Actor Film actor

Philip Suriano

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican actor
Is Actor
Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Age73 years


Philip Suriano (born 1948) is an American actor, probably best known for playing the doomed Dominic Santoro in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film Casino, based on real-life mobster Michael Spilotro. In Casino, he and his brother Nicky (Joe Pesci) are buried alive at a cornfield in Indiana after suffering a severe beating by baseball bats. Another small but notable appearance by Suriano was in 1989’s Lethal Weapon 2 (also with Pesci) as L.A.P.D. Detective Joseph Ragucci, who makes a bet with Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and loses, but notably pays him with an illegal krugerrand.

Besides Casino and Lethal Weapon 2, Suriano has had small roles in other films, such as Goodfellas (again with Pesci), Jane Austen’s Mafia!, and Ocean’s Eleven.