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An Interview with Vincent Pastore

Vincent Pastore

Vincent Pastore played the character of Big Pussy Salvatore Bompensiero in the first three season of The Sopranos.  

Vincent Pastore

 

Big Pussy was truly Tony Soprano's (James Gandolfini) best friend until............after a fitful night digesting some Indian Cuisine, Tony decided to do some investigating of his own about the murmurings of the possibility that Big Pussy had betrayed Tony's trust by cooperating with the FBI.

 

Vincent Patore.

 

I recently ran into Vincent Pastore, the talented actor who played this character and got a opportunity to ask him a few questions with some help from my buddy Stu from Stu Cazzo.com

What day is your Birthday?   
July 14, 1946
 
You have not always been an actor, acting for you is something that come to you later
 in life.    What other unusual jobs have you held in the past?
I was an owner of Night Clubs from 1967 thru 1987
A Limo Driver
A Truck Driver
A UPS Driver
And also was a disc Jockey in Night Clubs from 1967 thru 1987 
 
In your acting career, what roles do you find most challenging?
The roles I find challenging are those that allow me to stretch. I also enjoy playing characters that I normally would be cast in.


Vincent Pastore and Tony Ray RossiVincent Pastore and Tony Ray Rossi who was also on 
The Sopranos. Tony Ray Rossi 
played the character of Fred Peters, who 
Tony Soprano Killed in season 1.
 
 
 
Return To Sleepaway Camp, Kids can be so mean
A Horror film
 
What character did you play?
Owner of the camp
 
The Cookout
This was with Queen Latifah
 
What character did you play?
The Shitman
 
You are presently working on “Return To Sleepaway Camp
 and being filmed in Pennsylvania, are you starting to get attached to the area
 
I really like the area and I am considering purchasing some property up in the area.
 
You have acted on “One Life to Live” has that made you a fan of daytime soap operas? 
 
Yes, I’ve been getting fan mail about these appearances.
 
You’ve done film, television series and also appeared with Maureen Van Zandt 
in theatrical productions, which do you find most rewarding?
 
Theatre and The Sopranos
 
You’ve also appeared in the NBC program “Ed”, do you find that cities in 
North Jersey receptive to motion picture production?
 
Yes, very much
 
What do you enjoy about filming in the State of New Jersey?
 
There’s lots to see and plenty of work there, especially with The Sopranos and This Thing of Ours,
which recently opened in theatres.
 
They are proposing a huge motion picture production complex in Secaucus, New Jersey, 
do you feel this is a good idea, considering the vast numbers of available talent, that reside 
in the metropolitan area?
 
Yes
 
Do you have any pets?
 
No
 
What is in your future?
 
Lots of work and enjoying my life
 
What charities are you involved in?
 
Dennis Leary Firefighters Foundation
Heartshare w/Tony Darrow’s fundraiser
Easter Seals w/Tony Darrow fundraiser
Sunday, November 2

At the Legendary Stone Pony    

The Fourth Annual Light of Day Concert 

to Benefit the Parkinson's Disease Foundation

with Gary U.S. Bonds, John Eddie, Dan Bern, Highway 9, Jesse Malin, 
Garland Jeffreys (acoustic), Marah (acoustic) and more
 
I had some help from my buddy at StuCazzo.com
Questions for Vincent Pastore from StuCazzo.com:
 
I see you with a cigar now and then in different television and movie roles.
 Do you really smoke cigars, and how often?
 
Yes, once in a while, you see more in film with cigars than in real life
 
 Are you still promoting Don Diego Players Club?         
 
No
 
I loved your role in "Two Family House". What is the favorite role out 
of all of the ones that you've played?
 
Angelo Ruggiero in “Gotti”

 

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