Joseph Gannascoli: Sopranos Actor

June 18, 2010

Sopranos actor Joseph Gannascoli has found himself in the limelight again but not in a good way. I have all the information on this latest incident involving Joseph plus you can learn all about him which of course includes some pictures and a video from his days on the hit mob TV show!

Joseph Gannascoli

Actor Joseph Gannascoli of Sopranos fame got busted for a DUI on Friday morning, drinking and driving not a good thing Joseph. According to E! Online Gannascoli was driving his car along a boulevard in Tampa when cops pulled him over around 2:45 am after he drifted into the other lane. He was given a field sobriety test, which he clearly failed as the police say he blew a .111 on the trusty Breathalyzer. In Florida the legal limit is a .08, oh yeah he was drunk. He was taken into custody then charged with a DUI.

The 51 year old Brooklyn, New York born and raised Gannascoli is certainly best known for playing Vito Spatafore the mob guy with a big secret on the hit HBO show, you know what one I am talking about. Although his acting seems to be his claim to fame so to speak, Joseph’s talents go way beyond just that. He has amazing culinary skills which led him to open his own restaurant, Soup As Art Restaurant which is located in Brooklyn. His love of food is also what led him to have his own brand of pasta, Sauce Boss, as well as a line of spices which can be found in the New York supermarket King Kullen. I have actually tried his line of pasta and it is really good. Gannascoli is also a writer, his crime novel A Meal To Die For, which he has said was loosely based on his life was published in 2006. I told you he is like a jack of all trades.

His other acting credits include being on the big screen in hit films like Blowfish, Mickey Blue Eyes and Ed Wood to name a few. His small screen roles include Law & Order and of course the show that made him famous. Plus he has appeared on shows like Celebrity Fit Club and Dinner With Food Fellas as himself.

Gannascoli has been married to Diana Gannascoli since 2005. The couple has one child daughter Viviana.

Joseph Gannascoli is an actor from the Sopranos. He may be in hot water with the law now for his DUI but he has had an amazing career in acting, writing and well food. Don’t forget to heck out the below interview with Joseph

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Photos: James/PNP

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