May 18, 2006

Gay Vito, Observed

The New York Observer this week ran a story on Joseph P. Gannascoli, the actor who plays closeted mobster Vito on "The Sopranos," telling the story of what it's like for him going through life as the "Gay Soprano." Which would be quite interesting, if I hadn't already heard all the same stories 25 times already.

I don't think there's a bigger media whore among actors than Gannascoli. There's not a single radio show, AM or FM, that I listen to that hasn't had him on as a guest at least twice, and interviews with him in newspapers are ubiquitous too. It's hard to blame Gannascoli, since he's clearly striking while the iron is hot, knowing he's not likely to have much of a successful post-"Sopranos" career. But that doesn't change that he's really not all that funny, interesting, or compelling.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 18, 2006 04:38 PM
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