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Paul Sorvino

Veteran actor Paul Sorvino starred, in the CBS Drama That's Life, opposite Ellen Burstyn, and completed two films: Plan B with Diane Keaton and Perfume with Jeff Goldblum, Omar Epps, Rita Wilson and Peter Gallagher.

Sorvino made his directorial debut with That Championship Season for Showtime. Along with directing, he also starred and wrote some of the musical score for the film. He has appeared in more than 80 films including William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Nixon, The Firm, Goodfellas, Dick Tracy, That Championship Season, Reds, Slow Dancing in the Big City, Oh, God!, The Brinks Job Money Talks and Bulworth.

On television, Sorvino starred in the award-winning NBC series Law and Order as well as three other series: The Oldest Rookie, We'll Get By, and Bert D' Angelo, Superstar. He starred in such telefilms as Dummy, the Peabody award-winning drama, Tell Laura I Love Her, Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives and Don't Touch My Daughter, as well as the NBC mini-series, Chiefs and the ABC movie-of-the-week, It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy. He also appeared on the PBS Great Performances 20th Anniversary Special, The Last Mile, and has hosted and written for the A&E comedy show, An Evening at the Improv.

Sorvino has also appeared in many theater productions. He starred in the Broadway production of That Championship Season, which earned him a 1973 Tony Award nomination and a New York Drama Critics Award for Best Actor. He also appeared in the Broadway production of An American Millionaire and directed the Broadway play Wheelbarrow Closers. Off-Broadway, he directed, produced and starred in Marlon Brando Sat Right Here. He also starred in the Stephen Schwartz musical The Baker's Wife. In addition, Sorvino is founder and artistic director of the American Stage Company at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

An accomplished tenor, Sorvino sang the role of Alfred in Die Fledermaus with the Seattle Opera Company and created a public television special, Paul Sorvino: An Evening of Song, with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Sorvino has had the honor of performing at New York's Metropolitan Opera House and has recorded three CDs, the most recent entitled Paul Sorvino Sings.

The founder of the Sorvino Children's Asthma Foundation, Sorvino regularly does operatic concerts on behalf of his organization. He is also the author of How to Become a Former Asthmatic, published by William Morrow.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Paul Sorvino Facts

BirthdayApril 13, 1939 (84)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Paul Sorvino compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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