American actor, producer, author, and voice artist who is well-known for portraying Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos and Detective Anthony Abetemarco on Blue Bloods.
Steve Schirripa entered this world on September 3, 1957, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the United States. As of 2019, his age is 62 years old while his horoscope is Virgo. Generally, he celebrates his birthday on August 1.
He is the son of Ralph Schirripa (father ) Italian American and his mother Lorraine Schirripa of Jewish descent. Similarly, he is the grandson of Ilario Schirripa and Maria Capacci, both from Riace, Italy.
Steve holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity (American- Italian-Jewish). He has a height of 6 feet. His hair color is black and eyes color is brown. Similarly, he is also active on Twitter and Facebook.
Steve started his professional career as an entertainment director of the Riviera Hotel and Casino. The actor had an appearance in a small role in comedy specials by Drew Carey and Kevin Pollak, among other comedians. However, that role led him to the uncredited extra role in Martin Scorsese’s Casino.
Similarly, he portrayed a small role as a customer at the bar when Joe Pesci’s character angrily stabs a man with a pen. Then he decided to become an actor. In movies, he played small roles The Runner in 1999 and Joe Dirt. Similarly, Steve got his first breakthrough role in The Sopranos in 2000, playing the role of Tony Soprano’s mobster brother-in-law Bobby Baccalieri for five seasons. He only wore a fat suit to fit the role for the first two seasons.
The actor has appearances in many Tv shows which includes Angel, Casino Cinema, Columbo, Star Trek: Enterprise, Hollywood Squares, Joey, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, My Wife and Kids, Ed, Jeopardy!, George Lopez, Tim, and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and The King of Queens.
He also appeared on the game show Million Dollar Password on CBS’s. Similarly, he made his presence in another game show Pyramid. He also frequently appeared on the Don Imus radio program. Steve started to make appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, on Spike TV, siding with Team 3D as their cousin in their ongoing battle against The Latin American Xchange in February 2007.
Similarly, he appeared on, The Podge and Rodge Show on October 30, 2007. He also appeared as a celebrity judges for “Steve the Judgmental Bastard” on The Tonight Show. He played the role as s Leo Boykewick, Ben’s dad in the ABC Family show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager from 2008 to 2012.
Similarly, he also played a cameo role alongside fellow Sopranos actor Frank Vincent in Stargate Atlantis episode “Vegas” in 2009. The actor has appeared more than 40 times as a guest and as a correspondent on the Tonight Show.
TV Career After 2011
Steve in between 2001 to 2012 hosted or narrated television true-crime series Nothing Personal. The show premiered in the US on Investigation Discovery and in the UK on History.
Similarly, he also hosted a show called Karma’s a B*tch!, for Investigation Discovery. It is all about dramatized stories of people who seek revenge on someone they believe did them wrong.
In 2013, he played in a short film as a Sonny Rosselli in A Poet Long Ago, written by Pete Hamill and directed by Bob Giraldi. Similarly, he joined ABC series Black Box in 2014 as a voice actor.
He played the role of Det. Anthony Abetemarco, an investigator who works with assistant district attorney Erin Reagan on the CBS series Blue Bloods in the year 2015.
Similarly, the actor appeared in a segment on John Oliver’s satirical news show Last Week Tonight in July 2017.
His acting often portrayed “goombas” for stereotypical Italian-American tough guys denoting connections to the Mafia. Similarly, Steve wrote a series of books starting with A Goomba’s Guide to Life in 2002. He also co-authored with Charles Fleming in 2003 with The Goomba’s Book of Love.
Steve and Fleming collaborated on two book story about Nicky Deuce, a suburban teenager who is sent to visit his grandparents in Brooklyn.
Who is Steve Schirripa Wife?
Steve Schirripa is a married man. He married his wife Laura Lemos. The couple married on April 22, 1989. No details information on his wife available in the media.
From their relationship, the duo welcomed two kids, both daughters Bria and Ciara but their birth of date is missing.
What is Steve Schirripa Net Worth
The actor Steve Schirripa has a net worth of $6 million. His prime source of income is his acting career. Moreover, he has appeared in many Tv shows and movies.