Paul Herman, who appeared in "Goodfellas" and "The Sopranos," died on his 76th birthday, according to fellow "Sopranos" actor Michael Imperioli and a talent agency.
His talent agency confirmed his death on Wednesday, saying he died on Tuesday, his 76th birthday.
On "The Sopranos," Herman portrayed Peter “Beansie” Gaeta, a mob associate who owned a pizza shop and club.
Actor Tony Danza described Herman as “one of the greatest guys of all time. A great actor and a great friend.“ He added: “If you visited NYC from LA, he was the entertainment director. We will all miss you so much, Paulie.”
Lorraine Bracco, who played psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi on "The Sopranos," also paid tribute to Herman.
Herman, a native of Brooklyn, also appeared in a number of other crime and mob movies such as “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Cop Land,” "Analyze That," "American Hustle," and "The Irishman."
According to IMDB, the actor has more than 60 credits to his name.
Herman's cause of death was not confirmed.