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Born April 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Paul Sorvino knew from a young age that he wanted to be an entertainer -- yet he had a separate (and successful) career as an advertising executive first. Trained at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, Sorvino has worked as both a dancer and singer in addition to acting; he made his stage debut in the Broadway musical "Bajour."

Sorvino made his film debut in the 1970 comedy Where's Poppa?, but it was his Tony-nominated performance in the play "This Championship Season" (1972) that won him his first widespread recognition and acclaim. Roles on TV and in film followed, including his portrayal of Detective Phil Cerruta in the 1991-'92 season of "Law and Order."

Memorable films for Sorvino include Marin Scorsese's GoodFellas (1990), Oliver Stone's Nixon (in which he played Henry Kissinger), The Cooler and Goodnight, Joseph Parker.

Paul Sorvino in Rules Don't Apply

Rules Don't Apply

2016 PG-13

When Southern beauty Marla Mabrey arrives in Hollywood to work for Howard Hughes, his driver, Frank Forbes, meets her at the airport. Sparks fly immediately between the two, but dating among the billionaire's employees is strictly prohibited.

  • Paul Sorvino in GoodFellas GoodFellas
  • Paul Sorvino in The Firm The Firm
  • Paul Sorvino in Careful What You Wish For Careful What You Wish For
  • Paul Sorvino in Reds Reds
  • Paul Sorvino in The Family Man The Family Man
  • Paul Sorvino in Romeo + Juliet Romeo + Juliet
  • Paul Sorvino in Bulworth Bulworth
  • Paul Sorvino in Cruising Cruising
  • Paul Sorvino in The Rocketeer The Rocketeer
  • Paul Sorvino in The Bronx Bull The Bronx Bull
  • Paul Sorvino in The Day of the Dolphin The Day of the Dolphin
  • Paul Sorvino in Oh, God! Oh, God!
  • Paul Sorvino in Dick Tracy Dick Tracy
  • Paul Sorvino in Money Talks Money Talks
  • Paul Sorvino in The Cooler The Cooler
  • Paul Sorvino in Repo! The Genetic Opera Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • Paul Sorvino in Kill the Irishman Kill the Irishman
  • Paul Sorvino in The Stuff The Stuff
  • Paul Sorvino in Most Wanted Most Wanted
  • Paul Sorvino in Knock Off Knock Off
  • Paul Sorvino in Mr. 3000 Mr. 3000
  • Paul Sorvino in Doc West Doc West
  • Paul Sorvino in The Panic in Needle Park The Panic in Needle Park
  • Paul Sorvino in A Touch of Class A Touch of Class
  • Paul Sorvino in Backstreet Justice Backstreet Justice
  • Paul Sorvino in Dead Broke Dead Broke
  • Paul Sorvino in See Spot Run See Spot Run
  • Paul Sorvino in Perfume Perfume
  • Paul Sorvino in Hey Arnold! The Movie Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Paul Sorvino in Mambo Italiano Mambo Italiano
  • Paul Sorvino in The Last Hour The Last Hour
  • Paul Sorvino in Triggerman Triggerman
  • Paul Sorvino in The Wild Stallion The Wild Stallion
  • Paul Sorvino in Divorce Invitation Divorce Invitation
  • Paul Sorvino in Immigrant Immigrant
  • Paul Sorvino in King Lear King Lear
  • Paul Sorvino in Psychotic Connections Psychotic Connections
  • Paul Sorvino in A Fine Mess A Fine Mess
  • Paul Sorvino in That Championship Season That Championship Season
  • Paul Sorvino in Harlem Aria Harlem Aria
  • Paul Sorvino in Cheaters Cheaters
  • Paul Sorvino in Plan B Plan B
  • Paul Sorvino in Mafia Doctor Mafia Doctor
  • Paul Sorvino in The Best of Safari Africa: Vol. 1 The Best of Safari Africa: Vol. 1
  • Paul Sorvino in Goodnight, Joseph Parker Goodnight, Joseph Parker
  • Paul Sorvino in Mr. Fix It Mr. Fix It
  • Paul Sorvino in Jersey Shore Shark Attack Jersey Shore Shark Attack
  • Paul Sorvino in For the Love of Money For the Love of Money