, American actor, singer, writer, and director, Robert Davi Backstage at the Republican National Convention, International Festival of comedy film of Alpe d'Huez, Conservative Political Action Conferences, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd, Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss, "Playing the Heavy Actor Robert Davi has made a career of playing tough guys with a signature cigar", "Famed Film Villain Robert Davi Sings Sinatra", "Spirit of Sinatra returns as Robert Davi fulfills a childhood dream", "Actor Robert Davi to Replace Jerry Doyle", "Buffalo Niagara film fest centers on Niagara Falls for a change! Born Robert John Davi on 26th June, 1953 in Astoria, Queens, New York, he is famous for License to Kill, The Goonies. , Davi was also the guest singer on the Italian version of TV program "The Voice". Many try, but Robert Davi has the voice, tone, the flavor and the swagger. Published: 05:17 GMT, 7 November 2013 | Updated: 05:17 GMT, 7 November 2013. The 60-year-old actor and former model Christine Bolster … , In 2007, Davi made his directorial debut with The Dukes, a parable regarding the mid-2000 economic crisis and its impact. , For his notable contributions to the Italian community, Davi was enshrined in Toronto's Italian Walk of Fame in 2013.  He attended Seton Hall, a Roman Catholic high school in Patchogue, New York. Down to earth Duchess! Davi damaged his voice, and later explained that he was a baritone with the "heart of a tenor and had pushed too hard, too early. He subsequently received classical training with top vocal teachers, Samuel Margolis and Danial Ferro of Juilliard and Tito Gobbi.  The film was screened internationally and won awards at Queens International Film Festival, WorldFest Houston [tr], Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival, and International Festival of comedy film of Alpe d'Huez [fr]. A tribute?  He has two sisters, Yvonne Davi (deceased), and Mrs. Michelle Queal. Rolling Stone suggested that Davi's role in the video may be a nod towards Davi's having made his acting debut alongside Sinatra in the crime film Contract on Cherry Street, and Davi's release of his own album of Sinatra covers. , With a thirty-piece orchestra, he recorded the album at the legendary Capitol Records Building in Hollywood, where Frank Sinatra recorded on many occasions. Robert Davi and Christine Bolster were married from 19th August, 1990 to November, 2013 (23 years).. , In 2015, he interpreted Gabriele Tinti's poetry giving voice to the Boxer at Rest at the Getty Museum.  Davi endorsed Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and again in 2020. ", In December 2012, Davi appeared along with Roger Cicero in the French/German Arte TV program Durch die Nacht mit … The episode was shot in the Little Italy area of New York City and featured conversation between Cicero and Davi and solos of Sinatra standards by both performers. Christine Bolster has been in relationships with Mickey Rourke (1989) and Gerald Marie (1985 - 1991). Filing for divorce: Robert Davi and wife Christine Bolster, shown together in January 2007, have called an end to their 23-year marriage. Robert was asked for a comment and told TMZ that he and his wife have been amicably separated for several years. EXCLUSIVE: I'm a Celebrity superfan scrambles up tree overlooking the Welsh castle to 'film contestants' on... Fog bound Britain: Incredible moment sea of mist rolls over sleeping London... before UK wakes under blanket... 'Goonies' Star Robert Davi -- HEY, YOU GUUUYS ... My Wife Is Divorcing Me. The pock-marked actor also portrayed drug lord Franz Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond film Licence To Kill that starred Timothy Dalton as Agent 007. , In 2016, Davi replaced the late Jerry Doyle as radio host for a nationally syndicated radio program on Talk Radio Network. 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The Katniss crop! , Davi has lent his voice to political ads, including Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" attack ad, "Hot Air: The Movie", and others produced by Republican media consultant Fred Davis. He also was married to Jeri McBride from November 1980 to January 1990 and has a 32-year-old son from their marriage. Classically trained as a singer, Davi launched his professional singing career in 2011. Robert portrayed villain Jake Fratelli in the 1985 adventure-comedy film The Goonies that also starred Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin. He subsequently worked with Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Benicio del Toro, Bruce Willis, and Roberto Benigni, among others.  