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American actor Gennaro Anthony Sirico Jr. was born on July 29, 1942, and died on July 8, 2022. He is best remembered for his role as Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri on The Sopranos. Additionally, he made numerous film appearances with Woody Allen.

Early life

Sirico was born to an Italian-American family in New York City on July 29, 1942. He was raised in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush and Bensonhurst neighborhoods. Robert Sirico, a priest and co-founder of the Acton Institute for Free Enterprise, is Sirico’s brother.

 

Before starting his acting career, Sirico had 28 arrests and multiple convictions, including for disorderly behavior, assault, and robbery. He was stopped at a restaurant on February 27, 1970, and a.32 caliber handgun was discovered on him.

 

He was charged in 1971 with extortion, coercion, and illegally having a gun. He was given a four-year prison term after being found guilty, of which he served 20 months at Sing. Sirico, who ran a disco in Manhattan, was charged with illegally possessing a fatal drug at the time of his sentencing, according to a court transcript.

 

Sirico claims that he was motivated to pursue acting by a performing troupe of ex-offenders who came to see him when he was incarcerated. He made an appearance in James Toback’s 1989 movie The Big Bang when he talked about his early years.

Tony Sirico movies and TV shows

Filmography

1974 Crazy Joe
1978 Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell Frankie Rio
Fingers Riccamonza
The One Man Jury Charlie Nuts
1980 Defiance Davey
1981 So Fine Associate
1982 Love and Money Raoul
1983 Exposed Thief
The Last Fight Frankie
1987 The Galucci Brothers Galucci Brother
The Pick-up Artist Patsy Cabaluso
Hello Again Tough Guy
1989 White Hot Luke

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Kojak Greek God Episode: “Case Without a File”
1982 Police Squad! Poker Player Episode: “Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment)”
1989 Miami Vice Frank Romano Episode: “Fruit of the Poison Tree”
Perfect Witness Marco Television film
1992 In the Shadow of a Killer Tony Andretti Television film
1996 Cosby Teddy Episode: “Happily Ever Hilton”
Gotti Joe Dimiglia Television film[10]
1998 Witness to the Mob Thomas Gambino Television film
Vig Locasso Television film
1999–2007 The Sopranos Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri 74 episodes
2005 The Fairly OddParents Big Daddy Voice
2 episodes
2007 Elmo’s Christmas Countdown Famous Bert TV special[29
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