Tony Sirico, at age 57, has been in more mobster movies than you can imagine. The latest count credits him to 40 different movies where he was a gangster or the bad guy.

Is he a natural? I don't think anyone can dispute this. He's got the look, the moves and the voice for it.

He finally reached superstar staus when he became Pauli Walnuts on The Sopranos. "Walnuts' apparently is the nickname given to him because of foiled hijack attempt. A truck which was supposed to be filled with electronics ended up being filled with walnuts instead. His real last name on the show is Gualtieri.

Tony Sirico grew up in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives with his mother in Bensonhurst, New York. Tony is also not unfamiliar with the hard times and crime. In his younger days he was sent to jail on several occasions for holding up night clubs. During his stay in prison he became interested in acting after watching a theater group which came to perform. He also says that the film Public Enemy starring James Cagney had a big influence on him.

The Sopranos has given Tony Sirico new found fame. Even though he has appeared in over 45 films including The Godfather, Goodfellas and many other high profile films, he is now recognized everywhere he goes. People all over want his autograph and he gets the special treatment that only a celebrity gets.

He's made it to the big time and is finally being recognised for it. Tony has stated that he's worked very hard all his life and he's finally made it.

 

 

 
Tony Sirico in the Movies 

 
 
29th Street
(1994)
Backtrack
1989
 
Bullets over Broadway
1994
 
Celebrity
1998
 
Cookie
1989

 
 
Cop Land
1997
 
Dead Presidents
1995
 
Deconstructing Harry
1997
 
Everyone Says I Love You
1997
 
Exposed
1983

 
 
Goodfellas
1990
 
Hello Again
1987
 
Innocent Blood
1992
 
Mighty Aphrodite
1995
 
Mob Queen
1998

 
 
New York Cop
1995
 
Romeo is Bleeding
1994
 
So Fine
1981
 
The Big Bang
1990
 
The Deli
1996

 
 
The Search for One-Eye Jimmy
1996
 
White Hot
1988
 
3 Days of the Condor
1975
 
The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three
1974
 
Fingers
1978

 
 
Miller's Crossing
1990
 
Mickey Blue Eyes
1999
 
The Pick-Up Artist
1987
   

 

 

Tony in Television/Cable:

  • The Sopranos
  • Perfect Witness
  • In the Shadow of a Killer

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