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Lillo Brancato, actor

August 20, 2016

Lillo Brancato is an American Columbian Actor born on August 30th, 1976 in Bogota, Columbia. He is known for his performance as “Calogero Anello” in Robert De Niro’s 1993 directorial debut, “A Bronx Tale”. After Brancato was discovered on a beach in New York by talent scouts, he was invited to audition for “A Bronx Tale” and immediately won the part. He went on to land roles in “Crimson Tide”, “Renaissance Man”, and also won a major guest role on the 2nd season of HBO’s hit drama, “The Sopranos”, which he was on for six episodes. In December of 2005, Lillo was involved in an attempted burglary of a home in The Bronx which lead to the death of off-duty Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui, who was shot by Lillo’s accomplice, Steven Armento. Lillo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted first-degree burglary. While incarcerated, Lillo found his sobriety and not only earned his GED, but also a college degree in Business Management. He has been sober since November 18th, 2006.