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Carl Capotorto
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Carl Capotorto

In addition to playing Little Paulie on HBO's The Sopranos, Carl has performed principal roles in the movies Five Corners, American Blue Note, Men of Respect, Spike Lee's Jungle Fever, and Mac (written and directed by John Turturro), as well as in short films by John Patrick Shanley, Tim Robbins, Peter MacNicol and others. He makes a brief appearance in Penny Marshall's Riding in Cars with Boys and has guest starred on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

As a writer, Carl's plays have been presented at the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (1999, 1985, 1984), Yale Repertory Theatre, the Vineyard Theater, Theater for the New City, Bowerie Lane Theater, the Actors Studio, Ensemble Studio Theater, and numerous other venues. He received a screenwriting fellowship from the Chesterfield Writers Film Project at Universal Studios and has received grants and fellowships in playwriting and screenwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Following his Albee Foundation fellowship in 1984, Carl was invited to become Foundation Secretary and personal assistant to Mr. Albee, a dual position he held until 1989.

Carl has an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts. He has been a Teaching Artist with Manhattan Theatre Club for nearly 10 years, in which capacity he conducts playwriting workshops in New York City public high schools, with a specialty in working with troubled adolescents incarcerated on Rikers Island. He is a native of the Bronx and currently lives in midtown Manhattan, three blocks away from the building in which his mother was born 82 years ago.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Carl Capotorto Facts

BirthdayJanuary 16, 1959 (65)
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.