Bruce MacVittie, who plays Jack Sopranos, died at the age of 65

Bruce MacVittie, who plays Jack Sopranos, died at the age of 65 ...

Bruce MacVittie, who plays as the world turns in a number of television shows, died on May 7 of unknown causes.

MacVittie began acting on Broadway in the 1983 revival of David Mamets American Buffalo as Bobby against Al Pacino, sadly passing away weeks after the plays premiere. He continued to play play touring production as well as its West End premiere in London.

Out of his Broadway performances, MacVittie was a tense and champion of Off-Broadway, directing plays at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, and the Cherry Lane, as well as the Naked Angels'' own venue.

Rob Morrow, a MacVitties friend and co-host of Northern Exposure, paid a tribute to the actor on his own Twitter account.

RIP @BruceMacVittie When we were building out the #NakedAngels space on 17th Street around 1988, I was determined, per the Naked in our name, to get a shot of someone naked in the raw space and Bruce volunteered.

MacVittie starred in the soap opera As the World Turns, as well as performing roles in Miami Vice, The Equalizer, Spencer For Hire, and LA Law, Homicide: Life on the Street, among others. MacVittie was a popular feature for his roles as juror Danny Scalercio in The Sopranos, and for his many roles playing in the Law & Order franchises.

Stonewall, 54, and Million Dollar Baby, both appeared in the films on the Fourth of July.

Bruce MacVittie. 48 years of friendship. Husband, father, friend, and wonderful actor. We mourn his loss. Our hearts are with Carol and Sophia, and the huge network of friends out here. Rest In Peace, dear friend.

According to Deadline, his wife, Carol Ochs, confirmed the actors'' passing to The New York Times.

Sophia Oliva Ochs MacVittie has survived MacVittie''s wife and daughter.