Joseph Siravo

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Joseph Siravo
Born (1957-02-12) February 12, 1957 (age 61)
EducationStanford University (BA)
New York University (MFA)
OccupationFilm, stage actor

Joseph Siravo (born February 12, 1957) is an American actor known for his role as Tony Soprano's father Johnny Soprano on the HBO series, The Sopranos.

Education and career[edit]

Siravo is a graduate of both Stanford University and New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[1]

Siravo's screen debut was in the 1993 film Carlito's Way. His character, Vincent "Vinnie" Taglialucci, seeks revenge for the death of his father and brother at the hands of a corrupt lawyer (Sean Penn) while accusing Carlito Brigante (Al Pacino) of assisting in the murder.

Siravo was cast in 1999 to play the role of Johnny Soprano, father of Tony Soprano, on The Sopranos. His character was included in five episodes during the series' run.

In 2006 he had an uncredited role as District Attorney Haynes in the film 16 Blocks.

Siravo portrayed mobster John Gotti in the 2015 film The Wannabe as well as Gene Gotti in the 1998 made-for-TV film Witness to the Mob. He played the role of Niko in seasons one and two of the NBC show The Blacklist, and in 2015 played the role of Nicholas Bianco, the husband of Anna Bianco (Kathrine Narducci), in "Love Stories", the 13th episode of the fifth season of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods. Siravo also portrayed Fred Goldman, father of murder victim Ronald Goldman, in the 2016 FX miniseries, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

On stage, Siravo played more than 1,000 performances as Gyp DeCarlo in the first national tour of Jersey Boys.

Broadway performances[edit]

Off-Broadway performances[edit]


  1. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01.

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