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Paul Sorvino

Highest Rated:   100% Where's Poppa? (1970)
Lowest Rated:   0% How Sweet It Is (2013)
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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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Undercover Grandpa
  • Giovanni
2017
No Score Yet Price for Freedom
  • Shah of Iran
2017
No Score Yet Lost Cat Corona
  • Uncle Sam
2017
No Score Yet The Bronx Bull
  • Giuseppe LaMotta
2017
No Score Yet The Last Poker Game
  • Phil
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
No Score Yet The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia!
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
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
  • Actor
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
63% 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 Triggerman
  • Sheriff Roy Basehart
2009
No Score Yet Doc West
  • Sheriff Baseheart
2009
No Score Yet Santa Baby 2
  • Santa Claus
2009
70% Greetings From the Shore
  • Catch Turner
$41k 2008
No Score Yet Carnera: The Walking Mountain
  • Ledudal
2008
35% Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • Rotti Largo
$0.1M 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
54% Mr. 3000
  • Gus Panas
$21.8M 2004
No Score Yet The Italian Americans
  • Actor
2004
77% The Cooler
  • Buddy Stafford
$8.2M 2003
33% 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
75% Bulworth
  • Graham Crockett
1998
No Score Yet Houdini
  • Blackburn
1998
No Score Yet Men with Guns
  • Actor
1998
16% 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
75% 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
62% 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
97% GoodFellas
  • Paul Cicero
1990
64% Dick Tracy
  • Lips Manlis
1990
No Score Yet Almost Partners
  • Jack Welder
1987
No Score Yet A Fine Mess
  • Tony Pazzo
1986
No Score Yet Betrayed by Innocence
  • Mike Vogel
1986
No Score Yet Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter
  • Gino
1986
70% 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
60% That Championship Season
  • Phil Romano
1982
94% Reds
  • Louis Fraina
1981
50% 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
No Score Yet 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
86% 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
43% The Day of the Dolphin
  • Curtis Mahoney
1973
91% A Touch of Class
  • Walter Menkes
1973
No Score Yet Cry Uncle
  • Coughing Cop
1971
80% The Panic in Needle Park
  • Samuels
1971
No Score Yet Fury on Wheels
  • Actor
1971
100% Where's Poppa?
  • Owner of Gus & Grace's Home
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016
  • Dr. Dominic Scarpa
  • 2017
77% The Goldbergs
2013
  • Pop-Pop
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Det. Phil Cerreta
  • 2006
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko
  • 1994

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