What is Tony Sirico’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Country||United States of America|
|Born||July 29, 1942|
|Salary||$75,000 Thousand Per Episode|
Tony Sirico was an American actor who has a net worth of $8 million at the time of his death. He was mostly known for his roles in The Sopranos, Mighty Aphrodite and Goodfellas.
His acting career began in the 1970s, and he has since appeared in more than 50 movies and 20 TV shows. He was a real-life mobster who served two prison sentences and had been arrested 28 times before he became an actor.
As an actor, he had won Screen Actors Guild Award and had been nominated for the same 7 times. Outside acting, he launched a cologne, The Paolo Per Uomo in 2008. Unfortunately, At the age of 79, Sirico passed away on July 8, 2022.
Gennaro Anthony Sirico was born in New York City on July 29, 1942, and raised in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush and Bensonhurst neighborhoods. For the majority of his life, Tony resided with his mother, Marie Sirico.
Robert Sirico and Carmine Sirico are his two brothers. Robert was a Catholic priest and co-founder of the Acton Institute for Free Enterprise. Sirico had 28 arrests and was the subject of multiple convictions for offenses like disorderly conduct, assault, and robbery.
At the age of 7, he was detained for the first time for robbing a newsstand of nickels. He was frequently surrounded by mobs in his early years. Tony was sentenced to 13 months in jail in 1967 after being found guilty of robbing a Brooklyn after-hours bar.
He was detained in 1970 and a.32 caliber pistol was discovered on him. He was charged with extortion, coercion, and felony weapons possession in 1971. He was imprisoned for four years, of which 20 months were spent at Sing Sing.
During his imprisonment, an acting group made up of ex-convicts visited Sirico, which, according to Sirico, gave him the idea to start acting.
With the guidance of Richard Castellano, Sirico was able to land his first known movie part as an extra in the 1974 film, Crazy Joe. Later he played the role of gangster in a number of films.
In the 1980s, he appeared in various films Defiance, So Fine, Love and Money, Exposed, The Last Fight , The Galucci Brothers, The Pick-up Artist, Hello Again, White Hot, Cookie and The Big Bang.
In the 1990s, he made appearances in films which helped him make a name in the industry including Catchfire, Goodfellas, 29th Street, Innocent Blood, New York Cop, Romeo Is Bleeding, Men Lie, Bullets Over Broadway, Mob Queen, Celebrity and Mickey Blue Eyes, among other films.
In 1999, He landed his biggest role in the TV series, The Sopranos as Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri till 2007. He later went on to make cameo appearances in various TV series such as The Grinder, Taxi Brooklyn, Chuck, Medium and many more.
In the 2000s, He appeared in several films such as It Had to Be You, Smokin’ Stogies, Zarra’s Law, Friends and Romans, Touched, Café Society and Sarah Q, among others.
In the 2006 video game “The Sopranos: Road to Respect,” he voiced the character of Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri. He also voiced in Family Guy, American Dad! and made cameo appearances in The Boys in the Band.
Joanne and Richard were Sirico’s two children. He also made significant charitable donations to nonprofit organizations including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Sirico resided in a 1.5-acre New Jersey house that had four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a powder room, and twin two-car garages large enough for Escalades and Suburbans. The interior was traditional 80s style.
The home is for sale and pricing begins at $3.4 million.
Tony Sirico’s Net Worth
At the time of his death, Tony Sirico’s net worth was estimated to be around $8 million. Sirico was paid $75,000 per episode in the first few seasons of The Sopranos. He and his co-star Steven Van Zandt each saw their earnings more than double in the last season. They were able to make more than $1 million for the remaining episodes.
He amassed his riches through his career as an actor. Even though he had been in a number of movies, The Sopranos is where he first rose to stardom. His later career years had proven his dedication and ability to keep his charm.
He is considered to be one of the best paid actors in the industry. Sirico decided to give up crime and try his hand at acting after serving some time in prison for armed robbery. Sadly, he died on July 8, 2022.