Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino

actor, director, producer

Paul Sorvino was born on Apr 13, 1939 in USA. Paul Sorvino's big-screen debut came with Where's Poppa? directed by Carl Reiner in 1970, strarring Owner of 'Gus & Grace's Home'. Paul Sorvino is known for The Great American Heist directed by John Finley, Paul Sorvino stars as Cheech and Robert Marsella as Jimmy Burke. Paul Sorvino has got 15 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Paul Sorvino achieved is Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Paul Sorvino plays is Most Guys Are Losers which will be released on Nov 25, 2022.

Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino made a solid career of portraying authority figures.He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as a foreman. Paul originally had his heart set on a life as an opera singer. He was exposed to dramatic arts while studying at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. He furthered his studies with Sanford Meisner and eventually made his film debut in Where's Poppa? (1970).Sorvino suffered from severe asthma, and worked hard at mastering various breathing techniques to manage the illness. He wrote a best-selling book entitled "How to Become a Former Asthmatic". He also started the Sorvino Asthma Foundation based in New York City.Sorvino appeared in a variety of film, TV, and theatrical productions over five decades. He received critical praise for his role in the Broadway play "That Championship Season", and played the role again in the 1981 film alongside Robert Mitchum and Martin Sheen. Other noteworthy performances during the 1980s and 1990s included a stressed-out police chief in Cruising - La Chasse (1980), Mike Hammer's cop buddy in J'aurai ta peau (1982), Lips Manlis in Dick Tracy (1990) with James Caan and in a standout performance as mob patriarch Paul Cicero in the powerhouse Les affranchis (1990).Always keeping himself busy, Sorvino performed over 100 theatrical movies and over 30 TV movies throughout his career, including a dynamic and under-appreciated portrayal of Henry Kissinger in Nixon (1995), as "Fulgencio Capulet" in the updated Roméo + Juliette (1996) and in the Las Vegas thriller Lady Chance (2003). At the time of his death in 2022, there were three more films in which he appeared yet to be released, including The Ride in which he worked alongside his wife Dee Dee Sorvino.Sorvino was the proud father of Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino.

  • Birthday

    Apr 13, 1939
  • Place of Birth

    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Known For


15 wins & 4 nominations

Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Acts of Desperation (2018)
Winner - Best Supporting Actor
Acts of Desperation (2018)
Culver City Film Festival
Best Ensemble Cast - Feature Film
Winner - Best Ensemble Cast
Acts of Desperation (2018)
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