Tony Sirico was an American actor who, at the time of his passing, was said to have a net worth of $8 million. He was primarily well-known for his parts in Goodfellas, Mighty Aphrodite, and The Sopranos.
He started acting in the 1970s, and since then, he has been in more than 50 films and 20 TV episodes. Before he became an actor, he was a real-life gangster who had served two jail terms and been detained 28 times.
He had received a Screen Actors Guild Award and had been nominated for it seven times as an actor. In 2008, he introduced The Paolo Per Uomo, a perfume for men. Sirico, unfortunately, passed away on July 8, 2022, at the age of 79.
Early Criminal Life
On July 29, 1942, in New York City, Gennaro Anthony Sirico Jr. was given the name Tony Sirico. Robert, his brother, is a priest in the Catholic Church. Sirico was raised in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush and Bensonhurst districts.
He committed a lot of crimes in his early life, leading to 28 arrests for things including robbery, assault, and disorderly conduct. In 1971, Sirico had a particularly bad encounter with the authorities when he was charged with coercion, extortion, and felony firearm possession and given a four-year jail sentence.
In the end, he spent 20 months at Sing Sing serving his sentence. A visiting ex-convict performing company gave Sirico the motivation to pursue acting while he was incarcerated.
Net Worth of Tony Sirico
He is often referred to by his given name, Gennaro Anthony Sirico Jr. He rose to fame for his portrayal as Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri in The Sopranos. Additionally, he made a few cameos in a couple of Woody Allen’s movies.
Around $8 million was thought to be Sirico’s net worth. Although specifics regarding his assets are not known, it is important to note that Sirico made a sizable sum of money throughout his career in the entertainment sector.
His first acting tutor was Michael Gazzo, who he initially worked with when he appeared as an extra in the 1974 movie Crazy Zoe. In a number of movies, including Goodfellas, Mob Queen, Mighty Aphrodite, Love and Money, Innocent Blood, Fingers, and The Pick-Up Artist, Sirico has portrayed a mobster. Additionally, he appeared in a number of movies, including Hello Again, Wonder Wheel, Bullets over Broadway, The Search for One-Eye Jimmy, The One Man Jury, Defiance, and many others.
Richard Castellano helped Sirico get his first-ever known movie role as an extra in the 1974 movie Crazy Joe. Later, he appeared in other movies as a mobster.
Defiance, So Fine, Love and Money, Exposed, The Last Fight, The Galucci Brothers, The Pick-up Artist, Hello Again, White Hot, Cookie, and The Big Bang are just a few of the movies he appeared in throughout the 1980s.
He had cameos in a number of movies in the 1990s that established him as a recognized actor in the business, including Catchfire, Goodfellas, 29th Street, Innocent Blood, New York Cop, Romeo Is Bleeding, Men Lie, Bullets Over Broadway, Mob Queen, Celebrity, and Mickey Blue Eyes.
He was cast as Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri in the television series The Sopranos in 1999, and he played the part until 2007. Later, he had cameos in a number of TV shows, including The Grinder, Taxi Brooklyn, Chuck, Medium, and many more.
He had multiple cinematic appearances in the 2000s, including Touched, It Had to Be You, Smokin’ Stogies, Zarra’s Law, Friends and Romans, and Sarah Q, among others.
He provided the voice for Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri in the computer game “The Sopranos: Road to Respect” from 2006. Additionally, he provided voices for American Dad!, Family Guy, and cameos in The Boys in the Band.
Richard and Joanne were Sirico’s two kids. Additionally, he generously donated money to charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Sirico lived in a 1.5-acre New Jersey home with twin two-car garages big enough for Escalades and Suburbans, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a powder room. The interior had a typical 80s design. The house is up for sale, with a starting bid of $3.4 million.