Vincent D'Onofrio

Actor, Producer, Director
Though he established his career in the 1980s and 1990s with numerous film roles, actor Vincent D'Onofrio became a household name thanks to his nine-season run as the intelligent, but imposing Detective Robert Goren on ... Read more »
Born: 06/29/1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (71)

Broken Horses 2015 (Movie)

Julius Hench (Actor)

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

Det.John Harding (Actor)

The Magnificent Seven (Remake) 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Fall From Grace 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chlorine 2014 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Mall 2014 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Pele 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Judge 2014 (Movie)

Glen Palmer (Actor)

Ass Backwards 2013 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Chained 2013 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Charlie Countryman 2013 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Escape Plan 2013 (Movie)

Lester Clark (Actor)

Pawn Shop Chronicles 2013 (Movie)

Alton (Actor)

Fire With Fire 2012 (Movie)

David Hagan (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2005, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kill the Irishman 2011 (Movie)

John Nardi (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

Carlo (Actor)

The New Tenants 2010 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

Staten Island 2009 (Movie)

Parmelo Tarzo (Actor)

The Narrows 2009 (Movie)

Vinny Manadoro (Actor)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

Dennis Grobowski (Actor)

Thumbsucker 2005 (Movie)

Mike Cobb (Actor)

Chelsea Walls 2002 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

Hathaway (Actor)

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 (Movie)

Father Casey (Actor)

The Red Sneakers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Salton Sea 2002 (Movie)

Pooh-Bear (Actor)

Bark 2001 (Movie)

Malcolm (Actor)

Happy Accidents 2001 (Movie)

Sam Deed (Actor)

Spanish Judges 2001 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Claire Dolan 2000 (Movie)

Elton Garrett (Actor)

Steal This Movie 2000 (Movie)

Abbie Hoffman (Actor)

The Cell 2000 (Movie)

Carl Stargher (Actor)

The Thirteenth Floor 1999 (Movie)

Ashton (Actor)

The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name) 1999 (Movie)

Valentino (Actor)

The Newton Boys 1998 (Movie)

Dock Newton (Actor)

The Taking of Pelham 123 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Luck 1997 (Movie)

Tony 'Ole' Olezniak (Actor)

Guy 1997 (Movie)

Guy (Actor)

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

Edgar (Actor)

Nunzio's Second Cousin 1997 (Movie)

Sergeant Tony Randozza (Actor)

Feeling Minnesota 1996 (Movie)

Sam Clayton (Actor)

The Whole Wide World 1996 (Movie)

Robert E Howard (Actor)

Hotel Paradise 1995 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Strange Days 1995 (Movie)

Burton Steckler (Actor)

Stuart Saves His Family 1995 (Movie)

Donnie (Actor)

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Ed Wood 1994 (Movie)

Orson Welles (Actor)

Imaginary Crimes 1994 (Movie)

Mr Webster (Actor)

Household Saints 1993 (Movie)

Joseph Santangelo (Actor)

Mr. Wonderful 1993 (Movie)

Dominic (Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Bill Newman (Actor)

Salt on Our Skin 1992 (Movie)

Gavin McCall (Actor)

The Player 1992 (Movie)

David Kahane (Actor)

Crooked Hearts 1991 (Movie)

Charley (Actor)

Dying Young 1991 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Fires Within 1991 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

Bill Newman (Actor)

Naked Tango 1991 (Movie)

Cholo (Actor)

The Blood of Heroes 1990 (Movie)

Young Gar (Actor)

Signs of Life 1989 (Movie)

Daryl Monahan (Actor)

Mystic Pizza 1988 (Movie)

Bill Montijo (Actor)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

Dawson (Actor)

Full Metal Jacket 1987 (Movie)

Pvt. Pyle (Actor)

The First Turn-On! 1983 (Movie)

Lobotomy (Actor)

Case of Evil (TV Show)

Actor

Red Sneakers (Movie)

(Actor)

That Championship Season (TV Show)

Actor

The Investigator (TV Show)

Actor

The Winner (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Mall 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Steal This Movie 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name) 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Guy 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Whole Wide World 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Mall 2014 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)
Director (1)

Don't Go In The Woods 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Though he established his career in the 1980s and 1990s with numerous film roles, actor Vincent D'Onofrio became a household name thanks to his nine-season run as the intelligent, but imposing Detective Robert Goren on the long-running procedural drama, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001- ). Prior to the acclaim and stardom he received from his television role, D'Onofrio made a quick jump from unknown actor to breakout star as a mentally unstable and put-upon Marine cadet in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" (1987). It would be several years before the young actor was able to have another role of any significance, which came when he played a struggling Hollywood scribe who becomes a homicide victim by the hand of a studio executive in Robert Altman's excellent satire, "The Player" (1992). D'Onofrio settled into a string of leading and supporting turns in smaller movies before showing up as an alien insect in the Will Smith blockbuster "Men in Black" (1997). But it was his nine-year run on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" that truly propelled his career, a role that he played on one of the most-watched shows on the air at the time. Though in 2010 he left the series to once again focus on features, D'Onofrio had firmly established himself as one of the finest character actors working in Hollywood.

