Arthur J. Nascarella

Arthur J. Nascarella
Nascarella in 2012
Born (1944-11-18) November 18, 1944 (age 78)
Other namesArthur Nascarella, Arthur Valero
Years active1994–present

Arthur J. Nascarella (born November 18, 1944) is an American actor who has appeared in dozens of films, most often playing a mobster or police officer. Among his notable film credits include a corrupt cop in Cop Land (1997), the hypocritical ambulance Captain Barney in Martin Scorsese's film Bringing Out The Dead (1999) and fed-up casino boss, Nicky "Fingers" Bonnatto in The Cooler (2003). He is perhaps best known for playing the fictional mobster and caporegime Carlo Gervasi in the hit television series The Sopranos. He appeared in 28 episodes from 2002 to 2007.


Nascarella served eight years in the United States Marine Corps, and was a member of the New York City Police Department for 21 years.

He's played roles in the Spike Lee films New Jersey Drive (1995), Clockers (1995), He Got Game (1998), Summer of Sam (1999) and BlacKkKlansman (2018). He also appeared and played roles in the films A Brooklyn State of Mind (1997), Witness to the Mob (1998), Happiness (1998), 54 (1998), Enemy of the State (1998), Knockaround Guys (2001), WiseGirls (2002), Jersey Guy (2003), The Cooler (2003), Running Scared (2006), World Trade Center (2006), Yonkers Joe (2008), and Solitary Man (2009).

He also had a small part as the yacht-owning bootlegger Louie Gavotte in the 2001 USA Network television film After the Storm. He appears on the Showtime series Billions as a local pizza shop owner named Bruno.




Year Title Role Notes
1993 Hu xue tu long zhi hong tian xian jing FBI director
1994 Minges Alley Caesar Falvo
1994 The Ref State Trooper
1994 Hand Gun Police Sergeant
1994 Who Do I Gotta Kill? Distraught Wiseguy
1995 New Jersey Drive Mr. Chop Shop
1995 Closer to Home Bartender
1995 Clockers Bartucci
1995 Pictures of Baby Jane Doe Bianchi
1996 Girl 6 Boss #2
1996 No Exit Jimmy 'Cabs'
1997 Grind Factory Foreman
1997 A Brother's Kiss Lex's Father
1997 Fall Anthony the Maitre D'
1997 A Gun for Jennifer Lt. Rizzo
1997 Cop Land Frank Lagonda
1998 A Brooklyn State of Mind Building Inspector
1998 He Got Game Coach Cincotta
1998 Happiness Detective Berman
1998 Harvest DEA Agent
1998 54 IRS Agent
1998 Above Freezing Khaleel
1998 Enemy of the State Frankie
1998 Shock Television Det. John Rizzo
1999 On the Run Irwin
1999 Summer of Sam Marlo
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Captain Barney
2000 Raindrops Dr. Waters
2000 Bamboozled Police Chief
2001 Mourning Glory Joey Fanelli
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Tom
2001 Knockaround Guys Billy Clueless
2001 Kate & Leopold Gracy
2002 WiseGirls Mr. Santalino
2002 Unforeseen Assassin
2003 The Cooler Nicky Fingers Bonnatto
2003 Jersey Guy Father
2003 In the Cut Captain Crosley
2004 The Beautiful Country Griff
2005 Remedy Detective Lynch
2005 Searching for Bobby D Matty
2006 Running Scared Frankie Perello
2006 The Groomsmen Mr. B
2006 World Trade Center Fire Chief at Ground Zero
2006 Underdogs Mason
2008 Pistol Whipped Bruno
2008 Yonkers Joe Dino
2009 Solitary Man Nascarella
2010 Bronx Paradise Tony Manfredi
2011 The Grasslands Detective Flynt
2012 Man on a Ledge Construction Worker
2012 Mighty Fine Lenny
2012 Somebody's Hero Donald Delansky
2012 1,000 Times More Brutal Frank Bonadello
2015 The Wannabe Chester
2016 Little Men Stu Gershman Uncredited
2016 The Brooklyn Banker Father Matteo
2018 The Truth About Lies James Lance
2018 BlacKkKlansman Officer Wheaton
2018 Cabaret Maxime Warren
2019 Inside Game Mr. M


Year Title Role Notes
1994, 1996 New York Undercover Vinny / Daniels 2 episodes
1996 Swift Justice Grassi Episode: "Pilot"
1996 On Seventh Avenue Ugo the Italian Television film
1996–2004 Law & Order Various roles 3 episodes
1998 Witness to the Mob Bruce Mouw Television film
2001 After the Storm Louie Gavotte
2002 The X-Files Duke Tomasick Episode: "Underneath"
2002–2007 The Sopranos Carlo Gervasi 28 episodes
2004 The Jury William Mussina Episode: "The Boxer"
2007 The Bronx Is Burning Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes
2009 Life on Mars Rooney Episode: "Revenge of Broken Jaw"
2009 Rescue Me Ernie Episode: "Play"
2010 Law & Order: SVU Alberto Seraphine Episode: "Beef"
2012 Unforgettable Stefano Cioffi Episode: "Allegiances"
2012 Person of Interest Basile Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2013 Over/Under Anthony Television film
2016–2021 Billions Bruno Capparello 11 episodes
2020 Blue Bloods Dominic Reina Episode: "Atonement"
2023 Godfather of Harlem Carlo Gambino

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