Although born in a small town in southern Italy, Paolo Seganti began his acting career in earnest while living in Hollywood. His early roles, guest appearances in sitcoms like the short-lived "Secret Service Guy" and the Fran Drescher vehicle "The Nanny," were entirely undistinguished, but his model-like looks garnered him a credit with considerably more credibility when he appeared in Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You" as the date of co-star Natasha Lyonne's character. A year later, he landed the prime role of real-life gangster Johnny Stompanato (notorious for being murdered in 1958 by the daughter of his then-girlfriend Lana Turner) in Curtis Hanson's neo-noir classic "L.A. Confidential." Other supporting roles followed, in films as varied as the Brendan Fraser romantic comedy "Still Breathing" and Franco Zeffirelli's wartime period drama "Tea With Mussolini," but Seganti probably remains best known to American audiences for his recurring role as heartbreaker Damien Grimaldi on the soap opera "As the World Turns," on which he appeared sporadically between 1994 and 2006 before becoming a full-time character in 2009 and 2010. Action-adventure cultists may also know him as the eponymous star of the comic-book-derived syndicated series "Largo Winch," which ran internationally for two seasons from 2001 to 2003.