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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1974–present

Name  Tony Sirico
Role  Actor
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Full Name  Genaro Anthony Sirico, Jr.
Born  July 29, 1942 (age 73) (1942-07-29) New York City, New York, U.S.
Siblings  Robert Sirico, Carmine Sirico
Awards  Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Movies and TV shows  The Sopranos, Goodfellas, Nicky Deuce, Jersey Shore Shark Att, Bullets over Broadway
Similar People  Michael Imperioli, Steven Van Zandt, James Gandolfini, Steve Schirripa, Dominic Chianese

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Genaro Anthony Sirico Jr. (born July 29, 1942) is an American actor, best known for his role as Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri in The Sopranos and various roles in the films of Woody Allen.


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Early life

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Sirico was born in New York City, New York on July 29, 1942.

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Before turning to acting, he was convicted of several crimes and had been arrested 28 times. In 1967, he was sent to prison for robbing a Brooklyn after-hours club, but was released after serving thirteen months. In 1971, he pleaded guilty to felony weapons possession and was sentenced to an "indeterminate" prison term of up to four years, of which he ended up serving 20 months. He has said that during his imprisonment, he was visited by an acting troupe composed of ex-convicts, which inspired him to give acting a try. According to a court transcript, at the time of his sentencing, he also had pending charges for drug possession. He appeared in a 1989 documentary about life, The Big Bang, by James Toback, in which he discussed his earlier life.


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Sirico has played gangsters in a number of films, including Goodfellas, Mob Queen, Mighty Aphrodite, Love and Money, Fingers, The One Man Jury, Defiance, The Last Fight, Innocent Blood, Bullets over Broadway, The Pick-up Artist, Gotti, The Search for One-eye Jimmy, Cop Land, Turn of Faith, Hello Again, and Mickey Blue Eyes.

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He also played policemen in the films Dead Presidents and Deconstructing Harry. Sirico's most acclaimed acting job was that of Paulie Gualtieri in David Chase's Emmy award winning drama, The Sopranos. 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 children 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.

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In late 2013, he voiced the character of Vinny Griffin, who was the family's pet dog in Family Guy (replacing Brian Griffin after his death; Brian would later be saved via time travel two episodes after Vinny's debut). Sirico also made a live-action cameo in the episode "Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure", where he threatens Stewie, who had insulted Italians, calling them "ridiculous people".

Personal life

Sirico's brother Rev. Robert Sirico is a Catholic priest and co-founder of the free-market Acton Institute.

Sirico has stated that he is a Republican.


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