Frank Vincent, had roles in 'The Sopranos,' 'Goodfellas', dies at 78

Danny Woods
September 14, 2017

Frank Vincent, a veteran actor known for his mobster roles in "The Sopranos" and "Goodfellas" has reportedly died.

The actor is best known for his role as Phil Leotardo, the nemesis of Tony Soprano in The Sopranos. Vincent then acted in Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull", which sparked the first of many collaborations between Vincent, Pesci, and De Niro including "Goodfellas" and "Casino". "Another devastating loss - my close friend and colleague of 30 years Frank Vincent has left us", Gallagher wrote.

Vincent suffered a heart attack last week and underwent open heart surgery at a New Jersey hospital Wednesday.

Vincent with Danny De Vito in the 2005 classic'Casino
Vincent with Danny De Vito in the 2005 classic'Casino

Among his many credits, Vincent appeared in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever and played a detective in the 2008 indie The Tested.

Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusettes and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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