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Robert Davi, one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world, 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 could really 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, including Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis and James Franco. He has appeared in such iconic pop cultural movies as "Die Hard," "Showgirls," "The Goonies," and is considered one of the top James Bond villains of all time as Franz Sanchez 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: singing.
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 this album: 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.