Greg Antonacci

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Greg Antonacci
Born Gregory Gerald Antonacci
(1947-02-02)February 2, 1947
Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died September 20, 2017(2017-09-20) (aged 70)[1]
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Occupation Television actor, director, producer, writer
Years active 1970–2017
Spouse(s) Annie Potts
(m. 1978; div. 1980)

Lynda Costanzo
(m. 1981–??)
Children 1

Gregory Gerald Antonacci (February 2, 1947 – September 20, 2017) was an American television actor, director, producer and writer. He is best known for portraying Johnny Torrio in Boardwalk Empire in all of the seasons from 2010 to 2014,[2] and as Phil Leotardo's right-hand man, Butch DeConcini, in The Sopranos, from 2006 to the season finale in 2007.[3]

Life and career

Antonacci was born in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. As a director, producer and writer, he worked on a number of television series, namely Busting Loose, Brothers, The Tortellis, Perfect Strangers, The Royal Family, The John Larroquette Show, Herman's Head, It's a Living, Soap, and other series.[4]

As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles as Vinnie Morabito on Busting Loose, Tony Manucci on Makin' It, Butch DeConcini on The Sopranos and Johnny Torrio on Boardwalk Empire.[5] In 1976 he played the role of Hector in "A Nun's Story" and "Good Time Girls" the 4th episode of the 1st season, and 8th episode of the 2nd season of the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. In 2013 he also made an uncredited appearance as a New York mobster in the film The Family.


In 1978, Antonacci married actress and Golden Globe nominee Annie Potts, they divorced in 1980.[6] In 1981, he married actress Lynda Costanzo; they have one child.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Gregory G. Antonacci". Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky goes on offense in mob war". The Los Angeles Times. September 14, 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Actor Frank Vincent, Who Portrayed Mobsters In 'Goodfellas' And 'The Sopranos,' Dies". NPR. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "Greg Antonacci credits". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Greg Antonacci Movies & TV". The New York Times. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Annie Potts". IMDB. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 

External links

  • Greg Antonacci on IMDb
  • Greg Antonacci aka Johnny Torrio in HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' at the NYC premiere 09/15/10 on YouTube

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