Want to know what is Sopranos star Tony Sirico’s net worth? Popular actor Tony Sirico has been a prominent figure in Hollywood with several big films under his wing. The actor’s first big role in the film was that of an extra in the 1974 film called Crazy Joe. The actor secured the role with the help of Richard Castellano. Michael Gazzo was Sirico’s first acting coach.
The actor was known for his portrayal of the tough guy or the gangster guy in several films, including Goodfellas, Love and Money, Mighty Aphrodite, Wonder Wheel, The Pick-up Artist, and The Last Fight. Other movies include Turn of Faith, Mickey Blue Eyes and Hello Again. The actor passed away at the age of 79. Several celebs and fellow co-stars have paid their tribute to the actor while remembering him as a good man. Let us take a look at all the details and lesser-known facts about Tony Sirico’s net worth.
What do we know about Tony Sirico’s net worth?
Tony Sirico’s net worth is estimated to be something around $8 million. Apart from his acting career, Sirico lent his voice to the character of Vinny Griffin, who for three episodes was shown as the family’s pet dog on the hit comedy-drama sitcom as he replaced Brian Griffin after his death; as viewers would remember how Brian would later be brought back via time travel. Sirico also made a short live-action cameo in the episode called Stewie, Chris, & Brian’s Excellent Adventure.
Sirico’s most acclaimed acting job was that of Paulie Gualtieri in David Chase’s award-winning drama, The Sopranos. He originally auditioned for the role of Uncle Junior. The actor later reunited in 2018 with former Sopranos actors Federico Castelluccio and Vincent Pastore in Sarah Q. While talking about his childhood, in an interview in 1990, Sirico revealed that he was a pistol-packing guy and the first time he went away to prison, they searched him to see if he had a gun and he had three of them on him. Sirico further added that in the neighbourhood, if one was not carrying a gun, it was like they were the rabbit during the rabbit-hunting season.
Tony Sirico Passes Away at 79
Popular actor Tony Sirico has passed away. The tragic news was further confirmed by Sirico’s brother, Robert, via a post on Facebook. In the post, the family expressed gratitude for the many expressions of love, prayer and condolences as they further request some privacy in this time of bereavement. Guitarist Chris Stein also paid his tributes as he shared some memories of the late actor on social media, as Stein revealed the two grew up in the same neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York. Take a look at the social media post.
Tony Jr Sirico grew up in my Brooklyn neighborhood. He was a local legend even back then. He hung around Artie's Pool Hall on Ave J.
He ripped off my squad and me for 50 bucks for weed. True story. RIP pic.twitter.com/P0A8GnUfws
— Cʜʀɪs Sᴛᴇɪɴ (@chrissteinplays) July 8, 2022
The cause of death has not been revealed yet. Tony Sirico was 79 years old. The lye actor will be remembered for his meticulous acting and these roles even earned him not one but two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast during his Sopranos days.
Several Celebs Has Paid Their Respect To the Actor
Tony Sirico’s Sopranos co-star Michael Imperioli mourned his good friend’s death. The actor is remembered as some who was like no one else and was as tough, as loyal and as big-hearted as anyone ever known. Imperioli further remembered his good friend while saying how he did a lot of his best and fun work with his dear pal Tony and further added how he will miss him forever while calling Sirico, truly irreplaceable.
Lorraine Bracco has worked with Sirico several times throughout her career, and also paid her tribute as she remembered the actor in a tribute that she penned down. Bracco further stated that the two have a lifetime of memories with Tony that goes back from Goodfellas to The Sopranos and way beyond. Lorraine Bracco said that she adored Tony Sirico while calling the late actor a stand-up guy who always had her back and who loved her children and parents.