Relationships

Elizabeth D'Onofrio Actor

Sister
Born Oct. 23, 1957 Co-founded the River Run International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC along with their father

Gene D'Onofrio

Father
Co-founded the River Run International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC along with Vincent and daughter Elizabeth (1998)

Leila D'Onofrio

Daughter
Born March 20, 1992; mother, Greta Scacchi

Elias D'Onofrio

Son
Born December 1999; mother, Carin van der Donk

Luka D'Onofrio

Son
Born Feb. 14, 2008; mother, Carin van der Donk

Greta Scacchi Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Fires Within" (1991) Together until c. 1992

Carin van der Donk

Wife
Married March 22, 1997 Briefly separated 2003, but later reconciled

EDUCATION

American Stanislavsky Theatre

New York , New York

Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School

Hialeah , Florida 1977

University of Colorado

Boulder , Colorado
Dropped out after 18 months to pursue acting

Milestones

2012

Appeared in found-footage thriller "Sinister" opposite Ethan Hawke

2010

Cast in Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest"

2006

Appeared with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in "The Break-Up"

2005

Made screen writing and directorial debut with short film "Five Minutes, Mr. Welles"; also reprised Orson Welles

2005

Cast in Mike Mills' independent feature "Thumbsucker" as a father whose son attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb

2002

Supported Lisa Kudrow in "Bark"; film shown at Sundance

2002

Starred in the crime thriller "The Salton Sea" as a drug dealer named Pooh Bear

2001

Starred on NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" as Detective Robert Goren

2001

Played a priest in "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys"; film originally announced for the 2001 Sundance Film Festival but pulled at last minute; premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival

2000

Co-starred as a serial killer opposite Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Lopez in crime thriller "The Cell"

2000

Played 1960s radical Abbie Hoffman in the biopic "Steal This Movie"

2000

Portrayed a man who travels back in time to rescue a woman he has fallen in love with in "Happy Accidents"

1999

Headlined the cast of the small screen remake of "That Championship Season"

1998

Re-teamed with director Dan Ireland as producer and star of "The Velocity of Gary"

1998

Played one of the titular bank-robbing brothers in "The Newton Boys"

1997

Appeared on a memorable episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" as a man pinned under a subway car

1997

Played the evil insect in purloined human skin in summer blockbuster "Men in Black"

1996

Collapsed during a stage performance of Sam Shepard's "Tooth of Crime" reportedly with the flu

1996

Starred opposite Rebecca De Mornay in "The Winner" as a habitual loser who wins big in Las Vegas

1995

Provided a genuinely touching moment as Al Franken's brother in the dismal "Stuart Saves His Family"

1995

Producing debut (also co-starred) "The Whole Wide World"; first collaboration with director Dan Ireland

1994

Cast as Orson Welles in Tim Burton's affectionate biopic of "Ed Wood"

1994

Starred in the touching gay-themed short "Nunzio's Second Cousin" as a tough-talking cop; film later shown as part of the omnibus "Boys Life 2" in 1997

1993

Appeared alongside Lili Taylor in "Household Saints"

1992

Played small but integral role in Robert Altman's "The Player"

1991

Had small role in Oliver Stone's "JFK"

1991

Cast as a local handyman in "Dying Young," starring Julia Roberts

1988

Romanced Lili Taylor in "Mystic Pizza"; also first film with Julia Roberts

1987

Landed minor role as Dawson, the owner of Dawson's Garage in the comedy "Adventures in Babysitting"

1987

Landed breakthrough role as Gomer Pyle, a pathetic Marine recruit who kills a sadistic drill sergeant before committing suicide in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket"

1984

Made Broadway debut in "Open Admissions," playing an Italian kid with a speech impediment

1984

Screen acting debut in "The First Turn-On!"

Appeared in several NYU student films and worked as a bouncer at rock and dance clubs

Joined the American Stanislavski Theater; appeared in "Of Mice and Men" and "Sexual Perversity in Chicago"

Acted in community theater

Formed producing partnership with Ken Christmas

Raised in Hawaii, Colorado and the Hialeah section of Miami, FL

Moved to NYC in the late 1970s to pursue acting career

Bonus Trivia

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"It was always my plan to build a reputation as a character actor. I have this niche, and I'll be working forever. I don't look like a leading man. I look more like the guy who'll fix your car than steal your girl. I look like the guy who'd come in and take a stain off your couch. Or put a stain on." – D'Onofrio in Movieline, May 1997

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In 1998, D'Onofrio co-founded the River Run Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC along with his sister Elizabeth and their father Gene.

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"I found out early that in most scripts, the supporting characters are all the more interesting than the leads, and when the big studios weren't allowing me to do the leads, I found a niche as a character actor, especially after 'Full Metal Jacket.' The work's always interesting, and it allows me and my wife to do whatever we like and never be recognized or bothered." – D'Onofrio in Daily News. Feb. 5, 1998

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"When I was younger, I used to take parts home with me. I was this angry young man. I don't do that now because I don't have that anger." – D'Onofrio quoted in Chicago Sun-Times, Aug. 21, 2000

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