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|Born||Steven Ralph Schirripa
September 3, 1957 
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, U.S.
|Other names||Steve R. Schirripa, Bobby Bacala|
|Occupation||Stand-up comedian, actor, producer, author, voice artist, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Laura Schirripa (2 children)|
Steven Ralph "Steve" Schirripa (//, Italian pronunciation: [skirˈripa]; born September 3, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, author, singer, animator, voice artist, and comedian. He is best known for portraying Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos. Schirripa is the host of two Investigation Discovery series Karma's a B*tch! and Nothing Personal. He was a regular cast member of The Secret Life of the American Teenager and the voice of Roberto in the Open Season franchise. Schirripa has also done commercials for Lamisal and Dick's Sporting Goods.
Schirripa was born Steven Ralph Schirripa in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn on September 3, 1957. His father Ralph was Italian American. His grandparents Ilario Schirripa and Maria Capacci are from Riace, Italy. His mother is half Jewish.
Film and television work
While working in Las Vegas, Schirripa landed a role as an uncredited extra in the Martin Scorsese classic Casino. In the film, he portrayed a customer at the bar in the infamous scene when Joe Pesci's character angrily stabs a man with a pen. After this, Schirripa decided that he wanted to become an actor. He had several minor roles in movies, including The Runner (1999) and Joe Dirt. His breakthrough role was in The Sopranos (2000), playing Tony Soprano's dense but likable mobster brother-in-law Bobby Baccalieri for 6 seasons.
His many television appearances include Angel, Casino Cinema, Star Trek: Enterprise, Hollywood Squares, Joey, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, My Wife and Kids, Ed, Jeopardy!, George Lopez, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and The King of Queens. Schirripa recently appeared on CBS's primetime game show Million Dollar Password. Furthering his game show enthusiasm, Schirripa appeared on the game show Pyramid helping contestant Scott Zinser win $10,000. He also made an uncredited appearance, along with fellow Soprano star Vincent Pastore, on the 6th Season episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force entitled "She Creature".
Schirripa was a frequent guest on the Don Imus radio program. In February 2007, he began to make appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, on Spike TV, siding with Team 3D as their cousin in their ongoing battle against The Latin American Xchange. On October 30, 2007, he appeared on, The Podge and Rodge Show. He is also currently doing spots as "Steve the Judgmental Bastard," on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has recently taped several episodes of, The Gong Show with Dave Attell, as one of the celebrity judges.
In 2009, he made a cameo appearance alongside fellow Sopranos actor Frank Vincent in Stargate Atlantis episode "Vegas". Recently, he was in My Fake Fiancé with Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence as the Monkey.
Schirripa was also the co-host on NBC's Today Show during its fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford, as Hoda Kotb was out. This occurred the week of July 17. He has appeared on the Tonight Show more than 40 times as a guest and as a correspondent. Schirripa hosted NBC's poker game show, Face the Ace, with the premiere episode airing on August 1, 2009.
In the Fall, 2010, Schirripa had a guest star role in the digital comedy short film, "Lil DPC," from writer/director Michael Ratner, which also features Rapper Fat Joe and Blink 182's Mark Hoppus. http://www.lildpc.com
Schirripa is the host and narrator of the television true-crime series Nothing Personal, which premiered in the U.S. on Investigation Discovery and in the UK on History. The series features true stories and reenactments of murders-for-hire. In addition to hosting the hour-long programs, Schirripa is one of the program's executive producers. The programs were filmed on location around the United States and in Ontario, Canada. As of April 2013, this season Schirripa is hosting another show on Investigation Discovery (IDSC) titled Karma's a B*tch! This show dramatizes individuals who were previously involved in a relationship with one another, and one of the individuals get hurt. The individual who was hurt decides to execute some type of karma.
On Monday, May 27, 2013, Nickelodeon premiered Nicky Deuce, a Nickelodeon film starring Noah Munck, based on the book Nicky Deuce: Welcome to the Family by Steve Schirripa and Charles Fleming. Nicky Deuce also featured supporting roles filled by James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico, and Vincent Curatola of The Sopranos fame. Nicky Deuce was released on July 2, 2013 on DVD by Marvista.
