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Why Sotto Voce From Red Notice Looks So Familiar

"Red Notice" is the hit new Netflix movie that premiered on Nov. 5, 2021. Described as a global action-comedy, the film stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as John Hartley, an FBI agent who has to team up with a notorious art thief (Ryan Reynolds) and an up-and-coming criminal (Gal Gadot) in order to track down some priceless artifacts: Cleopatra's golden eggs — which are not a real thing. (via The Wrap)

One of the people in possession of one of the eggs is Sotto Voce, an Italian gangster with a silky-smooth voice. He's played by actor Chris Diamantopoulos, who called Sotto Voce a "big, bad, baddie." As Diamantopoulos told CNET, "It was fun taking all of these familiar tropes and rolling them into a new version."

If you're wondering why Diamantopoulos looks so familiar, it's probably because the actor has appeared in nearly 100 movies and TV shows since 2000 (via IMDB). Here's where you may know him from.

Chris Diamantopoulos played the bad-boy investor Russ Hanneman in HBO's Silicon Valley

One of the more colorful characters on HBO's "Silicon Valley" was Diamantopoulos' Russ Hanneman, the billionaire investor and founder of RussFest, the Burning Man-like music festival that mainly features his beloved nu metal. Russ is your classic egotistical narcissist who's known for spouting one-liners like, "My name might as well be Russ Refrigerator because I'm a freaking household name," and "My biggest source of confidence is looking this perfect specimen in the mirror everyday."

Diamantopoulos enjoyed playing a character that he gleefully called "the human being ever to appear on television." In an interview with Arthur Kade for Celebrity Page, Diamantopoulos described the character: "There's something so lovably detestable about Russ Hanneman. He is so absorbed in his own hubris that he doesn't see anything else. And I guess one of the reasons the character has resonated with people is probably because there's a little speck of Russ in everyone" (via YouTube).

He played Moe Howard in the 2012 Three Stooges movie

The 2012 Farrelly Brothers comedy "The Three Stooges" was a kind of hybrid biopic and comedy that told a highly fictionalized form of the legendary comedy trio's life story, with all the slapstick you'd expect. Chris Diamantopoulos played Moe Howard, leader of the pack, alongside Will Sasso's Curly and Sean Hayes' Larry.

For Diamantopoulos, landing the role of Moe was both a dream and a challenge. As he told Collider in 2012, he grew up idolizing the Stooges. But when he was cast as Moe (after a four and a half month audition process), it meant meticulously preparing to embody one of the great comedic icons of all time — and Diamantopoulos doesn't consider himself a comedian. While Diamantopoulos, Sasso, and Hayes had a lot of fun on set, it was also a physically demanding job. He dislocated a shoulder while slapping Curly and broke a finger poking Larry in the eye.

He's appeared on many other sitcoms and TV dramas

A character actor, Diamantopoulos has made a career out of frequent guest spots on TV shows, and especially sitcoms. "Arrested Development" fans no doubt remember him as "Marky Bark," the ostrich farmer and activist with face blindness who briefly dates Lindsay Bluth (Portia DeRossi) on the fourth season of Netflix's revival. Diamantopoulos had a major role in Season 9 of the American version of "The Office," when he played a boom operator for the show's documentary crew named Brian who had a brief flirtation with Pam (Jenna Fischer). Fans were so upset at the possibility of Brian breaking up Pam and Jim (John Krasinski) that they demanded producers not let it happen. On "Episodes," he played TV executive Castor Sotto.

Besides his sitcom work, Diamantopoulos is probably best known for appearing on season 10 of "24," when he played president Allison Taylor's chief of staff. He also had a recurring role as Finn Woodhouse on the Amazon series "Good Girls Revolt," about the female staff of a news magazine in 1969.