Famous American actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor, Paul Sorvino has left the surface of the earth.
He often portrayed authority figures on both sides of the law, and was known for his roles as Paulie Cicero (based on Paul Vario) in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas, and NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the second season of the TV series Law & Order.
He also played a variety of father figures, including Juliet’s father in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film Romeo + Juliet, as well as guest appearances as the father of Bruce Willis’ character in Moonlighting and the father of Jeff Garlin’s character in The Goldbergs.
He took on additional supporting roles in A Touch of Class, Reds, The Rocketeer, The Cooler, and Nixon (as Henry Kissinger).
Although usually cast in dramatic supporting roles, he had occasional leads in films including Bloodbrothers, and also in comedic roles including his turn as a bombastic Southern evangelist in Carl Reiner’s Oh, God!.
Sorvino was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor for the 1972 play That Championship Season, and later starred in film and television adaptations. He was the father of actors Mira Sorvino and Michael Sorvino.
Paul Sorvino died at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, on July 25, 2022, aged 83.
Paul Sorvino Parents: Ford Sorvino, Marietta Sorvino
The late Paul Sorvino was born on April 13, 1939, in New York, New York, United States to his father Ford Sorvino and mother Marietta Sorvino.
His father was an Italian (Neapolitan) immigrant who was working in a robe factory as a foreman.
His mother was a homemaker and doubled as a piano teacher who was birth in Connecticut of Italian (Molisan) descent.