Tony Sirico

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  • Birth Name: Genaro Sirico
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Has been candid about his early life of crime and two stints in jail.
  • While serving a stretch in Sing Sing for armed robbery in the early '70s, he became hooked on acting during a visit by a traveling troupe called the Theater of the Forgotten, which led to his first movie role in 1974's Crazy Joe.
  • A character actor with a lengthy résumé, he has frequently been cast by Woody Allen (who grew up in the same Brooklyn neighborhood) and James Toback.
  • Member of the GAG (Gangsters Actors Guild), an informal fraternity of performers who have made careers out of playing hoodlums on TV and in films.
  • Active in charities that help children, including St. Jude's and HeartShare.

Awards

  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Robert Sirico — Brother
  • Marie Sirico — Mother
  • Richard Sirico — Son
  • Joeanna Sirico — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Genaro Sirico
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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