We are sad to report that actor Bruce MacVittie has died at the age of 65. The Sopranos and Law & Order star passed away in hospital last weekend, his grieving family confirmed Thursday.
MacVittie’s wife Carol Ochs confirmed his death to the New York Times, stating that he died of an unknown cause at a hospital in New York City on May 7th. Bruce starred in films such as Million Dollar Baby and playing Danny Scalercio on The Sopranos.
Bruce also had roles in As The World Turns, Sex and the City, Miami Vice, The Stand, L.A. Law, Oz, and many other TV shows. However, MacVittie was also an accomplished theater actor who had worked with the likes of Al Pacino on Broadway and in the West End.
Born in Providence, RI in 1956, the thespian began while acting in high school, later attending Boston University and studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1976. He moved to New York City to pursue his dream of acting in 1979.
After moving to New York, he began working at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in Edward Allen Baker’s ‘Prairie Avenue’ just a year later. The actor made his final appearance on television starring in a 2021 episode of Law & Order: SVU. He is survived by his wife and his daughter Sophia.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.