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New York-based Actor Sal Rendino Biography-His Popular Movies And TV Roles


Facts of Sal Rendino

Birth NameSalvatore Carmello Francesco D'Assisi Rendino
OccupationActor, Writer
Birth CityNew York City
Birth CountryAmerica
Gender IdentityMale
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSylvia De La Torre
Height180 cm
EducationUniversity of Miami School of Law, Cornell University
FilmographyEast New York,The Blacklist,ER,Johnny and Clyde
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Sal Rendino is an American theatre, television, and film actor and writer. He has been active in the entertainment industry for more than twenty-five years. 

He is known for appearing in movies and television series such as Johnny and Clyde, The Perfect Wedding, The Sunset Sky, East New York, The Blacklist, ER, Headlines, and others. 

Regarding his personal life, he is happily married; who is his wife? How much is his net worth? What are his acting credentials? We have all the details on his personal and professional life here.

Sal Rendino-What Is His Age?  

Sal Rendino was born in New York as Salvatore Carmello Francesco D'Assisi Rendino to European-descended parents.

He listed his height as 6 feet, or 180 cm; reportedly, he is in his early 50s. Since he lives a very private life, nothing related to his family life, including his parents and siblings, is revealed to the world. 

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Sal Rendino

According to the sources, he was born with both broken knees, which he didn't find out until he was 12 years old. As a result, he has a weak knee, which frequently interferes with his racquetball obsession. 

Regarding his education, the actor attended Cornell University, where he was in the honor society and varsity football team and graduated with a B.A. in communication. 

Later, Rendino joined the University of Miami School of Law in 1988 and studied criminal law. During that time, he became a Pro Bono Award winner. He graduated in 1991.

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How A Criminal Law Student Became An Actor? 

Becoming an actor was never Sal Rendino's plan; in fact, he wanted to be an actor; however, destiny had different plans for him. 

According to reports, he met some aspiring actors while in graduate school, which sparked his interest in theater and the acting world in general, and the rest is history. 

In an interview with TV Grapevine, the actor/writer revealed his acting journey. 

He stated: 

"I’ve been acting since early grade school, but never thought of it as a possible career until grad school, when I met some actors who would become friends and mentors.  They gave me their perspectives and introduced me to some people, got me thinking about theater and training, and I was bit by that bug." 

Sal then enrolled in acting classes. He joined Bill Einsiedel to study film acting, followed by Gene Tillman to train in advanced scene study. 

He also learned cold reading at Sal Landi and story study at Diana Castle for more than six years. 

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New York-based actor/writer Sal Rendino

In the above-mentioned interview, he also talked about his first acting gig, which he did in 1991. 

"Somehow, I booked the first role I auditioned for at the end of 1991, and it was the lead in an indy feature shooting around Orlando, FL.  Little did I know that two months after wrapping, I would be doing extra work to try to stay afloat — the often humbling roller coaster ride that is a life in the arts." 

It has been more than two decades since his debut, and the New York-based actor has many significant, memorable, classic, and important credits leaping off his resume.

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Theatre Credits

Sal Rendino started his career via theater. Some of his popular theater roles are:

  1. Play: Once in a Lifetime 
    Role: Vail  
    Place: Hudson Avenue 
  2. Play: David and Goliath 
    Role: Abbie Hoffman 
    Place: The Road 
  3. Play: Crossfire 
    Role: Marlin 
    Place: The Geffen 
  4. Play: (Chekov's) The Sneeze 
    Role: Smirnov 
    Place: West Hills 
  5. Play: King Lear  
    Role: Edgar  
    Place: The MET 
  6. Play: Burn This  
    Role: Pale  
    Place: 2100 Sq F 
  7. Play: Barefoot in the Park  
    Role: Paul  
    Place: West Valley 
  8. Play: Joe Carbone's Job  
    Role: Joe  
    Place: NoHo Stages

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Sal Rendino's Popular TV Roles-From ER To East New York

Sal Rendino made his television debut in the show Welcome Freshmen in 1993. He played the role of Bart Savagewood and appeared in season three episode twelve, titled "Looking for Mr. Goodwrench." 

