Vincent Curatola

Actor, Mason
Character actor Vincent Curatola made a name for himself as a New York mob underboss on one of the most acclaimed crime dramas in the history of cable television, "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). Entering the highly ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1953 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Blue Bloods 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frame of Mind 2014 (Movie)

Lt. John Mangione (Actor)

James Gandolfini: Tribute To A Friend 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Signs of the Cross 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nicky Deuce 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Killing Them Softly 2012 (Movie)

Johnny Amato (Actor)

Person of Interest 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hungry Ghosts 2010 (Movie)

Nicky Z (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life on Mars 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Made in Brooklyn 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Third Watch 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 B Perfectly Honest 2003 (Movie)

Dr. Platter (Actor)

Law & Order 1991 - 1992, 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Character actor Vincent Curatola made a name for himself as a New York mob underboss on one of the most acclaimed crime dramas in the history of cable television, "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). Entering the highly competitive profession of acting relatively late in life, Curatola invested himself in the craft with acting classes and roles in several off-Broadway productions. Early guest turns on police procedurals like "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and the spin-off TV movie "Exiled" (NBC, 1998) paved the way for Curatola's big breakthrough on "The Sopranos." As the ambitious crime family second-in-command Johnny "Sack" Sacramoni, Curatola deftly portrayed a complex character in a role that could have easily been two-dimensional. Johnny Sack's rise to power and eventual decline provided the show with some of its most intricate plot developments, and his volatile relationship with New Jersey capo Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) gave audiences several of the venerated series' more intense exchanges. Having enjoyed strong notices for his work, the actor also appeared in such projects as the comedy feature "Fun with Dick and Jane" (2005) and the short-lived metaphysical police drama "Life on Mars" (ABC, 2008-09). Although always reliable in the role of a "made guy," Curatola elevated his characters beyond the usual mob caricature with thoughtful, multi-layered performances.

Relationships

Maureen Curatola

Wife

EDUCATION

Loyola School

Manhattan , New York

New York University

New York , New York

studied acting under Michael Moriarty's tutelage

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside Brad Pitt in crime drama "Killing Them Softly," a feature adaptation of George V. Higgins' novel Cogan's Trade

2009

Acted in "The Sopranos" co-star Michael Imperioli's film "The Hungry Ghosts"

2005

Played a mob boss in hiding in "Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits"

2005

Appeared in "Fun with Dick and Jane" with Jim Carrey

2004

Landed recurring role on "Third Watch" (NBC)

2004

Voiced the crazy, sports-nut neighbor of Dr. Bimblebee (Blair Underwood) on Bill Cosby’s short-lived animated series "Fatherhood" (Nick at Nite)

1999

Cast as Johnny 'Sack' Sacrimoni on HBO mob drama "The Sopranos"

1998

Played small role in NBC TV movie "Exiled"

1996

Landed minor role in HBO biopic "Gotti"

1995

Wrote and produced independent short "Dearly Beloved"

1993

Appeared in Robert DeNiro’s short-lived "Tribeca" (Fox)

1991

Cast in an early episode of "Law and Order" (NBC)

Appeared in several off-Broadway plays and theater companies, playing such roles as Harry Roat in "Wait Until Dark" and George in "Same Time Next Year"

Bonus Trivia

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Curatola taught acting at Studio Dante in New York City.

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