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Paul Sorvino

Tall, dark and imposing Italian-American actor, Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures. He originally had his heart set on a life as an opera singer. He was exposed to dramatic arts while studying at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. He furthered his studies with Sanford Meisner and eventually ... See full bio »

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 2015 Cold Deck (post-production)
 2015 Detours (post-production)
Joe DiMaria
 2015 Price for Freedom (post-production)
Shah of Iran
 2015 Romance in Black (completed)
Alexandru Damian / Don Ciro
 2015 No Deposit (completed)
 2014 Precious Mettle
 2014 Hybrids
The Count
 2013 Immigrant
Yeshiva Principal
 2013 Once Upon a Time in Queens
Joe Scoleri
 2013 How Sweet It Is
Big Mike
 2012 Divorce Invitation
Daniel Miller
 2012 The Trouble with Cali
 2010 Mineville
Jacob Laremy
 2010 Lily of the Feast (Short)
 2009 The Wild Stallion
 2008 Last Hour
Maitre Steinfeld
 2007 Greetings from the Shore
Catch Turner
 2006 Mr. Fix It
 2004 Goodnight, Joseph Parker
 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
 1999 Scriptfellas
 1999 Harlem Aria
Fabiano Grazzi
 1998 Dead Broke
 1998 Knock Off
Harry Johanson
 1997 Most Wanted
CIA Deputy Director Kenny Rackmill
 1997/I Men with Guns
Horace Burke
 1997 American Perfekt
Sheriff Frank Noonan
 1996 Love Is All There Is
Piero Malacici
 1995 Cover Me
J.J. Davis
 1994 Backstreet Justice
Captain Phil Giarusso
 1993 The Firm
Tommie Morolto (uncredited)
 1990 DMZ
 1990 Dick Tracy
Lips Manlis
 1986 Very Close Quarters
 1986 A Fine Mess
Tony Pazzo
 1985 The Stuff
Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
 1983 Off the Wall
Warden Nicholas F. Castle
 1982 Melanie
 1981 Reds
Louis Fraina
 1980 Cruising
Capt. Edelson
 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
 1976 I Will... I Will... For Now
Lou Springer
 1975 Angel and Big Joe (Short)
Big Joe
 1974 The Gambler
 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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Appears on the cast recording for Alan Jay Lerner's "Carmelina" He did not create the role on stage but replaced Ceasare Cepi who was unavailable for the recording session. See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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On why he left Law & Order (1990): "One of the frustrating things about that role
  • one of the reasons George Dzundza left, I assume, and certainly why I left -

is that there wasn't enough range...It wasn't a large enough vehicle for me to express what it was I want to express as an artist." See more »


Uncle of Bill Sorvino. See more »


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