'Love Boat's' Lange heading new 'Fit Club'

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- "Love Boat" bartender Ted Lange and Wilson Phillips singer Carnie Wilson and are among this season's stars on U.S. reality TV series "Celebrity Fit Club."

Stars line up to see 'Jersey Boys'

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, actors from "The Sopranos" and three original members of the Four Seasons came out to see the new Broadway musical, "Jersey Boys."

Sopranos actor turns down no-jail deal

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- For the second time in two months, character actor Vincent Pastore has declined to accept a no-jail deal on charges he beat his girlfriend.

Pastore rejects plea deal in abuse case

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Former "Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore has rejected a plea deal in a New York domestic abuse case that would have spared him jail time if convicted.

Actor not a thug, just plays one on TV

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Hulking actor Vincent Pastore, who played "Big Pussy" on the "The Sopranos," denies beating up his petite actress girlfriend.

'Sopranos' star charged with assault

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Former "Sopranos" mobster Vincent Pastore has pleaded innocent to various New York charges stemming from an alleged domestic abuse episode.

Vincent Pastore allegedly beat fiance

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Actor Vincent Pastore, who appeared on HBO's "The Sopranos" allegedly beat up his fiance and abandoned her on a New York street.

Will Adrianna return to 'The Sopranos'?

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Drea de Matteo's character on "The Sopranos" has been killed off, but the actress is leaving the door open for her to return.

Tough guys to tell 'Shark Tale'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli and Vincent Pastore are ganging up for a new film.

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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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