New York native Tony Darrow grew up in Brooklyn in the 1940s. He began his career in show business as a nightclub singer, and spent years in the occupation before moving into the realm of film. He signed on to appear in the 1987 film Street Trash, which became a cult success. Darrow's persona as an old-school mafioso would also strike a chord with audiences, and the actor would soon find himself playing gangsters in a long string of movies, including GoodFellas, Bullets Over Broadway, Analyze This, Mickey Blue Eyes, Sweet and Lowdown, Lynch Mob, and more. He would also play the recurring role of Larry Boy Barese on the popular mafia series The Sopranos from 1999 to 2007.