Over the course of his acting career, Davi has performed in more than 130 films. tenBroek, was produced by Phil Ramone, engineered by Dan Wallin, and mixed by the legendary Al Schmitt. He was a frequent guest on Fox News's late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Yes, indeed; all that and more. Politically active: Robert, shown in September in Beverly Hills, California, has been a staunch supporter of the Republican Party. Born on 4th July, 1969 in Palo Alto, CA, she is famous for 1980's model. Robert was previously married to Jan Borenstein from 1971 to 1980. Christine has asked the court for legal and physical custody of their children and wants Robert to have visitation rights, according to an article on Wednesday in TMZ. The £2.5 BILLION Black Friday cyber bonanza: eBay sells two items a SECOND, Currys PC World website crashes... M&S wins the battle of the Christmas adverts! Praised for his voice and vocal interpretations, Davi debuted as a headliner at The Venetian Las Vegas, six months after the record was released. , In high school, Davi was praised for his singing, and auditioned for the Metropolitan Opera after being awarded first place at the prestigious New York State School Music Association's Solo Competition, where he sang Vincent Youman's "Without A Song".  He has been invited to comment on numerous political shows and backed John McCain during his presidential campaign. Locked in until Easter: Almost the entire nation is to be banned from socialising indoors until April as... Britons should steer clear of singing, dancing and even BOARD GAMES at Christmas and isolate for two weeks... EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Queen's plans for royal Christmas bubble revealed. Goonies star Robert Davi and his longtime wife have filed for divorce to end their 23-year marriage. The album, Davi Sings Sinatra -- On The Road To Romance, was released October 24, 2011, and received significant attention from the media, garnering positive reviews. … The Dukes was selected for the premiere section at the Rome Film Festival, along with films by Francis Ford Coppola, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, and Sidney Lumet. They had 4 children, Ariana Marie (30), Frances (28), Isabella Rose (19) and Nicholas Edward (19).. About. , In 2014, Davi appeared as Goran Vata in The Expendables 3. He narrated several film montages that aired during the 2008 Republican National Convention. , In 2015, Davi appeared in a music video for Bob Dylan's recording of "The Night They Called It A Day", from Dylan's album Shadows In The Night, a selection of songs which had been recorded by Frank Sinatra. The film starred himself, Chazz Palminteri, and Peter Bogdanovich. Crystal balls at dawn! " AllMusic noted that "Davi makes no attempt to copy Sinatra's vocal sound ... Rather, he is his own singer. , Davi spoke Italian during his childhood. Goonies star Robert Davi and his longtime wife have filed for divorce to end their 23-year marriage. Robert and Christine also have a 23-year-old daughter Ariana and 21-year-old daughter Frances together along with the younger twins.  Davi has spoken at numerous Conservative Political Action Conferences in Washington, D.C. , Robert Davi was chosen by the United Nations to celebrate the Transformative Power of Music at the General Assembly in New York, in June 2015 - and again for the 70 Anniversary Celebration of the UN in September, 2015. Diners will be kicked out of Tier 2 pubs as soon as they finish their 'substantial... 'I slept 18 out of 24 hours for the first five days': Suzi Quatro, 70, reveals she had coronavirus and says... Why has ALL of Kent been dragged into Tier 3? About. The actor also is an accomplished singer and recorded an album of Frank Sinatra songs that was released in 2011. He graduated from Hofstra University, which he attended due to that university's strong drama department as well as its unique reproduction of Shakespeare's Globe Theater. Robert also had a memorable role as Vietnam War veteran and FBI agent Big Johnson in the 1988 action film Die Hard featuring Bruce Willis. , Davi was chosen to tribute SINATRA's 100th birthday for the July 4th PBS SPECIAL; it was watched by 500,000 people outside the Capitol Building in DC and 15 million viewers.  His first album, Davi Sings Sinatra - On The Road To Romance, hit No.  