Joseph Siravo, ‘The Sopranos’ actor, dies at 64
Actor Joseph Siravo, who played Tony Soprano’s father Johnny in “The Sopranos,” died on Sunday at the age of 64.
Garry Pastore, his co-star, confirmed the news of Siravo’s death in a post on Instagram on Sunday night, saying, “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.”
Along with his role as Johnny Boy Soprano, Siravo starred in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “For Life,” “New Amsterdam,” “Law & Order” and more, according to his IMDB page.
Hollywood Reporter said he also played the part of Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo in more than 2,000 performances of the first national Tony- and Grammy-award-winning “Jersey Boys” tour.
“Joe was an excellent actor and a wonderful guy and he will be missed dearly,” said Siravo’s co-star and friend Michael Imperioli on Instagram. “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.”
Maureen Van Zandt, who also starred in “The Sopranos” with Siravo, shared a photo of the late actor on Twitter. She described him as “a talented and lovely man.”