During every presidential election a handful of actors peek out from behind the Hollywood sign to endorse the Republican nominee, and then retreat back into the wilderness. Robert Davi is the rare exception.
Davi has had a prolific career in TV and movies. No doubt you’ve seen him as one of the Fratelli brothers in the cult hit, “The Goonies,” as an FBI agent in “The Profiler,” and one of the greatest Bond villains ever in “Licence to Kill,” among many, many other movies and programs.
In 1977 Davi was cast in his first role in the TV movie, “Contract on Cherry Street” starring Frank Sinatra. Davi has said there were two icons for Italian-Americans: The Pope and Sinatra, not necessarily in that order.
Recently, Davi found a way to combine his love for music, Sinatra and traditional values. Last year he released the album, “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance.” As Christmas approaches, it’s an excellent gift for any Sinatra fan or anyone who loves music and the American songbook. Last week on NRA News’ Cam and Company, Davi said, “I did the album ‘Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance’ not just because singing is my first love, but because Frank Sinatra represented something to America… He was the first big superstar to come out against racial bigotry and anti-Semitism. The great American songbook is the Shakespeare of America. It’s the golden age of American music.”
In 2010 I had the pleasure of hearing Davi perform at his alma mater, Hofstra University. His performance was beautiful and effortless. Davi's show was not just a tribute to Sinatra, but also a tribute to America. The album allows everyone to experience this great moment in music.
Davi has been vocal about his beliefs for many years, speaking at conservative events and writing for Breitbart.com and The Washington Times. Over the weekend he organized a candlelight vigil in Santa Monica, CA to show support to bring back the Nativity to Palisades Park.
For Americans who want to see their values represented in entertainment, they must support those like Davi. Buy the album for yourself and then buy them for your friends this Christmas. Davi may play the villain in many movies, but he’s my hero in Hollywood.
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