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Joseph Siravo, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Jersey Boys’ actor, dead at 66

Joseph Siravo, greatest identified for his roles in “The Sopranos” and “Jersey Boys,” handed away Sunday. He was 66.

The “acclaimed actor, director, and instructor died on Sunday, April 11, after a protracted, brave battle with colon most cancers,” his household confirmed to The Put up in a press release.

“I used to be by his facet when my pricey father handed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse,” wrote Siravo’s daughter Allegra Okarmus on Instagram. “We’re each so fortunate to be so intensely liked. I’m so immensely grateful to have had him right here on earth and I do know that he hasn’t gone very far.”

Identified by the plenty for taking part in wisecracking East Coast powerful guys, Siravo is probably most well-known for his flip within the acclaimed HBO mob drama “The Sopranos,” during which he portrayed Tony Soprano’s father throughout flashbacks to the gangster boss’s childhood within the ’60s. The dramatist’s different TV roles embody every thing from “For Life” to “Legislation & Order” to “The Individuals vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.”

Siravo was a graduate of Stanford College (BA) and later acquired his MFA in Performing from NYU’s Tisch College of the Arts.

Joseph Siravo passed away Sunday after a lengthy cancer battle.
Joseph Siravo handed away Sunday after a most cancers battle.
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The proud son of Theresa and Mario Siravo, he caught the performing bug early as a Washington, D.C. Metro space native commonly attending performs at the acclaimed Area Stage, which impressed him to dream of working within the theater.

Chosen off-Broadway credit embody “Mad Forest” and “Up In opposition to the Wind” (each at New York Theatre Workshop) and “Darkish Rapture” and “Gemini” (each at Second Stage). On Broadway, Siravo collaborated with the Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher twice within the Lincoln Middle Theater productions of “The Gentle within the Piazza” and, extra not too long ago, in “Oslo.”

Siravo additionally notched greater than 2,000 performances as gangster Gyp DeCarlo within the flagship US tour of hit musical “Jersey Boys,” which started in 2006.

His household informed The Put up he “had a lifelong love of and ardour for Shakespeare acquired rave critiques for his portrayal of ‘Claudius’ within the Lengthy Wharf Theater’s 2004 manufacturing of ‘Hamlet.’ As a instructor, along with his work at NYU, he was additionally a coach, mentor and instructor of the Shakespeare canon.”

Joseph Siravo as Johnny Soprano in "The Sopranos"
Joseph Siravo as Johnny Soprano in “The Sopranos”
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The actor and producer additionally made a splash on the large display screen, with supporting components in “Carlito’s Method,” Adam Driver’s “The Report,” “Fairness, “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Wannabe” and “Shark Story.”

Siravo’s fellow “Sopranos” stars flocked to social media to mourn his passing.

“Oh no! He was so nice!” tweeted Stevie Van Zandt, who performed Silvio Dante on the long-lasting collection. “Deepest love and condolences to his household. Huge loss.”

Joseph Siravo as Fred Goldman in "The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
Joseph Siravo as Fred Goldman in “The Individuals v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
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Actor Michael Imperioli, who performed Christopher within the collection, seconded his co-star’s sentiment in a heartfelt Instagram submit. “Joe was a wonderful actor and an exquisite man and he might be missed dearly,” he wrote. “His efficiency [as] Johnny Boy Soprano was spot on and he additionally made an ideal John Gotti in Nick Sandow’s ‘The Wannabe.’ For my part, he was the very best of all of the actors who’ve performed the Teflon Don.”

“RIP my pricey pal, who fought an unbelievable battle,” wrote actor and stuntman Garry Pastore. “I’ll miss you. See you on the opposite facet.”

His “The Gentle within the Piazza” co-star, Broadway main girl Kelli O’Hara, additionally shared her condolences through Twitter and Instagram.

Siravo is survived by his loving daughter, Allegra Okarmus, son in legislation, Aaron Okarmus and grandson, Atticus Okarmus; his sister Maria Siravo and brothers Mario Siravo, Ernest Siravo and Michael Siravo.

Memorial companies for Joseph Siravo might be introduced at a later date.

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