Former club owner in New Rochelle, New York. Became friends with clubgoers Matt Dillon and Kevin Dillon who convinced him to become an actor.
One of his first acting roles was playing a criminal on America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988). He worked as a taxi driver at the time; After the episode aired, a woman to whom he had just given a ride called the cab company to inform them a criminal was working for them.
Raised in New Rochelle, New York.
Lives on City Island in the Bronx, New York.
Vincent Pastore is an Italian-American.
Has one daughter, Renee.
Degree in drama from Pace University.
Ran nightclubs in New Rochelle, New York, from 1967 to 1987.
Hosts "The Wise Guy Show" on Sirius Satellite Radio's Raw Dog Comedy channel Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm.
Typically cast as a heavyset Italian-American mobster or tough guy.
Is probably best known for playing "Big Pussy" on "The Sopranos".
Was suppose to be part of Season 4 of Dancing with the Stars but withdrew just before the season began and was replaced by John Ratzenberger.