• Steven Schirripa is an American actor, best known for his role in the television series “The Sopranos”
• His net worth is estimated to be over $6 million
• He is of part-Italian and Jewish descent and was raised in the southwest part of New York City
• He has done production work, voice acting, commercials, and has released books
• He is married with two children and was raised a Catholic, though he identifies as Jewish



Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 3, 1957
SpouseLaura Schirripa
FactLives in New York City with his wife Laura, and two daughters, Bria and Ciara.


Who is Steve Schirripa?

Steven Ralph Schirripa was born on 3 September 1957, in New York City, USA, and is an actor, probably best known for his work in the television series “The Sopranos” in which he played the character, Bobby Baccalieri. He also worked on the show “Blue Bloods”, and has hosted a couple of series on Investigation Discovery.

The Net Worth of Steve Schirripa

As of mid-2020, Steve Schirripa’s net worth is estimated to be over $6 million, earned through a successful career in the acting profession, appearing in various projects since 1995. He’s also done production work, voice acting, and commercials, which have all contributed to his wealth.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Steve was raised in the southwest part of New York City in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, a residential neighborhood. He is of part-Italian descent, with his grandparents moving to the US from Riace, Italy, and also of Jewish descent from his mother’s side. He lived a modest life and his household was only considered low-income. Despite that, he was still able to continue with his education, and after matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Brooklyn College, known for being the first public college in the area, and the first co-educational liberal arts college in the entire city.

He didn’t initially intend to pursue a career in entertainment, but grew interested in it when he moved to Las Vegas to work as an entertainment director for the Riviera Hotel and Casino, located in what is now the Las Vegas Global Business District. During his time there, he befriended several comedians such as Kevin Pollak and Drew Carry, leading him to make a few small appearances in comedy specials.

Acting Transition

Schirripa made his professional acting debut in 1995 as an extra in the film “Casino” by Martin Scorsese; he is shown in a bar scene where he portrayed a customer, and after that he decided that he wanted to pursue acting as a career.

Steve Schirripa

In the early 1990s, he began taking minor roles as seen in “Joe Dirt” and “The Runner”. In 2000, he was cast in one of his most notable roles in “The Sopranos”, in which he portrayed the brother-in-law of Tony Soprano. He was able to get the part due to being in New York for a friend’s wedding at the time the auditions were occurring. He stayed with the show for five seasons, through 2007.

Since then, more opportunities have been offered to him, and he’s made guest appearances in “Law & Order”, “Star Trek: Enterprise”, “Angel”, “My Wife and Kids”, and “The King of Queens”. He was also frequently heard as a guest in the Don Imus radio program. He also made guest appearances in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Gong Show with Dave Attell”.

At around this time, he pursued an interest in professional wrestling, appearing as a character for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Continued Acting Work

After making an appearance in an episode of “Million Dollar Password”, Steve became a recurring character in the show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, playing the character, Leo Boykewich who is the father of the main character, Ben. While the show had mixed reviews from critics, it was generally well-received by viewers, and subsequently ran from 2008 to 2013. While working on that show, he continued making guest appearances in other programs, such as “Stargate Atlantis” and “Face the Ace”.

Sometime in 2011, he began venturing into hosting, with his increased interest in reality shows. He was hired by Investigation Discovery to become the host of “Nothing Personal”, for which he was also credited as an executive producer. The show featured insights into murders-for-hire, retelling them from real accounts and stories, which often show that these actions had a bit of a humorous side to them. After the end of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager’, he was then cast in the show “Black Box”, which ran for a season before it was canceled.

Recent Projects and Other Endeavors

Steve then portrayed the character Vito, in the Clint Eastwood film “Jersey Boys”; the film is based on the Tony Award-winning musical of the same name, telling the story of the group, The Four Seasons. Other projects he worked on in the next few years included “Chasing Yesterday” and “Houses”. In 2015, he was cast in his next regular role in “Blue Bloods”, playing Detective Anthony Abetemarco who works closely with the assistant district attorney.

Aside from acting, Steve also started a podcast in 2020 called “Talking Sopranos”, in which he and Michael Imperioli re-watch “The Sopranos” and provide commentary.

Schirripa has also released a series of books, including “A Goomba’s Guide to Life”, “The Goomba Diet: Large and Loving It”, “Big Daddy’s Rules: Raising Daughters Is Tougher Than I Look” and “The Gombaa’s Book of Love”. While many still associate his personality with that of his character from “The Sopranos”, he carried on a similar persona in real-life that had more of a comedic side to it. He’s also been involved in business endeavors, and in 2014 started Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties Group, releasing a line of vegan and organic pasta sauces, which he’s promoted on several talk show programs.

