John ‘Cha Cha’ Ciarcia, ‘Sopranos’ Actor and Restaurateur, Dies at 75

Dec 04, 2015 580

by Alyssa Sage

John "Cha Cha" Ciarcia, guest actor on "The Sopranos" and owner of a bustling Italian restaurant in New York's Little Italy, died Nov. 21 at NYU Langone Medical Center following a brief illness. He was 75.

Dubbed the "unofficial mayor of Little Italy," Ciarcia's acting career included film appearances alongside long-time friend Danny DeVito in "Hoffa" and "Death to Smoochy," in addition to his guest role on HBO's "The Sopranos."

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