Gannascoli, Joseph R. 1959–

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Gannascoli, Joseph R. 1959–

(Joey G, Joe Ganiscoli, Joe Gannascoli, JosephGannascoli)


Born February 15, 1959, in Brooklyn, NY; married Diana Benincasa, June 11, 2005. Education: Studied communications at St. Johns University; studied acting withBob Patterson.

Career: Actor. Soup As Art, Brooklyn, NY, owner and operator; also worked as a chef in Boston, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by anensemble in a drama series, 2007, for The Sopranos.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Guy who walks downstairs at Paulie's House, Goodfellas (also known as GoodFellas), Warner Bros., 1990.

Charlie DiSalvo, Money for Nothing, Buena Vista,1993.

Security guard, Ed Wood, Buena Vista, 1994.

Eddie, Submission (short), 1995.

Carnival attendant, Never Talk to Strangers (also known as L'Inconnu and Spiel mit dem feuer), TriStar, 1995.

Guard at hospital, Basquiat (also known as Build a Fort, Set It on Fire), Miramax, 1996.

(Uncredited) Rocco, The Funeral, October Films, 1996.

Frankie, 976–WISH (short), 1997.

Gino Calabrese, Blowfish, 1997.

Paramedic, Blunt, 1998.

Burly guy, On the Run (also known as Em Fuga and On the Run), Phaedra Cinema, 1999.

Jimmy, Gina's doorman, Mickey Blue Eyes, Warner Bros., 1999.

Counter guy, Two Family House, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Trader the Hut, The Kings of Brooklyn, 2004.

(As Joe Ganiscoli) Abner Hunnicutt, Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits (also known as Meet the Mobsters), Epic Pictures Group, 2005.

(As Joe Gannascoli) Giusuppe Primavera, Beer League (also known as Artie Lange's "Beer League"), Echo Bridge Entertainment, 2006.

Dog's Life, Singa Home Entertainment, 2006.

(As Joseph Gannascoli) Mr. Acara, College Road Trip, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture, 2008.

Franki D'Onofrio, Corrado, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Vito Spatafore, The Sopranos, HBO, 1999–2006.

Celebrity Fit Club, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As Joseph Gannascoli) TV Road Trip: New York, Travel Channel, 2003.

Best Year Ever, VH1, 2004.

Host, Dinner with the FoodFellas, 2006.

HBO" The Making of "The Sopranos: Road to Respect," HBO, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Artie Baldo, "Everybody Loves Raimondo's," Law & Order, NBC, 2004.

(Uncredited) Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2006.

"Artie Drunk in Vegas," Howard Stern on Demand (also known as Howard TV on Demand), 2006.

(As Joey G) "Joey G Phoner/Live," Howard Stern on Demand (also known as Howard TV on Demand),2006.

(As Joey G) "Jen Steele," Howard Stern on Demand (also known as Howard TV on Demand), 2006.


Video Games:

Voice of Vito Spatafore, "The Sopranos" : Road to Respect, THQ, 2006.



(With Allen C. Kupfer) A Meal to Die For: A CulinaryNovel of Crime, St. Martin's Press, 2006.