tommy shares hilarious stories from his Sicilian roots and small town Mafia-free upbringing to entertain comedy audiences all around the world. Having performed in 38 states in the U.S. as well as for the troops abroad on USO Tours, Tommy has developed an autobiographical style derived from his original heroes in comedy, Bill Cosby, David Brenner, and Richard Pryor. A life in entertainment was equally improbable and destined for Tommy. Growing up in the Tallarino house meant listening to endless tunes from the great Italian crooners Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mario Lanza as well as watching all the old tapes from the legendary Rat Pack crew of the 60’s. “The kids in my neighborhood grew up dreaming of becoming the next Joe Dimaggio, I grew up dreaming of becoming the first Vegas performer from Rome NY.”
Currently we can see Tommy headlining the hit comedy show The Meatballs of Comedy, an all-Italian comedy group cut in the mold of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, every Saturday night at the beautiful Caio Cristina Restaurant directly across the street from Warner Bros Studios.
Next up for the red-hot Sicilian will be his One-Man show that he is creating to perform on theatre row in Hollywood, titled… Tommy Tallarino… from the Rome that WAS built in a day.
Tommy studied acting with the incomparable Diana Castle.
Tommy has performed with such amazing headliners as Ian Edwards, Jay Mohr, Billy Gardell, Ralphie May, Pauly Shore, and the late great Patrice O’Neal.
Tommy left Rome NY with 400$ in his pocket and a one-way plane ticket for Los Angeles… not knowing a single soul in the entertainment industry.
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