Sopranos Federico Castelluccio Describes His Furio Giunta Audition, James Gandolfini, Robert De Niro

The Premium Pete Show is extra special, Pete sits down with SOPRANOS Legend, Federico Castelluccio AKA Furio Giunta! YouTube Tips ⓘ

Federico Castelluccio was born in Naples, Italy and moved with his family to Paterson, New Jersey at age 3. Before he became an actor, he was a visual artist. In 1982, Castelluccio was awarded a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he earned a BFA in painting and media arts. Prior to winning the scholarship, he received an opportunity to create a painting for actor George Burns.

Sopranos in Naples

“You can’t fake Italy. It’s 2,000 years.”

— Federico Castelluccio

Castelluccio began playing the part of Furio Giunta on the HBO series The Sopranos in 2000 and continued until 2002.