Cassini, John

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Born September 2, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; citizen of Italy; married Monika Mitchell (a director), December 30, 2002. Education: Attended high school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Avocational Interests: Playing hockey.

Addresses: Manager—Carolyn Govers, Artists Management, 1118 15th St., Suite 1, Santa Monica, CA 90403; The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, writer, director, and producer. Stage actor and director; lifetime member of Actors Studio, New York City and Los Angeles.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nomination, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, best performance by an actor in a guest role in a dramatic series, 2000, for "The Lottery," Da Vinci's Inquest; Festival Award, Marco Island Film Festival, best performance, 2003, Audience Award, CineVegas Film Festival, and Best Independent Feature Award, Santa Fe Film Festival, all for Break a Leg; also received several Los Angeles theatre awards.


Film Appearances:

Bartender, Home Movie, British Columbia Film Commission, 1992.

Gus, North of Pittsburgh, British Columbia Film Commission, 1992.

Marco Tierno, Cafe Romeo, Ascot Video, 1992.

Daniel Fernandez, Alive (also known as Alive: The Miracle of the Andes), Buena Vista, 1993.

Detective Bendetti, Man's Best Friend, New Line Cinema, 1993.

George Mancuso, Dream Man, Keystone Pictures, 1995.

Officer Davis, Se7en, New Line Cinema, 1995.

Point Dume, Wildcat Entertainment, 1995.

Third man, For a Few Lousy Dollars, Front Row Communications/Showcase Entertainment, 1996.

Watt, White Tiger, Gail Force Films, 1996.

Gas station attendant, Female Perversions (also known as Phantasien einer Frau), October Films, 1997.

Man in airport, The Game, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997.

First Langdon police officer, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (also known as Halloween: H20), Dimension Films, 1998.

Simon, The Falling (also known as Faithless), Sodona Entertainment, 1998.

Henchman, Chain of Fools, Warner Bros., 2000.

Thorpey, Get Carter, Warner Bros., 2000.

Psycho Don, A Shot in the Face, WestWind Pictures, 2001.

Agent Mitchell, Paycheck, Paramount, 2003.

Father Jerry, The Whole Shebang, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Max Matteo, Break a Leg, Catchlight Films, 2003.

Graphologist, Catwoman, Warner Bros., 2004.

Jason, Love Object, Vitagraph Films, 2004.

Officer Adamson, Window Theory, Wingman Productions, 2004.

Detective Bernie Callo, Chaos, Franchise Pictures, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Constable Dino Rosario, a recurring role, Da Vinci's Inquest, CBC, 2004.

Yuri Kukoc, Robson Arms, CTV, 2005—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sean Morris (presidential aide), 10.5, NBC, 2004.

Second Drug Enforcement Agency agent, Traffic (also known as Traffic: The Miniseries), USA Network, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Simple Sanchez, Payoff, Showtime, 1991.

Stumpy, The Girl from Mars, The Family Channel, 1991.

White, Christmas on Division Street, CBS, 1991.

Crab, Motorcycle Gang, Showtime, 1994.

Ray, The Spree, The Movie Channel, 1998.

Larry Fields, Casanova at Fifty, CBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Codes," Knightwatch, syndicated, 1988.

"Sins of the Father," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.

Paradise desk clerk, "Love Life," Booker, Fox, 1990.

"Model Student," Neon Rider, syndicated, 1990.

Artie Briggs, "In the Best of Families," The Commish, ABC, 1991.

"Loyalties," Street Justice, syndicated, 1991.

"Twist in the Wind," Neon Rider, syndicated, 1991.

Dr. Vincent Cassini, "Crazy for You," Birdland, ABC, 1994.

Leo Cooper, "Abandando Abandoned," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Marco, "Standing Eight Count," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1995.

Zamboni driver, "A Miracle Happens Here," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995.

Bobby Guthrie, "The Nun Story," Two, syndicated, 1997.

Slick, "Sins of the Fathers," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1997.

Cal, "Encore," Brimstone, Fox, 1998.

"Lethal Obsession," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

"Save the Last Dance for Me," Hyperion Bay, The WB, 1998.

Greg Prentice, "The Lottery," Da Vinci's Inquest, CBC, 1999.

"Helluva Life," Brimstone, Fox, 1999.

Clyde Miller, "Race Ipsa Loquitor," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

Joey Ficca, "This Old Spouse," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.

"Call of the Wild," The Fearing Mind, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Blond police officer, "Two," Dark Angel (also known as James Cameron's Dark Angel), Fox, 2001.

Eddie, "Leader of the Pack," Wolf Lake, CBS, 2001.

Johnnie, "Fight Night," Some of My Best Friends, CBS, 2001.

Sammy, "The Sopranos Come to Dinner," Emeril, NBC, 2001.

Lou Renato, "Big Stones," The Handler, CBS, 2003.

Geoffrey Wilkster, "Black Noise," Kingdom Hospital (also known as Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital), ABC, 2004.

Geoffrey Wilkster, "Seizure Day," Kingdom Hospital (also known as Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital), ABC, 2004.

Viceroy Moldar, "The Spider's Stratagem," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda), syndicated, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lou Renato, The Handler, CBS, 2003.

Film Work:

Director and producer, Freedom Park (short film), Old School Productions, 2001.

Coproducer, Break a Leg, Catchlight Films, 2003.


Video Games:

Voice of Magliano, Corpse Killer, Digital Pictures, 1994.


Screenplays; With Others:

Freedom Park (short film), Old School Productions, 2001.

Break a Leg, Catchlight Films, 2003.

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