Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino


4/13/1939, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Birth Name

Paul Anthony Sorvino


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Paul Sorvino is an American actor who was born on April 13, 1939 to Italian-American parents. Originally, Sorvino desired to be an opera singer, and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. It was there that he was introduced to film and changed his course of study to…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Paul suffers from asthma and started the Sorvino Asthma Foundation.

    • When asked his opinion of Goodfellas in which he played the mobster Paul Cicero: "I thought it was boring, excessively violent and not a good movie. I thought I was boring, I thought that I had hurt my career, I thought that this movie should not have been made and it's not a good movie" He then said 3 hours later after thinking more about it "Do you know, I'm kind of coming through a clearing here and I'm thinking that's not a boring movie, that's a good movie, that's a great movie maybe, and I'm really good in it!"

    • On why he left Law & Order: "One of the frustrating things about that role - one of the reasons George Dzundza left, I assume, and certainly why I left - is that there wasn't enough range...It wasn't a large enough vehicle for me to express what it was I want to express as an artist."

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