In 1971, the duo co-wrote Made for Each other, which marked
Mr. Bologna's feature film acting debut.
The feature was re-released in 1985 and has developed a tremendous
and Taylor received an Emmy Award for co-writing the television
Acts of Love and Other Comedies.
They wrote and co-starred in the television special, Bedrooms,
for which they received a Writers Guild award.
The duo also created the television series Calucci's
Department on CBS.
Additionally they co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in the feature film
It Had to be You, based on their Broadway play.
More recently, they shared the same duties in their original
feature film, Love is All There Is, starring Angelina Jolie
in one of her earliest film roles.
In between writing projects, Mr. Bologna's acting career flourished.
His feature film credits include:
My Favorite Year, The Woman in Red, Blame It On Rio, Chapter
Two, Honor Thy Father, Coupe de Ville, Cops and Robbers, Mixed Company
and The Big Bus. He
also played Adam Sandler's father in the box office hit Big Daddy.
On television, Mr. Bologna starred in the movies One Cooks, the
Other Doesn't; A Time to Triumph, Sins, Torn Between Two Lovers,
Copacabana, An Inconvenient Woman, The Danger of Love, Citizen Cohn,
and the series Rags to Riches.
He also appeared in the Showtime original feature comedy Family
Therapy opposite Robert Loggia and Angie Dickinson.
Joe also made a guest appearance on The Nanny,
playing (ironically) "Sylvia Fine's lover".
and Taylor are following up their long running The Bermuda Avenue
Triangle, with their semi-autobiographical comedy, If You
Ever Leave Me I'm Going with You.
They recently completed successful runs in Los Angeles, Chicago,
New York, Miami, and Atlantic City.
They will soon re-team in the Independent feature comedy Returning