: Played Johnny in "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" by Terrence McNally
(Belasco Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).
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My real fear playing Ralphie in The Sopranos was that I would be typescast. Luckily, like Jimmy Gandolfini, I was able to get plenty of other work - Bad Boys 2 and Daredevil in particular. But in a way, Ralphie encouraged me to do more, to ensure he didn't define me. That's why I did Frankie & Johnny on Broadway and, to be honest, it's why I took the role in The Handler - to show my fanbase that ...
Keen wine buff. On a recent episode of Jon Favreau
's Dinner for Five
(2001) on IFC, he was choosing the wine, inquiring about a '97 Ornellaia before settling on a '79 Tignanello. When the wine was presented to him for tasting, he picked up that it was corked and asked the sommelier to taste it himself, and the sommelier concurred.
Almost always seen wearing a cap, even in some of his movie roles