Timmy Cappello


Miami Vice Character
May 3, 1955, Silver Lake, New York
1987-1993 (Acting)

Timmy Cappello (born May 3, 1955, Silver Lake, New York) is an American musician who made his acting debut as Arzola, muscle for drug dealer Joey Wyatt in the episode "Theresa" of the series Miami Vice.

Cappello plays the saxophone, which is heard in the song "We Don't Need Another Hero" performed by Tina Turner (and played in her backing band from 1984-99), as well as "One Of The Living" from the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, as well as the song "I Still Believe" from the movie The Lost Boys. He also appeared in the video to "We Don't Need...". He has also performed with Peter Gabriel, Eric Carmen, Ringo Starr (including his All Starr Band), and Carly Simon.


  • The Lost Boys (1987, first movie appearance)
  • The Equalizer (TV, 1987, most recent TV appearance)
  • Hearts of Fire (1987, with Fiona)
  • Tap (1989, with Joe Morton)
  • What's Love Got To Do With It (1993, most recent movie appearance, with Laurence Fishburne)