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Carmen Argenziano
Name Carmen Antimo Argenziano
Birth Date October 27, 1943
Birth Place Sharon, Pennsylvania, US
Family Tony and Joseph (sons)
1 daughter
Years Active 1970 - present
Carmen Argenziano is an American character actor widely known for his role as General Jacob Carter, host of the symbiote Selmak, in the TV series Stargate: SG-1.

BiographyEdit

Carmen Argenziano was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth Stella (née Falvo) and Joseph Guy Argenziano, who was a restaurateur. After graduation from high school, he decided to become an actor and moved to New York City. He trained for the stage at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He has studied with Stanford Meisner, Lee Grant, Milton Katselas, and Lee Strasberg. Argenziano is a lifetime member of the world-renowned Actors Studio.

Some of Argenziano's Los Angeles theater credits include A View from the Bridge at Strasberg Institute, Palladium is Moving at Court Theatre, El Salvador at Tiffany Theater and the West Coast premiere of Julian Barry's Last Lucid Moment. He most recently appeared in Take Me Out at Geffen Theater in the dual roles of William Danziger and the Skipper. Argenziano was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award for his performance as Jack Delasante in Thomas Babe's A Prayer for my Daughter.

Argenziano has appeared in over 200 films and television series and has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. A partial list of his appearances on the big screen would include Capone, Sudden Impact, The Accused, Red Scorpion, Don Juan DeMarco, Broken Arrow, Gone In Sixty Seconds, Swordfish, Identity, The Chosen and Angels and Demons.

Since his debut on TV with a minor role in The Young Lawyers in 1970, his credits have expanded into a seemingly unending list of guest characters punctuated with longer stints in series such as The Godfather: A Novel for Television, From Here to Eternity, The Phoenix, Heartbeat, L.A. Law, Booker, Melrose Place and L.A. Firefighters. With the turn of the millennium he got his most familiar and long term recurring role as on Stargate: SG-1 as Major General Jacob Carter host to the Tok'ra symbiote Selmak in the highly successful and long running series; for this work he received twice the L.A. Weekly Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and the Drama-Logue Award, all as Best Actor.

During and after this major role, he continued to make guest appearances in series as recognizable as The Practice, 24, Medical Investigation, Crossing Jordan, Blind Justice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Commander in Chief, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist and Flashfoward. And of course he has been cast in a couple of memorable roles as Henry Dobson, a fake doctor after a fellow position in House M.D. and as Inspector Stanton Gerrad in CSI: New York.

Criminal MindsEdit

He portrayed serial killer Father Paul Silvano, an insane priest carrying out illegal exorcisms, in the Season Four episode Demonology.