Some of his memorable TV roles over the year are listed below:

TV Show: UnChartered
Role: Assistant Principal Himmler 
Episode: UnChartered 
Year: 2015

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Sal Rendino as Assistant Principal Himmler in UnChartered

TV Show: 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection: Headline News 
About: A collection of Weird Al Yankovic's parody and original music videos 
Year: 2003 

TV Show: V.I.P 
About: American action/dramedy television series about a woman who accidentally saves a celebrity who turns her life upside down. 
Star Cast: Pamela Anderson, Molly Culver, Natalie Raitano 
Role: Prison Guard 
Episode: Val Goes to Town 
Year: 1999 

TV Show: Angel 
About: American television series, a spinoff of the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 
Star Cast: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Glenn Quinn, Alexis Denisof 
Role: Man 
Episode: Dear Boy 
Year: 2000 

TV Show: That's Life 
About: American comedy-drama that follows the life of a young woman and her life in suburban New Jersey 
Star Cast: Heather Paige Kent, Kristin Bauer, Peter Firth, Kevin Dillon 
Role: Nick 
Episode: S*x in the Suburbs 
Year: 2001 

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Sal Rendino as Stanley Kelly The Get Down

TV Show: The Get Down 
About: American musical drama set in the South Bronx region of New York City in the late 1970s 
Star Cast: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola 
Role: Stanley Kelly 
Year: 2016

TV Show: Charmed  
About: Follows the lives of three sisters who, after the tragic death of their mother who, happen to be a powerful witch. 
Star Cast: Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Rupert Evans, Madeliene Mantock 
Role: Guard 
Episode: Give Me a Sign 
Year: 2000

TV Show: Frasier
About: American television sitcom, a spin-off of the sitcom Cheers.  
Star Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce 
Role: Customs Officer 
Episode: Roe to Perdition 
Year: 2003 

TV Show: ER 
About:  American medical drama  
Star Cast: Follows the life in the emergency room (ER) of Cook County General Hospital's doctors and nurses.  
Role: Mohan 
Episode: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, A Boy Falling Out of the Sky 
Year: 2003 

TV Show: Royal Pains 
About: American comedy-drama based in part on actual concierge medicine practices of independent doctors and companies.  
Star Cast: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D'Orsay 
Role: Stu 
Episode: Vertigo, A Trismus Story 
Year: 2013 
About Royal Pains: "nice shot in the arm for the career, my first recurring role on a notable TV show after moving from LA to NYC — a nice boost with wonderful and welcoming actors and crew". 

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Sal Rendino as Warden McCastin in The Blacklist

TV Show: The Blacklist 
About: An American crime thriller series about a  former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal who voluntarily surrenders to the FBI.  
Star Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagra 
Role: Warden McCastin  
Episode: season 4, episode 14: The Architect 
Year: 2017

TV Show: Law & Order SVU 
About:  American crime drama, the first spin-off of Law & Order franchise 
Star Cast: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek 
Role: Deputy Warden Barberi 
Episode: Chicago Crossover 
Year: 2014

TV Show: Billions
About: American drama that tells the story of a  hedge fund manager who hedges fund manager. 
Star Cast: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Åkerman 
Role: Hall's Associate 
Episode: Boasts and Rails, Magical Thinking 
Year: 2016 
About Billions: "blissful gig — three full weeks of work, two episodes in the first season, trailing Paul Giamatti’s character around (and getting to hang with him and trade war stories for days on end), long hours, great actors, crew, and production, all for less than a couple minutes total on screen" 

TV Show: The Americans 
About: American period spy drama set during the Cold War 
Star Cast: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor 
Role: Christopher O'Keefe 
Episode: Dead Hand, Tchaikovsky 
Year: 2018 

TV Show: Blindspot
About:  American crime drama about a mysterious, heavily tattooed woman with no recollection of her past or identity 
Star Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown 
Role: Albert Terrace 
Year: 2019/2020 
About Blindspot: "another noteworthy recurring, and to be invited back by the creator for the series finalé as “one of our favorite Guest Stars” was wonderful".

