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  • Rocky III

  • Rocky

  • Chinatown

  • Rocky IV

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At Home
  • Rob the Mob

  • Blood Beach

  • Twilight's Last Gleaming

  • Rocky Balboa

  • Uncle Joe Shannon

  • Bright Angel

  • Win Win

  • Last Exit to Brooklyn

  • New York, I Love You

  • ... All the Marbles

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Burt Young Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Apr 30, 1940
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Burly Burt Young is best remembered for playing Sylvester Stallone's brother-in-law Paulie in Rocky (1976), a role that earned him an Oscar nomination. He would reprise the role in all of the Rocky sequels. Born Jerrry De Louise in New York City, Young was a student of Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio before landing roles in off-Broadway plays. Before studying drama, Young had been a prizefighter, a truck driver, and had done other odd jobs. He made his film debut in The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971). Young subsequently went on to have a busy career as a supporting and character actor, typically cast as a thug or villain. In 1978, he wrote the screenplay and starred in the critically and financially unsuccessful Uncle Joe Shannon (1978). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi