From Bay Ridge to Hollywood…

Dec 06, 2019 559


If you watch the hit movie “The Irishman,” starring Hollywood heavyweights Robert DiNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, you’ll see Ralph Perfetto playing a Catholic monsignor presiding over Ray Romano’s wedding. When Steven Spielberg’s much-anticipated version of “West Side Story” hits the big screen in 2020, you’ll see Perfetto playing an old Italian-American man.

And if you watch any one of dozens of television shows, from “Law and Order SVU” to “Madame Secretary,” you can catch a glimpse of Perfetto. Perfetto, 85, a longtime Bay Ridge resident who is better known as a local Democratic Party leader, has found a rewarding second career as an actor.

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