John Fiore

Hailing from Somerville, Massachusetts, Italian-American John Fiore is an actor, as well as an award-winning producer. His major roles include Detective Tony Profaci on over 50 episodes of the long running crime drama series "Law & Order" and Gigi Cestone in the early seasons of the mafia family drama, "The Sopranos." He began his career in small parts in 1980s romantic comedies like "One Crazy Summer," which starred John Cusack, and "Mystic Pizza," which featured a then largely unknown actress named Julia Roberts. Fiore was cast on "Law & Order" in 1990; he went on to play the role of Profaci intermittently for eight years, while appearing in feature films like the revenge thriller " Distant Justice" and the serial killer drama "In Dreams." In 2001 he landed the part of Gigi Cestone, a defector to Tony Soprano's crew in the smash HBO series "The Sopranos." In 2005 he produced and starred in "Meet the Mobsters," also known as " Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits" as Johnny Slade, a down-on-his-luck lounge singer. His work on the film won him an award for Best Feature Film at the Plymouth Independent Film Festival in 2006. Since then he has won recurring roles on television on the daytime soap opera "Guiding Light" and in the daring Showtime drama "Brotherhood," and in low-profile films like the mafia drama "Bad Ass" and therapy-centric romance "The Broken Hearts Club."