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Vincent Curatola (Italian: [kuˈraːtola]; born August 16, 1953) is an American actor and writer. Curatola's best-known role is that of the cold, calculating, chain smoking Johnny Sack from the HBO drama, The Sopranos. He is also a singer and has appeared onstage several times with the rock band Chicago.

Vincent Curatola
Born (1953-08-16) August 16, 1953 (age 66)
OccupationActor, writer, singer
Years active1991–present

Personal lifeEdit

Curatola was born in and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, where his boyhood paper route allowed him to meet many performers.[1] By 2007, he had moved to Saddle River, New Jersey.[2]


In 2009, Curatola was named to the Gaming, Sports and Entertainment subcommittee transition team of then Governor-elect Chris Christie of New Jersey.[3]


Year Film Role Other notes
1995 Dearly Beloved Francis Leone Short film
1996 Gotti Associate N/A
2000 Hot Ice N/A N/A
2003 I Am Woody Dr. Weeble Short film
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest Dr. Platter N/A
2005 The Signs of the Cross N/A N/A
Meet the Mobsters Mr. Samantha N/A
Fun with Dick and Jane Dick's Neighbor (uncredited role)
2007 Made in Brooklyn Judge/State trooper N/A
2009 The Hungry Ghosts Nicky Z N/A
Frame of Mind Lt. John Mangione N/A
Karma, Confessions and Holi Asa Taft N/A
2012 Killing Them Softly Johnny Amato N/A
2016 Patriots Day Mayor Thomas Menino N/A
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Exiled: A Law & Order Movie Detective No. 1 TV movie
1991, 2000 Law & Order Court Clerk
Joey Dantoni, Sr.
2 episodes
19992007 The Sopranos John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni 33 episodes
2004 Third Watch Anthony Boscorelli 4 episodes
2009 Life on Mars Anthony Nunzio 1 episode
Monk Jimmy Barlowe 1 episode
20092017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Marv Sulloway/Judge Al Bertuccio 5 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Anthony "Blev" Blevvins 1 episode
2012 Person of Interest Zambrano 1 episode
2013 Nicky Deuce Paulie TV movie
20132014 The Good Wife Judge Thomas Politi 5 episodes
2014 Elementary Theodore "Big Teddy" Ferrara 1 episode
Blue Bloods Chief Norm Valenti 1 episode
2016 The Blacklist Danny Vacarro 1 episode

Awards and nominationsEdit

Screen Actors Guild Award

  • 2002: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" – The Sopranos
  • 2004: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" – The Sopranos


  1. ^ Vince Curatola as Johnny "Sack" Sacramoni (archive), The Sopranos. Accessed December 15, 2007. "He was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, as a child his paper route customers included several actors and entertainers who influenced his love for the arts. He attended the Richard Castellano (The Godfather. The Super) film school run by Richard's widow Ardell Sheridan."
  2. ^ McMenamin, Jessica. "All Due Respect; 'This thing of ours.' The phrase is a hushed acknowledgment, a hedge against uninvited ears. In 1999, an invitation was extended, and people around the world began a tutorial on the inner workings of an alleged waste-management firm in northern New Jersey. Eight years later, millions of people salt their vocabularies with phrases from their weekly sit-down with The Sopranos. And it's all because a Jersey guy's mom was driving him nuts.", New Jersey Monthly, December 21, 2007. Accessed September 30, 2015. "'I don't think there's one of us who thinks that all of this is real,' says Vince Curatola. The Englewood native, who recently moved to Saddle River, plays John 'Johnny Sack' Sacramoni, the head of the New York City Mob."
  3. ^ Vince Curatola, Al Leiter on Christie transition team Capitol Quickies, Asbury Park Press blog, November 25, 2009. Accessed January 20, 2010.

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