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Joseph R. Gannascoli

Joseph R. Gannascoli

Highest Rated: 60% On the Run (1998)

Lowest Rated: 12% College Road Trip (2008)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1959

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Prior to his stint as a homosexual mobster - or "gayfella" - on HBO's series, "The Sopranos" (1999-2006), actor Joseph Gannascoli was doing bit parts - doorman here, security guard there - while keeping a steady job as a chef and restaurateur. His life's ambition was never to be a celebrity. Instead, he stumbled into acting as a fun thing to do on the side while making foie gras for a living. But much like his mob alter ego, Gannascoli was mixed up in more nefarious affairs - gambling and fencing stolen goods chief among them - which became sources of inspiration not only for his "Sopranos" character, but also for his first novel, A Meal to Die For. As Gannascoli started to straighten up and fly right, he steered away from the restaurant business to act full time. Once the sixth season of "The Sopranos" finally rolled around in early 2006 after an almost two year hiatus, Gannascoli had gone from delivering a line or two an episode to becoming one of the most talked about characters on the show.

Highest rated movies

60% On the Run
12% College Road Trip


Joseph R. Gannascoli COLLEGE ROAD TRIP, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Frank Ferrara Jr., 2008. ©Walt Disney Co. COLLEGE ROAD TRIP, Joseph R. Gannascoli, 2008. ©Walt Disney Co.



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12% 50% College Road Trip Mr. Arcara (Character) $45.6M 2008
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60% No Score Yet On the Run Burly Guy (Character) $22.6K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blowfish Gino Calabrese (Character) - 1997


92% 96% The Sopranos Bakery Customer (Character),
Vito Spatafore (Guest Star)
1999-2002 2004 2006-2007
No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004