Bobby Cannavale

Actor
A native New Yorker who managed to avoid the ethnic typecasting that limited so many other actors with similar backgrounds, Bobby Cannavale was an Emmy Award-winning actor known for procedural TV dramas as well as big ... Read more »
Born: 05/02/1971 in Union City, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (75)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

Paxton (Actor)

Danny Collins 2015 (Movie)

Tom Donnelly (Actor)

Danny Collins 2015 (Movie)

Tom Donnelly (Actor)

HBO/ Untitled Rock 'n' Roll Drama 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Spy 2015 (Movie)

Sergio De Luca (Actor)

Annie 2014 (Movie)

Guy (Actor)

Chef 2014 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Weakness 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blue Jasmine 2013 (Movie)

Chili (Actor)

Boardwalk Empire 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1999 - 2000, 2004 - 2005, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lovelace 2013 (Movie)

Butchie Peraino (Actor)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

Fake Superman (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker 2013 (Movie)

Jake Fernandez (Actor)

Third Watch 1999 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Family 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roadie 2012 (Movie)

Randy Stevens (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marry Me 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Win Win 2011 (Movie)

Terry Delfino (Actor)

Louie 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

100 Feet 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

Subject #40 (Actor)

Cold Case 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cupid 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 (Movie)

Commander Kent (Actor)

The Merry Gentleman 2009 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Diminished Capacity 2008 (Movie)

Lee Vivyan (Actor)

Lipstick Jungle 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Promotion 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Timms (Actor)

The Take 2008 (Movie)

Agent Steve Perelli/Detective Martinez (Actor)

Dedication 2007 (Movie)

Don Meyers (Actor)

Law & Order 2002, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

Fryburg (Actor)

The Knights of Prosperity 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Marty McBride (Actor)

10 Items Or Less 2006 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Fast Food Nation 2006 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Haven 2006 (Movie)

Agent Martinez (Actor)

Snakes on a Plane 2006 (Movie)

Hank Harris (Actor)

The Night Listener 2006 (Movie)

Jess (Actor)

Will & Grace 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Endings 2005 (Movie)

Javier (Actor)

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

Chic (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Kingpin 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guru 2003 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

The Station Agent 2003 (Movie)

Joe Oramas (Actor)

Washington Heights 2003 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

3 AM 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hispanic Heritage Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

5th Annual ALMA Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fresh Cut Grass 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gloria 1999 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 (Movie)

Vigoda Assistant No 1 (Actor)

I'm Not Rappaport 1996 (Movie)

Parking Lot Customer (Actor)

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

The Exonerated (TV Show)

Actor

Trinity (TV Show)

Actor

When Trumpets Fade (TV Show)

Actor
Production Management (1)

Biography

A native New Yorker who managed to avoid the ethnic typecasting that limited so many other actors with similar backgrounds, Bobby Cannavale was an Emmy Award-winning actor known for procedural TV dramas as well as big screen comedy and numerous Broadway accomplishments. Some of Cannavale's best-known roles found him in uniform like FDNY paramedic Bobby Caffey on "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005), boss of "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009), and his Emmy-winning guest appearances as Will's cop boyfriend on "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006). But while he certainly scored as "regular Joes" - including his charming work in the indie favorite "The Station Agent" (2003) - he easily adapted into a wide range of characters and consistently enjoyed cross-medium success that few actors could match. In fact, he translated his easygoing appeal across a wide spectrum of projects like "Snakes on a Plane" (2005) and "Fast Food Nation" (2006), while also appearing steadily on stage with roles in "Mauritius" (2008), "The Talk" (2008) and "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" (2011). Aside from indie features and stage roles, he landed parts in major blockbusters like "Tower Heist" (2011) and had a memorable recurring role on the critically acclaimed series "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009- ). Whether his role was large or small, Cannavale always delivered standout performances that garnered the actor considerable attention.

Relationships

Jacob Cannavale

Son
Born c. 1995 mother, Jenny Lumet

Sutton Foster Actor

Companion

Jenny Lumet

Wife
Daughter of Sidney Lumet and granddaughter of Lena Horne married from 1994-2003

Sidney Lumet

Father-In-Law
Directed Cannavale in "100 Centre Street" (A&E, 2001)

Annabella Sciorra Actor

Companion
Dated from 2004-2007

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez in crime thriller "Parker"

2012

Played ruthless Prohibition-era gangster Gyp Rosetti on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"

2012

Joined cast of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" during fourth season

2011

Played titular character's (Ron Eldard) high school nemesis in "Roadie"

2011

Co-starred on Broadway with Chris Rock and Annabella Sciorra in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ "The Motherf*cker With the Hat"; earned Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

2010

Played supporting role opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in buddy feature "The Other Guys"

2009

Co-starred with Sarah Paulson on ABC romantic comedy "Cupid"

2009

Appeared opposite Kevin James in "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

2008

Featured in Naked Angels' off-Broadway premiere of Frank Pugliese's "The Talk"

2008

Co-starred in Broadway production of "Mauritius"; received Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Play

2007

Appeared in John Turturro's "Romance & Cigarettes," starring James Gandolfini and Kate Winslet

2007

Served as voice of Corado R. Ciarlo ("Babe") in Ken Burns's PBS film series "The War"

2006

Co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in campy thriller "Snakes on a Plane"

2006

Cast in adaptation of Armistead Maupin's novel "The Night Listener"

2006

Cast as part of an ensemble in "Fast Food Nation," Richard Linklater's adaptation of Eric Schlosser's non-fiction book

2005

Co-starred in "Happy Endings," a comedic drama about the ups and downs of relationships

2004

Cast opposite Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez in "Shall We Dance"

2004

Earned Emmy nomination for recurring role as Will's (Eric McCormack) boyfriend on NBC's "Will & Grace"

2003

Briefly appeared on HBO prison drama "Oz" as a gay drug dealer

2003

Played Joe Oramas, a hotdog vendor in "The Station Agent"

2002

Landed featured role in "The Guru"

2001

Joined cast of Lumet directed A&E series "100 Centre Street"

1999

Cast in NBC's "Third Watch" as paramedic Bobby Caffrey; character killed off at actor's request to leave the series

1999

Landed supporting role in Lumet directed remake of "Gloria," starring Sharon Stone

1998

Cast in recurring role on short-lived NBC drama "Trinity"

1998

Appeared in Broadway revival of "A Flea in Her Ear" as understudy who went on for an ill Mark Linn-Baker

1998

Cast in lead role in Williamstown staging of Paul Rudnick's comedy "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told"

1997

First collaboration with Sidney Lumet, small role in "Night Falls on Manhattan"

1996

Feature film debut, "I'm Not Rappaport"

1988

After high school, moved back to New Jersey and lived with grandmother

1983

At age 13, moved to Florida

After parents divorced, moved with mother to Puerto Rico and lived there for two years

Joined Circle Repertory Company; in addition to appearing in productions, worked as a play reader

Bonus Trivia

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"I've never not worked as an actor. But I just started getting paid, like, six years ago." – Cannavale quoted to People magazine, Oct. 25, 2004

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"I've been very lucky. I've never planned anything in my career. I've been an actor since I was a kid and I just want to work. If there's anything that I've thought consciously, It's playing as many different kinds of parts that I can play." – Cannavale in Venice magazine, October 2004

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