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John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia

Actor/restaurateur

Born - 24 May 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died - 21 November 2015

Tubby, bespectacled, happy-looking cameo actor, a restaurateur and boxing promoter who turned to acting in his forties, and played Brooklynese characters, most notably Albie Cianfione in TV's The Sopranos. Sometimes called 'the Mayor of little Italy', Ciarcia's films included China Girl (1987), GoodFellas (1990), Hoffa (1992), Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994), The Funeral (1996), A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998), It Had to Be You (2000), Death to Smoochy (2002), Million Dollar Baby (2004), They're Just My Friends (2006), Grand Slammed (2009), Spy (2011), Miami or Bust (2014), Good Friday (2016) and All Mobbed Up (2016), his last.