Robert Funaro

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Robert Funaro
Born (1959-01-23) January 23, 1959 (age 65)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Other namesBobby Funaro
Years active2001–present

Robert Funaro (born January 23, 1959) is an American film and television actor. Funaro is best known for his portrayal of Eugene Pontecorvo, a conflicted hitman in the Emmy Award-winning television series The Sopranos.

Funaro appeared in the 2007 film American Gangster as Detective McCann and in 2012 appeared on the tenth episode of the second season of the CBS show Blue Bloods, titled "Whistle Blower" as NYPD Captain Browne.


Funaro was born in Brooklyn, New York. His Italian ancestors were from Naples.[1]

He lives in New Dorp, Staten Island.[2][3]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Indocumentados
2007 I Believe in America Phil
2007 American Gangster McCann
2011 Lost Revolution Phil
2012 Not Fade Away Uncle Murf
2012 Broadway's Finest Larson
2014 Charlie Mantle Charlie Mantle
2015 Disco! Phil
2018 Rich Boy, Rich Girl Brad
2019 The Irishman Johnny - Friendly Lounge
TBA Volcanoes Rising Roberto Rossellini Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Vinny Russo 1 episode
2002, 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Philly Panzaretti / Police Officer 2 episodes
2001–2006 The Sopranos Eugene Pontecorvo 26 episodes
2001–2009 Law & Order Various 5 episodes
2009 The Unusuals Officer Leach 5 episodes
2011 Gray Matters Tavius Cavos
2011 Rescue Me Guy in Suit 1 episode
2011 Unforgettable Herb Waters 1 episode
2011 Eden Det. Charlie Paetracca 1 episode
2012 Blue Bloods Captain Browne 1 episode
2013 White Collar Zev 1 episode
2015 Public Morals Mr. Smith 1 episode
2016 Vinyl Tony Del Greco 5 episodes
2017 The Sinner Ron Tannetti 4 episodes
2019 Crazytown Joey Credit 6 episodes
2019 Accountable Carmine 1 episode
2019–2020 Ray Donovan Lt. Bricker 5 episodes
2020 Bromance Agent Benacquista 3 episodes
2020 For Nothing Leonard Ciancetta Sr. Post-production

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Anthony Corrado
2012 Max Payne 3 The Local Population


  1. ^ {{cite web Bobby grew up in New Dorp on Staten Island. |url= |title=Hanging With Bobby |author=Soprano Sue |year=2005 |accessdate=January 17, 2008 }}
  2. ^ Benanti, Carol Ann (2017-10-18). "New Dorp actor lands role in Scorsese's 'The Irishman'". silive. Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  3. ^ "From 'The Sopranos' to Dread Awakening: A Conversation with Robert Funaro". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved 2020-07-15.

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