Paul Sorvino

Born Apr 13, 1939

Paul Anthony Sorvino is an American actor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, and is possibly best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero, a portrayal of Paul Vario in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas and Sgt. Phil Cerreta on the police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order. He is the father of actress Mira Sorvino.… Read More

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1939 Birth Born on April 13, 1939.


1964 25 Years Old He made his Broadway debut in the 1964 musical Bajour, and six years later he appeared in his first film, Carl Reiner's Where's Poppa? starring George Segal and Ruth Gordon.


1971 32 Years Old In 1971, he played a supporting role in Jerry Schatzberg's critically acclaimed The Panic in Needle Park starring Al Pacino and Kitty Winn.
1972 33 Years Old He received an avalanche of critical praise for his performance as Phil Romano in Jason Miller's 1972 Broadway play That Championship Season, a role he repeated in the 1982 TCS film version.
1974 35 Years Old In a 1974 ABC Movie of the Week, he played Harry Walters, a stout real estate salesman, who is randomly picked up by a beautiful woman (JoAnna Cameron) and raped at gunpoint as a prank, and left to explain to his friend (Adam Arkin) and wife (Michael Learned) how "It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy", a movie considered risqué, even for the '70s.
1976 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He also appeared in the 1976 Elliott Gould/Diane Keaton vehicle I Will, I Will... for Now. … Read More


1981 42 Years Old In 1981, Sorvino played the role of Italian-American Communist Louis C. Fraina in Warren Beatty's epic film Reds.
1985 46 Years Old He appeared in Larry Cohen's 1985 science fiction horror film The Stuff as a reclusive militia leader, alongside his future Law & Order co-star Michael Moriarty.
1986 47 Years Old He helped found the American Stage Company, a group that launched several successful Off-Broadway shows, while living in Tenafly, New Jersey in 1986.


1991 52 Years Old In 1991, he took on the role of Sergeant Phil Cerreta (replacing actor George Dzundza in a new role) on the popular series Law & Order. … Read More
1993 54 Years Old In 1993, Sorvino subbed for the late Raymond Burr in a Perry Mason TV movie. … Read More
1998 59 Years Old Sorvino founded the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, with the goal of building asthma centers for children and adults across the United States. In 1998, he narrated the series "The Big House" for The History Channel.


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2007 68 Years Old On January 17, 2007, news reports detailed that he displayed a gun in front of Daniel Snee, ex-boyfriend of his daughter Amanda, after the man pounded on her hotel door and made threats. … Read More
In March 2008, Sorvino and his daughter Amanda lobbied with the Americans Against Horse Slaughter in Washington, D.C., for Congress and the Senate to Pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S311/HR503). … Read More
2009 70 Years Old Based on his mother's recipe, product began appearing in supermarkets in the northeastern United States in late 2009. … Read More
2012 73 Years Old …  The Trouble with Cali debuted February 21, 2012, at the Sedona Film Festival, with former Lackawanna County commissioner Robert Cordaro listed as a producer only four weeks after his 11-year sentencing on public corruption charges.
2014 75 Years Old In December 2014, Sorvino married political pundit Denessa Purvis "Dee Dee" Benkie after meeting her on Neil Cavuto's Fox News program.
2015 76 Years Old By March of 2015, Sorvino had yet to strike a deal with a distributor for the film. … Read More
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