Armand Assante is an American actor. He is noted for an Emmy Award-winning role as mobster John Gotti in the 1996 HBO miniseries Gotti.
Assante was born in New York City, and raised in Cornwall, New York, the son of Armand James Assante, a painter and artist, and Katharine a music teacher and poet. His father was Italian American (from Rome and Naples), his mother was Irish American, and he was raised in a devoutly Roman Catholic family. Assante was married to Karen McArn from 1982 to 1994, and has two daughters, Anya and Alesandra.