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No Wonder He Looked Familiar

From Fox News:

That was Journey lead singer Steve Perry who played the ostensible hitman in the last scene of "The Sopranos." While his record, "Don't Stop Believing" was playing, it was Perry who entered the diner, sat at the counter, and then visited the men's room. A nice touch.

Update: Commenter Matt says Fox News got it wrong, that is was another guy who played that part.

Comments (7)

That's pretty cool - good f... (Below threshold)

That's pretty cool - good for Steve.

Another tidbit about "Don't Stop Believin'": it was the theme song for my Chicago White Sox during their successful run for the World Series championship, and Steve sang at the team's huge tickertape victory parade in Chicago's Loop!

You should check your facts... (Below threshold)

You should check your facts a little rigorously before posting, Kim. It's been written about for days now that that the guy-at-the-counter-who-then-goes-to-the-bathroom in the Sopranos last episode is Paolo Colandrea, a pizza shop owner, not Steve Perry.


Sorry, no. Where do these ... (Below threshold)

Sorry, no. Where do these rumors get started???

He was a pizza-shop owner from suburban Philadelphia:


In fact, if you're interest... (Below threshold)

In fact, if you're interested, here's a podcast from Philly radio host Michael Smerconish interviewing the guy:


Wow! Listen to the Smercon... (Below threshold)

Wow! Listen to the Smerconish interview... It puts the ending in a whole new light!

No, no, no, it was not Stev... (Below threshold)

No, no, no, it was not Steve Perry as you describe.

It was a bona fide, honest-to-goodness Italian local guy who owns and operates a pizza parlor.

This from among a multitude of articles about this guy:

...Paolo Colandrea, a 47-year-old owner of a pizza joint in Penndel, Pa., played the mysterious man wearing a Member's Only jacket sitting at the bar. He was shown going to the bathroom _ a way station of assassination to fans of "The Godfather."

When a relative of Colandrea's picked up the phone at his pizza shop, he exclaimed: "You're trying to get in touch with him? Everyone's trying to get in touch with him!"

But if Colandrea's character was there to kill Tony Soprano, the actor who played him isn't saying.

"I do have an idea, but I cannot really talk," Colandrea said Monday. "I have papers signed that I can't make any comments on that."

Colandrea, who was born in Naples, auditioned for the role after a casting agent stopped for a bite at his shop...

Hello! Good Site! Thanks yo... (Below threshold)

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