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Genaro Anthony Tony Siricio is an American actor with an impressive net worth of $16 million. He was born in 1942 in Midwood, Brooklyn, New York. Before becoming an actor playing gangsters, he was a real gangster. He was convicted of multiple crimes and was arrested 28 times. In 1967 he was imprisoned for robbing a Brooklyn after-hours club, and in 1971 he was sentenced to a prison term of up to four years, but ended up serving 20 months. He was also charged with drug possession. During one of his imprisonments he was visited by a ex-convict acting troupe. They inspired him to take a shot at acting.

Tony Sirico Net Worth $16 Million

Thanks to his life experience, Tony had a knack for playing gangsters in movies. His first serious movie role was in the 1978 movie Fingers, in which he played a criminal. After that he appeared in a bunch of movies as a gangster: Fingers and The One Man Jury in 1978, Defiance in 1980, The Last Fight in 1983, Goodfellas in 1990, Innocent Blood in 1992, and Bullets Over Broadway in 1994 are some of them. These roles made Tony‘s net worth increase steadily. Later on he also played some roles on the other side of the law – he was a policeman in Dead Presidents in 1995 and in Deconstructing Harry in 1997.

However, his big breakthrough was in 1999 when he secured the role for which he is most well known, Paulie Walnuts Gaultieri in a TV show about gangsters, The Sopranos. The series ended up being a huge hit. Tony won a Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance as his character in 2000 and 2008, but was nominated five more times.. Sirico stayed with the show until 2007 and got a big boost to his net worth in that time.

After The Sopranos, Tony also appeared in a few other television shows. He was in The Fairly Odd Parents for 2 episodes in 2005, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa in 2008 (as a mobster), Chuck and Medium in 2010, Lilyhammer (as his namesake) and also in Family Guy in 2013, where he voiced a family dog, Vinny Griffin for 2 episodes.

Currently Sirico is planning to star in the drama Zarra‘s Law with Joseph Scarpinito as writer and producer behind it. He is also going to play a law-abiding role of a football coach in the film Sports Heaven.

As for his personal life, Siricio is a far-right republican, and even donated to Rudy Giuliani‘s presidential campaign. He also has a brother, Robert, who is a Catholic priest, and a co-founder of Action Institute.

Now you know how a serious criminal and a menace to society turned his life around through acting, to reach this fascinating net worth sum of $16 million.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 29, 1942
Birth place: Midwood, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Siblings:Robert Sirico, Carmine Sirico
Awards:Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He has appeared in six films directed by Woody Allen: Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Celebrity (1998) and Café Society (2016).
2Doing Denny's commercials [2008]
3He spent a few years in the US Army.
4In Goodfellas (1990), he played a mobster named Tony who reports to a boss named Paulie. In The Sopranos (1999), he plays a mobster named Paulie who reports to a boss named Tony.
5An Italian-American, of Sicilian descent.
6A member of the USO.
7Frequently cast as a bit player in Woody Allen movies.
8Practices karate and kung fu.
9Has a son and a daughter, both in their 30s.
10Lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
11Has done Stacker 2 commercials with WWE wrestlers Tazz, Trish Stratus and Bubba Ray Dudley.
12One brother, Robert Sirico, is a Catholic priest in the diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Another older brother, Carmine Sirico', appeared very briefly as "Dealer" in The Sopranos (1999) "The Happy Wanderer" episode in Season Two.
13Sirico was investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney's office for alleged extortionate activity against the owners of several nightclubs. On February 27, 1970, he was arrested and subsequently indicted for extortion and menacing but plea-bargained to a charge of felony gun possession. Early in 1971, he was sentenced to a maximum of four years, of which he served 20 months. Since then, Sirico has had no further trouble with the law.He got a part in the film Crazy Joe (1974) which led to him obtaining a Screen Actors Guild card.


