Tony Sirico is a famous American actor. Tony Sirico is most renowned for playing the role of Paulie ‘Wallnuts’ Gaultieri in HBO television series ‘The Sopranos.’ Also, Tony was cast in six movies directed by Woody Allen. Continue reading to find the net worth of Tony Sirico as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Tony Sirico (Genaro Anthony Sirico Jr.) was born on 29th July 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, the US. He is an Italian-American of Sicilian ancestry. Tony Sirico has two brothers named Robert and Carmine. Robert, a Catholic priest in the diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan, co-founded the free market, Acton Institute. Carmine enacted Dealer in the season 2 episode, ‘The Happy Wanderer’ of HBO’s television series ‘The Soprano’ (1999).
During his teens, Tony Sirico joined street gangs having disputes with African-Americans and Irish communities. He was shot on the steps of St Brendan’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn, by a rival Irish. Tony Sirico worked with Jimmy ‘Green Eyes’ Clemenza, captain of the Colombo crime family (1960-1970). Tony Sirico was convicted and arrested 28 times. While in prison, he was inspired to become a professional actor when he met an acting group of ex-convicts.
The private life of Tony Sirico is not revealed to the public. Tony has a son and daughter in their 30s. It is unknown for sure if Tony is married to his long-time partner or girlfriend. There is a rumor that Tony got married to her very recently. Tony lives in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1974, Tony Sirico played a minor role in the movie ‘Crazy Joe’ and won a Screen Actors Guild card. This encouraged him to enact in mafia-based movies, ‘Cop Land,’ ‘Fingers,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Gotti’ and ‘Mickey Blue Eyes.’
Tony Sirico became most famous after enacting as Paulie ‘Wallnuts’ Gaultieri in the HBO television series ‘The Sopranos.’ Tony appeared in 86 episodes. After that, Tony Sirico appeared in episodes of other television series, ‘American Dad!’, ‘The Family Guy,’ ‘Lilhammer’ and others. In 2016, Tony Sirico enacted as Vito in the movie ‘Café Society’ that was also made into the video. In 2017, Tony Sirico enacted as Angelo in the movie, ‘Wonder Wheel.’
Woody Allen cast Tony Sirico in his six movies – 1994s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’, 1995s ‘Mighty Aphrodite’, 1996s ‘Everyone Says I Love You,’ 1997s ‘Deconstructing Harry,’ 1998s ‘Celebrity’ and 2016s ‘Café Society’.
Tony Sirico got nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007). Tony won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for ‘The Sopranos’ (2000 and 2008).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Tony Sirico is around $12 million. Most of Tony Sirico’s wealth comes from his profession as an actor. Tony earned from enacting in mafia-based movies and others. Also, he earned salary per episode for appearing on television series.
The box-office sales of the movie ‘Wonder Wheel’ earned $15,370,000 globally by December 2017. As of July 2016, the sale of video ‘Café Society’ fetched $343,120 by July 2016. The box-office sales of the movie ‘Café Society’ earned $44,330,000 by end 2016.
Tony Sirico spent a few years in the United States Army. He is a member of the USO. Tony Sirico practices karate and kung fu.