skip navigation
Overview for Tony Sirico
Tony Sirico

Tony Sirico

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

Jersey Shore:... With summer in full swing and a record-breaking Fourth of July crowd soaking up... more info $7.95was $9.98 Buy Now

Goodfellas ... As far back as he could remember, Henry Hill had always wanted to be a gangster,... more info $19.95was $26.98 Buy Now

The Sopranos:... Meet Tony Soprano: your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony's got a dutiful... more info $33.95was $39.98 Buy Now

Sopranos: The... "So," Tony Soprano asks analyst Dr. Melfi in the wake of not-so-dearly-departed... more info $25.95was $29.98 Buy Now

Sopranos: The... Carmela to Tony: "Everything comes to an end." True enough, Mrs. Sope, but on... more info $24.95was $29.98 Buy Now

Mickey Blue... Hugh Grant, James Caan and Jeanne Tripplehorn star in this romantic comedy about... more info $11.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died:
Born: July 29, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
RATE AND COMMENT

NOTES

About the great advice given him by acting teacher Michael Gazzo: "I was this 30-year-old ex-con villain sitting in a class filled with fresh-faced, serious acting students. Gazzo leaned over to me after I did a scene and whispered, 'Tony, leave the gun home.' After so many years of packing a gun, I didn't even realize I had it with me in acting class. But when he told me to leave the gun home, he meant for me to also leave my former life behind, to be an actor." --Tony Sirico to Denis Hamill in Daily News, February 7, 1999

On his success in "The Sopranos": "I ran out of my local OTB and a cop was putting a ticket under the wipers of my double-parked car. When he saw me, he tore up the ticket and asked for an autographed picture, which I carry in the trunk. They're having a Paulie Walnuts Night at a local club called Enigma in Brooklyn on January 29. I'll be there. Friends from way back like Tommy Mottola, head of Sony Music, come up to congratulate me. In one year, it's like I got a life transplant. Sometimes I gotta remind myself I'm Tony Sirico, from Bensonhurst.

"Hey, I've made a few bucks, I work with a great bunch of people, and I've been blessed with being seen in the best show on TV. It doesn't get any better than this. But I'm realistic. This is a gangster show. Anything can happen anytime. I'm just happy I'm working this year, because, man, what a year the last one's been." --Sirico to Dennis Hamill in Daily News, January 16, 2000

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute