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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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Goodfellas Paul Cicero
Romeo + Juliet
Romeo + Juliet Fulgencio Capulet
Repo! The Genetic Opera
The Rocketeer
The Rocketeer Eddie Valentine


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 2017 Executor (post-production)
Father Antonio
 2017 My Jurassic Place (pre-production)
Duncan Grayson
 2016/I Father (post-production)
  Beneath the Leaves (post-production)
Captain Parker
 2016 Rules Don't Apply
Vernon Scott
 2016 The Red Maple Leaf
Joseph Palermo
 2016 The Brooklyn Banker
 2016/II Detours
Joe DiMaria
 2016 Precious Mettle
 2016/III Falling
 2016 Kidnapped in Romania
Alexandru Damian / Don Ciro
 2016 Undercover Grandpa
 2015 Lost Cat Corona
Uncle Sam
 2015 Cold Deck
 2015 Sicilian Vampire
Jimmy Scambino
 2015 Price for Freedom
Shah of Iran
 2015 No Deposit
 2015 Careful What You Wish For
Sheriff Big Jack
 2015 The Hybrids Family
The Count
 2014 A Place for Heroes
 2013 Immigrant
Yeshiva Principal
 2013 Once Upon a Time in Queens
Joe Scoleri
 2013 How Sweet It Is
Big Mike Cicero
 2012 Divorce Invitation
Daniel Miller
 2012 The Trouble with Cali
 2010 Mineville
Jacob Laremy
 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 Streghe verso nord
 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
 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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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 »


Father of actress Mira Sorvino, Amanda Sorvino and Michael Sorvino. See more »


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