Born in New York, Robert Funaro is an actor best known for his recurring role as Eugene Pontecorvo on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos, apart from appearing in several movies and theater productions. Among the films under his belt include Indo!$#!#entados where he created the role of Trabuco. He was also in I Believe in America, directed by South American director Leonardo Ricagni, an independent feature about the Puerto Rican pro-independence Machetero movement. Meanwhile, Cut Out is a short film written and directed by Michael Narvaez where he played the character of Phil. His television credits, meanwhile, include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, and SVU.
Other than his television and film roles, Robert Funaro belongs to The Hinton Battle Theater Laboratory, where he worked hand in hand with Hinton Battle to find new American playwrights to produce their work. A new play titled Red Hook debuted in Spring of 2006. Funaro is also a member of Maureen Van Zandt’s With Out Papers company.