40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
Anthony Borgese was an active mafia member while on the show
Borgese (his acting name is “Tony Darrow”) played mobster Larry Barese throughout the entirety of The Sopranos. He also played “mob types” in movies and TV shows before he was on the beloved drama. Turns out he was so good at acting like a thug because he actually was one! During his time on the show, he was working with the Gambino crime family actively. He was convicted in 2009 of extortion from a crime committed in 2004 — when The Sopranos was still airing! He has continued acting, though, and — you guessed it — he’s still playing gangsters!