'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
New Jersey street named for James Gandolfini

New Jersey street named for James Gandolfini

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Tony Sirico, Dominic Chianese, Vincent Pastore and John Ventimiglia helped dedicate a New Jersey street to their late "Sopranos" co-star James Gandolfini.
Zach Braff to star in musical 'Bullets Over Broadway'

Zach Braff to star in musical 'Bullets Over Broadway'

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Zach Braff is to make his Broadway musical debut in the stage adaptation of Woody Allen's movie "Bullets over Broadway," producers announced Thursday.
James Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' family attends his funeral

James Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' family attends his funeral

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- A funeral Mass is to be held Thursday for the late actor James Gandolfini at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.
Foxworthy, Pastore to appear on 'Tank'

Foxworthy, Pastore to appear on 'Tank'

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Jeff Foxworthy and Vincent Pastore are to appear in an upcoming episode of the U.S. business-themed reality series, "Shark Tank," ABC said.

Pastore settles with former girlfriend

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lisa Regina says she's dropping her $5 million civil lawsuit against "Sopranos" co-star Vincent Pastore since he agreed to pay up to $150,000.
Pastore to star in off-Broadway play

Pastore to star in off-Broadway play

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former "Sopranos" wiseguy Vincent Pastore has produced and plans to star in an off-Broadway production of "Lamp Post Reunion," show representatives said.
Rivers, Rodman to 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Rivers, Rodman to 'Celebrity Apprentice'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Host Donald Trump is tapping Joan Rivers, Dennis Rodman and other "in-your-face" U.S. stars for his next "Celebrity Apprentice" NBC-TV show, sources say.
Stars line up to play 'Family Feud'

Stars line up to play 'Family Feud'

BURBANK, Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- The families of Larry the Cable Guy, Ice T, Joan Rivers and Wayne Newton are on board to compete in the U.S. game show "Celebrity Family Feud," NBC said.
Pastore wins $50,000 on 'Apprentice'

Pastore wins $50,000 on 'Apprentice'

BETHPAGE , N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Vincent Pastore won $50,000 for The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research on the TV series "The Celebrity Apprentice."

'Celebrity Apprentice' debut postponed

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The debut of the U.S. television competition show "The Celebrity Apprentice" has been postponed for a week.

Stars line up for 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Trace Adkins, Stephen Baldwin, Nadia Comaneci and Gene Simmons are among celebrities set to compete in the U.S. reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice."

So, you got those dancin' shoes, Cliffy?

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- TV mailman Cliff Clavin will swap postman's duds for a tux as actor John Ratzenberger joins ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," the Los Angeles-based show said. Ratzenberger, who played fictitious Boston mail carrier on the popular sitcom "Cheers," replaces "

Pastore's star fades before dance begins

NEW YOURK, N.Y., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos" actor Vincent Pastore bowed out of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" in New York before it began, saying the strenuous competition was too much.

Athletes, actors see 'dancing' stars

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Three U.S. athletes, a minefield cleanup activist and a former boy band member will compete in this year's "Dancing with the Stars." The fourth season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres Monday March 19.
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Vincent Pastore
Actor Vincent Pastore, who played the character "Big Pussy" in the tv series "The Sopranos", plays with various cats at the Meow Mix Academy party in New York on August 20, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Vincent Pastore (born July 14, 1946) is an Italian-American actor, often cast as a mobster and best known for the role of Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero on The Sopranos.

Pastore was born in The Bronx, New York. Following his graduation from high school, he enlisted in the US Navy. He then attended Pace University for 3 years before eventually going into the acting industry after befriending Matt and Kevin Dillon; he was previously a club-owner in New Rochelle, New York.

Pastore has made a career of playing the parts of Italian-American mobsters. He began with small parts in 1990's GoodFellas and 1993's Carlito's Way. In GoodFellas, he is briefly seen rolling a coat rack through the kitchen of The Bamboo Lounge and is credited as "Vincent Pastore" playing "Man with Coat Rack". In Carlito's Way, he is one of the friends of the Italian man that dances with Gail, whom Kleinfeld insults. He is listed in the credits as "Vinny Pastore" playing "Copa Wiseguy."

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