Robert Costanzo
Robert Costanzo
Gender Male
Born October 20, 1942
Birthplace New York City, New York
Character Earl Chambers
Occupation Actor
Years Active 1975 - present

Robert Costanzo is an American actor. Costanzo was cast as Jay's business rival Earl Chambers after Jon Polito's death on September 1, 2016.


Robert Jason Costanzo is an American actor, producer, writer and director, he was born on the 20th of October in 1942 in New York City of USA.

Costanzo is known for Total Recall[1], Saturday Night Fever[1] and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm[1].

He has also appeared on Friends and its series spin-off Joey as Joey Tribbiani's father, Joey Tribbiani Sr.

On Modern Family, he plays Earl Chambers, taking over from actor Jon Polito who died of cancer on September 1 2016.


  • He is the Son of Carmine Costanzo[2]
  • He has voice the same character (Detective Harvey Bullock[3]) in four different series of video games:
  1. Batman: The Animated Series
  2. Superman
  3. The New Batman Adventures
  4. Static Shock (2000).



Year Film Role Notes
2017 Frank and Ava Willie (filming)
2016 Friday Night in Queens Tony Ferttiro Short Film (pre-production)
Beast Mode Chrome Mangle
Stevie D Tony Muccerino
2015 Last Days of Coney Island Max Voice Acting
A Way Out Vick Short Film
Sharkskin Mayor La Guardia
2014 Scenes from Powned Tony Gambini Short Film
The Last American Guido Uncle Felix
2013 2 Dead 2 Kill The Deuce
Moretti Michael Moretti Short Film
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Lenny Leone
2012 Hotchfeld Tony Morracio Short Film
Foodfight! Maximilius Moose Voice Acting (as Bobby Costanza)
2011 Can Frankie Come Out? Uncle Jackie Short Video
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Herb
The Last King Blood Ed Short Film
2010 Shakey Grounds Mr. Preston Short Film
Monster Heroes Sitcom Dad
Wild Ride N/A
Undisputed 3: Redemption Farnatti
2009 Difficult to Stay Alive and Die Geo Short Film
Dark Room Theater Luke Notes
2008 The Warehouse Job Victor Short Film
The Big Shot-Caller Rudy
West of Brooklyn Papo
The Unknown Trilogy Dr. Sol Rubin
The Flyboys Carmine
2007 Leo Agent (as Robert Castanzo)
Frankie the Squirrel Dr. Sol Rubin Short Film
Gone Dr. Sol Rubin Short Dramatic Crime Film
Banished Sal Comedy and Crime Film
Urban Decay Fetz Horror Film
2006 All In Drunk #1 Dramatic Comedy Film
2005 In the Mix Fat Tony Dramatic Crime Comedy Film
Jesus, Mary and Joey Rocco Comedic Romantic Film
Searching for Bobby D Aldo Comedic Adventure Film
The Third Wish Mr. Forelli Romantic Comedic Film
Down and Derby Claude Comedic Family Film
2004 Volare Big Bobby Dramatic Short Film
Knit Wits Carmine Comedic Short Film
2003 Alex & Emma Bus Driver Romantic Comedy
Carolina Perfect Date Contestant (as Bobby Costanzo) Dramatic Romantic Comedy
A Family X-Mas Johnny Guccianno Comedic Short Film
2002 The Rose Technique Vince Trane Crime Film
2001 MVP: Most Vertical Primate Beat Cop Comedic Family Film
Above & Beyond Joseph Fanelli Romantic Drama
2000 Wannabes Mr. Letto Credited (as Robert Constanzo) // Dramatic Crime
The Last Producer Moogian Dramatic Comedy
Baby Bedlam Danny Adventurous Comedy (Family)
Mambo Café Fat Tony Dramatic Romantic Comedy
Mafioso: The Father, the Son Antonio Paradiso Dramatic Crime
1999 The 4th Floor Exterminator Mysterious Horror
Do You Wanna Dance? Father Chris Romantic Comedy
Hercules: Zero to Hero Philoctetes Voice Acting (Animation, Adventure, Comedy)
1998 With Friends Like These... Johnny DiMartino Comedy


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2006 Joey Joey Tribbiani Sr. Notes
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1995 Friends Joey Tribbiani Sr. Notes


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