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Tony Darrow (born ca. 1946) is an American actor.

Darrow was born Anthony Borgese and grew up in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Darrow had plenty of opportunity to observe would be mobsters and their attitudes while growing up in his neighborhood in Brooklyn. As a child, Tony was gifted with a great singing voice. As a teenager, he gravitated towards show business, entering and winning talent shows while working odd jobs.

After ten years of singing in nightclubs, Tony received an offer to appear in what turned out to be a cult film, Street Trash. He played a mobster in the film. Several months after Street Trash, Darrow was contacted by the famous film director Martin Scorsese. It turned out that Scorsese had seen Street Trash and wanted him to audition for a role in Goodfellas. The audition proved to be a memorable one, earning Tony a small part in the film. Tony was also in the Woody Allen films Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Deconstructing Harry, Small Time Crooks and Sweet and Lowdown.

In 1999, Darrow got a big role in Analyze This with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. The following year, he appeared in Mickey Blue Eyes with Hugh Grant, and got another big role as mobster Larry Barese in the HBO hit series The Sopranos.

More recently, Darrow starred in the independent film Lynch Mob. Darrow agreed to participate in the low-budget film because he liked the script and knew the filmmakers.

In June 2009, Darrow was charged with extortion from an incident in 2004. Along with Gambino crime family soldier Joseph "Joey Boy" Orlando and associate Giovanni Monteleone Darrow was accused of trying to strong-arm cash from a man in Monticello, New York who owed money to a loan shark.[1] Darrow plead not guilty to the charges.

On October 13, 2009, Darrow's co-defendant Joseph "Joey Boy" Orlando entered a plea of guilty to conspiring to extort money from a victim who owed Darrow money.


  1. ^ New York Daily News report on Darrow

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