Lillo Brancato Jr | Biography

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  • Full Name Saul Rodriguez
  • Nickname Lillo Brancato Jr.
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Bogota, Colombia, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 30, 1976
  • Age 47 Years, 10 Months
American Actor Famous For the 1993 film 'A Bronx Tale'

Lillo Brancato Jr | Biography

Appeared in the TV show 'The Sopranos' in 2000

Brancato has nearly a dozen upcoming films, including 'Made in Mexico,' 'Monsters of Mulberry Street,' 'Sleepyhead,' 'Who Killed Jimmy Gumdrops,' and 'A Silent Order,' as of November 2021.

Lillo Brancato Jr. is an American actor, most recognized for portraying Calogero Anello in the 1993 film A Bronx Tale.

Who is Lillo Brancato Jr.?

Lillo Brancato Jr. was born in Bogota, Colombia, on 30 August 1976. He was adopted by Italian-American parents Dominica and Lillo Brancato Sr. at just four months old and subsequently raised in Yonkers, New York. He has one younger brother named Vincent.

In December 2005, Brancato and his friend, Steven Armento, were arrested while committing a burglary. Armento was armed, and he shot the off-duty NYPD police officer Daniel Enchautegui, who subsequently died of his wounds. Armento was convicted of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison. Brancato was convicted of first-degree attempted burglary and sentenced to 10 years in prison. During his time at the prison, he reportedly quit his drug habit and earned a high-school equivalency diploma. Brancato was released from jail on parole on 31 December 2013.


Brancato launched his acting career after being discovered by talent scouts who were looking for Robert De Niro look-alikes. He subsequently won the role of 17-year-old Calogero in the 1993 crime-drama film A Bronx Tale, directed and starred by De Niro. A Bronx Tale became Brancato’s first and most notable film of his career. 

From 1994 to 2005, he appeared in over a dozen films, including Renaissance ManCrimson Tide, and Searching for Bobby D. During that time, he also appeared in five episodes of the popular HBO crime drama series The Sopranos in 2000, portraying the role of Matt Bevilaqua.

Upon being released, Brancato continued his acting career. In 2018, Brancato became a subject of a documentary titled Wasted Talent, directed by a former NYPD police officer Steve Stanulis and produced by Stanulis and Noel Ashman. The documentary was released on 1 July 2018.

Brancato has nearly a dozen upcoming films, including Made in MexicoMonsters of Mulberry StreetSleepyheadWho Killed Jimmy Gumdrops, and A Silent Order, as of November 2021.

Net Worth 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brancato has a net worth of $10 thousand as of 2021. His primary source of earnings is through his work in television and films.


According to a 2019 report from Live Ramp Up, Brancato is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Christina Chen. 

Did You Know?

  • Brancato stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters), as per IMDb.

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