Birth Name: Richard Morea
Place of Birth: Corona, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 30, 1940
Burt Young is an American actor, painter, author, and boxer. He is known for playing Paulie Pennino in the Rocky film series, a role for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (for 1976’s first film in the series).
Burt is of Italian descent. He was born Richard Morea, the son of parents named Josephine and Michael.
Burt’s maternal grandfather was named Giuseppe/Joseph Tarulli. Giuseppe was Italian, with roots in Toritto, Bari, Puglia.
Burt’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Domenica Mirra (the daughter of Giuseppe Rocco Mirra and Maria Concetta Morgese). Domenica was Italian, with roots in Toritto.