Paul Sorvino Net Worth

Paul Sorvino Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Paul Sorvino net worth is
$10 Million

Paul Sorvino Wiki Biography

Paul Anthony Sorvino was born on the 13th April 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Italian ancestry. Paul is an actor probably still best known to the world as Paulie Cicero in the film “Goodfellas” (1990), and as Phil Cerreta in the crime-drama TV series “Law & Order” (1991-1992). His career has been active since the 1960s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Paul Sorvino is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Paul Sorvino`s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount he has acquired through his successful career as an actor, during which he has appeared in over 150 film and TV titles.


Paul Sorvino Net Worth $10 Million

Paul is the son of Angela Maria Mattea, who worked as a piano teacher, and Ford Sorvino, who immigrated to USA from Italy, and found work at a robe factory as a foreman.

Paul went to Lafayette High School, and after matriculation enrolled at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He was dedicated on becoming an opera singer, however, during his studies he joined a theater, and slowly turned to acting instead of singing. However, his singing talents certainly helped him in his career, as he appeared in several Broadway musicals including “Bajour” (1964), which was his debut appearance on Broadway, and started-off his net worth.

He continued with work on Broadway, and then in 1970 made his debut screen appearance in the film “Where`s Poppa”, directed by Carl Reiner. Since then, he has been almost continuously employed in films and on television, which have been the main source of his net worth.

After his debut, Paul was cast in the film “The Panic in Needle Park” (1971), and received high praise for his work in the film, which only helped him to further establish himself as an actor. During the 1970s, Paul made numerous successful appearances in such films as “The Gambler” (1974) alongside James Caan and Lauren Hutton, “It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy” (1974), “Bloodbrothers” (1978), and “Lost And Found” (1979). Also, he had several TV appearances, in such series as “We’ll Get By” (1975), and “Bert D’Angelo/Superstar” (1976), among others, all of which added to his net worth.

Paul continued successfully through the 1980s, landing roles in such productions as “Reds” (1981), directed by Warren Beatty and starring Diane Keaton and Edward Herrmann, “The Stuff” (1985), and “Betrayed By Innocence” (1986).

With the beginning of the 1990s, his career reached a whole new level, as he was chosen for roles in such successful films as “Dick Tracy” (1990) “Goodfellas” (1990), and “The Rocketeer” (1991), all of which added a substantial amount to his wealth.

Through the 1990s, Paul had more notable roles, such as in films “Nixon” (1995), “Romeo & Juliet” (1996), “Bulworth” (1998), increasing further his net worth. Nothing changed for Paul in the 2000s continuing the momentum from the 1990s, and taking roles in such films and TV series as “That’s Life” (2000-2002), “Perfume” (2001), “Mr 3000” (2004), “Repo! The Genetic Opera” (2008), and “The Wild Stallion” (2009), all before 2010.

In the next decade, Paul`s career began to decline, as he landed only small roles in B movies, but his fame returned with roles in “Hybrids” (2015), and “Cold Deck” (2015). Most recently, he was selected for roles in films “The Chameleon” (2016), “The Red Maple Leaf” (2016), and “Father” (2016), but none of the films are yet released, however, engagement in those productions certainly increased his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Paul has been married to Dee Dee Benkie since 2014. However, he as two marriages behind him, firstly to Lorraine Davis who he married in 1966 and divorced in 1988; they had three children, one of whom is actress Mira Sorvino. His second marriage was to Vanessa Arico; the couple was married from 1991 until 1996.

Since his childhood, Paul has had problems with asthma, and had to practice numerous breathing exercises in order to stabilise his health. Consequently, he started the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, which focuses on building asthma medical centers across the USA, for both children and adult.

