Joe Gannascoli is an experienced actor, chef and culinary entrepreneur. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and became a professional chef at 24. Following attempt at starting an acting career, he opened a restaurant in Bay Ridge, where he eventually became a "food fence," moving stolen goods through his restaurant to pay off gambling debts. Joe recently garnered critical accolades as well as major media spotlight for his portrayal of Vito Spatafore (aka "Gay Vito") on the massively successful HBO series The Sopranos. He is here today to talk about his appearance at The New Jersey State Fair.
Podcast Date: 6/26/2007