RI-born ‘Sopranos’ actor Bruce MacVittie dies at 65

Bruce MacVittie, a character actor who grew up in Rhode Island, has died at the age of 65.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that the cause of death had not been determined.

MacVittie is known for his appearances in shows including “Law & Order,” “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City” and “Homicide.” The Times described him as a ubiquitous character actor who “excelled at playing tough guys with tormented souls, revealing a tenderness at the heart of his characterizations.”

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MacVittie was born in Providence and attended Cranston East High School and Boston University. In a 1984 profile, The Journal described him as a “dark, intense young man, a Camel smoker, and an actor who seems in the mold of De Niro and Pacino.”

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