Michael Rispoli

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Michael Rispoli
Born (1960-11-27) November 27, 1960 (age 56)
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.[1] He was in the cast of the HBO television series The Sopranos as Jackie Aprile, Sr. Rispoli reunited with Sopranos co-star James Gandolfini in the 2009 thriller The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. Rispoli was a contender for the role of Tony Soprano that ultimately went to Gandolfini.[2]

Rispoli, a second-generation Italian American, was born in Tappan, New York, one of eight children.[3][4] He attended State University of New York at Plattsburgh as a theater major and graduated in 1982.[5]

The feature film Union Square (co-written and directed by Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award winner, Nancy Savoca) premiered in 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival: Rispoli co-stars with Mira Sorvino, Patti Lupone, Tammy Blanchard, Mike Doyle, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.



  1. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Michael Rispoli – Full Biography". Movies & TV. New York Times. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  2. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (2013). All Due Respect ... The Sopranos Changes Everything. Simon and Schuster. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-4767-6150-3. 
  3. ^ Stein, Ruthe (October 15, 2000). "Michael Rispoli Makes the Cut". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  4. ^ Sherman, Paul (October 21, 2000). "Rispoli researches role in 'Two Family' with relative ease". Movies. Boston Herald. 
  5. ^ "Hollywood Actor Remembers His PSU Roots". All Points North. State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 

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