Paul Herman, famous for his roles in classic mob movies passed away at the age of 76. Herman appeared in movies such as Goodfellas, Once Upon a Time in America and The Irishman. Paul Herman breathed his last on Tuesday.

Paul Herman is best known for his portrayal of club owner Peter “Beansie” Gaeta in The Sopranos. His death was announced on Instagram by Sopranos co-star Michael Imperioli. The cause of death has not been disclosed. His day of birth and day of death coincide, March 29.

Friends and co-stars took to social media today to remember Herman. Sopranos co-star Michael Imperioli was the first to announce of his passing. “Our friend and colleague Paul Herman has passed away,” Imperioli wrote. “Paulie was just a great dude. A first class storyteller and raconteur and one hell of an actor. Goodfellas, Once Upon a Time in America, The Irishman and of course The Sopranos are some highlights.”

Micheal Imperioli were quite close to each other. Imperioli mentioned, “Paulie lived around the corner from me the last few years and i am glad we got to spend some time together before he left us. I’ll miss him.” The Sopranos star extended his support to Herman’s family in this difficult time, “Lots of love to his family, friends and our community of actors and filmmakers.”


After the Sopranos, Herman recurred on the HBO series Entourage from 2004-10. He played the role of “Marvin”, the accountant of main character “Vince Chase.” Besides the HBO series, Herman has numerous acting credits from the big screen. He has acted in Once Upon a Time in America, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Cotton Club, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Silver Linings Playbook and many more. He appeared in TV shows like Miami Vice, Spencer For Hire and The Equalizer. RIP Paul Herman 1946 – 2022.

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