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Paul Sorvino stars in "Kill the Irishman," alongside Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio, as Tony Salerno.

Tall, commanding-looking Italian-American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures (on both sides of the law). He originally had his heart set on a life as a singer in the opera, but never quite achieved the vocal finesse required. He had additionally been exposed to dramatic arts while studying at the New York Music and Dramatic Academy, furthered his studies in the theater and eventually appeared in his first film "Where's Poppa?" (1970), at the age of 30.

He appeared in a variety of film, TV and theatrical productions over the next few years and received critical praise for his role in the Broadway play "That Championship Season," a role he reprised in the 1981 film alongside Robert Mitchum and Martin Sheen. Other noteworthy performances during the 1980/'90s included a stressed-out police chief in "Cruising" (1980); Mike Hammer's cop buddy in "I, The Jury" (1982) and in the standout performance as mob patriarch Paul Cicero in the powerhouse "Goodfellas" (1990) from director Martin Scorsese.

Keeping himself continually busy, Sorvino has performed in nearly 50 movies in the past decade, including a dynamic portrayal of Henry Kissinger in "Nixon" (1995), as Fulgencio Capulet in the updated "Romeo + Juliet" (1996) and in the Las Vegas thriller "The Cooler" (2003).

Sorvino has also tried his hand at film directing, started the Sorvino Asthma Foundation, and is the proud father of actress Mira Sorvino.


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Age: 77 years old
Birthday: April 13, 1939
Height: 6' 3"
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Wife: Vanessa Arico (3/20/1991 - 1996, divorced)
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