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      Paul Herman

      Paul Herman

      Highest Rated: 92% American Hustle (2013)

      Lowest Rated: 32% 15 Minutes (2001)

      Birthday: Mar 29, 1946

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Paul Herman was a veteran American actor who regularly turned up in films set in his hometown of New York City. Beginning his career with bit parts in major movies of the 1980s, Herman became a semi-regular in Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese productions. He finally nabbed a more distinguished supporting part in Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), but didn't snag another notable role until he was cast as Beansie Gaeta in the lauded crime series "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). Herman frequently appears in movies that star Robert De Niro, from "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) to "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012). Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Paul Herman broke into acting relatively late, with his first screen roles not arriving until his mid-30s. With his average-guy presence, gap-toothed grin, and authentic New Yorker mannerisms, Herman soon found himself in small movie roles, with brief turns in Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club" (1984) among other early productions. Occasionally featured in a one-off guest spot on television, Herman primarily stuck to films, becoming a go-to supporting player for both Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese, starting with "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985) and "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), respectively. Often relegated to nameless background parts such as "Dealer" and "Bartender," Herman finally landed a substantial recurring role in 2000, when he first appeared as pizzeria owner Beansie Gaeta on the mob-centric drama series "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). During this stint he was also cast as Marvin, an accountant on "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-11), who consistently warns the high-living main characters of their reckless spending. Equally at home in dramas or comedies, Herman continued to win parts in high-profile projects decades into his career, with small but memorable roles in the bittersweet Oscar-winning films "Crazy Heart" (2009) and "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012). Paul Herman died on March 29, 2022 at the age of 76.

      Highest rated movies

      American Hustle
      Silver Linings Playbook
      Crazy Heart
      At Close Range
      New York Stories
      Next of Kin
      15 Minutes



      92% 74% American Hustle Alfonse Simone (Character) $150.1M 2013
      92% 86% Silver Linings Playbook Randy (Character) $132.1M 2012
      90% 76% Crazy Heart Jack Greene (Character) $39.5M 2009
      32% 37% 15 Minutes Detective Paulie (Character) $24.4M 2001
      61% 74% One Ted (Character) $43.9M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Line Det. Ed Carlin (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 17% Starstruck Saul Spengler (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 0% Tough Guy Toughguy (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 12% Somebody to Love Pinky (Character) $10.3K 1994
      50% 46% Next of Kin Tony Antonelli (Character) $15.4M 1989
      76% 56% New York Stories Detective Flynn/Clifford, The Doorman/Cop (Character) $10.6M 1989
      86% 79% At Close Range Salesman (Character) $560.7K 1986


      65% 82% Entourage Marvin (Guest Star) 2004-2005 2007-2008 2010
      92% 96% The Sopranos Beansie Gaeta (Guest Star) 2000 2002 2007
      71% 85% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988