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Arthur J. Nascarella

Arthur J. Nascarella

Arthur J. Nascarella (born November 18, 1944) is an American actor who has appeared in dozens of films, most often playing a mobster or police officer. Among his notable film credits include a corrupt cop in Cop Land (1997), the hypocritical ambulance Captain Barney in Martin Scorsese's film Bringing Out The Dead (1999) and fed-up casino boss, Nicky "Fingers" Bonnatto in The Cooler (2003). He's played roles in the Spike Lee films New Jersey Drive (1995), Clockers (1995), He Got Game (1998), Summer of Sam (1999) and BlacKkKlansman (2018). He also appeared and played roles in the films A Brooklyn State of Mind (1997), Witness to the Mob (1998), Happiness (1998), 54 (1998), Enemy of the State (1998), Knockaround Guys (2001), WiseGirls (2002), Jersey Guy (2003), Running Scared (2006), World Trade Center (2006), Yonkers Joe (2008), and Solitary Man (2009). Nascarella played the fictional mobster and caporegime Carlo Gervasi in the hit television series The Sopranos. He also had a small part as the yacht-owning bootlegger Louie Gavotte in the 2001 USA Network television film After the Storm. He currently appears on the Showtime series Billions as a local pizza shop owner. Before he became an actor, Nascarella was a 21-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. He also served eight years in the United States Marine Corps.
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