- 1995: Casino as Man in Bar (uncredited)
- 1997: Highway to Vegas as Bodyguard #1
- 1998: Denial as Best Man
- 1998: Chicago Hope as Security Officer
- 1998: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as Goon
- 1998: Welcome to Hollywood as Entertainment Director Riviera Hotel
- 1999: The King of Queens as Maitre'd
- 1999: Speedway Junky as Security Guard
- 1999: Detroit Rock City as Beefy Jerk #2
- 1999: The Runner as Host
- 1999: The Debtors as The Crapsman
- 1999: Pensacola: Wings of Gold as Tony (Credited as Steven Schirripa)
- 1999: Angel as Benny
- 1999: Play It to the Bone as Party Guest
- 2000: Battery Park as Anthony
- 2000: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas as Croupier
- 2000: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye as Male Cop
- 2000: Big Sound as Russell
- 2001: See Spot Run as Arliss (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2001: Alex in Wonder as Steve
- 2001: Joe Dirt as Hood (Credited as Steven Schirripa)
- 2001: Black Scorpion as Collector #1
- 2002: Monday Night Mayhem as Sal
- 2003: Columbo as Freddie (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2003: George Lopez as Tommy Durango (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2003: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Paulie Obregano (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2003: My Wife and Kids as Insurance Salesman
- 2003: Ed as Sandy Buckman
- 2003: High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story as Anthony
- 2004: Law & Order as Frederico Libretti
- 2004: What Are the Odds as Tony
- 2004: Star Trek: Enterprise as Carmine (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2004: Joey as The Pit Boss (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2005: Duane Hopwood as Steve (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2005: Justice League as Cecil (voice)
- 2005: Must Love Dogs as Vinnie (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2005: Meet the Mobsters as Tony (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2000–2007: The Sopranos as Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri
- 2007: TNA iMPACT! as Himself/Cousin Steve
- 2007: The Podge and Rodge Show
- 2008: A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as Mobster
- 2008: The Replacements
- 2008: Open Season 2 as Roberto (voice)
- 2008–2013: The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Leo Boykewich (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2009: Stargate: Atlantis as Poker Player #2
- 2009: Circledrawers as Human Protecter
- 2009: The Hungry Ghosts as Frank
- 2009: Ugly Betty as Frankie Burrata (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2009: Aqua Teen Hunger Force as Terry's Partner (voice, uncredited)
- 2009: My Fake Fiancé as The Monkey (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2009: Face the Ace
- 2009: Jordon Saffron Taste This! as Louie
- 2009: Brothers as Louie
- 2010: Hereafter as Cooking Teacher "Carlo" (Credited as Steven R. Schirripa)
- 2010: The World of Richard P. Cummings Jr. as Richard Cummings Sr.
- 2010: Open Season 3 as Roberto (voice)
- 2011: Kill the Irishman
- 2011: Nothing Personal - host and executive producer
- 2012: Aqua Something You Know Whatever as Dante
- 2013: Karma's a B*tch - host and executive producer
- 2013: Nicky Deuce as Uncle Frankie
- 2013: A Poet Long Ago as Sonny Rosselli
- 2014: Jersey Boys as Vito
- Steve Schirripa at Hollywood.com
- Schirripa's last name is usually pronounced as she-REE-pah in America, though the correct Italian pronunciation is actually skee-REE-pah.
- Curtis, Lisa J. (2003-02-17). "BADA-BING! • The Brooklyn Paper". Brooklynpaper.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- A Goomba's Guide to Life - Charles Fleming, Steven R. Schirripa - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "The Sopranos: Final Season; Begins Sunday, April 8". Washington Post. 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2007-06-10.[dead link]
- "Stargate Image Gallery". GateWorld. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
- Femme Fatale (2011-02-17). "Nothing Personal". Investigation Discovery. Retrieved 2012-02-23.