From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Anthony Sorvino (born April 13, 1939) is an American actor. He is the father of actress Mira Sorvino. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, and is possibly best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero in the film Goodfellas and Sgt. Phil Cerreta on the TV series Law & Order.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Anthony Sorvino (born April 13, 1939) is an American actor. He is the father of actress Mira Sorvino. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, and is possibly best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero in the film Goodfellas and Sgt. Phil Cerreta on the TV series Law & Order.

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 140

Birthday 1939-04-13

Place of Birth Brooklyn - New York City - New York - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Godfather of Harlem (1 episode) as Frank Costello
2019 Beneath The Leaves as Captain Parker
2018 Papa as Danny
2018 Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game as Phil
2017 Bad Blood (6 episodes) as Nico Rizzuto Sr
2017 Undercover Grandpa as Giovanni
2017 Lost Cat Corona as Uncle Sam
2017 The Red Maple Leaf as Joseph Palermo
2016 A Winter Rose as Skippy
2016 Rules Don't Apply as Vernon Scott
2016 The Hybrids Family
2016 The Brooklyn Banker as Benny
2016 Executor as Father Antonio
2016 The Bronx Bull as Giuseppe LaMotta
2016 Detours as Joe DiMaria
2016 Precious Mettle as Frank
2016 The Bandit Hound as Chief Burton
2016 Emigratis (1 episode)
2016 The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia! as God
2015 Cold Deck as Chips
2015 Sicilian Vampire as Jimmy Scambino
2015 Grandfathered (1 episode) as Jack Martino
2015 Celebrity Family Feud (1 episode)
2015 Careful What You Wish For as Sheriff Big Jack
2015 No Deposit as Alfie
2013 Immigrant as Yeshiva Principal
2013 4Closed as Bud
2013 How Sweet It Is as Big Mike
2013 Last I Heard as Joe Scoleri
2012 Divorce Invitation as Daniel Miller
2012 Elementary (1 episode) as Robert Pardillo
2012 Jersey Shore Shark Attack as Mayor Palantine
2012 For the Love of Money as Red Parker
2012 Imaginary Friend as Jonathan
2012 The Devil's Carnival as God
2012 The Trouble with Cali as Ivan
2011 God Don't Make the Laws as Lewis
2011 Night Club as Himself
2011 Kill the Irishman as Tony Salerno
2011 Miller's Tale as Himself
2010 Foreclosed
2009 Santa Baby 2 as Santa Claus
2009 Doc West II as Sheriff Roy Basehart
2009 Doc West as Sheriff Roy Basehart
2008 Greetings from the Shore as Catch Turner
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera as Rotti Largo
2008 Carnera: The Walking Mountain as Ledudal
2006 Mr. Fix It as Wally
2005 Gangland: Bullets over Hollywood
2005 The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (1 episode)
2004 Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'
2004 Goodnight, Joseph Parker
2004 The Tony Danza Show (1 episode)
2004 Jack & Bobby (1 episode)
2004 Mr. 3000 as Gus Panas
2003 Mambo Italiano as Gino Barberini
2003 The Cooler as Buddy Stafford
2002 Still Standing (1 episode)
2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie as Scheck
2002 Ciao America as Antonio Primavera
2001 Streghe verso nord as Gallio
2001 Longshot as Laszlo Pryce
2001 See Spot Run as Sonny Talia
2001 Plan B as Joe Maloni
2000 That's Life (36 episodes) as Frank DeLucca
2000 The Thin Blue Lie as Frank Rizzo
2000 Cheaters as Constantine Kiamos
1999 That Championship Season as Coach
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode)
1999 Harlem Aria as Fabiano Grazzi
1998 Houdini as Blackburn
1998 Knock Off as Harry Johanson
1998 Dead Broke as Harvey
1998 Bulworth as Graham Crockett
1998 Men with Guns as Horace Burke
1998 The Big House (1998-2003) (29 episodes)
1997 Joe Torre: Curveballs Along The Way as Joe Torre
1997 Most Wanted as CIA Deputy Director Kenny Rackmill
1997 Money Talks as Guy Cipriani
1997 American Perfekt as Franck
1996 Escape Clause as Lt. Gil Farrand
1996 Romeo + Juliet as Fulgencio Capulet
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode)
1996 Love Is All There Is as Piero Malacici
1996 Dog Watch as Delgoti
1995 Nixon as Henry Kissinger
1995 Cover Me as J.J. Davis
1994 Without Consent as Dr. Winslow
1994 Backstreet Justice as Captain Phil Giarusso
1994 Parallel Lives as Ed Starling
1994 Duckman (1 episode)
1993 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives as Anthony Caruso
1993 The Firm as Tommy Morolto
1991 The Rocketeer as Eddie Valentine
1991 Don't Touch My Daughter as Lt. Willman
1991 Age Isn't Everything
1990 Law & Order (44 episodes) as Sergeant Phil Cerreta (1 episode)
1990 GoodFellas as Paul Cicero
1990 Dick Tracy as Lips Manlis
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko
1987 The Oldest Rookie (14 episodes)
1986 A Fine Mess as Tony Pazzo
1986 Betrayed by Innocence as Mike Vogel
1986 Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter as Gino
1985 The Stuff as Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
1985 Chiller as Reverend Penny
1985 Moonlighting (1 episode)
1985 Turk 182! as Himself
1985 Surviving as Harvey
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1983 Chiefs (3 episodes) as Sheriff Skeeter Willis
1983 Off the Wall as Warden Nicholas F. Castle
1982 That Championship Season
1982 I, the Jury as Detective Pat Chambers
1982 Melanie as Walter
1981 Reds as Louis Fraina
1980 Cruising as Capt. Edelson
1979 Lost and Found as Mr. Reilly
1979 Dummy as Lowell Myers
1978 The Brink's Job as Jazz Maffie
1978 Slow Dancing In The Big City as Lou Friedlander
1978 Bloodbrothers as Chubby De Coco
1977 Oh, God! as Reverend Willie Williams
1977 Seventh Avenue (3 episodes) as Dave Shaw
1976 Bert D'Angelo Superstar (12 episodes)
1976 I Will, I Will...For Now as Lou Springer
1975 We'll Get By (11 episodes)
1975 Angel and Big Joe
1974 Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue as Ring
1974 It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy as Harry Walters
1974 The Gambler as Hips
1974 Tell Me Where It Hurts as Joe
1974 King Lear as Gloucester
1973 The Day of the Dolphin as Curtis Mahoney
1973 A Touch of Class as Walter Menkes
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1971 The Panic in Needle Park as Samuels
1970 Where’s Poppa? as Owner of Gus & Grace's Home
1965 Skyscraper
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)


2012 The Trouble with Cali Director
1999 That Championship Season Director

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