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Common name (Who is Who): Paulie DiCocco / Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. / Paul DiCocco, Jr.
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Paulie DiCocco aka Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. is an actor (and Camera and Electrical Dept, Transportation Dept).
We have to find out, if it's two different people, or it's the same.

Note: IMDb, places them on two separate pages.

A documentation is useful.


Documentation:
IMDb
IMDb


From CLT:
Paulie DiCocco (6/130)
Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. (2/23)
Paul A. DiCocco Jr. (1/4)
Paul A. DiCocco (1/1)



Paulie DiCocco (0 unconfirmed)

Billy Bathgate
Forrest Gump
Music Graffiti aka That Thing You Do!

One Night at McCool's uncredited

Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. (0 unconfirmed)

Ironweed
The Two Jakes

Paul A. DiCocco Jr. ( unconfirmed)

Ironweed


Paul A. DiCocco (0 unconfirmed)

The Two Jakes








Paulie DiCocco (3 confirmed)

Billy Bathgate confirmed by AiAustria
Forrest Gump confirmed by Gamemaster
That Thing You Do (1996) confirmed by AiAustria

Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. (2 confirmed)

Ironweed confirmed by AiAustria
The Two Jakes confirmed by Mad Rockatansky

Paul DiCocco, Jr. (1 confirmed)

Come See the Paradise confirmed by AiAustria
"Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here?...You talk to me."
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Forrest Gump --> Paulie DiCocco as Emcee
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The Two Jakes as Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. (Liberty Levine)
"Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here?...You talk to me."
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Ironweed@2:19:47
Bus Driver  PAUL A. DiCOCCO, JR.

No individual driver credit listed.
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Quoting Mad Rockatansky:
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The Two Jakes as Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. (Liberty Levine)

... and no individual driver credits.
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Come See the Paradise@2:03:52
Eddie  PAUL DICOCCO JR.
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That Thing You Do (1996)@1:43:16
hollywood showcase floor manager  PAULIE DiCOCCO

No individual driver credits listed.
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Billy Bathgate@1:44:00
Luciano Thugs
  ...
  Paulie DiCocco
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What do we deduce from the investigations?

Is it the same person?

Or, are they father and son?
"Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here?...You talk to me."
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I have a Paulie DiCocco in Galaxy Quest as Convention Goer, but is uncredited.
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One Night at McCool's

Uncredited (at least as cast)

He is listed as driver in the transportation section, but this is invalid for our purpose.
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MadRockatansky and I, we have discussed a little bit on this topic in private. Here the outcome...

IMDb claims them to be two different persons. What hardens this statement?
- Especially the listing for Paulie DiCocco includes many entries - like uncredited driving jobs - which need a really deep insight in the production process. This should allow the conclusion, that the information is substantial...
- All three movies, Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. - I call him son for simplification - appears in, are also included in the list for Paulie DiCocco - I call him father for obvious reasons:
  - The Two Jakes: the father drives for Harvey Keitel; the son acts as Liberty Levine
  - Ironweed: the father drives around Jack Nicholson, while the son gives a Bus Driver
  - Come See the Paradise both are listed as actors
On the other hand, all three movies leave space for doubt:
  - The Two Jakes: the father is claimed to drive for Harvey Keitel, while he is known to be the driver of Jack Nicholson, director and main actor.
  - Ironweed: Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. gives a Bus Driver, which is the profession of the father
  - Come See the Paradise both are listed for the same role, which clearly is wrong.
... and further more, for Forrest Gump the father is listed as actor and driver for Tom Hanks


Aside from the IMDb information the research lead to the following pieces of information:

Though we searched for, we could not find a relevant Paul A. DiCocco, Sr. nor a Paul A. DiCocco.
The only plausible father for Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. seems to be the mobster Paul DiCocco, Sr..
And here starts the crux:
- according to trustworthy information sources Paul DiCocco, Sr. was set to jail in 1977 and died in 1989, which excludes him from the list of humans, who possibly could be behind any of the IMDb profiles.
- This article claims him to be the father of Paul A. DiCocco, Jr.:
Quote:
... His son, Paul A. DiCocco, Jr. is a driver for actor Tom Hanks. ...

Another source hardens the fact, the Jr. was the driver for a numerous amount of celebrities:
Quote:
... Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, John Cusack, Robin Williams all were DiCocco's VIP passengers since 1987...

In the same article we can find the following bit of information:
Quote:
... He [...] throws in an aside about landing bit parts in eight movies ...

Doing the maths, this is exactly the number of acting roles IMDb lists for both of them:
- Chow Bella
- That Thing You Do!
- Forrest Gump
- Billy Bathgate
- Come See the Paradise
- The Two Jakes
- Liberty Levine
- Come See the Paradise
- Ironweed


Bottom line: With all this information revealed, I'd say, that IMDb is wrong once more, and agree with MadRockatansky, that these two profiles belong to one single person.
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Bottom line: With all this information revealed, I'd say, that IMDb is wrong once more, and agree with MadRockatansky, that these two profiles belong to one single person.



Yes, and i am more and more convinced of it.
For me, it's the same person.

As often happens for Italian-American actors, the presence of "Jr." and "Sr." is very variable...

A good example, it could be this case that we analyzed some time ago: Vinny Vella and Vincent Vella, Jr.
Or this example, where the particle "Jr." creates problems: Lillo Brancato




As far as we are concerned, the common name has been found ...
But we accept every different opinion.
"Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here?...You talk to me."
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Common name found:


Paulie DiCocco
"Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here?...You talk to me."
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