Vincent Pastore was born on the 14th July 1946, in The Bronx, New York City USA, of part-Italian origin, and is an actor perhaps best known for his role of Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero in the television series “The Sopranos” (1999 – 2007). Pastore has been active in the entertainment industry since 1988.
How much is the net worth of Vincent Pastore? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $6 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Acting is the major source of Pastore’s modest fortune.
Vincent Pastore Net Worth $6 Million
To begin with, Pastore was raised in The Bronx, and after matriculation from high school, he entered the US Navy. He then attended Pace University before entering the world of acting, influenced by his friends Kevin and Matt Dillon.
Concerning his professional career, Pastore has created a number of roles portraying Italian mobsters. He began with small roles in “Goodfellas” (1990) directed by Martin Scorsese and “Carlito’s Way” (1993) by Brian De Palma, then landed a major role in the comedy/crime film “The Jerky Boys” (1995), as Tony Scarboni, one of Lazaro’s client gangsters. In the film “Gotti” (1996) Pastore played the role of Angelo Ruggiero, before iIn 1999, being cast in his most well-known role in the television series “The Sopranos” (1999 – 2007), playing Salvatore Bonpensiero.
In the new millennium Vincent ha had roles in “Riding In Cars with Boys” (2001), “Made” (2001), “Grounded for Life” (2002), Son of a Beach (2002) and “Everybody Hates Chris” (2005 – 2009). In 2007, he starred in the film “PJ”, along with John Heard and Robert Picardo, and in 2009 starred in the movie “Alienated”. Recently, he appeared in “Subway Son Returns” (2016), “Iron Terry Malone” (2017) and “Against All Odds” (2017), all adding to his net worth.
Moreover, Pastore is also known for participating in reality shows. He lost 29 pounds in the reality show aired on VH1 – “Celebrity Fit Club” (2006). He has also participated in the NBC reality show “The Apprentice: Celebrities”, in which 14 celebrities competed to raise money for a foundation. Pastore was competing to fund the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, and managed to raise $50,000. He has also participated in the NBC show, “Celebrity Family Feud”, in which several families competed for a prize of $50,000 for a charity of their choice. Pastore managed to reach the finals against Kathie Lee Gifford’s family, but lost. However, he won $10,000 as a consolation prize that he also donated to the pancreatic cancer foundation.
Furthermore, Pastore works as a host on Sirius Satellite Radio in the “The Wiseguy Show”, which focuses on Italian-American culture. To summarise, all the aforementioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Pastore’s net worth, and helped his popularity.
Finally, in his personal life, Vincent was married to Nancy Berke. Pastore appeared in the headlines after being arrested for the assault of his girlfriend in 2005. Currently, the actor claims to be single.
Was suppose to be part of Season 4 of Dancing with the Stars but withdrew just before the season began and was replaced by John Ratzenberger.
Is probably best known for playing "Big Pussy" on "The Sopranos".
Typically cast as a heavyset Italian-American mobster or tough guy.
Hosts "The Wise Guy Show" on Sirius Satellite Radio's Raw Dog Comedy channel Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm.
Ran nightclubs in New Rochelle, New York, from 1967 to 1987.
Degree in drama from Pace University.
Has one daughter, Renee.
Vincent Pastore is an Italian-American.
Lives on City Island in the Bronx, New York.
Raised in New Rochelle, New York.
One of his first acting roles was playing a criminal on America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988). He worked as a taxi driver at the time; After the episode aired, a woman to whom he had just given a ride called the cab company to inform them a criminal was working for them.
Former club owner in New Rochelle, New York. Became friends with clubgoers Matt Dillon and Kevin Dillon who convinced him to become an actor.