Frank Pellegrino, American actor, Died at 72

Frank Pellegrino was born on July 22, 1944, and died on January 31, 2017.

He was an American actor and restaurateur.

He was born in East Harlem.

He has often acted in law and gangster-themed film and television productions.

Pellegrino was a member of an early 1960s singing group called the Holidaes.

His notable acting roles include Johnny Dio in Goodfellas, assorted appearances on Law & Order, and FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso on The Sopranos.

He was a co-owner of the restaurant Rao’s in New York City.

He was the author of Rao’s Cookbook, Rao’s Recipes from the Neighborhood and Rao’s on the Grill.

Pellegrino also produced the CD An Evening at Rao’s, featuring music from Rao’s jukebox.

He appeared in the ‘Pantaleone’s’ episode of Kitchen Nightmares, along with Gordon Ramsay.

He died due to lung cancer.

Frank Pellegrino passed away at 72 years old.