Jazztimes called Davi Sings Sinatra "uniformly impressive", and critic Don Heckman wrote in the Orange County Register that "there are, of course, dozens of Sinatra imitators and simulators. , Davi made his motion picture debut in Contract On Cherry Street, in which he shared the screen with Frank Sinatra. He has appeared in movies including The Goonies, Die Hard, Showgirls, Son of the Pink Panther, and in the Bond film Licence to Kill (1989) as the villain Franz Sanchez, a South American drug lord and murderer. , Quincy Jones said: "I have never heard anyone come this close to Sinatra's sound – and still be himself. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, Treat yourself to the perfect entertainment bundle with NOW TV's offers, Get a discount code to save on your internet security, Discover a range of promo codes on kitchen appliances, Find Just Eat's special deals and offers this week, Listen to podcasts and books for less with these offers. The 60-year-old actor and former model Christine Bolster were married in 1990 and have four children together, including 12-year-old twins Isabella and Nicholas. Bad guy: Robert played villain Jake Fratelli in the 1985 movie The Goonies, Drug lord: Robert portrayed drug kingpin Franz Sanchez in Licence To Kill. , He is an outspoken political conservative, often speaking at Republican Party gatherings. ", Davi began to focus again on singing in 2011, and worked with "Voice Builder" Gary Catona as he prepared to record his first album. Davi was the only first-time director in the premiere section. 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Christine Bolster was previously married to Robert Davi (1990 - 2013). 6 on the Billboard jazz charts. Christine Bolster's former in laws: Christine Bolster's former father in law is Sal Davi Christine Bolster's former mother in law is Mary Davi Christine Bolster's former grandfather in law was Stefano Rullo Christine Bolster's former grandmother in law was Michelina Rullo Christine Bolster's former husband Robert Davi's uncle in law is Michael Rullo I'm A Celebrity 2020: 'I'm devastated!' Robert Davi is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and jazz vocalist. LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Christine Bolster (L) and Robert Davi arrive at the Hollywood For Science Gala … In December 2013, Davi released a Christmas single, "Mistletoe and Holly", with all proceeds benefiting The Salvation Army.  His mother was an Italian American whose family came from Nusco, Avellino, Campania and his father was from Torretta, Palermo, Sicily. 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Yorkshire Ripper 'is cremated in secret ceremony with relatives barred from the service' two weeks after his... JOHN HUMPHRYS: Why is Boris Johnson treating us like children? She also wants Robert to pay spousal support and her legal fees. Among his most known roles are opera-singing heavy Jake Fratelli in The Goonies (1985), Vietnam veteran and FBI Special Agent Johnson in Die Hard (1988), James Bond villain Franz Sanchez in Licence to Kill (1989), police deputy chief Phil Heinemann in Predator 2 (1990) and strip club manager Al Torres in Showgirls (1995). Brawl erupts in lobby of Dubai's Five Palm Jumeirah, Dramatic moment Premier League ace Joe Willock crashes £140,000 car, Truckin' crazy! The comments below have not been moderated. Rival psychics - who claim they can help you reach heavenly creatures - are in High... Ed Sheeran's neighbour who won battle against star over extending his garden is now building a 65ft 'twin... Elizabeth Hurley, 55, and her 'glorious' sister Kate, 57, show off their incredible bodies in matching... Great Ormond Street children's hospital porter, 55, admits 58 sex attacks against six boys over 35 years. , Davi was born in Astoria, Queens, New York, the son of Maria (née Rulli) and Sal Davi. Don't eat after 7.30pm. " The album reached the Top 10 on the Billboard jazz charts. Christine recently filed court documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeking a divorce and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason. , The album, which featured new arrangements by composer Nic. But what Davi does is a whole different matter. We are no longer accepting comments on this article.  Davi also studied with legendary acting coach Stella Adler when he moved to Manhattan. Robert Davi is a 67 year old American Actor. Talented fellow: Robert, shown in April in New York City, also is an accomplished singer. 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