Vincent Curatola

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Vincent Curatola
Born (1953-08-16) August 16, 1953 (age 70)
Years active1991–present

Vincent Curatola (/ˌkjʊrəˈtlə/;[1] born August 16, 1953) is an American actor. Curatola is best known for his portrayal of the New York Mafioso Johnny Sack from the HBO drama The Sopranos. He is also a singer and has appeared onstage several times with the band Chicago.

Personal life[edit]

Curatola was born in and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, where his boyhood paper route allowed him to meet many performers.[2] By 2007, he had moved to Saddle River, New Jersey.[3]


In 2007, Curatola appeared in a The Sopranos parody advertisement for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential exploratory committee, alongside Hillary and Bill Clinton.[4][5] In 2009, Curatola was named to the Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment subcommittee transition team of then Governor-elect Chris Christie of New Jersey.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Dearly Beloved Francis Leone Short film
1996 Gotti Associate
2000 Hot Ice
2003 I Am Woody Dr. Weeble Short film
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest Dr. Platter
2005 The Signs of the Cross
2005 Meet the Mobsters Mr. Samantha
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Dick's Neighbor Uncredited
2007 Made in Brooklyn Judge/State trooper
2009 The Hungry Ghosts Nicky Z
2009 Frame of Mind Lt. John Mangione
2009 Karma, Confessions and Holi Asa Taft
2012 Killing Them Softly Johnny Amato
2016 Patriots Day Mayor Thomas Menino


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Law & Order Court Clerk Episode: "Aria"
1998 Exiled: A Law & Order Movie Detective No. 1 Television movie
1999–2007 The Sopranos Johnny Sack 33 episodes
2000 Law & Order Joey Dantoni Sr. Episode: "Trade This"
2004 Third Watch Anthony Boscorelli 4 episodes
2009 Life on Mars Anthony Nunzio Episode: "Take a Look at the Lawmen"
2009 Monk Jimmy Barlowe Episode: "Mr Monk Is Someone Else"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Marv Sulloway Episode: "Ballerina"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Anthony "Blev" Blevvins Episode: "The Mobster Will See You Now"
2012 Person of Interest Zambrano Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2013 Nicky Deuce Paulie Television movie
2013–2014 The Good Wife Judge Thomas Politi 5 episodes
2014 Elementary Theodore "Big Teddy" Ferrara Episode: "All in the Family"
2014 Blue Bloods Chief Norm Valenti Episode: "Custody Battle"
2015–2019 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Al Bertuccio 5 episodes
2016 The Blacklist Danny Vacarro Episode: "Alistair Pitt (No. 103)"
2020 FBI Vargas Episode: "Liar's Poker"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Screen Actors Guild Award

  • 2002: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" – The Sopranos
  • 2004: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" – The Sopranos


  1. ^ Pronouncing own name
  2. ^ Vince Curatola as Johnny "Sack" Sacramoni (archive), The Sopranos. Accessed December 15, 2007. "He was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, as a child his paper route customers included several actors and entertainers who influenced his love for the arts. He attended the Richard Castellano (The Godfather. The Super) film school run by Richard's widow Ardell Sheridan."
  3. ^ McMenamin, Jessica. "All Due Respect; 'This thing of ours.' The phrase is a hushed acknowledgment, a hedge against uninvited ears. In 1999, an invitation was extended, and people around the world began a tutorial on the inner workings of an alleged waste-management firm in northern New Jersey. Eight years later, millions of people salt their vocabularies with phrases from their weekly sit-down with The Sopranos. And it's all because a Jersey guy's mom was driving him nuts.", New Jersey Monthly, December 21, 2007. Accessed September 30, 2015. "'I don't think there's one of us who thinks that all of this is real,' says Vince Curatola. The Englewood native, who recently moved to Saddle River, plays John 'Johnny Sack' Sacramoni, the head of the New York City Mob."
  4. ^ Harrison, Ellie (January 29, 2020). "Hillary Clinton spoofs The Sopranos' final scene in bizarre resurfaced video". The Independent. Retrieved June 1, 2023.
  5. ^ Tisdall, Simon (June 20, 2007). "Clinton embraces family values in Sopranos spoof". The Guardian. Retrieved June 1, 2023.
  6. ^ Vince Curatola, Al Leiter on Christie transition team Capitol Quickies, Asbury Park Press blog, November 25, 2009. Accessed January 20, 2010.

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