The producers of the Sopranos were sued in 2001 by the “American Italian Defense Association” for allegedly violating the Illinois Constitution’s guarantee of individual dignity.
Dan Grimaldi, who is best known for playing Patsy Parisi on “The Sopranos”, teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Kingsborough Community College, as he has degrees in mathematics, operations research and data processing.
The Sopranos creators were often contacted by the FBI and told that actual mobsters, whose conversations were picked up by wiretaps, had plenty to say about the show. They considered the show’s portrayal of the mob life so dead-on, they thought one of their own was was working on the inside.
During the heyday of The Sopranos FBI wiretaps of the real mafia revealed that the show was so realistic the real mobsters thought there was a connected guy feeding story lines for the show.
The actor who played Furio on the Sopranos once discovered a painting in a museum had been mislabeled. He bought it for $70k and it ended up being worth $10 million.
A 15 year old Lady Gaga made a cameo appearance in The Sopranos.