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Steve Schirripa

Steven Ralph "Steve" Schirripa ( /ʃɨˈriːpə/, Italian pronunciation: [skirˈripa]; born September 3, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, and author. He is best known for playing Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos. Schirripa is currently the host of Nothing Personal, a regular cast member of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and the voice of Roberto in the Open Season franchise. Schirripa has also done commercials for Lamisal and Dicks Sporting Goods. Schirripa was born Steven Ralph Schirripa in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York. His father Ralph was an Italian American. His grandparents Ilario Schirripa and Maria Capacci came from Riace, Italy and his mother is Jewish. He was educated at Brooklyn College. While working in Las Vegas, Schirripa landed a role as an uncredited extra in the Martin Scorsese classic Casino. He played a customer at the bar in the infamous scene when Joe Pesci's character angrily stabs a man with a pen. After this, Schirripa decided that he wanted to become an actor. He had several minor roles in movies, including The Runner (1999) and Joe Dirt. His breakthrough role was in The Sopranos (2000), playing Tony

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