Danny Nucci

Actor
Born in Austria and raised in Italy until age seven, actor Danny Nucci possessed dark Mediterranean good looks and an international air that were tempered by a decidedly American appeal, making him a viable choice for a ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1968 in Austria

Filmography

Actor (61)

The Fosters 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way Back Home 2015 (Movie)

Paul Reeds (Actor)

Escapee 2014 (Movie)

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Sandlot: Heading Home 2014 (Movie)

Benny Rodriguez (Actor)

The Sinatra Club 2014 (Movie)

John Gotti (Actor)

Arrow 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Totally Baked: A Pot-u-mentary 2007 (Movie)

Avery Goldman (Actor)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

Officer Giraldi (Actor)

House 2005 (Tv Show)

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10-8 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Joey 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Cousins 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Break a Leg 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just Shoot Me 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Firestarter: Rekindled 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Some of My Best Friends 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Snoops 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sublet 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outfitters 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends and Lovers 1999 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Shark in a Bottle 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Walked In 1998 (Movie)

Cousin Matt (Actor)

That Old Feeling 1997 (Movie)

Joey Donna (Actor)

The Unknown Cyclist 1997 (Movie)

Gaetano Amador (Actor)

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

Fabrizio (Actor)

Eraser 1996 (Movie)

Monroe (Actor)

The Big Squeeze 1996 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

Special Agent Shepard (Actor)

Crimson Tide 1995 (Movie)

Danny Rivetti (Actor)

Homage 1995 (Movie)

Gilbert (Actor)

Roosters 1995 (Movie)

Hector (Actor)

The Commish 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alive 1993 (Movie)

Hugo Diaz (Actor)

Rescue Me 1993 (Movie)

Todd (Actor)

Blossom 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Book of Love 1991 (Movie)

Spider Bomboni (Actor)

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The High Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Free 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

An Enemy Among Us 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Explorers 1985 (Movie)

Nasty Kid at School (Actor)

A Matter of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Backwoods (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherhood of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Combat High (TV Show)

Actor

Mafia Doctor (TV Show)

Actor

Missing Parents (TV Show)

Actor

Wishin' and Hopin' (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born in Austria and raised in Italy until age seven, actor Danny Nucci possessed dark Mediterranean good looks and an international air that were tempered by a decidedly American appeal, making him a viable choice for a wide variety of roles. Hired no doubt due to his assured, confident presence and notable experience as well as his fitting looks, the actor proved a capable addition to many projects. Nucci moved with his family from Italy to Queens, New York in the mid-1970s, unable to speak any English. More than 20 years later and after 15 years as a working actor, he would need to recapture his early Italian accent reaching his largest audience to date with a supporting performance as Fabrizio, the gambling partner, traveling companion and friend to Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson in James Cameron's epic "Titanic" (1997).

Relationships

Paula Marshall Actor

Companion
appeared together on the ABC series "Snoops" married on October 12, 2003

Terre Nucci

Wife
born c. 1954 married c. 1995 separated filed for divorce

Savannah Nucci

Daughter
born on October 25, 1996

EDUCATION

Ulysses S Grant High School

Van Nuys , California

Milestones

2001

Returned to series work as co-star of "Some of My Best Friends" (CBS), based on the film "Kiss Me, Guido"

1999

Played a gay virgin in the independent ensemble film "Friends and Lovers"

1999

Starred as a New Mexican cowboy in the feature "The Outfitters", screened at Sundance Film Festival

1998

Starred in "The Unknown Cyclist" as a man granting his best friend's dying wish by joining the deceased's lover, ex-wife and brother in the grueling West Coast Cycle for AIDS; screened at festivals and later sold for airing on cable

1997

Relearned his long dropped Italian accent to play Fabrizio, Jack Dawson's Italian gambling partner and traveling companion, in James Cameron's epic "Titanic"

1997

Was featured in the Carl Reiner comedy "That Old Feeling", as a paparazzo stalking an actress (Bette Midler) at her daughter's wedding

1996

Had a featured role as a US Marshal in the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "Eraser"

1996

Appeared as a Navy SEAL in Michael Bay's big-budget action adventure "The Rock"

1996

Played a lovesick gardener drafted into a hustler's scheme in the noirish independent "The Big Squeeze"

1995

Had featured role as a jailer in the independent drama "Homage"

1995

Portrayed a military sonar officer in the popular actioner "Crimson Tide"

1994

Guest starred on an episode of the ABC police drama "The Commish" as a prime murder suspect championed by a local priest

1993

Portrayed a South American soccer player stranded in the Andes following a plane crash in the fact-based "Alive", marking his second feature with Ethan Hawke

1993

Starred as the rebellious son of a breeder of fighting cocks in the little seen independent "Rooster"

1991

Appeared in the action packed high school comedy "Rescue Me"

1990

Had a featured role as Spider Bomboni in the coming of age comedy "Book of Love"

1990

Guest starred on episodes of the series "Tour of Duty" (CBS), "Equal Justice" (ABC), "Quantum Leap" and "Ferris Bueller" (both NBC)

1990

Sworn in as US citizen

1988

TV series debut as regular, "Falcon Crest" (CBS); played teenage Hispanic

1987

Starred in the CBS TV-movie "An Enemy Among Us", playing a high school student exposed to AIDS who suffers subsequent discrimination and social displacement

1986

Starred in the pilot of the comedy series "Dads", but was replaced in the role by Eddie Castrodad for the series' short run

1986

Starred in an episode of CBS' remake series "The Twilight Zone", playing one of three boys who kidnaps a leprechaun and suffers harsh consequences in the form of granted wishes

1986

Played Scooter, Mike Seaver's harsh supervisor at World of Burgers, in an episode of the ABC hit sitcom "Growing Pains"

1986

Had featured roles in the ABC TV-movie dramas "The Children of Times Square" (directed by Curtis Hanson) and "Brotherhood of Justice" (alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Keanu Reeves); additionally appeared in the NBC comedy telepic "Combat High"

1985

Guest starred on episodes of "Hell Town" (NBC) and "Mr. Belvedere" (ABC)

1985

First appeared on the big screen with a bit part as 'Nasty Kid at School' in the preteen adventure film "Explorers", starring River Phoenix and Ethan Hawke

1982

Made professional acting debut at age 14 in an episode of the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital" (date approximate)

1980

Relocated to California's San Fernando Valley at age 12 (date approximate)

1974

Moved with family from Italy to Queens, New York at age seven, unable to speak any English (date approximate)

Was nearly cast in the acclaimed boyhood drama "Stand By Me", but did not make the final cut

Co-starred in the David E Kelley-produced hi-tech spy series "Snoops" (ABC)

Born in Austria and raised in Italy

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list 1967 as the year of Nucci's birth.

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"I've always found a cornucopia of roles open to me. Wait--did I just say cornucopia? I think I meant plethora." --Danny Nucci quoted in BUZZ, August 1996

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Nucci on his worst audition experience: "I read for "Starship Troopers" and I literally could not act. Paul Verhoeven and the casting director looked at me like, 'Are you sure this is your resume? Really, that's you?'" -- quoted in DETOUR, December 1997/January 1998

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