FilmographyEdit

Selmak

Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter, his most famous role

  • Mafiosa (2010) - Sebastian
  • FlashForward - Queen Sacrifice (2010) TV episode (unaccredited) - ICE Agent in charge
  • The Mentalist - Rose-Colored Glasses (2010) TV episode - Vice Principal DeSouza
  • Street Boss (2009) - Tony Pro
  • Meteor - Episode #1.1 and Episode #1.2 (2009) TV episodes - Commander Murphy
  • Angels & Demons (2009) - Silvano Bentivoglio
  • Criminal Minds - Demonology (2009) TV episode - Father Paul Silvano
  • The Young and the Restless - 11 episodes D.A. (2008-2009) TV episodes - D.A. Dennis Ellroy
  • The Chosen (2008) - Father John
  • CSI: NY - 6 episodes (2006-2008) TV episodes - Insp. Stanton Gerrard
  • House M.D. - The Right Stuff, 97 Seconds and Guardian Angels (2007) TV episode - Henry Dobson
  • Commander in Chief - The Elephant in the Room (2006) TV episode - Hugh Moreland
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Rashomama (2006) TV episode - Sylvano Fatelli
  • Murder 101 (2006) - Karl Larch
  • Angels with Angles (2005) - Rico
  • What's Up, Scarlet? (2005) - Mr. Maggiami
  • Blind Justice - Seoul Man and Doggone (2005) TV episode - Chief Tunney
  • Crossing Jordan - Sanctuary (2005) TV episode - Diego Artega
  • Stargate SG-1 - 25 episodes (1998-2005) TV episodes - Jacob Carter/Selmak
  • Medical Investigation - Coming Home (2004) TV episode - Lt. Col. Bartek
  • The District - Bloodlines (2003) - Nancy's Father and Passing Time (2004) TV episodes - Mr. Parras
  • The Lyon's Den - Things She Said (2003) TV episode - Clark Honikee
  • Momentum (2003) - Frank McIntyre
  • Identity (2003) - Defense Lawyer
  • 24 - Day 2: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2003) TV episode - General Gratz
  • Face of the Enemy (2003) - Watkins
  • The Practice - The Pursuit of Dignity (1998) - Principal Gilbert and Character Evidence (2003) TV episodes - Attorney Horace Wright
  • The Agency - Heartless (2002) TV episode - A Senator in the Committee
  • Dancing at the Harvest Moon (2002) - Paul Stanton
  • Malevolent (2002) - Warren Lucas
  • The Court - Life Sentence (2002) TV episode - Ohio Senator Charlie Koloski
  • First Monday - Family Affairs (2002) TV episode
  • The West Wing - Night Five (2002) TV episode - Leonard Wallace, Billy Price's Editor
  • Swordfish (2001) - Agent
  • Strong Medicine - Drugstore Cowgirl (2001) TV episode - Monsignor Nicholas Rinaldi
  • The Cactus Kid (2000) - Addison
  • Level 9 - Mail Call (2000) TV episode - Delacroix
  • Gamblin' (2000) - Pappy
  • Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) - Captain
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) - Detective Mayhew
  • Party of Five - Great Expectations (2000) TV episode - INS Agent Lawrence
  • King of the World (2000)
  • A Better Way to Die (2000) - Carlos
  • Blue Streak (1999) - Captain Penelli
  • Ally McBeal - Civil War (1999) TV episode - Harry Wah
  • Warm Blooded Killers (1999) - Vince Morehouse
  • A Murder of Crows (1998) - Judge Wiley Banning
  • Chicago Hope - Viagra-Vated Assault (1998) TV episode - Donald Malloy
  • Night Man - Nightwoman (1998) TV episode - Mr. Corleone/Boss
  • Bella Mafia (1997)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - On Deadly Ground (1994) - Paco Cruz and Iceman (1997) TV episode - George Vickers
  • JAG - We the People (1997) TV episode - Colonel Matthew O'Hara
  • Apollo 11 (1996) - Tom Paine
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith - The Space Flight Episode (1996) TV episode - Elias Stone
  • Profiler - Unholy Alliance (1996) TV episode - Col. Henry F. Deems
  • L.A. Firefighters - Till Death Do Us Part, It's a Family Affair and A Mad Tea Party (1996) TV episodes - Detective Lou Cerone
  • My Son Is Innocent (1996) - Det. Carver
  • Sisters - 4 episodes (1995-1996) TV episodes - Captain Smiley
  • Andersonville (1996) - Hopkins
  • Co-ed Call Girl (1996) - Henry Binder
  • Broken Arrow (1996) - General Boone
  • The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996) - Hector Gustavo
  • Have You Seen My Son (1996) - Chief Heman
  • Life Happens (1996) - Larry
  • Too Something - Foreign Affair (????) TV episode
  • The Tie That Binds (1995) - Phil Hawkes
  • Babylon 5 - Knives (1995) TV episode - Urza Jaddo
  • ER - Love Among the Ruins (1995) TV episode - Howard Davis
  • Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty (1995) - Buddy Fortune
  • Don Juan DeMarco (1994) - Don Alfonzo
  • The Burning Season (1994) - Alfredo Sezero
  • Melrose Place - 8 episodes (1992-1994) TV episodes - Dr. Stanley Levin
  • Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy (1994) - Jack Guthrie
  • Dead Connection (1994) - Lt. Stein
  • Rave Review (1994) - Abe Weinstein
  • Against the Wall (1994) - Mancusi
  • Viper - The Scoop (1994) TV episode - Chief Pomeroy
  • Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (1994) - Dr. Cantore
  • Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (1993) - Ed Lopez
  • Crime & Punishment - Our Denial and Fire with Fire (1993) TV episodes - Lieutenant Anthony Bartolo
  • Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993) - Asst. Dist. Atty. Mallars
  • Unlawful Entry (1992) - Jerome Lurie
  • Rompecorazones (1992) - Ron Ball
  • Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992) - First Officer Bill Records