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Sal Rendino as SVD Deputy Inspector Jack Hammond in East New York alongside co-star Jimmy Smits

TV Show: East New York 
About: American police procedural series focuses on the life of officers and detectives of the NYPD’s 74th precinct in Brooklyn. 
Star Cast: Amanda Warren, Kevin Rankin, Richard Kind 
Role: SVD Deputy Inspector Jack Hammond 
Episode: Best Served Cold 
Year: 2022

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Sal Rendino's Popular Movie Credits And Upcoming Roles 

Sal Rendino started his film career in 1993 with the lead role in Miami Beach Cops. 

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Sal Rendino as Chin in Gotti

Since then, he has appeared in many iconic movies, including: 

Renaissance ManLaundry Private
The Sunset SkyCowboy
Cracker Jackies-
Under Jakob's LadderBruno
Second ChanceTroy
Code BlueKowalski
Junkie HeavenAlexander
The Perfect WeddingZach Gastineau
My Brother's KeeperNoah
One MomentRick McGuinness
Equal StandardJim Hannigan
Christmas vs. The WaltersStew
Junkyard DogsJimmy Dean
Sanctioning EvilDr. Peter Corey
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Sal Rendino with some of his co-stars from The Junkyard Dogs 

Also, his upcoming (2023 and onwards) movies and series are: 

  1. When we first met
  2. Subject A Male
  3. The Only Woman in the World
  4. Mandated
  5. The Groundskeeper
  6. Psychosis
  7. What You Sow, A Girl Like Him
  8. Pivot Pals
  9. Dope King
  10. Money Game
  11. Dumb Money
  12. Couple of Guys
  13. Mr. Blue Shirt: The Inspiration
  14. Johnny & Clyde
  15. LifeQuest
  16. The Black Caesar
  17. Seven Days

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Awards And Nominations 

Sal Rendino has received numerous awards and nominations for his work during his twenty-five years in the entertainment industry. 

In 2016, he won the Rising Star Award at the Long Island International Film Expo for the Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film Award and at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema for his role in Second Chance. 

Similarly, in 2019, he received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at First Look, USA, and won Best Supporting Actor at the First Contact Film Festival for his role in Junkie Heaven. 

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Award-winning actor Sal Rendino 

Likewise, in 2021, Rendino won Best Supporting Actor at the Long Island International Film Expo for his role in One Moment. 

Also in 2022, he received a nomination for "Best Actor in a Short Film" at the Brightside Tavern Film Festival for his role in "Couple of Guys."

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Sal Rendino?  

As of November 2022, Sal Rendino is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million. His primary income source is his acting career. 

As per the sources, in the USA, the average earning of an actor is $43k: the best-paid 25 percent make around $60k, while the lowest-paid 25 percent earn $28k. 

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Sal Rendino Net Worth

Salary ranges can vary depending on factors like experience, talent, additional skills, and the number of years.

Who Is His Wife?  

Actor and writer Sal Rendino is married to Sylvia De La Torre. His wife's name is similar to that of legendary Filipino singer, actress, and radio star Sylvia La Torre. 

The pair got married on July 11, 2001, and are still going strong and celebrating more than two decades of blissful conjugal life. 

Since the actor is notoriously private, there are no details on his possible kids or other family members. 

He is also not very active on social media, which makes it harder to track down his personal life. 

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Sal Rendino with his wife Sylvia De La Torre and father

Living life in the public eye is one of the hardest things for celebrities to deal with. Whether the paparazzi are lurking around every corner or their names show up in every tabloid, some find it very difficult to live privately. 

There are, however, quite a few celebs who seem to have that whole privacy thing on lock, and Sal Rendino is definitely among them.

Updated On Mon Nov 21 2022 Published OnThu Nov 17 2022 By

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