First became well-known as a musician with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, then became a popular TV actor, portraying the mobster Silvio Dante in HBO's The Sopranos and starring as Frank Tagliano in the Norwegian TV series Lilyhammer.
He was a journeyman guitarist in the 1970s.
He cited Dave Clark Five as one of his earliest influences as a guitarist.
He got married to Maureen Van Zandt.
Bruce Springsteen was best man at his wedding.