Joe Spano

Actor
The often soft-spoken, slightly built Joe Spano came into the public eye after more than a decade as a stage player in the San Francisco Bay Area when he was cast as Det. Henry Goldblume on the acclaimed NBC police ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1946 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

NCIS 2003 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Plain Sight 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

Network Executive (Actor)

Shark 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fracture 2007 (Movie)

Judge Pincus (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

Howard Strickland (Actor)

Standoff 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eyes 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boomtown 2003 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

Colonel J M Lange (Actor)

Invisible Man 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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A Question of Faith 2001 (Movie)

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Civil Wars 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Providence 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Reasonable Doubts 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Texas Rangers 2001 (Movie)

Mr Dunnison (Actor)

The X-Files 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2000 (Tv Show)

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You Belong to Me Forever 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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L.A. Law 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Mercy Point 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Murder One 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

Abel Stenner (Actor)

Amazing Grace 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

NASA Director (Actor)

Rave Review 1995 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Bloodlines: Murder in the Family 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Blind Faith 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Sharkskin 1990 (Movie)

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Luigi's Ladies 1989 (Movie)

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Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Terminal Choice 1985 (Movie)

Frank Holt (Actor)

The Dunera Boys 1984 (Movie)

Alexander Engelhardt (Actor)

Fighting Back 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 (Movie)

Guard (Actor)

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

Ace (Actor)

Northern Lights 1979 (Movie)

John Sorenson (Actor)

American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

One Is a Lonely Number 1971 (Movie)

Shakespearean Actor (Actor)

A Call to Remember (TV Show)

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Brotherhood of Justice (TV Show)

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Cast the First Stone (TV Show)

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Disaster at Silo 7 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Embassy (Movie)

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Fever (TV Show)

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For the Very First Time (TV Show)

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From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

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Her Costly Affair (TV Show)

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Logan's War: Bound By Honor (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The often soft-spoken, slightly built Joe Spano came into the public eye after more than a decade as a stage player in the San Francisco Bay Area when he was cast as Det. Henry Goldblume on the acclaimed NBC police drama "Hill Street Blues". The detective eventually romanced the ex-wife of his boss (Daniel J Travanti), who was played by Barbara Bosson, the wife of "Blues" executive producer Steve Bochco. Spano was back with Bochco starting in 1995 as Ray Velachek, a private investigator working for Teddy Hoffman (Daniel Benzali) on the low-rated, but highly regarded ABC series "Murder One".

Relationships

Virginia Jean Spano

Mother

Vincent Spano

Father

Joan Zerrie

Wife

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California

Milestones

2006

Cast as Howard Strickling, a 'fixer' for MGM studio boss Eddie Mannix (Bob Hoskins) in "Hollywoodland"

2002

Made cameo appearance in the Hoblit-directed "Hart's War"

1996

Had featured role in "Primal Fear", directed by Gregory Hoblit

1995

Cast as Dominic Corso in short-lived NBC series "Amazing Grace", starring Patty Duke

1989

Appeared in an acclaimed episode of NBC series "Midnight Caller"; won Emmy as Best Guest Actor

1980

TV-movie debut, "Fighting Back: The Rocky Bleir Story"

1974

TV debut, episode of "The Streets of San Francisco"

1973

Played bit role in "American Graffiti"

1972

First film appearance, "One Is a Lonely Number"

1968

Member Berkeley Repertory Theatre; roles included leads in "Hamlet" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

1967

Stage debut as Paris in "Romeo and Juliet", Berkeley, California

Joined cast of "Murder One" in recurring role of Ray Velachek

TV series debut as regular, played Henry Goldblume on NBC police drama "Hill Street Blues"

Founding member, "The Wing", an improvisational theatre group in San Francisco

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with Australian actor of the same name.

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