Joseph Siravo Wiki – Joseph Siravo Biography
Joseph Siravo was an American actor, producer, and educator. He was best known for his work on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning productions of Oslo and The Light in the Piazza and for his roles in film and television, most notably as Johnny Soprano in The Sopranos and Fred Goldman in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. His screen debut was in the 1993 film Carlito’s Way. His character, Vincent “Vinnie” Taglialucci, seeks revenge for the death of his father and brother at the hands of a corrupt lawyer (Sean Penn) while accusing Carlito Brigante (Al Pacino) of assisting in the murder. He briefly appeared in the Law & Order episode entitled “Burned” in 1997. He was cast in 1999 to play the role of Johnny Soprano, father of Tony Soprano, on The Sopranos. His character was included in five episodes during the series’ run. In the First National Tour of Jersey Boys, he played more than 2000 performances as Angelo DeCarlo.
He portrayed mobster John Gotti in the 2015 film The Wannabe as well as Gene Gotti in the 1998 made-for-TV film Witness to the Mob. He played the role of Niko in seasons one and two of the NBC show The Blacklist, and in 2015 played the role of Nicholas Bianco, the husband of Anna Bianco (Kathrine Narducci), in “Love Stories”, the 13th episode of the fifth season of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods. In the 2016 FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, he played Fred Goldman, father of murder victim Ronald Goldman. In 2019 he played the role of Cardinal Mancini, a senior Vatican official in charge of the Pope’s security on his visit to New York, in the 15th episode of the first season of the medical drama New Amsterdam.
He also featured as John A. Rizzo, former Acting General Counsel of the CIA in the 2019 film, The Report, executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by Scott Z. Burns. He was a graduate of both Stanford University and the Tisch School of the Arts.
Joseph Siravo Age
He was born and raised in Washington, D.C. on February 12, 1957, in New York, New York, United States and passed away on April 11, 2021, in the United States.
Joseph Siravo Family
The actor is survived by his daughter, Allegra Okarmus, son-in-law, Aaron Okarmus, grandson, Atticus Okarmus, sister Maria Siravo and brothers Mario Siravo, Ernest Siravo, and Michael Siravo.
Joseph Siravo Death
He died from cancer on April 11, 2021. He died on Sunday after a “long, courageous battle with colon cancer,” his representative Andrew Tetenbaum confirmed. He was 66.
His daughter Allegra Okarmus posted on Instagram about her father’s death Sunday, sharing pictures and videos of the actor with his family and baby grandson. “I was by his side when my dear father passed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse,” she said. “We are both so lucky to be so intensely loved. I am so immensely grateful to have had him here on earth and I know that he hasn’t gone very far. He had many credits, but his favorite one by far was that of Nonno Joe.”
“Joe was an excellent actor and a wonderful guy and he will be missed dearly,” wrote his “Sopranos” co-star Michael Imperioli on Instagram Sunday. “His performance of Johnny Boy Soprano was spot on and he also made a perfect John Gotti in Nick Sandow’s The Wannabe.’ In my opinion, he was the best of all the actors who’ve played the Teflon Don. Farewell Joe. Until the next life my friend.”
Joseph Siravo Cause of Death
He died from cancer on April 11, 2021. In 2017, he had been diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer, which subsequently spread to his colon.