Full NamePaul Sorvino
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthApril 13, 1939
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height6' 2½" (1.89 m)
ProfessionActor, Director, Soundtrack
EducationAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy, Lafayette High School
SpouseDee Dee Benkie (m. 2014), Vanessa Arico (m. 1991–1996), Lorraine Davis (m. 1966–1988)
ChildrenMira Sorvino, Michael Sorvino, Amanda Sorvino
ParentsFord Sorvino, Marietta Sorvino
SiblingsWilliam Sorvino
AwardsAction on Film Award for Outstanding Cast Performance (2016, 2015), Award of Excellence (Bearfest - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, 2001), Lifetime Achievement Award, Giffoni Award, WRIFF Award (2007), Audience Award (2011), Los Angeles Italian Film Awards
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
MoviesGoodfellas (1990), The Firm (1993), Dog Watch (1996), The Panic in Needle Park (1971), “The Gambler” (1974), It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy (1974), Bloodbrothers (1978), The Red Maple Leaf (2016), Father (2016)
TV ShowsLaw & Order (1991-1992), “Bajour” (1964), Where`s Poppa (1970), That's Life (2000-2002), Perfume (2001)
1Reserved yet charming manner
2Deep baritone voice
1[on Scorsese not winning Best Director Oscar] It's an outrage, in my mind. What does the man have to do?
2On why he left Law & Order (1990): "One of the frustrating things about that role
  • one of the reasons George Dzundza left, I assume, and certainly why I left -
is that there wasn't enough range...It wasn't a large enough vehicle for me to express what it was I want to express as an artist."
3When asked what he thought of Goodfellas (1990) when it first came out in 1990, he said: "I thought it was boring, excessively violent and not a good movie. I thought I was boring, I thought that I had hurt my career, I thought that this movie should not have been made and it's not a good movie". He then said three hours later after thinking more about it, "Do you know, I'm kind of coming through a clearing here and I'm thinking that's not a boring movie, that's a good movie, that's a great movie maybe, and I'm really good in it!"
1As of 2016. has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: A Touch of Class (1973), Reds (1981) and Goodfellas (1990).
2Currently resides in Gilbert, Pennsylvania. [March 2006]
3Recovering with only minor bruises, after being hit by a car in Manhattan on October 7, 2011, while hailing a cab.
4Founder of Paul Sorvino Foods an International Food Company.
5Uncle of Bill Sorvino.
6In 1993, he founded the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, with the goal of building asthma centers for children and adults across the United States.
7Father-in-law of Christopher Backus.
8Is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
9Has appeared in movies with former Law & Order (1990) castmates on two occasions: with Steven Hill in The Firm (1993) and with Chris Noth in Mr 3000 (2004).
10Founded the Dogfellas Dog Adoption organization in February of 2002 with his family. It is based in Manhattan and Pennsylvania.
11Ranked #10 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
12Shares birthday with Ron Perlman.
13Was nominated for Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for Jason Miller's "That Championship Season."
14In July 2004, he was awarded the "Premio per gli Italiani nel Mondo" at a ceremony in Rome. The prize is distributed by the Marzio Tremaglia Foundation and the Italian government to Italian emigrants and their descendants who have distinguished themselves abroad. At the ceremony, he performed the Neapolitan song "Torna a Surriento" with tenor Andrea Bocelli.
15Speaks fluent Italian.
16Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the "Welcome Back to Brooklyn" festival in 1993.
17His budding career was threatened when asthma compromised his ability to talk and sing. But the breathing exercises he learned thirty years ago have allowed him to breathe normally ever since.
18Italian-American, of Neapolitan descent (Naples, Italy).
19Is an enthusiastic opera singer, painter, sculptor and cook.
20Has severe asthma. Started the Sorvino Asthma Foundation
21Father of actress Mira Sorvino, Amanda Sorvino and Michael Sorvino.


