Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on the HBO drama "The Sopranos," has died.
Vincent died peacefully on Wednesday at the age of 80, a statement from his family said.
No cause of death was given.
His manager Melissa Prophet said in a statement that Vincent “lived life on his terms, creating a dynamic and successful path in every endeavor he chose. His generosity and spirit extended beyond his family and closest friends, as he strived to promote new talent in the performing arts.”
In 1975, Vincent made his feature film acting debut in Ralph DeVito’s "Death Collector,” where he was spotted by Scorsese.
The Massachusetts-born actor made a name for himself playing tough guys opposite fellow actor Joe Pesci.
But his most memorable line was delivered in “Goodfellas.”
“Now go home and get your f---ing shine box,” his character Bill Batts tells Pesci’s character Tommy DeVito, leading to a brutal barroom whacking.
He is survived by his wife Katherine; daughters Debra and Maria; son Anthony; two grandchildren; and three siblings, Prophet said.