A frequent supporting player in films and shows, actor James Madio has made memorable appearances beside Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Basketball Diaries" and in the highly acclaimed HBO World War II series, "Band of Brothers. " Born and raised in the Bronx, he succeeded in his first audition at age 13, winning the part of one of the Lost Boys of Neverland in Steven Spielberg's "Hook." That role led to guest spots on various series, another feature part as a young John Turturro in "Mac," and a second chance to share the screen with "Hook" co-star Dustin Hoffman, who personally selected Madio to play his son in his film "Hero." In "The Basketball Diaries," Madio played a teen drug addict and then turned around to portray a goofy student in the series "USA High." In perhaps his most notable performance, he played the role of real-life Sgt. Frank Perconte in the intense war drama "Band of Brothers." In addition to guest spots on various series and a regular part on the short-lived courtroom drama "Queens Supreme," he has voice-acted for video games such as "Call of Duty 2: Big Red One" and the animated feature "Shark Tale." Working both sides of the camera, he performed in and co-produced the home invasion thriller "The Box," and wrote and directed a short film, "Baby Bomber," in which he also starred.