Sopranos Actor Paroled in Cop Killing

Lillo Brancato Jr. during Johnnie Walker Toasts The 200th Birthday of Founder John Walker At An Exclusive Celebration at Skylight Studios in New York City, New York, United States.
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Lillo Brancato Jr., the actor best known for his roles in A Bronx Tale and The Sopranos, was released from prison today after serving less than five years for his role in a botched robbery that left an off-duty officer dead. Brancato was the subject of Steve Fishman’s story “The Lost Soprano” in a 2006 issue of New York. At the time, he said he planned to make a movie about his life when free. “In a way, I’m glad I went through this stuff,” he explained, “because I can capture it on film and would know how to do it.”