Fast Facts

  • Suffered from asthma since the age of 10; learned to control asthma attacks through yoga breathing techniques taught to him by actors Robert Burr and Herb Edelman.
  • Made his Broadway debut in the musical Bajour in 1964.
  • Authored the book How to Become a Former Asthmatic in 1985.
  • Founded the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, which aims to build asthma centers for children.
  • Casts bronze sculptures; in 2008, he unveiled a commissioned sculpture of playwright Jason Miller in Scranton, Pa.
  • Launched his own line of pasta sauces called Paul Sorvino Foods in 2010.


  • 1973, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Michael Sorvino — Son
  • Mira Sorvino — Daughter
  • Vanessa Arico — Ex-wife
  • Lorraine Davis — Ex-wife
  • Amanda Sorvino — Daughter
  • Ford Sorvino — Father
  • Bill Sorvino — Brother
  • Dee Dee Sorvino — Wife
  • Ronald Sorvino — Brother


  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, New York. United States

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  • Birth Name: Paul Anthony Sorvino
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York. United States
  • Profession: Actor, Directo

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