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Paul Sorvino ACTOR




PAUL SORVINO BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Paul Sorvino was born on April 13th, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York.  Originally, he intended pursuing a career as a professional opera singer, however while studying at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York he developed an interest in acting.  He later went on to perfect his craft studying with Sanford Meisner.
 
In 1970 he appeared in his first film, "Going Ape" and soon he followed this with a number of other film, television and stage roles.  Some of his more well known film roles include, "The Gambler" (1974) co-starring James Caan and Lauren Hutton, "Cruising" (1980) starring Al Pacino, "That Championship Season" (1981) co-starring Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach, "I, the Jury" (1982) starring Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera and Laurene Landon, "Goodfellas" (1990) starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, "The Firm" (1993) starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, Wilford Brimley, Gary Busey and David Strathairn, "Nixon" (1995) starring alongside Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Joan Allen, Annabeth Gish, Powers Boothe, J.T. Walsh, E.G. Marshall, James Woods, Larry Hagman, David Hyde-Pierce and Ed Harris, "Romeo + Juliet" (1996) starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brian Dennehy and Claire Danes and "The Cooler" (2003) starring William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin and Maria Bello.
 
Along with film work he has also appeared on such television series as, "That's Life", "Still Standing", "Jack & Bobby", "Law & Order", "Murder, She Wrote", "Moonlighting", "Insight" and "Great Performances".

In addition to his career as an actor he is also a published author with a book titled, "How to Become a Former Asthmatic".  He wrote this from his own personal experiences he dealt with suffering from asthma and also started the Sorvino Asthma Foundation which is based in New York City and raises money to build centers for children and adults throughout the United States that suffer from the disease.  

He has married twice, first to Lorraine Davis and they had three children before the marriage came to an end in 1988.  He then married Vanessa Arico in 1991 however by 1996, this marriage also ended in divorce.  His one daughter, Mira Sorvino is also a working actress and won an Academy Award for her work in the industry and his other two children, Amanda and Michael also work in the industry.

He has not re-married but remains working as an actor adding to his credits most recently roles in the films, "Immigrant" (2012), "A Winter Rose" (2012), "How Sweet It IS" (2012), "Raging Bull II" (2013) and "Last I Heard" (2013). 


Filmography

2012         How Sweet It Is
2012         A Winter Rose 
2013         Last I Heard 
2013         Raging Bull II 
2012         Immigrant 
2012         Divorce Invitation
2012         Jersey Shore Shark Attack
2012         For the Love of Money
2012         Imaginary Friend 
2012         The Devil's Carnival
2012         The Trouble with Cali
2011         God Don't Make the Laws
2011         Kill the Irishman
2010         Mineville
2010         Lily of the Feast 
2006         L'onore e il rispetto 
2009         Santa Baby 2
2009         The Wild Stallion
2009         Triggerman
2009         Doc West
2008         Repo! The Genetic Opera
2008         Mogli a pezzi
2008         Carnera: The Walking Mountain
2008         Last Hour
2007         Greetings from the Shore
2006         Mr. Fix I
2004-2006     Still Standing
2004         Goodnight, Joseph Parker
2004         Jack & Bobby 
2004         Mr 3000
2003         Mambo italiano
2003         Mafia Doctor 
2003         The Cooler
2002         Hey Arnold! The Movie
2002         Ciao America
2000-2002     That's Life
2001         Witches to the North
2001         Longshot
2001         Plan B
2001         See Spot Run
2001         Perfume
2001         Rhode Island Blue
2000         The Family Man
2000         The Amati Girls
2000         The Thin Blue Lie
2000         Cheaters
1999         Scriptfellas
1999         Harlem Aria
1999         That Championship Season 
1998         Houdini
1998         Knock Off
1998         Bulworth
1998         Dead Broke
1997         Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way
1997         Most Wanted
1997         Men with Guns
1997         Money Talks
1997         Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
1997         American Perfekt
1997         Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders
1996         Romeo + Juliet
1996         Cover Me
1996         Escape Clause
1996         Love Is All There Is
1996         Dog Watch 
1996         The Art of the Cigar 
1995         Nixon
1994         Without Consent 
1994         Parallel Lives 
1994         Behind Bars
1994         Star Trek: The Next Generation
1994         Backstreet Justice
1993         A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives
1993         The Firm
1991-1992     Law & Order
1992         The Last Mile
1991         The Rocketeer
1991         Don't Touch My Daughter
1991         Age Isn't Everything
1990         Goodfellas
1990         Dick Tracy
1990         DMZ
1989         Murder, She Wrote
1987-1988     The Oldest Rookie
1987         Almost Partners
1986         Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter
1986         Moonlighting
1986         A Fine Mess
1986         Betrayed by Innocence 
1986         Very Close Quarters
1985         The Stuff
1985         Chiller
1985         Surviving 
1984         With Intent to Kill
1984         My Mother's Secret Life 
1983         Chiefs
1983         Off the Wall
1982         That Championship Season
1982         A Question of Honor 
1982         I, the Jury
1982         Melanie
1981         Reds
1981         Today's F.B.I.
1980         Cruisin
1979         Insight 
1979         Lost and Found
1979         Dummy 
1978         The Brink's Job
1978         Slow Dancing in the Big City
1978         Bloodbrothers
1977         Oh, God!
1977         Seventh Avenue 
1976         Bert D'Angelo/Superstar
1976         The Streets of San Francisco 
1976         I Will... I Will... For Now
1975         We'll Get By
1975         Angel and Big Joe
1974         It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy
1974         The Gambler
1974         Tell Me Where It Hurts
1974         Great Performances
1974         Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue
1973         The Day of the Dolphin
1973         A Touch of Class
1972         Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues
1971         Made for Each Other
1971         Cry Uncle
1971         The Panic in Needle Park
1970         Going Ape







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