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During the early years while I was acting, I even had a love child. So I have six kids, at least. We're all very close.
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Every actor dreams of a great role to do, whether it be Hamlet or a great film role.
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For TV I don't think I could have gotten a better part than Uncle Junior because of the intimacy of the character based on David Chase's brilliant writing.
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Growing up in a very demonstrative kind of culture, Italian-Americans would sing a lot, and I think my grandfather, singing out the window, probably had the greatest influence in my life.
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I don't like the way Uncle Junior dresses. He loves it.
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I enjoyed my grandparents very much. My mother and father would always allow me to stay with them.
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I had given up the acting to be a schoolteacher, but I just couldn't handle it, it was too much pressure. I couldn't handle the bureaucracy.
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I had no idea what they were saying in Italian as a child, they spoke too quickly on the radio. But I realized that language was very funny.
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I had to audition for the part of Jnior, and I wanted the role terribly because I knew it was a great character. This guy is a wonderful, funny, mean old guy.
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I think Pirandello had something to say to people about what truth really is.
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I tried to become a family man. I got married, but it didn't work out. After 22 months we got an annulment. Then I married an Italian girl, which resulted in an immediate annulment. I had two annulments by the time I was 23.
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I was on the bus with Pop, going to lay brick. There was a newspaper lying on the seat, advertising for singers. I loved to sing as a child.
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I went on tour in the play H.M.S. Pinafore.
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I went to Brooklyn College and met this beautiful Jewish girl named Merle, with dark hair, exotic looking and brilliant. So we got married and had three children.
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I would never want to hurt anybody.
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I'm a Pisces. Pisces are like water washing up on the beach; it takes a lot to get it to inundate people. But like the tide, the emotions are very strong.
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I'm the kind of guy, when the marriage is breaking up, who doesn't want to yell in front of the kids. So I left, but it was very hard.
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I've always wanted to play Don Quixote in some way. It's a great role. I think the idealism of the man shows that hope that we have in the human breast to achieve something.
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If you get involved with Uncle Junior's business, he'll have you killed if it's going to take money away from him. That's very far from me.
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My father was an American who could cuss in Italian and make an aria out of it. It was wonderful to watch. But then again, he was a Gemini. I believe in that stuff.
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One of my favorite Sopranos memories is working with a great actress, who unfortunately has passed away, Nancy Marchand. She's number one.
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The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.
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The radio was my big influence. Comedy came from the instinctual feel I had for language.
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There is a lot of me in Uncle Junior.
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They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me.
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Uncle Junior is a criminal, which makes him a villain, so it makes people want to watch him. My whole life as an actor has been preparing for something like this.
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When I started really singing I was 17, 18 years old. I used to go around trying to be a singer in the Bronx. My knees would shake but I learned by doing.
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