Paul Anthony Sorvino (Paul Sorvino) is an Itanian-American actor, writer, opera singer, sculptor and a business man. Sorvino is famous for portraying authority figure in different movies including movies like The Red Maple Leaf, Sicilian Vampire and Acts of Desperation.
Paul was born in April 13, 1939 and raised in Bensonhurst of Brooklyn, New Your City. His mother was Angela Maria Metta, a homemaker and piano teacher and his father was Ford Sorvino. Sorvion attended Lafayette High school and later he joined American Musical and Dramatic Academy. During his time in the Academy, he decided to go into the theater. Later, Paul took 18 years of voice lessons as well.
Career and fame of Paul Sorvino
Paul started his professional career as a copywriter in an advertising agency alongside John Margeotes. He made the Broadway debut in musical Bajour (1964). However only 6 years later, he appeared in his first film. He played the role of Owner of ‘Gus & Grace’s Home’ in the 1970 movie Where’s Poppa?. The following year, he appeared in movies like The Panice in Needle Park, Cry Ungle and Made for Each other. He co-starred along side Al Pacino and Kitty Winn in the movie The Panic in the Needle Room.
Later in 1974, he starred as George in Platt in a TV series We’ll Get By. He shared the scree with Mitzi Haog, Jerry Houser and Willie Aames in the series. Similarly he appeared in different TV series including Bert D’Angelo/Superstar and Seventh Avenue. Likewise, he appeared in various movies and TV series. However in 1982, his role of Phil Romano in That Championship Season was critically praised. In 1987, Raul appeared in yet another TV series The Oldest Rookie at Det. Ike Porter. And from 1991 to 1992, he gave the role of Sergant Phill Cerreta in Law & Order. He appeared in total of 31 episode throughout the series.
In 1990, Paul appeared in famous movie Goodfellas alongside Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco. Soon after he played the role of Henry Kissinger in Nixon (1995) co-starring Anthony Hopkins and Joan Allen. Currently he is working in Bad Impulse as Lou Branch and Pursued, Most Guys are Loosers, My Jurassic Place and The Chameleon.
Awards and Achievements
- In 2015, Paul Sorvino won the Excellence in Film Making award for Sicilian Vampire at Action of Film International Film Festival, USA.
- Similarly, in 2016, he shared the Outstanding Cast Performance award for The Read Maple Leaf (2016).
- Recently in 2018, Paul received the Best Ensemble award for Acts of Desperation (2018) at Grove Film Festival, New Jersey. He shared the award with Jason Gedrick, Meraida Bega and other casts.
- In 2012, Paul landed the Lifetime Achievement Award at Hoboken International Film Festival.