Tony Sirico

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Genaro Anthony "Tony" Sirico, Jr. (born 1942) is an American character actor who is most famous for his role as Paulie Gualtieri in the television series The Sopranos. Sirico was born in Midwood, Brooklyn. Sirico has played gangsters in a number of films, including Goodfellas, Mob Queen, Gangsters, Love and Money, Fingers, The One Man Jury, Defiance, The Last Fight, Innocent Blood, Bullets Over Broadway, The Pick-up Artist, Gotti, Cop Land, Turn of Faith, and Mickey Blue Eyes. He also played policemen in the films Dead Presidents and Deconstructing Harry. Recently, he told the host of a Las Vegas radio show he would be playing the role of an ill-tempered high school football coach in an upcoming comedy for kids called Sports Heaven. He is currently set to star in the upcoming drama Zarra's Law, written and produced by Joseph Scarpinito for Scarpe Diem Productions. Before turning to acting, Sirico was reportedly a fast-rising mob associate of the Colombo crime family, serving under Carmine "Junior" Persico, and had been arrested 28 times.
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