Vincent Pastore Biography: Born on July 14, 1946, film and television actor Vincent Pastore is often cast in mobster roles. The Italian-American Vincent, who hails from the Bronx, went to Pace University before trying his luck in acting. His film appearances include Goodfellas and Shark Tale. Sal “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero is portrayed by Vincent Pastore. He was like a big brother to Tony Soprano, Big Pussy, in turn, adores Tony’s kids and treats them as nephews. He worked back from the days of Johnny Soprano, with unquestionable love and loyalty for the family. But he was forced to turn traitor when the FBI threatened to lock him up in prison. He was finally killed by Tony, Silvio and Paulie.