Mafia Doctor2003TV MovieNicola
The Cooler2003Buddy Stafford
Hey Arnold! The Movie2002Scheck (voice)
Ciao America2002Antonio Primavera
That's Life2000-2002TV SeriesFrank DeLucca
Rhode Island Blue2001
Streghe verso nord2001Gallio
Longshot2001Laszlo Pryce
Plan B2001/IJoe Maloni
See Spot Run2001Sonny Talia
Perfume2001Lorenzo Mancini
The Family Man2000Sydney Potter (scenes deleted)
The Amati Girls2000Joe
The Thin Blue Lie2000TV MovieFrank Rizzo
Cheaters2000TV MovieConstantine Kiamos
Harlem Aria1999Fabiano Grazzi
That Championship Season1999TV MovieCoach
Houdini1998TV MovieBlackburn
Dead Broke1998Harvey
Knock Off1998Harry Johanson
Bulworth1998Graham Crockett
Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way1997TV MovieJoe Torre
Most Wanted1997CIA Deputy Director Kenny Rackmill
Men with Guns1997/IHorace Burke
Money Talks1997Guy Cipriani
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1997TV Series
American Perfekt1997Sheriff Frank Noonan
Dog Watch1997VideoDelgoti
Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders1997Video GameJ.J. Davis
The Art of the Cigar1996TV MovieHost
Romeo + Juliet1996Fulgencio Capulet
Escape Clause1996TV MovieLt. Gil Farrand
Love Is All There Is1996Piero Malacici
Nixon1995Henry Kissinger
Cover Me1995J.J. Davis
Without Consent1994TV MovieDr. Winslow
Parallel Lives1994TV MovieEd Starling
Behind Bars1994TV SeriesHost (Episodes 26-50)
Star Trek: The Next Generation1994TV SeriesDr. Nikolai Rozhenko
Backstreet Justice1994Captain Phil Giarusso
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives1993TV MovieAnthony Caruso
The Firm1993Tommie Morolto (uncredited)
Law & Order1991-1992TV SeriesPhil Cerreta
The Last Mile1992TV ShortThe Tenor
Age Isn't Everything1991Max
The Rocketeer1991Eddie Valentine
Don't Touch My Daughter1991TV MovieLt. Willman
Goodfellas1990Paul Cicero
Dick Tracy1990Lips Manlis
Murder, She Wrote1989TV SeriesAl Sidell
The Oldest Rookie1987-1988TV SeriesDet. Ike Porter
Almost Partners1987TV MovieDetective Jack Welder
Very Close Quarters1986Kiril
Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter1986Gino
Moonlighting1986TV SeriesDavid Addison Sr.
A Fine Mess1986Tony Pazzo
Betrayed by Innocence1986TV MovieMike Vogel
The Stuff1985Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
Chiller1985TV MovieReverend Penny
Surviving1985TV MovieHarvey
With Intent to Kill1984TV MovieDoyle Reinecker
My Mother's Secret Life1984TV MovieMax
Chiefs1983TV Mini-SeriesSheriff Skeeter Willis
Off the Wall1983Warden Nicholas F. Castle
That Championship Season1982Phil Romano
A Question of Honor1982TV MovieCarlo Danzie
I, the Jury1982Detective Pat Chambers
Reds1981Louis Fraina
Today's F.B.I.1981TV SeriesPete Kositchek
Cruising1980Capt. Edelson
Insight1979TV Series
Lost and Found1979Reilly
Dummy1979TV MovieLowell Myers
The Brink's Job1978Jazz Maffie
Slow Dancing in the Big City1978Lou Friedlander
Bloodbrothers1978Chubby De Coco
Oh, God!1977Reverend Willie Williams
Seventh Avenue1977TV Mini-SeriesDave Shaw
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar1976TV SeriesSergeant Bert D'Angelo