Personal Life

Steve married Laura Lemos in 1989 and they have two children together. He isn’t one to talk about his family a lot, and his wife stays away from the media. Despite being of part-Jewish heritage, he was raised a Catholic due to his family’s Italian background, but still identifies as Jewish. He has never gone through traditional Jewish celebrations, such as a bar mitzvah, a coming of age ritual typically done by Jewish boys.

General Info

Full NameSteve Schirripa
Date Of BirthSeptember 3, 1957
Height1.85 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Presenter, Comedian, Voice Actor, Author
EducationBrooklyn College
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseLaura Schirripa
ChildrenCiara Schirripa, Bria Schirripa
ParentsLorraine Schirripa, Ralph Schirripa

Accomplishments

AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
MoviesNicky Deuce, Open Season 2, Open Season 3, Jersey Boys, Hereafter, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Kill the Irishman, My Fake Fiancé, See Spot Run, The Hungry Ghosts, Joe Dirt, High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story, Must Love Dogs, Monday Night Mayhem, Play It to the Bone, Duane Hopwood, Chasing Yesterd...
TV ShowsThe Secret Life of the American Teenager, Nothing Personal, Face the Ace, The Sopranos

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Quotes

#Quote
1Personally, I think the better they killed you, the better it was. Like Joey Pants went out with the head [in a fistfight]. Michael had a good one [by suffocation]. Mine was fantastic [shot looking at train sets]. But i think if they let you go with a whimper it was a bad joke, instead of, you know, 'Hey, we're going to give you a good fucking send-off'.
2If it's time for your character to go, it's time for your character to go - you know what I mean? That's it. It doesn't matter who you are. [David Chase] made that statement when he killed off Big Pussy. This was a major character that just got killed. I mean, this wasn't 'Friends'. This was a real worry. You know, we would talk. 'Did you hear anything?' You're asking the writers. Nobody's telling you nothing. Each time the script arrived, you go to the front, you go to the back, looking.
3[on being cast as Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri in 'The Sopranos'] I had been working as an entertainment director at the Riviera in Las Vegas. When I got the script, I remember reading it going, Wait a minute. I mean, Tony's calling me a 'a calzone with legs', and 'Consider the salads, you fat fuck'. And I'm not much bigger than him. So at first I thought, Maybe they cast the wrong guy. And then they had me come in a day or two early and they fitted me for a fat suit. And for the first two seasons I was in a fat suit. And then I guess, in Season Four, David [Chase] thought I was fat enough on my own, so he let me get rid of it.

