Michael Rispoli

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Michael Rispoli
Born (1960-11-27) November 27, 1960 (age 53)
Tappan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992—present
Spouse(s) Madeline Rispoli

Michael Rispoli (born November 27, 1960) is an American character actor. He was formerly part of the HBO television series The Sopranos as Jackie Aprile, Sr. Rispoli soon thereafter reunited with The Sopranos co-star James Gandolfini in the 2009 thriller The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. Rispoli was runner-up for the role of Tony Soprano however lost it to Gandolfini.[1]

Rispoli, a second-generation Italian American, was born in Tappan, New York, one of eight children.[2][3] He attended State University of New York at Plattsburgh as a Theater major and graduated in 1982.[4]

In 2011, the feature film Union Square, co-written and directed by the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Award Winner, Nancy Savoca, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. In it, Michael co-stars with Mira Sorvino, Patti Lupone, Tammy Blanchard, Mike Doyle, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.spizzy2.webs.com/trivia.htm
  2. ^ Blackwelder, Rob (2000). "Two Family House - Interview". Contact Music. Retrieved 20o10-08-28. 
  3. ^ Sherman, Paul (2000-10-21). "MOVIES; Rispoli researches role in `Two Family' with relative ease". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Hollywood Actor Remembers His PSU Roots". All Points North. State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  5. ^ [1]

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