Michael Rispoli

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Michael Rispoli
Born (1960-11-27) November 27, 1960 (age 54)
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, he 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]

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



  1. ^ http://www.spizzy2.webs.com/trivia.htm
  2. ^ Blackwelder, Rob (2000). "Two Family House - Interview". Contact Music. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  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. 

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