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Tony Sirico

Tony Sirico

Facts of Tony Sirico

Full Name: Tony Sirico
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
Net Worth$10 million dollar
Birth PlaceBrooklyn,New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
MotherMarie Sirico
SiblingsCarmine Sirico, Robert Sirico
KidsJoeanna Sirico, Richard Sirico
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Tony Sirico is an American actor who is famous for his role as Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri in the American crime drama series titled The Sopranos.

Early Life

Tony Sirico was born as Genaro Anthony Sirico Jr in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States on 29 July of 1942. He is 77 years old as of 2019 and his astrological sign is Leo. His mother’s name is Marie Sirico.

By nationality, Tony is American and belongs to a white ethnical background. Tony has two brothers Carmine Sirico and Rev Robert Sirico. His brother Robert Sirico is a Catholic priest and co-founder of the free market ‘Action Institute’. He grew up in the Bensonhurst.

At the age of 7, he was arrested for stealing nickels from a newspaper stand. He also admitted that he real-life mobster and had arrested 28 times before entering the film industry. In the year 1967, Tony was imprisoned for robbing a Brooklyn after-hours club and was released after 13 months of the sentence.

Tony Sirico’s Acting Career

Tony Sirico began his career in the 1970s. He first appeared in the film ‘Crazy Joe,’ which was a film about the life of mobster Joey Gallo. Followed by appearing in ‘Godfather, Part II’ in the same year and it was his first speaking role in this film. Today, People recognized Tony for playing the role of mobsters in groundbreaking gangster films.

Tony has featured in numerous gangsters movies such as ‘Fingers’ (1978), ‘Love and Money’ (1982), ‘Goodfellas’ (1990),‘Mighty Aphrodite’ (1995), ‘Innocent Blood’ (1992), ‘Mob Queen’ (1998), and ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ (1994). Besides, Tony has also portrayed the role of a policeman in ‘Dead Presidents’ in 1995 and ‘Deconstructing Harry’ in 1997. Besides, he has also provided his voice to ‘Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri’ in the video game titled ‘The Sopranos: Road to Respect’ in the year 2006.

Tony Sirico
Caption: Tony Sirico with his co-stars (Source: cheatsheet )

 

 

Then in 1977, he made his first TV debut from the series ‘Kojak’. He then featured in some other series such as ‘Police Squad! in 1982,‘The Fairly Odd Parents’ in 2005,‘Miami Vice’ in 1989,‘Cosby’ in 1996, and ‘Chuck’ in 2010. He also received an award in the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ in 2000 and 2008 for the series ‘The Sopranos’.

Tony Sirico had recently featured in the ‘Cafe Society’ in 2016 and followed by ‘Wonder Wheel’ in the year 2017

 The Sopranos

This American based crime drama series is directed by David Chase. The series is about the story of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) who is a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster. In this series, Tony portrays the difficulties he faces while trying to balance his role as the leader of a criminal organization with his family life. The actors starred in this series are Tony Soprano(James Gandolfini), Lorraine Bracco(Jennifer Melfi), Michael Imperioli(Christopher), and Tony Sirico(Paulie Walnuts Gualtieri).

The series was first premiered on HBO on January 10, 1999. It has six seasons with a total of 86 episodes until June 10, 2007. The series broadcast in the U.S. and internationally. The HBO, Chase Films, and Brad Grey Television produced the series. The filming of the series took place at Silvercup Studios in New York City in New Jersey. The executive producers of the show were David Chase, Mitchell Burgess, Brad Grey, Ilene S. Landress, Terence Winter, Robin Green, and Matthew Weiner.

Awards And NominationsTony Sirico has won an award in the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for the category of ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ for the drama series “The Sopranos” in 2000 and 2008. He also won five nominations for the same series, ‘The Sopranos” in the “Screen Actors Guild Award”.Tony Sirico’s Personal Life, Wife, ChildrenTony Sirico is a married man. But has never revealed the identity of his wife. The American actor has two children a daughter and a son. His daughter’s name is Joanna Sirico and a son’s name is Richard Sirico.

What is Tony Sirico Net Worth?

Tony Sirico has a net worth of around $10million as of 2019. He has earned his wealth from his professional career as an actor.HeightThe American actor, Tony Sirico has got a decent height of 5feet and 8inches.

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