Tony Sirico is an American actor widely for playing the role of Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri in the HBO drama series, The Sopranos.
He has been happily married to his loving wife with who he shares three children. His brother, Robert Sirico, is the co-founder of the free-market Acton Institute.
Born in New York City to Mother Marie Sirico
Tony Sirico was born on July 29, 1942, in New York City, New York, the United States of America. The name of his father is not available but his mother's name is Marie Sirico.
He was raised along with his two siblings; brothers Carmine Sirico and Rev. Robert Sirico. Robert is a Catholic priest and he has co-founded the free-market Acton Institute.
Sirico spent his childhood in Brooklyn, in the Bensonhurst and East Flatbush neighborhoods. He also served in the military during his early age.
His height is 5 feet 11 inches while his weight is unavailable. He is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Tony Sirico Crimes: Arrested For 28 Times
Before entering the film and television industry, Tony Sirico was a real-life mobster; he had been arrested for 28 times for many crimes such as felony weapons possession and robbery. He had also served two prison terms.
He was only 7-year-old when he was arrested for the first time for stealing nickels from a newspaper stand. He spent most of his early life amidst mobs. He pleaded guilty of robbing a club in Brooklyn and was sentenced for 13 months in 1967.
While he was serving 20 months in prison, the performance group, Theatre of the Forgotten came to entertain the inmates. They made a huge impact on him which lead him to try acting mostly gangsters. His past criminal history helped him to authenticity to the performance character he played.
Played Paulie Walnuts in 'The Sopranos'
Tony Sirico made his acting and film debut in the crime drama film, Crazy Joe, in 1974, opposite Peter Boyle and Rip Torn who died of a heart attack in July 2019.
Sirico has since portrayed gangsters in numerous films such as Goodfellas, Mighty Aphrodite, Mob Queen, Fingers, The One Man Jury, Love and Money, Defiance, The Last Fight, Bullets over Broadway, The Pick-up Artist, Innocent Blood, The Search for One-eye Jimmy, Gotti, Cop Land, Hello Again, Turn of Faith and Mickey Blue Eyes.
Additionally, Sirico has played policemen Dead Presidents (1995) and Deconstructing Harry (1997). His most acclaimed role was of Paulie Gualtieri in the Emmy Award-winning drama series, The Sopranos.
In late 2013, Sirico provided his voice for the character of Vinny Griffin, a pet dog, in the Fox animation sitcom, Family Guy.
Estimated Net Worth of $10 Million
According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Sirico has a whopping net worth of $10 million, as of 2020. He has earned ll of his worth from his movie work as his movies have earned a huge amount in the box office.
|Movie||Box Office Earning||Production Budget|
|Wonder Wheel||$15.3 Million||N/A|
|Café Society||$44.33 Million||$30 Million|
Happily Married to With His Wife, Father of Two Children
Tony Sirico is a married man. He has been married to his loving wife for years but has not revealed her name. He has also not disclosed when and where he tied the knot with his wife.
The husband-wife duo shares two children; daughter Joeanna Sirico and son Richard Sirico together. The family of four is living happily together.
Shot Twice: Once in Leg and Another in Back
When he was young, he was shot for kissing others' girlfriend. As per him, three guys pulled him in the car and added saying,
I was in no position to do anything, because I have my tongue deep down in her soul. So they go, ‘Boom!’ And shoot me in the leg.
Later on, when he ran toward the car they pulled away and he turned back and he has shot for the second time on his back.
by Arsad, 25 Sep, 2019