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Ben Piazza

Born: Jul 30, 1933

Death: Sep 7, 1991

Birthplace: Little Rock

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Ben Piazza

Date of Birth : Jul 30, 1933
Date of Death : Sep 7, 1991
Birth Place : Little Rock

Ben Piazza was an American actor. He made his film debut in Sidney J. Furie's Canadian film A Dangerous Age followed by his Hollywood debut in The Hanging Tree. Though signed to contracts with Warner Bros. and Gary Cooper's production companies for five years he didn't make another film until No Exit. A prolific television and film character actor, Piazza is perhaps most widely recognized as the wealthy restaurant patron in John Landis' 1980 comedy hit The Blues Brothers from whom Jake offers to purchase his wife and daughter. Prior to that, he also played the violent boyfriend who scars Liza Minnelli's character's face in Otto Preminger's Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon. Piazza's other film appearances include The Candy Snatchers, The Bad News Bears, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Nightwing, Peter Bogdanovich's Mask and Guilty by Suspicion. He was married to actress Dolores Dorn.


  • Actor
  • Writer

Also known as

  • Benito Daniel Piazza


  • Charles Piazza
  • Elfreida Piazza


  • Dolores Dorn
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