Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino

Highest Rated: 100% The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia! (2015)

Lowest Rated: 0% How Sweet It Is (2013)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1939

Birthplace: Not Available

It took 18 years of voice lessons for Paul Sorvino to console himself to the fact that an operatic career was beyond his reach. Having done some acting while attending the American Music and Dramatic Academy, Sorvino decided to pursue the theatre full-time, continuing his studies at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his Broadway debut as a constable in the 1964 musical Bajour, and six years later appeared in his first film, Where's Poppa. His stardom was secured when he received an avalanche of critical praise for his performance as Phil Romano in the 1972 Broadway play That Championship Season, a role he repeated in the 1981 film version. A convincing heavy in such films as Goodfellas and Dick Tracy, Sorvino has been even more effective in comedy, notably as the Reverend Willie Williams, a flamboyant Jimmy Swaggart takeoff in Carl Reiner's Oh, God (1978). And in the 1976 Elliott Gould-Diane Keaton vehicle I Will, I Will...For Now, Sorvino served up a near-autobiographical vignette in which he tearfully mimed to a recording of I Pagliacci. Squeezing as many TV appearances into his schedule as possible, Sorvino has starred in the weekly series We'll Get By (1975, as George Platt), Bert D'Angelo/Superstar (1976, in the title role) and The Oldest Rookie (1987, as Detective Ike Porter). In 1991, he took over from George Dzundza on the popular series Law and Order, and in 1993 he subbed for the late Raymond Burr in a Perry Mason TV movie. Additional scattered TV credits have included sporadic appearances as Bruce Willis' dad in Moonlighting, and the "Lamont" counterpart in the never-aired original pilot for Sanford and Son. Possessed of seemingly inexhaustible versatility, Sorvino played Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995). Despite his many on-camera commitments, Sorvino has remained active in the theatre as both an actor and director. Paul Sorvino is the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino. In the years to come, Sorvino would remain active on screen, appearing in films like The Cooler and Mr. 3000. In 2014, he guest-starred on the comedy The Goldbergs, playing Jeff Garlin's semi-estranged father.


Highest Rated Movies



20% Beneath the Leaves Capt. Parker 2019
No Score Yet Acts of Desperation Actor 2019
No Score Yet Welcome to Acapulco Actor 2019
No Score Yet Acts of Desperation Chief Lassiter 2019
No Score Yet Papa Danny 2018
73% Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game Phil 2018
No Score Yet Price for Freedom Shah of Iran 2017
No Score Yet Undercover Grandpa Giovanni 2017
No Score Yet Lost Cat Corona Uncle Sam 2017
No Score Yet The Bronx Bull Giuseppe LaMotta 2017
No Score Yet Executor Actor 2017
No Score Yet Executor Father Antonio 2017
No Score Yet A Winter Rose Skip 2016
55% Rules Don't Apply Actor $3.7M 2016
20% The Brooklyn Banker Benny 2016
17% Careful What You Wish For Sheriff Big Jack 2016
No Score Yet The Bandit Hound Chief Burton 2016
100% The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia! Executive Producer Actor 2015
No Score Yet No Deposit Actor 2015
No Score Yet Kidnapped in Romania Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Hybrids Family The Count 2015
No Score Yet Hybrids The Count 2015
No Score Yet Precious Mettle Frank 2015
No Score Yet Immigrant Actor 2013
No Score Yet Divorce Invitation Daniel Miller 2013
0% How Sweet It Is Big Mike 2013
No Score Yet Once Upon a Time in Queens Joe Scoleri 2013
0% For the Love of Money Red Parker 2012
No Score Yet The Devil's Carnival God 2012
No Score Yet One Direction: All for One Actor 2012
No Score Yet Imaginary Friend Jonathan 2012
No Score Yet Jersey Shore Shark Attack Mayor 2012
62% Kill the Irishman Tony Salerno $1.2M 2011
No Score Yet God Don't Make The Laws Lewis 2011
No Score Yet The Wild Stallion Nolan 2009
No Score Yet Doc West Sheriff Baseheart 2009
No Score Yet Santa Baby 2 Santa Claus 2009
No Score Yet Triggerman Sheriff Roy Basehart 2009
70% Greetings From the Shore Catch Turner $96.8K 2008
No Score Yet Carnera: The Walking Mountain Ledudal 2008
40% Repo! The Genetic Opera Rotti Largo $0.2M 2008
No Score Yet Brava Italia Actor 2008
No Score Yet Mr. Fix It Wally 2006
No Score Yet Last Hour Steinfeld 2006
No Score Yet Bullets over Hollywood Narrator 2005
No Score Yet Goodnight, Joseph Parker Charlie 2004
55% Mr. 3000 Gus Panas $21.8M 2004
No Score Yet The Italian Americans Actor 2004
77% The Cooler Buddy Stafford $8.2M 2003
32% Mambo Italiano Gino Barberini $6.3M 2003
No Score Yet Mafia Doctor Nicola Dellarusso 2003
No Score Yet Plan B Joe Maloni 2002
No Score Yet Ciao America Antonio Primavera 2002
29% Hey Arnold! The Movie Scheck $13.6M 2002
No Score Yet Longshot (Jack of All Trades) Laszlo Pryce 2002
23% See Spot Run Sonny Talia $32.5M 2001
11% Perfume Lorenzo 2001
46% The Amati Girls Joe 2001
80% Cheaters Constantine Kiamos 2000
No Score Yet The Thin Blue Lie Mayor Frank Rizzo 2000
No Score Yet Dead Broke Harvey 1999
10% Harlem Aria Fabiano Grazzi 1999
8% Knock Off Johannson 1998
76% Bulworth Graham Crockett 1998
No Score Yet Houdini Blackburn 1998
No Score Yet Men with Guns Actor 1998
15% Most Wanted Rackmill 1997
16% Money Talks Guy Cipriani 1997
No Score Yet American Perfekt Sheriff Frank Noonan 1997
No Score Yet Love Is All There Is Count Malacici 1997
72% Romeo + Juliet Fulgencio Capulet 1996
No Score Yet Dog Watch Actor 1996
No Score Yet Dogwatch Delgoti 1996
No Score Yet Escape Clause Lt. Gil Farrand 1996
74% Nixon Henry Kissinger 1995
No Score Yet Cover Me J.J. Davis 1995
No Score Yet Parallel Lives Ed Starling 1994
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives Anthony Caruso 1993
75% The Firm Joey Morolto (uncredited) 1993
No Score Yet Backstreet Justice Captain Phil Giarusso 1993
65% The Rocketeer Eddie Valentine 1991
No Score Yet Don't Touch My Daughter Actor 1991
No Score Yet Age Isn't Everything Max 1991
No Score Yet Out of Time Actor 1991
No Score Yet Nightmare Lt. Willman 1991
96% GoodFellas Paul Cicero 1990
61% Dick Tracy Lips Manlis 1990
No Score Yet Almost Partners Jack Welder 1987
33% A Fine Mess Tony Pazzo 1986
No Score Yet Betrayed by Innocence Mike Vogel 1986
No Score Yet Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter Gino 1986
69% The Stuff Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears 1985
No Score Yet Chiller Reverend Felix Penny 1985
20% Turk 182! Himself 1985
No Score Yet Surviving Harvey 1985
No Score Yet Very Close Quarters Kiril 1985
No Score Yet Urge to Kill Actor 1984
No Score Yet My Mother's Secret Life Max 1984
No Score Yet Chiefs Skeeter 1983
No Score Yet A Question of Honor Carlo Danzi 1982
40% I, the Jury Pat Chambers 1982
No Score Yet Off the Wall Warden 1982
No Score Yet Melanie Walter Greer 1982
71% That Championship Season Phil Romano 1982
88% Reds Louis Fraina 1981
49% Cruising Capt. Edelson 1980
No Score Yet Psychotic Connections Actor 1980
No Score Yet Dummy Lowell Myers 1979
No Score Yet Slow Dancing in the Big City Lou Friedlander 1979
No Score Yet Lost and Found Reilly 1979
75% The Brink's Job Jazz Maffie 1978
No Score Yet Bloodbrothers Chubby De Coco 1978
72% Oh, God! Rev. Willie Williams 1977
No Score Yet I Will, I Will...For Now Lou Springer 1975
No Score Yet King Lear Glouchester 1974
78% The Gambler Hips 1974
No Score Yet Tell Me Where It Hurts Actor 1974
No Score Yet Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue Ring 1974
44% The Day of the Dolphin Curtis Mahoney 1973
83% A Touch of Class Walter Menkes 1973
No Score Yet Cry Uncle Coughing Cop 1971
85% The Panic in Needle Park Samuels 1971
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Gig's Father 1971
No Score Yet Fury on Wheels Actor 1971
90% Where's Poppa? Owner of Gus & Grace's Home 1970


