Garry Pastore (born December 2, 1961) is an American actor, stuntman, writer, and filmmaker.
Pastore was born in Great Kills, Staten Island, New York City, the middle child in a family of six. He resides in Central New Jersey with his wife, Melody, and their four children. He is the brother of musician Eric Blackwood, and the cousin of fellow actor Vincent Pastore.
He has worked as a property person with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (Local 52). He is member of the New York Friars Club.
His acting film credits include The Irishman (2019), Shooting Heroin (2019), Mob Town (2019), The Week Of (2018), Sarah Q (2018), Who's Jenna (2018), Do the Right Thing (1989), Goodfellas (1990), A Bronx Tale (1993), Carlito's Way (1993), Donnie Brasco (1997), Cop Land (1997), Witness to the Mob (1998), The Yards (2000), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Rob the Mob (2014).
His stunt work film credits include Do the Right Thing, Leon: The Professional (1994), Godzilla (1998), The Dark Knight Rises, the episode "The Milkmaid's Lot" of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2012), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). In 2012, he was in the ensemble nominated for a SAG Award for The Dark Knight Rises.
Pastore has appeared in numerous television programs including the series Cosby, 30 Rock, Blue Bloods, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Pastore played Jerry Basile of the fictional Mafia Lupertazzi crime family in the HBO series The Sopranos in the "Marco Polo" (2004) episode. Pastore is currently seen in the HBO series The Deuce as real life Genovese Crime Family boss Matthew Ianniello.
Writer and director
Pastore wrote the book You're Not in Mom's Kitchen Anymore, published in 1998, containing recipes and tips for college students.
Pastore made his directorial and producing debut at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in 2009 with his film Waiting For... Budd, which garnered eight awards including best director, best producer and best film awards. The 30-minute documentary is about a staged reading of On the Waterfront, which was originally written by Budd Schulberg, and who attended the reading the night before his death. The award was presented at the Shrine Auditorium in January 2010. The film also won awards at the Accolade Global Film Competition and the Staten Island Film Festival.
After screenings in the Netherlands and Belgium, Pastore's film Destressed premiered the Garden State Film Festival at the Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City on April 5, 2014, where it won the public's choice "Pick of the Flicks" and jury prizes. It won "best documentary" at the Golden Door Film Festival in September 2014.
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- JoBeth Williams and Scott Bakula to Announce Recipients of the Stunt Ensemble Honors During the SAG Awards® Red Carpet Pre-Show
- Pastore, Garry (1997), You're Not in Mom's Kitchen Anymore, Ramholtz Books, ISBN 978-1890638009
- Baldwin, Carly (July 30, 2009). "Budd Schulberg attends 'Sopranos'-studded reading of 'On the Waterfront' in Hoboken". The Jersey Journal.
- Maurer, Mark (January 21, 2010). "Hudson Film Group CEO to accept award in L.A. for documentary". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- "Independent Film, Waiting for ... BUDD, From Hudson Film Group Moves Audiences From Hoboken, N.J., to Accolade and Staten Island Film Festival, for Awards" (Press release). www.eworldwire.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- ""Destressed" by Garry Pastore Holds US Premiere At Garden State Film Festival". New Jersey Stage. March 18, 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- DUTCH (April 7, 2014). "'Destressed' wint prijs (Destressed wins prize)". De Telegraaf. Retrieved 2014-07-10.