Robert Davi was singing long before Frank Sinatra hand-picked him to play Mickey Sinardos in the 1977 NBC television drama "Contract on Cherry Street." As a teenager, Davi already had an insatiable desire to not just distinguish himself as a singer, but to follow his idol's lead and become a singer who really could act. Davi studied opera as a young man, and always intended to make singing his career. As fate would have it, however, his screen career took flight and there was no looking back.
An iconic screen presence, Davi worked with the biggest names in Hollywood, from Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, and James Franco, appeared in such iconic pop cultural movies as "Die Hard," "Showgirls," "The Goonies," and is considered one of the top three Bond villains — Franz Sanchez — of all time in "License to Kill." His television credits are just as vast, starting with the hit NBC television series "Profiler" and continuing with "Stargate: Atlantis" and most recently "Criminal Minds." Now, after 100 movies with remarkable diversity, hit television credits, and his award-winning directorial film debut ("The Dukes"), Davi is returning to his first love.
While Davi may portray characters in drama, comedy and action that define "the tough guy persona," it's nothing more than an artist working his craft. The real Robert Davi is the man we hear on his recent album: “Davi Sings Sinatra, On The Road To Romance,” a sensitive romantic; a gentle soul who brings a masculine edge to these songs; a great mixture of sensitivity and toughness. For the recording, Davi chose two music legends, producer Phil Ramone and mixing engineer Al Schmitt, which speaks volumes about his intentions to make this a meaningful career endeavor.
Frank Sinatra encouraged young singers to "pick up the torch" and perpetuate his amazing music. Davi has heeded the rally cry of ‘ole blue eyes.