Robert Davi in 2017
|Birth name||Robert John Davi|
|Born||June 26, 1953|
|Origin||Astoria, Queens, New York City, U.S.|
|Genres||Traditional pop, Great American Songbook|
|Occupations||Singer, actor, writer, producer|
|Website||Davi Sings Sinatra|
Robert John Davi (born June 26, 1953) is an American actor, singer, writer, and producer. Davi has performed in more than 130 movies. He has played the roles of main villain and drug lord Franz Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill. He was FBI Special Agent Bailey Malone in the NBC television series Profiler. He played a Vietnam veteran and FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in Die Hard. Davi played the opera-singing heavy Jake Fratelli in The Goonies, Hans Zarba in Son of the Pink Panther and Al Torres in Showgirls.
Davi was trained as a singer. He launched his professional singing career in 2011. His first album, Davi Sings Sinatra -- On The Road To Romance, hit #6 on the Billboard jazz charts. Praised for his voice, Davi debuted as a headliner at The Venetian, in Las Vegas, Nevada, six months after the record was released.
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- Chutkow, Paul (Winter 96). "Playing the Heavy Actor Robert Davi has made a career of playing tough guys with a signature cigar". Cigar Aficionado. http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/Playing-the-Heavy-_6043.
- "Famed Film Villain Robert Davi Sings Sinatra". ABC News (Transcribed). December 4, 2013. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/famed-film-villain-robert-davi-sings-sinatra-21101656. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
- Leach, Robin (February 9, 2012). "Spirit of Sinatra returns as Robert Davi fulfills a childhood dream". Las Vegas Sun. http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2012/feb/09/spirit-sinatra-returns-robert-davi-fulfills-childh/. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
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