Paul Sorvino


Paul Sorvino was a legendary actor who passed away on July 13, 2021, at the age of 83. He was known for his impressive acting skills, his deep voice, and his commanding presence on screen. In this blog post, we will take a look at his life, career, awards, and TV shows that made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

Early Life and Career

Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino was born on April 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in a working-class family and attended Lafayette High School. After high school, Sorvino joined the United States Air Force and served for four years. He then attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where he studied acting.

Sorvino’s acting career began in the late 1960s when he appeared in several off-Broadway productions. He made his film debut in 1970 in the movie “Where’s Poppa?” and went on to appear in several other films, including “The Gambler,” “Reds,” and “Goodfellas.”

TV Shows

Law & Order

Sorvino appeared in several episodes of the hit TV show “Law & Order” throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. He played the role of Sergeant Phil Cerreta, a tough and no-nonsense detective who was a fan favorite among viewers.

Still Standing

From 2002 to 2006, Sorvino starred in the CBS sitcom “Still Standing.” He played the role of Al Miller, the patriarch of a working-class family in Chicago. The show was a success and helped to cement Sorvino’s status as a beloved TV actor.

Awards and Accolades

Throughout his career, Sorvino was nominated for and won several awards for his acting. In 1976, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway play “That Championship Season.” He also won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brooklyn International Film Festival in 2004.

In addition to his acting awards, Sorvino was also a talented opera singer. He recorded several albums and performed in operas around the world.


Paul Sorvino was a talented actor, singer, and performer who will be deeply missed by his fans and colleagues. His legacy will live on through his impressive body of work and his contributions to the entertainment industry. Rest in peace, Paul Sorvino.

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