THE ROAD TO ELDORADO
ARMAND ASSANTE (Tzekel-Kan) has most recently been recognized for his
work in a number of acclaimed network and cable projects. He won an Emmy Award
and garnered Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for his portrayal of John
Gotti in the HBO movie "Gotti." He also earned a Golden Globe
nomination for his performance as Odysseus in the miniseries "The
Odyssey," and both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his work in the
miniseries "Jack the Ripper." Most recently, Assante starred as the
Confederate commander of the first submarine in TNT's true-life Civil War
drama "The Hunley."
On the big screen, Assante received a
Golden Globe nomination for his work in Sidney Lumet's "Q&A,"
and won a Special Jury Prize at the USA Film Festival for his performance in the
title role of "Belizaire, The Cajun." Among his additional film
credits are "Striptease," "Judge Dredd," "Trial by
Jury," "The Mambo Kings," "Hoffa," "1492: Conquest
for Paradise," "The Marrying Man," "I, the Jury,"
"Little Darlings," "Private Benjamin" and "Paradise
A native New Yorker, Assante graduated
from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his professional acting
debut on the stage in "Why I Went Crazy," under the direction of
Joshua Logan. His subsequent stage credits include the Broadway productions of
"Boccaccio," "Comedians," "Romeo and Juliet" and
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