Vincent Pastore

 

Date Of Birth

July 14, 1946
 

Biography

Born on July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York, actor Vincent Pastore was educated at Pace University for three years before pursuing an acting career. Of Italian-American descent, he is best known for his portrayal of Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero on the critically acclaimed series, The Sopranos , and Tony Scarboni in the film The Jerky Boys.

Pastore's other film credits include the HBO made-for-TV, Gotti, A Brooklyn State of Mind, Witness to the Mob, The Hurricane, Two Family House, Under Hellgate Bridge and After the Storm. Moving on to television, he appeared in Queens Supreme as Norm Delgado, Everybody Hates Chris as Paulie the Bookie, The Practice , One Life to Live and Law & Order . He was supposed to join the fourth season of Dancing with the Stars , but he found the training and preparation too physically demanding, and was thus forced to drop out of the competition.

Pastore lent his voice to Luca in Shark Tale, and currently hosts The Wise Guy Show on Sirius Satellite Radio's Raw Dog Comedy channel. Aside from appearing on television, he also has a number of nightclubs and music venues to his name. He will also star on the Broadway production, Chicago.

In 2007, Vincent Pastore was cast as one of 14 contestants on NBC's seventh season of The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition, where he to vied for the prize of $250,000 worth charity reward. Tired of the conflict among his co-stars, he quit during the show's fifth episode.

(Photo courtesy of NBC)
 

Place of Birth

Bronx, New York
 

Birth Name

Vincent Pastore
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

- He has a daughter named Renee.

- He used to be a club owner in New Rochelle, New York. It was Matt Dillon and Kevin Dillon, frequenters of the club, who convinced him to go into acting.

- He became the host of "The Wise Guy Show" on Sirius Satellite Radio's Raw Dog Comedy.

 

Awards

2000: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for: "The Sopranos" (1999). Shared.
 

Filmography

2012: Profane Language - Ricky
2011: Torture Chamber - Dr. Fiore
2011: Goat - Luigi
2011: I'm in Love with a Church Girl - Nicholas Halston
2011: Pizza with Bullets - Don Vito Perspirino
2010: Red Herring - Saffiote
2011: Spy - Dante LeClair
2011: The Briefcase
2011: Joshua Tree - Sal
2010: Code Blue - Coach/Sergeant
2009: Alienated (short) - Gino
2009: Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! - Carmine Ferraro
2009: Street Boss - Frank 'The Shank'
2008-2009: Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV series) - Terry (voice)
2008-2009: The Apprentice (TV series) - Himself / Himself - Actor: The Sopranos / Himself - Hotel Guest
2009: Split Ends - Tiny Provenzano
2008: Tricks of Love - Harry
2008: Return to Sleepaway Camp (video) - Frank
2008: General Hospital (TV series) - Maximus Giambetti
2008: Dough Boys
2008: Looking for Palladin - Arnie
2008: College Road Trip - Freddy
2008: P.J. - Burt
2008: The Devil's Dominoes - Big John Calabrese
2003-2007: Queens Supreme (TV series) - Norm Delgado
2007: Slice (short) - Carmine Leone
2007: Everybody Hates Chris (TV series) - Paulie
1999-2007: The Sopranos (TV series) - Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero
2007: 7-10 Split - Tony P.
2007: Lucky Man (video short)
2006: Las Vegas (TV series) - Jimmy 'The Chin' Aversano
2006: The Sopranos: Road to Respect (Video Game) - Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero (voice)
2006: The Last Request - Father Patton
2006: Bachelor Party Vegas (video) - Carmine/Mr. Kidd
2005: Revolver - Zach
2005: Meet the Mobsters - Vic
2005: Remedy - Casper Black
2004: ALF's Hit Talk Show (TV series)
2004: Shark Tale - Luca (voice)
2004: The Cookout - Poo Salesman
2004: The Practice (TV series) - Lenny Pescatore
2004: Fillmore! (TV series) - Mr. Castenda
2003-2004: One Life to Live (TV series) - Arthur 'Rack 'em up' Ross
2003: This Thing of Ours - Skippy
2003: A Tale of Two Pizzas - Vito Rossi
2003: Less Than Perfect (TV series) - Bookie
2003: Last Laugh (TV movie) - Harry Murphy
2003: American Cousins - Tony
2003: Mail Order Bride - Tootie
2002: Serving Sara - Tony
2000-2002: Son of the Beach (TV series) - Vinnie Fellachio/F. Jackie Abraham/Vinnie Fellatio
2002: Deuces Wild - Father Aldo
2002: Grounded for Life (TV series) - Uncle Sal
2002: Ed (TV series) - Ralph Pazzuti III
2001: Riding in Cars with Boys - Uncle Lou
2001: Corky Romano - Tony
2001: Made - Jimmy
2001: For Your Love (TV series) - Norm
2001: 18 Shades of Dust - Matty 'The Horse' Brancato
2001: Dating Service
2000: Under Hellgate Bridge - Mitch
2000: Bull (TV series) - Len Rutigliano
2000: Two Family House - Angelo
2000: Blue Moon - Joey
1999: A Slight Case of Murder (TV movie) - Cabby
1999: The Hurricane - Alfred Bello
1999: Mickey Blue Eyes - Al
1998: Jane Austen's Mafia! - Gorgoni
1998: Witness to the Mob (TV movie) - Mikey De Batt
1998: A Brooklyn State of Mind - Vinnie "D"
1997: Dellaventura (TV series) - Mickey Ezra
1997: Six Ways to Sunday - Uncle Max
1997: The Deli - Lou
1997: The Last Don (TV mini-series) - Fuberta
1997: All Over Me - Don
1996: No Exit - Tony Landano
1992-1996: Law & Order (TV series) - Dominic/Jack/Jimmy Pogosian/...
1996: Night Falls on Manhattan - Cop #3
1996: Gotti (TV movie) - Angelo Ruggiero
1996: Joe's Apartment - Apartment Broker #2
1996: Sunset Park - Charlie the Super
1996: West New York - Carmine Ferraro
1996: Walking and Talking - Laura's Devil-Seeing Patient
1995: Money Train - Gambler
1995: Mott Street (short) - Mott Street Boss
1995: Blue Funk - John
1995: The Basketball Diaries - Construction Worker
1995: The Jerky Boys - Tony Scarboni
1995: Pictures of Baby Jane Doe - Dan
1994: Hand Gun - Earls Man Harry
1994: New York Undercover (TV series) - Goon #1
1994: Who Do I Gotta Kill? - Aldo "Birdman" Badamo
1994: It Could Happen to You - Bowling Team Member #1
1994: The Ref - State Trooper
1994: The Dutch Master (short) - Teresa's Father
1993: The Adventures of Pete & Pete (TV series) - Vincent Park - Bowling Agent
1993: Carlito's Way - Copa Wiseguy
1993: Taking the Heat (TV movie) - Tommy's Man on Courthouse Steps
1993: Who's the Man? - Tony 'Clams' Como
1993: Italian Movie - Vinny
1992: Flodder in Amerika! - Man Without Gasoline
1992: The Bet (short) - Nino
1990: Awakenings - Ward #5 Patient #6
1990: Goodfellas - Man w/ Coatrack
1990: Backstreet Dreams - Fat Tony
1990: Men of Respect - Sammy
1990: H.E.L.P. (TV series) - Fireman
1989: True Love - Angelo
1988: Black Roses - Mr. Ames, Tony's Dad
 

Nickname

Vinny
 

Height

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Give a Positive or Negative Rating