Quotes

#Quote
1Killing Big Pussy - I'll be honest with you. that bothered us. Actors don't work every week, and all of a sudden Vinny [Pastore] had a movie. He said he needed the space to do this movie. This is the first year. They let him go. The second year, Vinny did the same thing, early on. He wouldn't take no for an answer, and they let him do the movie. But, hey, he only did two years on the show, and let me tell you, he's still Big Pussy wherever he goes.
2I got the script that I had to kill a woman, and I ran to David. I said, 'David, don't make me kill a woman', He said, 'No, you've got to kill her'. I said, 'Then let me shoot her'. He said, 'No, it's got to be personal'. I said, 'David, I come from a tough neighborhood. If I go home and they see I killed a woman, it's going to make me look bad'. He smiled, and said, 'No, you've got to do it'. Here's the thing. We did the scene. I had to smother her. First he wanted me to strangle her. 'I said, 'No, I'm not putting my hands on her'. He said, 'Use the pillow'. After it was all said and done, I went back to the neighborhood, and nobody said a word. They loved the show. They didn't care what we did.
3I lived with Ma for sixteen years before she passed. David [Chase] knew that going in. This became one of my story lines. Sticking to the script - that was Rule No, 1. They got the words from us anyway, We'd have the writers sit and talk with us. They heard the cadence of my voice and what I said, and how I expressed myself - you know what I mean? So I had guys write down my own words and shove them right back into my throat.
4[on being cast in The Sopranos (1999)] I read for Uncle Junior. It was me, Dominic Chianese and Frank Vincent who went up for the role that day. About an hour after I got home, I got a call from David Chase. He said, 'You want the good news or the bad news?' I said, 'Give me the bad news'. He said, 'You didn't get Uncle Junior. But I have something in mind. Would you be willing to do a recurring role on the show? I have a character called Paulie Walnuts.
5It makes some great movies. I mean, some of my favorite films growing up, have been, forgive me, gangster films. I learned how to walk and talk watching [James Cagney]. It's that, it's the power, it's the glamour. The mob just has all that mysticism around it that's magical.
6I've done like 45 movies, played 40 gangsters and five crooked cops.
7When I first read David Chase's script [for The Sopranos (1999)], I knew this was special. This is what I'd been looking for all my life . . . When I heard James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli and Nancy Marchand were in it, I knew it was going to be a total class act. I knew right away this was a role to kill for.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Greg Antonacci
· Lorraine Bracco
· Edie Falco
· James Gandolfini
· Dan Grimaldi
· Robert Iler
· Michael Imperioli
· Arthur J. Nascarella
· Steve Schirripa
· Matt Servitto
· Jamie-Lynn Sigler
· Aida Turturro
· Steven Van Zandt
· Frank Vincent
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Lorraine Bracco
· Dominic Chianese
· Edie Falco
· James Gandolfini
· Robert Iler
· Michael Imperioli
· Nancy Marchand
· Vincent Pastore
· Jamie-Lynn Sigler
· Steven Van Zandt

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Sharon Angela
· Lorraine Bracco
· Max Casella
· Dominic Chianese
· Edie Falco
· James Gandolfini
· Joseph R. Gannascoli
· Dan Grimaldi
· Robert Iler
· Michael Imperioli
· Steve Schirripa
· Jamie-Lynn Sigler
· Aida Turturro
· Maureen Van Zandt
· Steven Van Zandt
· Frank Vincent
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Lorraine Bracco
· Steve Buscemi
· Dominic Chianese
· Vincent Curatola
· Drea de Matteo
· Jamie-Lynn Sigler
· Edie Falco
· James Gandolfini
· Robert Iler
· Michael Imperioli
· Steve Schirripa
· Aida Turturro
· Steven Van Zandt
· John Ventimiglia
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Lorraine Bracco
· Federico Castelluccio
· Dominic Chianese
· Vincent Curatola
· Drea de Matteo
· Edie Falco
· James Gandolfini
· Robert Iler
· Michael Imperioli
· Joe Pantoliano
· Steve Schirripa
· Jamie-Lynn Sigler
· Aida Turturro
· Steven Van Zandt
· John Ventimiglia
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Lorraine Bracco
· Federico Castelluccio
· Dominic Chianese
· Drea de Matteo
· Edie Falco
· James Gandolfini
· Robert Iler
· Michael Imperioli
· Joe Pantoliano
· Steve Schirripa
· Jamie-Lynn Sigler
· Aida Turturro
· Steven Van Zandt
· John Ventimiglia
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Lorraine Bracco
· Dominic Chianese
· Drea de Matteo
· Edie Falco
· James Gandolfini
· Robert Iler
· Michael Imperioli
· Nancy Marchand
· Vincent Pastore
· David Proval
· Jamie-Lynn Sigler
· Aida Turturro
· Steven Van Zandt


