Paul Sorvino, an American actor, had a net worth of $10 million, according to Forbes.com. New York City-born actor and director Paul Anthony Sorvino was born on April 13, 1939. Acclaimed artist Peter Max was a fellow student at Lafayette High School, where the two shared a love of the performing arts.
This Brooklyn neighborhood was home to Sorvino when he was a young boy and is now his hometown. When Paul Sorvino was born, Angela Maria Mattea (née Renzi; 1906–1991) was an Italian (Molisan) homemaker and piano teacher in Connecticut. An immigrant from Naples, Ford Sorvino was a foreman at the robe factory where his son grew up. As a student at Lafayette High School (alongside Peter Max), he also attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
First, Sorvino was a copywriter at a marketing firm before making the transition to acting. He began auditioning for roles in theatre productions after taking lessons at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Bajour” was the musical that launched him into Broadway stardom. Where’s Poppa,” Carl Reiner’s 1970 film, was his first film role, and he continued to look for roles in both films and musicals. As a supporting actor in Al Pacino and Kitty Winn’s critically acclaimed 1971 film “The Panic in Needle Park,” he received acclaim. When he appeared on Broadway in 1972 in Jason Miller’s play “That Championship Season,” he received rave reviews. A decade after this production, he would reprise his role in a film adaptation of the play.
Since then, Sorvino has worked tirelessly. The romantic comedy “A Touch of Class” won an Academy Award for him in 1973. After that, he had a role in “It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy,” which was released in 2013. Alongside Diane Keaton, he appeared in the 1976 film “I Will, I Will…for Now.” Along with his role as Bert D’Angelo/Superstar in “Bert D’Angelo/Superstar,” he also appeared in “The Oldest Rookie.” Wheelbarrow Closers” was his first directorial effort.
In Warren Beatty’s 1981 film “reds” Sorvino played an Italian-American communist
Larry Cohen’s 1985 horror film “The Stuff” introduced him to Michael Moriarty, who would go on to star in “Law and Order.” The American Stage Company, a theatre company, was founded in 1986 by him and his colleagues.
He was cast as Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas in 1990, and it has since become one of his best-known roles. The role of Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the hit TV show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” came along shortly after, in 1991. Despite the exhausting film schedule and his desire to preserve his vocal cords for opera, he remained on the show for 29 episodes before deciding to leave because he wanted to be able to continue to sing. Both “Perry Mason” and “Moonlighting” were part of his resume in 1993. Oliver Stone’s film “Nixon” featured him as Henry Kissinger 1995. In “The Rocketeer” and “The Firm,” he reprised his role as a mobster.
In 1998, Sorvino provided his voice for the History Channel’s “The Big House” and served as the show’s narrator. Mr. Scheck, the main antagonist in “Hey Arnold!: The Movie,” was also voiced by Mr. Scheck. Since his debut on “That’s Life” as Frank Delucca in 2000, the actor has appeared in over twenty television shows. “The Trouble with Cali,” a film he directed and starred in with his daughter Mira, was one of their many collaborations.
As of 2008, both “Repo! The Genetic Opera” and “The Devil’s Carnival” were directed by Darren Lynn Bousman; both had roles for him.
As Far as We Know, This Is How He Died
The actor died peacefully on Monday morning at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, of natural causes. He was 81. A number of health issues have plagued him in the past. Dee Dee Sorvino was by his side when he died, and it is believed that she was the last person to see him alive.
His daughter, Mira Sorvino, also spoke out about her father’s death. The actress tweeted: “My father, the great Paul Sorvino, has passed,” she wrote in a heartfelt post. A life of happiness, love, and wisdom with him has come to an end. My heart is shattered.” He was an excellent father. He’s my soulmate. As you ascend, I’m sending you my love, Dad.”
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