JERSEY CITY, NJ - Actor Garry Pastore portrays NYPD Detective John Belson in the new film Sarah Q, directed by John Gallagher. Sarah Q will make its World Premiere at The Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City during the weekend of September 21. This film is the third collaboration between Pastore and writer/director Gallagher.
Additionally, Pastore is in the award-winning comedy short, Therapy Bro, helmed by John Hedlund, which has already garnered Pastore a best supporting actor award at The Hold on to Your Shorts Film Festival earlier this year in Asbury Park.
A Scotch Plains native, Pastore has been immensely busy as of late, showing his versatility on screen. From playing Mayor John Barone in the 2018 Adam Sandler film, The Week Of to so effortlessly playing legendary, Genovese Crime Family Boss, Matty "The Horse" Ianniello in HBO’s The Deuce. The upcoming Season 2 premiere, airs on September 9. Pastore will be co-staring in 6 episodes of the popular HBO series in his second season of the show.
“It was a no brainer to take on this role in Sarah Q working with fellow actors Burt Young, Sally Kirkland and The Sopranos' Tony Sirico, Vincent Pastore and Federico Castelluccio," Pastore says. "The cast is rounded out with newcomers Emmy James as Sarah and Ashlee Macropoulos. There is also a sprinkling of some notable veterans like Joseph D’Onofrio, George Andreakos and Paul Borghese.”
Garry Pastore was born in NYC and began his acting career at the early age of 18. His first foray into acting was a high school production of West Side Story. His first film credit was Prizzi's Honor alongside Jack Nicholson in 1985. Most recently, he co-starred in The Week Of, directed by Robert Smigel of SNL fame and starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi and Rachel Dratch.
On the small screen, Pastore is currently shooting the second Season of the popular HBO Series, The Deuce, in which he portrays real life mobster, Matty "The Horse" Ianniello. He also has appeared in The Sopranos, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Gotham.
You can see Pastore next in the NETFLIX exclusive The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese in March 2019. He will play Albert Anastasia in the film, which tells the story of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who carried out more than 25 mob hits and was allegedly involved in the death of Jimmy Hoffa. Pastore will also appear in the Indy features Apalachin and The Life We Chose, which are also due for release in 2019.