Steven R. Schirripa

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

  • First on-screen role was as an extra in Martin Scorsese's Casino.
  • Was working as the entertainment director at Las Vegas's Riviera Hotel and Casino when he was hired for The Sopranos in 2000.
  • Original audition for The Sopranos was for the part of the FBI agent who worked with "Big Pussy" Bompensiero in the second season. He was turned down, but landed the role of Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri (for which he wore a fat suit in his first two seasons).
  • Authored several tongue-in-cheek books that celebrate Italian-American culture: A Goomba's Guide to Life and The Goomba's Book of Love, written with Charles Fleming; and The Goomba Diet: Living Large and Loving It.
  • Has appeared multiple times on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno as a special correspondent.
  • Is a Yankees and Knicks fan, and studies true-crime stories in his spare time.

Awards

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

Relationships

  • Bria Schirripa — Daughter
  • Ciara Schirripa — Daughter
  • Laura Schirripa — Wife

College

  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, United States (1980)

Details

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

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