Bruno Amato
Bruno Amato
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Bruno Amato


November 16, 1961

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Coach Simmons

Bruno Amato (born November 16, 1961) is an American actor. He is most known for his role as Sal, the pizza store owner in the 2013 film The Internship, with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. He played a sex addict police officer opposite Jennifer Aniston in the film Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and will be in the movie Helicopter Mom with Nia Vardalos.

He portrays Coach Simmons on Austin & Ally

Life and Career

Amato was born in Orange, New Jersey. Began his acting career at the age of 38. He took some acting lessons in New York before booking his first speaking role on the soap opera Guiding Light. Amato made his feature film debut in the 2002 film Just a Kiss directed by Fisher Stevens, playing the role of "Joe" in a scene opposite Kyra Sedgwick and Ron Eldard...and since then has guest starred in an abundance of television shows and films.


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Just a Kiss Joe Film Debut
2007 Evan Almighty Wrecking Ball Operator Uncredited
2013 The Internship Sal
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Sex Addict Cop
2014 Pizza with Bullets Bruno
2014 Helicopter Mom Jaxx
Year Television Role Notes
2000 Entourage Club Doorman 1 episode
2000-2001 All My Children Carl/Bouncer 2 episodes
2002 Philly First Guy 1 episode
2002 Passions Guard #1 1 episode
2003 [Hunter Bruno 1 episode
2004 The O.C. Archie 2 episodes
2005 Point Pleasant Worker 1 episode
2005 Desperate Housewives Hernandez 1 episode
2005 Rodney Gus 1 episode
2005 Malcolm in the Middle Officer Mason 1 episode
2006 In Justice Death Row Guard #2 1 episode
2006 Freddie Bartender 1 episode
2006 Courting Alex Delivery Guy 1 episode
2006 'ER Sheriff 1 episode
2006 Veronica Mars Ex-Con 1 episode
2006 House M.D. Lt. Smith 1 episode
2006 Two and a Half Men Officer Roberts 1 episode
2006 Las Vegas Garbage Man Bruno 1 episode
2007 Zoey 101 Coach Peters 1 episode
2007 Side Order of Life Roger 1 episode; Pilot
2007 Chuck Security Agent 1 episode
2007 Viva Laughlin Bruiser 1 episode
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Gym Coach 1 episode
2008 Days of Our Lives Flanagan 1 episode
2009 Raising the Bar Don Hilderbrand 1 episode
2010 Castle Fred Cana 1 episode
2010 Bones Johnson 1 episode
2010 Raisin' Junior Jethro Brother #2 1 episode
2011 State of Georgia Micky Rooster 1 episode
2011 Criminal Minds HRT Commander Powell 1 episode
2011 Suburgatory Police Officer 1 episode
2011 Prime Suspect Sgt. Frank Calandre 1 episode
2011 Community Landlord 1 episode
2012 Shameless Dock Worker 1 episode
2012 Rules of Engagement Cop 1 episode
2012 Murder on the 13th Floor Marco Lifetime TV Film
2012 The Newsroom Police Officer #3 1 episode
2012 Guys with Kids Big Lou 1 episode
2012 Big Time Rush Cleaver Guy 1 episode
2012 2 Broke Girls Tony 1 episode
2012 Sons of Anarchy Hank 1 episode
2012 Scandal Lonnie 1 episode
2012 The Real St. Nick Police Officer Lifetime TV Movie
2013 Revenge Fred Harris 1 episode
2013 Happy Endings Repo Man #1 1 episode
2013 Anger Management Jones 1 episode
2013 Kickin' It Benny the Blade 1 episode
2013 How I Met Your Mother State Trooper Malloy 1 episode
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Mario 1 episode
2014 Mixology Repairman 1 episode
2014 Episodes Sarge 1 episode
2014 Sam & Cat Detective Jones 1 episode
2014 General Hospital Louie Franklin 1 Episode
2015 Henry Danger Harold 1 Episode


  • He is a US Navy Veteran (Torpedoman)
  • He is a Union Ironworker in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
  • Both his parents were from Italy.


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