Tony Sirico
Date of Birth
Jul 29, 1942
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY

Biography

There's a reason Brooklyn-born Tony Sirico has such a knack for playing hoods: he used to be one. After doing some hard time for armed robbery, Sirico opted to give up crime and take a stab at acting. From the late '70s on, he made a career of playing mob thugs and crooked cops in such films as Fingers and GoodFellas. However, it was his performance as wise guy Paulie "Walnuts" Gaultieri on HBO's The Sopranos that lifted Sirico from bit-player to acclaimed actor. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

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