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New York film premiere: "American Gangster"
Actor Armand Assante attends the world premiere for her new film American Gangster at New York's Apollo theater on October 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Armand Anthony Assante, Jr. (born October 4, 1949) is an American actor.

Assante was born in New York City and raised in Cornwall, New York, the son of Katherine, a music teacher and poet, and Armand Anthony Assante, Sr., a painter and artist. His father was Italian American and his mother was Irish American, and he was raised in a devoutly Roman Catholic family.

During the 1970s, Assante was a regular on two NBC soap operas, How to Survive a Marriage as Johnny McGee and The Doctors as Dr. Mike Powers. His first film was The Lords of Flatbush (1974). A role that brought him greater attention came in 1980's Private Benjamin as a handsome Frenchman who becomes the love interest of a U.S. soldier played by Goldie Hawn.

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