The Streets of San Francisco1976TV SeriesSergeant Bert D'Angelo
I Will... I Will... For Now1976Lou Springer
Angel and Big Joe1975ShortBig Joe
We'll Get By1975TV SeriesGeorge Platt
It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy1974TV MovieHarry Walters
The Gambler1974Hips
Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue1974Ring
Tell Me Where It Hurts1974TV MovieJoe
Great Performances1974TV SeriesGloucester
The Day of the Dolphin1973Curtis Mahoney
A Touch of Class1973Walter Menkes
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues1972Taxi Driver
Made for Each Other1971Gig's Father
Cry Uncle1971Coughing Cop
The Panic in Needle Park1971Samuels
Where's Poppa?1970Owner of 'Gus & Grace's Home'
My Jurassic Place2018filmingMr. McCormack
The Chameleon2017TV Movie pre-productionChameleon sr
Executor2017completedFather Antonio
Undercover Grandpa2017completedGiovanni
Bad Blood2017TV Mini-Series post-productionEnrico Sr. / Nico Rizzuto Sr.
Welcome to Acapulcopost-productionCampbell
The Last Poker Game2017Phil
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2017TV SeriesDr. Dominico Scarpa
Lost Cat Corona2017Uncle Sam
Beneath the Leaves2017Captain Parker
A Winter Rose2016Skippy
Rules Don't Apply2016Vernon Scott
The Red Maple Leaf2016Joseph Palermo
The Brooklyn Banker2016Benny
The Bronx Bull2016Giuseppe LaMotta
Detours2016/IIJoe DiMaria
Grandfathered2016TV SeriesJack Martino
Chasing Gold2016Frank
The Bandit Hound2016Chief Burton
Kidnapped in Romania2016Alexandru Damian / Don Ciro
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival2016God
Cold Deck2015Chips
Sicilian Vampire2015Jimmy Scambino
Price for Freedom2015Shah of Iran
No Deposit2015Alfie
Careful What You Wish For2015Sheriff Big Jack
The Hybrids Family2015The Count
A Place for Heroes2014Vincent
The Goldbergs2014TV SeriesBen 'Pop Pop' Goldberg
Elementary2014TV SeriesRobert Pardillo
Paulie2013TV MoviePaulie
Immigrant2013Yeshiva Principal
Once Upon a Time in Queens2013Joe Scoleri
How Sweet It Is2013Big Mike Cicero
Divorce Invitation2012Daniel Miller
Jersey Shore Shark Attack2012TV MovieMayor Palantine
For the Love of Money2012Red
Imaginary Friend2012TV MovieJonathan
The Devil's Carnival2012God
The Trouble with Cali2012Ivan
Airship Dracula2012TV Mini-SeriesBumbescu
God Don't Make the Laws2011Lewis
Kill the Irishman2011Tony Salerno
Mineville2010Jacob Laremy
Lily of the Feast2010ShortBenny
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe2009TV MovieSanta Claus
The Wild Stallion2009Nolan
Triggerman2009TV MovieSheriff Roy Baseheart
Doc West2009TV MovieSheriff Roy Basehart
Repo! The Genetic Opera2008Rotti Largo
Mogli a pezzi2008TV Series
Carnera: The Walking Mountain2008Ledudal
Last Hour2008Maitre Steinfeld
Greetings from the Shore2007Catch Turner
Mr. Fix It2006Wally
L'onore e il rispetto2006TV Mini-SeriesBeniamino
Still Standing2004-2006TV SeriesAl Miller
Goodnight, Joseph Parker2004Charlie
Jack & Bobby2004TV SeriesPresident Eugene Lorio
Mr 30002004Gus Panas
Mambo Italiano2003Gino Barberini


Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival2016performer: "Cloud Serenade", "Bells Of The Black Sunday"
For the Love of Money2012performer: "AMAZING GRACE"
The Devil's Carnival2012performer: "Heaven's All Around"
Repo! The Genetic Opera2008performer: "Things You See In A Graveyard Part 1", "Bravi!", "Things You See in a Graveyard", "Limo Ride", "Luigi, Pavi and Amber Harrass Mag", "Seeing You Stirs Memories", "Who Ordered Pizza?", "Night Surgeon", "Nathan Discovers Rotti's Plan", "At the Opera Tonight", "Happiness is Not a Warm Scalpel", "Gold", "We Started this Op'ra Shit", "Buon Giorno", "Rotti's Chapel Sermon", "Interrogation Room Challenge", "Piece de Resistance", "Sawman's Lament", "The Man Who Made You Sick", "Cut the Ties",
Mr. Fix It2006performer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Mambo Italiano2003performer: "La Gigocin"
The Cooler2003performer: "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" 1932
Love Is All There Is1996performer: "De non turbare"


The Trouble with Cali2012
That's Life2001-2002TV Series 2 episodes
That Championship Season1999TV Movie


Oldfellasexecutive producer announced
The Brooklyn Banker2016associate producer
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival2016executive producer
Mineville2010executive producer


Love Is All There Is1996creative consultant


A Place for Heroes2014special thanks
The Working Man2011Short the producers wish to thank
Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'2004Video documentary short special thanks
The Workaday Gangster2004Video documentary short special thanks
Law & Order: The First 3 Years2004Video documentary short special thanks


American Badass: A Michael Madsen Retrospective2018Documentary post-productionHimself
The Talk2011-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Insider2017TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2017TV SeriesHimself
The Making of the Mob2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Actor, Goodfellas
Celebrity Family Feud2016TV SeriesHimself
In the Seats with Kristina2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ADTV (Attention Deficit Television)2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2015TV SeriesHimself
The Jack and Triumph Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fashion News Live2015TV SeriesHimself
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey2014TV Mini-Series documentary
Cavuto on Business2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Cinema Couch2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On Set: Jersey Shore Shark Attack2012ShortHimself
Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed2012DocumentaryHimself
Framelines2011TV SeriesHimself
Night Club2011Himself
Miller's Tale2011DocumentaryHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2010TV SeriesHimself
Russian Tenors2009TV SeriesHimself
We All Fall Down: The American Mortgage Crisis2009DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies2008DocumentaryHimself
Witness to 'Reds'2006VideoHimself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bullets Over Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart2005TV SeriesHimself
Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas'2004Video documentary shortHimself / Paul Cicero
The Workaday Gangster2004Video documentary shortHimself - 'Paul Cicero'
Law & Order: The First 3 Years2004Video documentary shortHimself
Tussen de sterren2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Christmas with the Stars2001TV MovieHimself
The 100 Greatest Films2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Paulie Cicero
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored2001Video documentaryHimself
Into Africa2000Video documentaryHimself
Celebrity Dish2000TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Magic of Thailand2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sweet Science1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Big House1998TV Series documentaryNarrator
Vibe1998TV SeriesHimself
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre1997TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese1997TV Special documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The Magic of Christmas1995TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
National Geographic Explorer1993TV Series documentaryNarrator
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 57th Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982-1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant1987TV MovieHimself
Turk 182!1985Himself
Everyday1979TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1973-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The 27th Annual Tony Awards1973TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Chroma2017TV SeriesHimself
Grandfathered2016TV SeriesJack Martino
Comedian Richard Sandling and Ashens Explore the Stuff2016TV MovieColonel Malcolm Grommett Spears (uncredited)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012TV Series documentaryColonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesPaulie Cicero
Exorcising Cruising2007Video shortCapt. Edelson
The History of Cruising2007Video shortCapt. Edelson
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche2004TV Movie documentaryGino Barberini
Dennis Miller Live1998TV SeriesHimself
Nixon: Featurette1995Video documentary shortHimself - Henry Kissinger

Won Awards

2016Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USAOutstanding Cast Performance - FeatureThe Red Maple Leaf (2016)
2015Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USAExcellence in Film MakingSicilian Vampire (2015)
2013Giffoni AwardGiffoni Film Festival
2012Festival AwardHoboken International Film FestivalLifetime Achievement Award
2011Lifetime Achievement AwardRhode Island International Film Festival
2011Audience AwardWilliamsburg Brooklyn Film FestivalShortLily of the Feast (2010)
2007WRIFF AwardWild Rose Independent Film FestivalBest ActorGreetings from the Shore (2007)
2003Outstanding Achievement AwardLos Angeles Italian Film AwardsActing
2001Award of ExcellenceBearfest - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
2001Lifetime Achievement AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film Festival

Nominated Awards

2008Festival AwardHoboken International Film FestivalBest Supporting ActorGreetings from the Shore (2007)
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleRomeo + Juliet (1996)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastNixon (1995)

Known for movies

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