Facts

#Fact
1Favorite songs: "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison, "Big Man on Mulberry Street" by Billy Joel, "Rosalita Come Out Tonight" by Bruce Springsteen, "Yesterday When I Was Young" by Roy Clark, Anything by Leonard Cohen.
2Has written 6 books.
3Graduate of Brooklyn College
4Lives in New York City with his wife Laura, and two daughters, Bria and Ciara.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roselli2017announced
Untitled Woody Allen Project2017post-production
Jeff & Some AliensTV Movie filmingPawn Shop Man
Blue Bloods2015-2017TV SeriesAnthony Abetemarco
TripTank2016TV SeriesTV Jeff / Boss
Benders2015TV SeriesVito
Chasing Yesterday2015Father Ed
Houses2015/I
Sirens2015TV SeriesJimmy O'Shea
Black Box2014TV SeriesJoey Giordano
Planes: Fire & Rescue2014Steve (voice)
Jersey Boys2014Vito (as Steven R. Schirripa)
American Dad!2014TV Series
A Poet Long Ago2013ShortSonny
The Secret Life of the American Teenager2008-2013TV SeriesLeo Boykewich
Nicky Deuce2013TV MovieUncle Frankie
Call Me Fitz2012TV SeriesSean the Gay
The Soul Man2012TV SeriesPastor Fanucci
Aqua Teen Hunger Force2009-2012TV SeriesDante / Terry's Partner
LiL DPC 2: The Life of a Don2011ShortRichard P. Cummings Sr
Kill the Irishman2011Mike Frato (as Steven R. Schirripa)
LiL DPC: The World of Richard P. Cummings Jr.2010ShortRichard P. Cummings Sr
Open Season 32010Roberto (voice)
Hereafter2010Cooking Teacher 'Carlo' (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Brothers2009TV SeriesLouie
Jordon Saffron: Taste This!2009Louie
Face the Ace2009TV Series
My Fake Fiance2009TV MovieThe Monkey (as Steven R. Shirripa)
Ugly Betty2009TV SeriesFrankie Burrata
The Hungry Ghosts2009Frank
Circledrawers2009TV MovieHuman Protector
Stargate: Atlantis2008TV SeriesPoker Player #2
The Replacements2008TV Series
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa2008TV MovieMobster
Open Season 22008VideoRoberto (voice)
The Podge and Rodge Show2007TV Series
The Game 3652007TV Series
The Sopranos2000-2007TV SeriesBobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri
Meet the Mobsters2005Tony (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Must Love Dogs2005Vinnie (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Justice League Unlimited2005TV SeriesCecil
Duane Hopwood2005Steve (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Joey2004TV SeriesThe Pit Boss
Star Trek: Enterprise2004TV SeriesCarmine
What Are the Odds2004ShortTony
Law & Order2004TV SeriesFrederico 'Books' Libretti
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story2003Anthony (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Ed2003TV SeriesSandy Buckman
My Wife and Kids2003TV SeriesInsurance Salesman
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesPaulie Obregano
George Lopez2003TV SeriesTommy Durango
Columbo2003TV SeriesFreddie
Monday Night Mayhem2002TV MovieSal
Black Scorpion2001TV SeriesCollector #1
Joe Dirt2001Hood (as Steven Schirripa)
Alex in Wonder2001Steve
See Spot Run2001Arliss (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Big Sound2000TV SeriesRussell
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye2000TV MovieMale Cop
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas2000Croupier
Battery Park2000TV SeriesAnthony
Play It to the Bone1999Party Guest
Angel1999TV SeriesBenny
Pensacola: Wings of Gold1999TV SeriesTony
The Debtors1999The Crapsman
The Runner1999Host
Detroit Rock City1999Beefy Jerk #2
Speedway Junky1999Security Guard
The King of Queens1999TV SeriesMaitre'd
Welcome to Hollywood1998Entertainment Director Riviera Hotel
Denial1998/IIBest Man
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998Goon
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesSecurity Officer
Highway to Vegas1997Bodyguard #1
Casino1995Man in Bar (uncredited)

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blur2015/Iexecutive producer
Family Meals with Steve Schirripa2014TV Movie consulting producer
Nicky Deuce2013TV Movie executive producer - as Steven R. Schirripa
Nothing Personal2011TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Steve Schirripa's Hungry2007TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Aristocrats2005Documentary very special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Guiding Light2004TV SeriesHimself
10 Things Every Guy Should Experience2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Hollywood Squares2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host
Mob Scene2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Host (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Pyramid2002-2003TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bronx Bunny Show2003TV SeriesHimself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary2003TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Molto Mario2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Rendez-View2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Iron Chef USA: Showdown in Las Vegas2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Judge
Lifegame2001TV SeriesHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Actor
15 Septembers Later2016Documentary voice
The Eric Andre Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The $100,000 Pyramid2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The Richy Show2016TV Series shortHimself
Home & Family2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Casting2016TV MovieHimself
Cruisin 86th St.2016DocumentaryHimself
Ice & Coco2015TV SeriesHimself
The Jack and Triumph Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Family Meals with Steve Schirripa2014TV MovieHimself - Host
Squawk Box2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Fox NFL Sunday2014TV SeriesHimself
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Steven R. Schirripa)
The Mommy Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Brain Games2013TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Bobby' - The Sopranos
Four Courses with J.B. Smoove2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Karma's a B*tch!2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Chew2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV MovieHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself -Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear USA2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Nothing Personal2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Huckabee2010TV SeriesHimself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Mayne Street2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2008TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent / Himself / Himself - Correspondent at Filene's Running of the Brides / ...
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2008TV SeriesHimself
The Gong Show with Dave Attell2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Judge
Last Comic Standing2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Talent Scout / Himself - Talent Scout (New York City)
Million Dollar Password2008TV SeriesHimself
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Elmo's Christmas Countdown2007TV MovieHimself (voice)
Steve Schirripa's Hungry2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Wheel of Fortune2007TV SeriesHimself
Paula's Party2007TV SeriesHimself
In Search of Puppy Love2007DocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
The Bronx Bunny Show2007TV SeriesHimself
The Sopranos: A Sitdown2007TV Short documentaryHimself (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Comic Relief 20062006TV Special documentaryHimself
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2006TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHimself
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
Holidays with the Stars2005TV MovieHimself
The Showbiz Show with David Spade2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Casino Cinema2005TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2009Award of MeritAccolade CompetitionFeature FilmJordon Saffron: Taste This! (2009)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2004Short Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest Supporting ActorWhat Are the Odds (2004)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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