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Vincent D'Onofrio
Background information
Born Vincent Philip D'Onofrio

June 30, 1959 (age 59) New York City, U.S.

Died
Cause of Death
Nationality 🇺🇸 American
Nicknames
Occupations Actor producer singer
Years active 1983–present
Spouse Carin van der Donk (m. 1997)
Partner Greta Scacchi (1989–1993)
Children 3
Notable Work
Website
Genres


Vincent Philip D'Onofrio (/dəˈnɒfrioʊ/; born June 30, 1959) is an American actor, producer, director, and singer.[1]

D'Onofrio was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He is of Italian descent, with ancestors from Sicily.[2] His parents, Gennaro and Phyllis D'Onofrio, an interior designer/theater-production assistant, and server, respectively, met while Gennaro was stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. Air Force. In 1956, they had their first child, Antoinette. Their second child, Elizabeth(born 1957), is an actress and drama coach residing in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and then Vincent was born, the youngest of the three siblings. He was raised in Hawaii and Coloradoduring his early years.[3]

D'Onofrio's parents divorced when he was young; his mother later married George Meyer. He became step-brother to Meyer's children from a previous marriage (Guy and Connie). The family moved to the Hialeah, Florida area. D'Onofrio described himself as a shy boy who spent "a lot of time in my room, staying in my head",[4] later became interested in magic and sleight of hand, tricks he learned from Cuban entertainers who owned a small magic shop.[5]

In his teens, he worked backstage in set building and sound production at a number of community theaters run by his father.[6] He graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School.[7]

Early life

D'Onofrio was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He is of Italian descent, with ancestors from Sicily.[2] His parents, Gennaro and Phyllis D'Onofrio, an interior designer/theater-production assistant, and server, respectively, met while Gennaro was stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. Air Force. In 1956, they had their first child, Antoinette. Their second child, Elizabeth(born 1957), is an actress and drama coach residing in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and then Vincent was born, the youngest of the three siblings. He was raised in Hawaii and Coloradoduring his early years.[3]

D'Onofrio's parents divorced when he was young; his mother later married George Meyer. He became step-brother to Meyer's children from a previous marriage (Guy and Connie). The family moved to the Hialeah, Florida area. D'Onofrio described himself as a shy boy who spent "a lot of time in my room, staying in my head",[4] later became interested in magic and sleight of hand, tricks he learned from Cuban entertainers who owned a small magic shop.[5]

In his teens, he worked backstage in set building and sound production at a number of community theaters run by his father.[6] He graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School.[7]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Roles Notes
1996 The Whole Wide World Robert E. Howard Also producer

Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor
Lone Star Film & Television Award for Best Actor
2nd — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

1997 Men in Black Edgar the Bug Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

Nominated — Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Science Fiction

1999 The Thirteenth Floor Jason Whitney / Jerry Ashton
2005 Thumbsucker Mike Cobb Stockholm Film FestivalAward for Best Actor
2008 Cadillac Records Mississippi DJ Uncredited
2016 The Magnificent Seven Jack Horne

Television

Year Title Roles Notes
1998–

2000

Men in Black: The Series Bugs
3 episodes
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