Paul Sorvino, was an imposing actor known for portraying crooks and cops

Paul Sorvino was a mainstay in movies and television

Paul's genuine hobbies, he would frequently claim, were poetry, painting, and opera

Paul Sorvino was born in Brooklyn in 1939

His mother taught piano & his father worked as a foreman in a robe factory

In 1964, he made his Broadway debut in "Bajour,"

Paul Sorvino died at age of 83 in United States

Sorvino had a standout supporting role in  Oscar-nominated movie A Touch of Class

Publicist Roger Neal made the announcement of Paul's Death

Sorvino was musically inclined from a young age