Joseph R. Gannascoli

Joseph R. Gannascoli

Highest Rated: 92% Ed Wood (1994)

Lowest Rated: 12% College Road Trip (2008)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Devoted pay-cable viewers will most commonly associate the beefy Italian-American character actor Joseph R. Gannascoli with his portrayal of Vito Spatafore, the closet-homosexual mobster and member of the DiMeo crime syndicate (who meets a grim fate after a night in a leather bar) on the long-running HBO crime drama The Sopranos. In truth, the actor originally portrayed another character -- a pastry chef -- in a single episode of season one, and returned as Vito in later seasons, gradually ascending to the level of a regular. Gannascoli's interest in the subject of La Cosa Nostra extends beyond the confines of the series: he authored the darkly comic Mafia-themed (and culinary-tinged) book A Meal to Die For: A Culinary Novel of Crime, which received a rave review from Publishers' Weekly when it emerged in late 2005. Though Gannascoli is best known for his evocation of Vito, his resumé also includes bit parts in such movies as Blowfish (1998), On the Run (1999), and Artie Lange's Beer League -- with the actor often cast as an Italian heavy.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Jason's Letter Principle (Pratt) Prattoli 2017
No Score Yet Other Plans Gus 2015
No Score Yet An Act of War Frank 2014
No Score Yet Leaving Circadia Nat 2014
68% Men in Black III New York Mets Fan #2 $179.1M 2012
No Score Yet Delsin Actor 2012
12% College Road Trip Mr. Arcana $45.6M 2008
27% Beer League Giuseppe Primavera $0.5M 2006
No Score Yet Meet the Mobsters Critic 2005
No Score Yet Dog's Life Actor 2001
89% Two Family House Counter Guy 2000
No Score Yet On the Run Burly Guy 1999
45% Mickey Blue Eyes Gina's Doorman 1999
68% Basquiat Guard At Hospital 1996
15% Never Talk to Strangers Carnival Attendant 1995
92% Ed Wood Security Guard 1994


92% The Sopranos
Bakery Customer Vito Spatafore 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
Arthur Baldo 2004


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