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sarah Q2017pre-productionMr. Danny
Untitled Woody Allen Project2017post-production
Respect the Juxpost-productionBobby
Family Guy2013-2016TV SeriesVinny
Café Society2016Vito
The Grinder2016TV SeriesSebastian
Touched2015Anthony-Guard
Lilyhammer2013-2014TV SeriesAntonino 'Father Tony' Tagliano / Tony Tagliano
Friends and Romans2014Bobby Musso
Zarra's Law2014Tony Zarra
Taxi Brooklyn2014TV SeriesTony
Family on Board2014ShortRocco
Super Athlete2013Coach Lou
Nicky Deuce2013TV MovieCharlie Cement
Jersey Shore Shark Attack2012TV MovieCaptain Salie
Skate2010ShortSkate
Medium2010TV SeriesTony
Chuck2010TV SeriesMatty
Karma Calling2009G. (voice)
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa2008TV MovieMobster
The Sno Cone Stand Inc2008Bob Beasley
The Sopranos1999-2007TV SeriesPaulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006Video GamePaulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (voice)
The Fairly OddParents2005TV SeriesBig Daddy
Turn of Faith2002Jimmy
Smokin' Stogies2001Tony Batts
It Had to Be You2000Ricky Valentino
Mickey Blue Eyes1999First Risolli Man
Vig1998TV MovieLocasso
Celebrity1998Lou DeMarco
Witness to the Mob1998TV MovieTommy Gambino (uncredited)
Mob Queen1998Joey (The Heart) Aorta
The Deli1997Tony
Deconstructing Harry1997Policeman at Jail
Cop Land1997Toy Torillo
Cosby1996TV SeriesTeddy
Everyone Says I Love You1996Escaped Convict
Gotti1996TV MovieJoe Dimiglia
Dearly Beloved1995ShortMr. Bedutz
Melissa1995Jack
Dead Presidents1995Officer Spinelli
Mighty Aphrodite1995Boxing Trainer
The Search for One-eye Jimmy1994Snake
Bullets Over Broadway1994Rocco
Men Lie1994Porno Witness
Romeo Is Bleeding1993Malacci
New York Cop1993Mr. C
Innocent Blood1992Jacko
In the Shadow of a Killer1992TV MovieTony Andretti
29th Street1991Chink Fortunado
Goodfellas1990Tony Stacks
Catchfire1990Greek (as G. Anthony Sirico)
Perfect Witness1989TV MovieMarco
Cookie1989Carmine's Wiseguy
Miami Vice1989TV SeriesFrank Romano
White Hot1989Luke
The Galucci Brothers1987Galucci Brother
Hello Again1987Tough Guy
The Pick-up Artist1987Patsy Cabaluso
The Last Fight1983Frankie (as Anthony Sirico)
Exposed1983Record Store Thief (as Tony Sirico jr.)
Police Squad!1982TV SeriesPoker Player
Love & Money1982Raoul (as Anthony Sirico)
So Fine1981Associate of Mr. Eddie (as Anthony Sirico Jr.)
Hoodlums1980Gus' Driver (as Tony Sirico Jr.)
Defiance1980Davey (as G. Anthony Sirico)
The One Man Jury1978Charlie Nuts (as Anthony Sirico)
Fingers1978Riccamonza (as Anthony Sirico)
The Plant Family1978TV MovieEddie (as Anthony Sirico)
Kojak1977TV SeriesGreek God
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977TV Mini-SeriesExtra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell1977Frankie Rio (as Anthony Sirico)
The Godfather: Part II1974Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy2015TV SeriesHimself
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Set: Jersey Shore Shark Attack2012ShortHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012TV SeriesHimself
Mayne Street2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Elmo's Christmas Countdown2007TV MovieHimself (voice)
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Sopranos: A Sitdown2007TV Short documentaryHimself
HBO: The Making of 'The Sopranos: Road to Respect'2006TV MovieHimself / Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtier
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education2006TV SpecialHimself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2000-2001TV SeriesHimself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
The Big Bang1989DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryPaulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
48 Hours2008TV Series documentary
El último golpe de Tony Soprano2008TV Movie documentaryPaulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (uncredited)
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog2004VideoHimself (uncredited)
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoExtra (uncredited)

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