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40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos

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Steve Van Zandt was in The E Street Band before being cast on the show

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Before Van Zandt was cast as mobster Silvio Dante, he had a very different career! He was a musician, best known for being part of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band. He had left the band a brief time before being on The Sopranos and released five of his own albums. Though, he admits, his preoccupation with politics in his music tanked his career a bit! Chase recalled Van Zandt’s face always grabbing him on the cover of Springsteen and E Street Band albums and he just knew the guy had to be in his show. Despite having no previous acting experience, Van Zandt became one of the most memorable parts of The Sopranos!

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