Stingers: profiles

Joe Petruzzi


Petruzzi won critical acclaim for his starring role as Carlo Ricci in Warner Bros’ "Mambo Kings". "It was a great experience making that film, it was a very exciting project" he says.

Other film credits include HBO’s "Citizen Cohn" in which he starred as Peter Fraser; "Dingo"; "Captain Johnno" directed by Mario Andreacchio; "Undercover" and most recently "Paws".

Petruzzi graduated from Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 1984 and then moved to New York to further his acting studies.

Television credits include a starring role in the CBS mini-series "Mafia Marriage"; a starring role in the ABC (U.S.) mini-series "Guiding Light"; the New World television series "Valley of the Dolls"; "Bordertown"; the U.S. movie-of-the-week "Beast"; "Flipper"; "Police Rescue"; "The Magistrate" and "Fields Of Fire".

Theatre credits include "Helen of Troy" at the William Redfield Theatre in New York; "Biloxi Blues"; Antonio in "The Tempest"; Frederic Treves in "The Elephant Man"; "Christie In Love"; "Cut And Running" and "Woodsong".

Petruzzi returned to Australia eighteen months ago and is now happily settled in Sydney. "I enjoy working in America, but I much prefer living over here. If I’m offered something else over there I’ll go out just for that project, but my home is now very much in Australia."