  • Charlie Hoover - Happy Anniversary (1991) TV episode - Anderson
  • Jake and the Fatman - I Could Write a Book (1991) TV episode
  • Knight Rider 2000 (1991) - Russell Maddock/Voice of K.I.F.T.
  • Matlock - The Trial: Part 1 and The Trial: Part 2 (1991) TV episodes - Tom O'Hare
  • A Mom for Christmas (1990) - Sergeant Morelli
  • Booker - 22 episodes (1989-1990) TV episodes - Chick Sterling
  • L.A. Law - 4 episodes (1986-1990) TV episodes - Lawyer Neil Robertson
  • The First Power (1990) - Lt. Grimes
  • Red Scorpion (1989) - Colonel Zayas
  • Too Good to Be True (1988)
  • Police Story: The Watch Commander (1988) - Capt. MacDonald
  • Coming of Age - All I Wanted Was a New Car: Part 2 (1988) TV episode - Mendez
  • The Accused (1988) - D.A. Paul Rudolph
  • Liberace (1988) - Sam
  • Remo Williams (1988) - Tony
  • Big Business (1988) - Board Member #2
  • Heartbeat (1988) TV series - Dr. Nathan Solt (unknown episodes)
  • Stand and Deliver (1988) - Molina
  • Baja Oklahoma (1988) - Roy Simmons
  • Designing Women - Cruising (1987) TV episode - Mel
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1987)
  • Under Cover (1987)
  • U.S. Marshals: Waco & Rhinehart (1987) - Varela
  • Hunter - A Child Is Born (1987) TV episode - Dr. Schneider
  • Dangerously Close (1986) - Molly
  • Between Two Women (1986) - Robert Walker
  • Cagney & Lacey - Act of Conscience (1986) TV episode - Ronelli
  • Naked Vengeance (1985) - Det. Russo
  • Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985) (voice) - Dagg
  • I Had Three Wives - 'Til Death Do Us Part (1985) TV episode - Clayton
  • Into the Night (1985) - Stan
  • Hill Street Blues - Last Chance Salon (1984) TV episode - Leon DeGaulle
  • Fatal Vision (1984) - Col Pruett
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Brunettes Are In (1984) TV episode - Pierce
  • Cheers - Sam Turns the Other Cheek (1984) TV episode - Marvin
  • Heartbreakers (1984) - Ron Bell
  • Best Kept Secrets (1984) - Lt. Clifford
  • Buffalo Bill - Buffalo Bill Versus the Kremlin (1984) TV episode
  • The A-Team - In Plane Sight (1984) TV episode - Venezuelan Army Colonel Sanchez
  • Sudden Impact (1983) - D'Ambrosia
  • Quarterback Princess (1983) - Ed Ainsworth
  • The Last Ninja (1983) - Rooney
  • T.J. Hooker - Vengeance Is Mine (1983) TV episode - Chuck Tyler
  • The New Odd Couple - Opening Night (1982) TV episode - Tony S.
  • The Powers of Matthew Star - The Accused (1982) TV episode - Brancato
  • The Phoenix - Pilot (1981) - Kingston and The Fire Within (1982) TV episode - Dave
  • The Greatest American Hero - The Two-Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Fast Ball (1981) - Nick Castle and Good Samaritan (1982) TV episode - Murph
  • Between Two Brothers (1982)
  • Darkroom - A Quiet Funeral (1981) TV episode
  • Mr. Merlin - The Music's in Me (1981) TV episode
  • Graduation Day (1981) - Insp. Halliday
  • Circle of Power (1981) - Tony Annese
  • Stone - But Can She Type? and The Partner (1980) TV episodes
  • Lou Grant - Mob (1978) - Anthony Leone and Charlatan (1979) TV episode - Arnold Zinner
  • When a Stranger Calls (1979) - Dr. Mandrakis
  • Quincy M.E. - By the Death of a Child (1979) TV episode - Carvet
  • Hot Rod (1979) - Cameraman
  • The Rockford Files - Feeding Frenzy (1976) - Orin Wilson and A Different Drummer (1979) TV episodes - Dumas
  • From Here to Eternity (1979) TV mini-series
  • CHiPs - Mait Team (1979) TV episode - Borlov
  • The Boss' Son (1978) - Ken
  • Death Force (1978) - Morelli
  • The Bionic Woman - Long Live the King (1978) TV episode - King Kusari
  • The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977) TV mini-series - Michael's Buttonman #2 (unknown episodes)
  • Kill Me If You Can (1977) - Lieutenant
  • The 3,000 Mile Chase (1977) - Santeen
  • Once an Eagle (1976) TV mini-series - Adam Brand
  • Two-Minute Warning (1976) - The S.W.A.T. Team - Jennings
  • Delvecchio - Wax Job (1976) TV episode - Arnie
  • Vigilante Force (1976) - Brian Seldon
  • Twin Detectives (1976)
  • Matt Helm - Think Murder (1975) TV episode - Molinas
  • Cannon - The Wedding March (1975) TV episode - Alex Shuller
  • Columbo - Identity Crisis (1975) TV episode - Coroner Anderson
  • Bronk - Short Fuse (1975) TV episode
  • Crazy Mama (1975) - Supermarket Manager
  • Sharks' Treasure (1975) - Lieutenant
  • Capone (1975) - Jack McGurn
  • Search for the Gods (1975) - Wheeler
  • The Godfather: Part II (1974) - Michael's Buttonman #2
  • Caged Heat (1974) - Undercover Wrestler
  • Kojak - Marker to a Dead Bookie (1974) TV episode - Davey
  • Grave of the Vampire (1974) - Sam
  • The Slams (1973)
  • The F.B.I. - Night of the Long Knives (1973) TV episode - Ligot
  • Un homme est mort (1972) - Second Hawk
  • The Hot Box (1972) - Flavio - the Guerrilla
  • Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)
  • Monty Nash - The Death Squad - Benny and The Man in the Embassy (1971) TV episodes - Tomas
  • The Jesus Trip (1971) - Gang Member
  • Punishment Park (1971) - Jay Kaufman, Tribunal Defendant
  • The Young Lawyers - MacGillicuddy Always Was a Pain in the Neck (1970) TV episode - Hank Smith
  • Cover Me Babe (1970) - Student

PRODUCEREdit

  • Mafiosa (2010) (associate producer)

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