D'onofrio, Vincent 1959–

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D'onofrio, Vincent 1959–

(Vincent Philip D'Onofrio, Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)


Surname pronounced "Duh-noff-ree-o"; born June 30, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; raised in FL; married Greta Scacchi (an actress), 1991 (divorced 1993); married Carin Van Der Donk (a model), March, 1997 (divorced October 16, 2003); children: (first marriage) Leila George; (second marriage) Elias. Education: Studied drama at the American Stanislavsky Theatre; also attended college.

Addresses: Agent—Greg Siegel, Endeavor Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Ken Christmas, The Ken Christmas Group, 1635 North Cahuenga Blvd., Fourth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (some sources cite 9460 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Beverly Hills, CA 90212).

Career: Actor and producer. Producing partner with Ken Christmas. River Run Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC, cofounder. Worked as a bouncer. Also known as Vincent Philip D'Onofrio.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best male lead, Independent Features Project/West, 1994, for Household Saints; Golden Space Needle Award, best actor, Seattle International Film Festival, 1996, and Lone Star Film and Television Award, best actor, 1998, both for The Whole Wide World; Saturn Award, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor—science fiction, both 1998, for Men in Black; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1998, for "The Subway," an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor—science fiction, and MTV Movie Award nomination, best vil-lain, both 2001, for The Cell; Stockholm Film Festival Award, best actor, 2005, for Thumbsucker; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a series, drama, International Press Academy, 2005, for Law & Order: Criminal Intent.


Film Appearances:

Bennie, It Don't Pay to Be an Honest Citizen, 1984.

Lobotomy, The First Turn-On!!, Troma Films, 1984.

(As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Dawson/'Thor," Adventures in Babysitting (also known as A Night on the Town), Buena Vista, 1987.

Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Laurence, Full Metal Jacket (also known as Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket'), Warner Bros., 1987.

(As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Bill Montijo, Mystic Pizza, Samuel Goldwyn, 1988.

(As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Daryl Monahan, Signs of Life (also known as One for Sorrow, Two for Joy), Avenue Entertainment, 1989.

Cholo, Naked Tango (also known as Tango desnudo), New Line Cinema, 1990.

(As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Young Gar, The Blood of Heroes (also known as Salute of the Jugger and Salute to the Jugger), Filmpac, 1990.

Bill Newman, JFK, Warner Bros., 1991.

Charley Warren, Crooked Hearts, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Gordon, Dying Young, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

Sam, Fires Within (also known as Little Havana), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1991.

Bill Newman, Malcolm X (also known as X), Warner Bros., 1992.

David Kahane, The Player, Fine Line Features, 1992.

Gavin McCall, Salt on Our Skin (also known as Desire and Salz auf unserer Haut), c. 1992.

Dominic, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993.

Joseph Santangelo, Household Saints, Fine Line Features, 1993.

Mr. Webster, Imaginary Crimes, Warner Bros., 1994.

Orson Welles, Ed Wood, Buena Vista, 1994.

Priest, Being Human, Warner Bros., 1994.

Burton Steckler, Strange Days, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Donnie Smalley, Stuart Saves His Family, Paramount, 1995.

Man, Hotel Paradise (short film), Dakota Films, 1995.

Tony "Ole" Olezniak, Good Luck (also known as Gimps, Guys Like Us, and The Ox and the Eye), East West Film Partners, 1995.

Title role, Guy, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Robert E. Howard, The Whole Wide World, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Sam Clayton, Feeling Minnesota, Fine Line Features, 1996.

Edgar, Men in Black (also known as MiB), Columbia, 1997.

Sergeant Tony Randozza, Nunzio's Second Cousin (short film), Strand Releasing, 1997.

Sergeant Tony Randozza, Boy's Life 2 (includes footage of Nunzio's Second Cousin), Strand Releasing, 1997.

Dock Newton, The Newton Boys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Elton Garrett, Claire Dolan, New Yorker Films, 1998.

Whitney and Ashton, The Thirteenth Floor (also known as Abwaerts in die Zukunft), Columbia, 1998.

Hathaway, Imposter, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999.

Max, Spanish Judges (also known as Ruthless Behaviour), Cargo Films, 1999.

Valentino, The Velocity of Gary (also known as The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name)), Columbia/TriStar, 1999.

Abbie Hoffman, Steal This Movie! (also known as Abbie!), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Carl Rudolph Stargher, The Cell, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Frank, Chelsea Walls (also known as Chelsea Hotel), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Pooh-Bear, The Salton Sea, Warner Bros., 2001.

Sam Deed, Happy Accidents, 2000, IFC Films, 2001.

Priest, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, ThinkFilm, c. 2002.

Dr. Malcolm, Bark!, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2002.

Himself, Overnight (documentary), ThinkFilm, 2004.

Mike Cobb, Thumbsucker, Columbia/TriStar, 2005.

Orson Welles, Five Minutes, Mr. Welles (short film), BrooklynHazelhurst Inc. 2005.

Dennis Grobowski, The Break-Up, Universal, 2006.

Appeared in student films.

Film Director:

Five Minutes, Mr. Welles (short film), BrooklynHazelhurst Inc. 2005.

Film Executive Producer:

Steal This Movie! (also known as Abbie!), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Film Producer:

Guy, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

The Whole Wide World, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

The Velocity of Gary (also known as The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name)), Columbia/TriStar, 1999.

Five Minutes, Mr. Welles (short film), BrooklynHazelhurst Inc. 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective Robert "Bobby" Goren, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2001–.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ephraim McDoogal, "The Investigator," Showtime 30-Minute Movie, Showtime, 1994.

Philip, The Winner, The Movie Channel, 1996.

Mr. Blue, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, ABC, 1998.

Phil Romano, That Championship Season, Showtime, 1999.

Mercado, The Red Sneakers, Showtime, 2002.

Moriarty, Case of Evil (also known as Sherlock), USA Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself and (in archive footage) John Lange, Anatomy of a "Homicide: Life on the Street," PBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Thomas Marley, "Counterfire," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986.

(As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Davy Baylor, "Suspicion of Innocence," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987.

Leon Wolf, "The Afternoon Plane," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1987.

Victor, "The Basketball Player," Life Goes On, ABC, 1990.

John Lange, "The Subway," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1997.

Voice of bugs, "The Big Bad Bug Syndrome," Men in Black: The Series (animated), The WB, 1998.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known a The Late Late Show), CBS, 2001.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2001.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2001, 2002, 2004.

Himself, Weekend Today, NBC, 2004.

Himself, Rove Live, Ten Network (Australia), 2005.

Himself, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Detective Robert "Bobby" Goren, "One," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Nick Rizzoli, Open Admissions, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Hoss, Tooth of Crime (Second Dance), Signature Theatre Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Appeared in The Exonerated, 45 Bleecker, New York City. Also appeared in The Indian Wants the Bronx, Of Mice and Men, The Petrified Forest, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago, all American Stanislavsky Theatre, New York City.



Style as Substance: Reflections on Tarsem, New Line Home Video, 2000.

Video Games:

Voice of Detective Robert "Bobby" Goren, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Legacy Interactive, 2005.



Entertainment Weekly, November 28, 1997, p. 88.

Esquire, February, 1995, p. 36.

Interview, April, 1998.

Parade, April 11, 2004, p. 14.

People Weekly, August 4, 1997, p. 20.

Premiere, March, 1998, pp. 62-67.

Starlog, May, 1997; October, 1997.

TV Guide, May 22, 2005, pp. 44-45.

Velocity, December, 2000, pp. 27-35.

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