91% Godfather of Harlem
Frank Costello 2019
80% Bad Blood
25% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Dr. Dominic Scarpa 2017
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
Pop-Pop 2014
No Score Yet Still Standing
Al Miller Al 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
Det. Phil Cerreta 2006
88% Jack & Bobby
President Lorio 2004
83% That's Life
Frank DeLucca 2002
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Al Sidell 1989
97% Moonlighting
David Addison Sr. 1986
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Bert D'Angelo 1976


Henry Kissinger says: There are times when even the president can go too far.

Neville Sinclair says: C'mon, Eddie. I'm paying you well. Does it really matter where the money comes from? [siding with the G-men to fight the Nazis]

Eddie Valentine says: It matters to me. I may not make an honest buck, but I'm 100% American. I don't work for no two-bit Nazi. Let the girl go! [Neville laughs, then calls out - in German - a group of hidden armed Sturmabteilung German soldiers who promptly hold everyone at gunpoint]

Eddie Valentine says: It matters to me. I may not make an honest buck, but I'm 100% American. I don't work for no two-bit Nazi. Let the girl go!

Big Boy Caprice says: You're dirty, Lips. You need a bath.

Lips Manlis says: No, not the bath, Big Boy! Not the Bath!

Lips Manlis says: That was beautiful as always.

Breathless Mahoney says: I'm so happy you liked it. You mind if I leave?

Lips Manlis says: Why?

Breathless Mahoney says: I get sick when you eat.

Lips Manlis says: You didn't used to.

Breathless Mahoney says: You didn't used to be a zeppelin.

Paul Cicero says: Just stay away from that garbage.

Paul Cicero says: You wasted 8 aprons on that guy.

Paul Cicero says: You wasted eight fuckin' aprons on that guy.

Col. Spears says: Pay the drivers, issue a ten-percent tip, get a cash receipt.

State Trooper says: Yes, sir!

Col. Spears says: Proceed to the main lobby; we will reassemble! HUP!

Col. Spears says: Proceed to the main lobby, we will reassemble! HUP!

Col. Spears says: I will permit this colored man to speak. But speak one word of the Commie party, or one word in code, and I will blow his head off.

Col. Spears says: The yellow sons of bitches, they took their own lives! Commie bastards, you cheated me!

Col. Spears says: I kind of like the sight of blood...but this is disgusting!

Col. Spears says: I kind of like the sight of blood, but this is disgusting!

Col. Spears says: We're Americans - we've never lost a war!

Col. Spears says: We're Americans, we've never lost a war!

Jason says: What about 'Nam, sir?

Col. Spears says: 'Nam? We lost that war at home, sonny.