Bruce MacVittie

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Bruce MacVittie
Bruce James MacVittie

(1956-10-14)October 14, 1956
DiedMay 7, 2022(2022-05-07) (aged 65)
Years active1980–2022
Spouse(s)Carol Ochs (m. 1997; his death 2022)

Bruce James MacVittie (October 14, 1956 – May 7, 2022) was an American actor.[1][2][3][4] He was known for playing Danny Scalercio in the fourth season of The Sopranos, Mickey Mack in Million Dollar Baby, and Detective Eastman in Lonely Hearts.

Early life

MacVittie was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on October 14, 1956.


MacVittie has made guest appearances on television shows, including Miami Vice, The Equalizer, L.A. Law, Homicide: Life on the Street, Sex and the City, Oz, The Unit, Numbers, Blue Bloods and Chicago Med.

In 2002, MacVittie appeared as Danny Scalerio in the HBO drama television series The Sopranos for its fourth season. He appeared as Mickey Mack in the 2004 Academy Award-winning sports drama film Million Dollar Baby, featuring Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman.

Personal life

In 1997, MacVittie was married to Carol Ochs until his death 25 years later in 2022.


MacVittie died on May 7, 2022, in New York City. He was 65.[3][4] In an interview, Al Pacino said, "His performances were always glistening and crackling; a heart and a joy to watch. He was the embodiment of the struggling actor in New York City, and he made it work."[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Chosen Bully
1984 The Cotton Club Vince Hood
1988 Vibes Tony
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Patient #2
1991 The Doors UCLA Student
1991 Deceived Social Security Man
1995 Stonewall Vinnie
1997 The Peacemaker DOE Helo Tech
1998 54 Music Producer
1998 Hi-Life Cluck
2000 Where the Money Is Karl
2001 Hannibal FBI Tech with Lecter's Letter
2004 Million Dollar Baby Mickey Mack
2006 Lonely Hearts Detective Eastman
2006 Bernard and Doris Doctor
2006 Just Like the Son Bill
2009 Brooklyn's Finest Father Scarpitta Credited as Bruce Macvittie
2013 Ass Backwards Club Owner
2019 The Last Full Measure Senator Martin Clayborne
2022 Call Jane Director Richardson


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Miami Vice Officer David Blakeney Episode: "Whatever Works"
1985 The Equalizer Officer Frank Sergi Episode: "Lady Cop"
1990 Night Visions Starks Television film
1991–2006 Law & Order Various 7 episodes
1993 L.A. Law Andrew Varney Episode: "Bourbon Cowboy"
1994 The Stand Ace-High Episodes: "The Betrayal" and "The Stand"
1997 Homicide: Life on the Street Larry Biedron Episode: "The Subway"
1998 Sex and the City Allan Miller Episode: "The Man, the Myth, the Viagra"
1999 Oz Strauch Episode: "Unnatural Disasters"
2002 The Sopranos Danny Scalercio 5 episodes
2006 The Unit Mark Harris Episode: "Unannounced"
2007 The Black Donnellys Lambert Episodes: "When the Door Opens" and "Wasn't That Enough?"
2007 Numbers Congressman Randal Amato Episode: "The Art of Reckoning"
2011 Body of Proof Mr. Swanson Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Person of Interest Defense Attorney Episode: "Pilot"
2018 Blue Bloods Lee McByrne Episode: "Second Chances"
2018 Chicago Med Vic Thomas Episode: "Born This Way"
2019 When They See Us Detective Hartigan Episode: "Part One"
2022 Bull Ruben Ware Episode: "Safe Space"


  1. ^ a b Singer, Barry (May 12, 2022). "Bruce MacVittie, Ubiquitous Character Actor, Dies at 65". The New York Times.
  2. ^, Amy Kuperinsky | NJ Advance Media for (May 14, 2022). "Actor Bruce MacVittie from 'Sopranos,' N.J. police series 'The Street,' dead at 65". nj.
  3. ^ a b Evans, Greg (May 12, 2022). "Bruce MacVittie Dies: 'The Sopranos', 'Law & Order', 'American Buffalo' Actor Was 65". Deadline. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Lambert, Harper (May 12, 2022). "Bruce MacVittie, 'The Sopranos' and 'Law & Order' Actor, Dies at 65". TheWrap. Retrieved May 15, 2022.

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