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Paul Sorvino

Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as a foreman. Paul originally had his heart set on a... See full bio »
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 2016 Father (filming)
 2015/I Detours (completed)
Joe DiMaria
 2015/III Falling (post-production)
 2015 Kidnapped in Romania (completed)
Alexandru Damian / Don Ciro
 2015 Lily of the Feast (completed)
 2015 Lost Cat Corona (post-production)
Uncle Sam
 2015 Cold Deck (completed)
  Operation Insanity (filming)
 2015 Hybrids
The Count
 2015 Sicilian Vampire
Jimmy Scambino
 2015 Price for Freedom
Shah of Iran
 2015 No Deposit
 2015 Careful What You Wish For
Sheriff Big Jack
 2014 A Winter Rose (TV Series)
 2014 Precious Mettle
 2014 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Ben 'Pop Pop' Goldberg
- The Most Handsome Boy on the Planet (2014) ... Ben 'Pop Pop' Goldberg
 2014 Elementary (TV Series)
Robert Pardillo
- All in the Family (2014) ... Robert Pardillo
 2013 Paulie (TV Movie)
 2013 Immigrant
Yeshiva Principal
 2013 4Closed (Video)
 2013 Once Upon a Time in Queens
Joe Scoleri
 2013 How Sweet It Is
Big Mike
 2012 Divorce Invitation
Daniel Miller
 2012 Imaginary Friend (TV Movie)
 2012 The Trouble with Cali
 2012 Airship Dracula (TV Mini-Series)
 2010 Mineville
Jacob Laremy
 2010 Lily of the Feast (Short)
 2009 The Wild Stallion
 2009 Triggerman (TV Movie)
Sheriff Roy Baseheart
 2009 Doc West (TV Movie)
Sheriff Roy Basehart
 2008 Wives' Tales (TV Series)
 2008 Last Hour
Maitre Steinfeld
 2007 Greetings from the Shore
Catch Turner
 2006 Mr. Fix It
 2006 L'onore e il rispetto (TV Mini-Series)
 2004-2006 Still Standing (TV Series)
Al Miller
- Still Deceitful (2006) ... Al Miller
 2004 Goodnight, Joseph Parker
 2004 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
President Eugene Lorio
- The Kindness of Strangers (2004) ... President Eugene Lorio
 2003 Mafia Doctor (TV Movie)
 2003 The Cooler
Buddy Stafford
 2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie
Scheck (voice)
 2002 Ciao America
Antonio Primavera
 2001 Witches to the North
 2001/I Plan B
Joe Maloni
 2001 Perfume
Lorenzo Mancini
 2000 The Family Man
Sydney Potter (scenes deleted)
 2000 The Amati Girls
 2000 The Thin Blue Lie (TV Movie)
Frank Rizzo
 2000 Cheaters (TV Movie)
Constantine Kiamos
 1999 Scriptfellas
 1999 Harlem Aria
Fabiano Grazzi
 1999 That Championship Season (TV Movie)
 1998 Houdini (TV Movie)
 1998 Dead Broke
 1998 Knock Off
Harry Johanson
 1997 Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way (TV Movie)
Joe Torre
 1997 Most Wanted
CIA Deputy Director Kenny Rackmill
 1997/I Men with Guns
Horace Burke
 1997 Dog Watch (Video)
 1997 American Perfekt
Sheriff Frank Noonan
 1997 Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders (Video Game)
J.J. Davis
 1996 The Art of the Cigar (TV Movie)
 1996 Escape Clause (TV Movie)
Lt. Gil Farrand
 1996 Love Is All There Is
Piero Malacici
 1995 Cover Me
J.J. Davis
 1994 Without Consent (TV Movie)
Dr. Winslow
 1994 Backstreet Justice
Captain Phil Giarusso
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Ed Starling
 1994 Behind Bars (TV Series)
Host (Episodes 26-50)
 1993 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives (TV Movie)
Anthony Caruso
 1993 The Firm
Tommie Morolto (uncredited)
 1992 The Last Mile (TV Short)
The Tenor
 1991 Don't Touch My Daughter (TV Movie)
Lt. Willman
 1990 DMZ
 1990 Dick Tracy
Lips Manlis
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Al Sidell
- Three Strikes, You're Out (1989) ... Al Sidell
 1987 Almost Partners (TV Movie)
Detective Jack Welder
 1986 Very Close Quarters
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
David Addison Sr.
- The Son Also Rises (1986) ... David Addison Sr.
 1986 A Fine Mess
Tony Pazzo
 1986 Betrayed by Innocence (TV Movie)
Mike Vogel
 1985 The Stuff
Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
 1985 Chiller (TV Movie)
Reverend Penny
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie)
 1984 With Intent to Kill (TV Movie)
Doyle Reinecker
 1984 My Mother's Secret Life (TV Movie)
 1983 Off the Wall
Warden Nicholas F. Castle
 1982 A Question of Honor (TV Movie)
Carlo Danzie
 1982 Melanie
 1981 Reds
Louis Fraina
 1981 Today's F.B.I. (TV Series)
Pete Kositchek
- The Bureau (1981) ... Pete Kositchek
 1980 Cruising
Capt. Edelson
 1979 Insight (TV Series)
- A Friend in Deed (1979)
 1979 Dummy (TV Movie)
Lowell Myers
 1978 The Brink's Job
Jazz Maffie
 1978 Slow Dancing in the Big City
Lou Friedlander
 1978 Bloodbrothers
Chubby De Coco
 1977 Oh, God!
Reverend Willie Williams
 1977 Seventh Avenue (TV Mini-Series)
Dave Shaw
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Dave Shaw
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Dave Shaw
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Sergeant Bert D'Angelo
- Superstar (1976) ... Sergeant Bert D'Angelo
 1976 I Will... I Will... For Now
Lou Springer
 1975 Angel and Big Joe (Short)
Big Joe
 1974 It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (TV Movie)
Harry Walters
 1974 The Gambler
 1974 Tell Me Where It Hurts (TV Movie)
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
- King Lear (1974) ... Gloucester
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin
Curtis Mahoney
 1973 A Touch of Class
Walter Menkes
 1971 Made for Each Other
Gig's Father
 1971 Cry Uncle
Coughing Cop
 1971 The Panic in Needle Park
 1970 Where's Poppa?
Owner of 'Gus & Grace's Home'
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Co-starred with future Law & Order actor Michael Moriarty Michael in "The Stuff" (1985). See more »

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When asked what he thought of Goodfellas (1990) when it first came out in 1990, he said: "I thought it was boring, excessively violent and not a good movie. I thought I was boring, I thought that I had hurt my career, I thought that this movie should not have been made and it's not a good movie". He then said three hours later after thinking more about it, "Do you know, I'm kind of coming through... See more »


Founded the Dogfellas Dog Adoption organization in February of 2002 with his family. It is based in Manhattan and Pennsylvania. See more »


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