Vincent Spano

Actor
A talented actor with leading man appeal, Vincent Spano eschewed star-making vehicles in order to pursue more eclectic material with such filmmakers as John Sayles and Roger Vadim. Beginning his acting career while ... Read more »
Born: 10/18/1962 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Castle 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dante's Inferno 2014 (Movie)

Virgil (Actor)

The Mentalist 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

This Magic Moment 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 - 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fatal Secrets 2008 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Grave Misconduct 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Her Fatal Flaw 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Landslide 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

North Shore 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jenifer Estess Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rats 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Texas Rangers 2001 (Movie)

Ed Simms (Actor)

The Prophecy III: the Ascent 1999 (Movie)

Zophael 'Jones' (Actor)

No Strings Attached 1998 (Movie)

Mark Demetrius (Actor)

Prince Street 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unknown Cyclist 1997 (Movie)

Frank Cavatelli (Actor)

A Brooklyn State of Mind 1996 (Movie)

Al Stanco (Actor)

The Tie That Binds 1995 (Movie)

Russell Clifton (Actor)

Two For the Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alive 1993 (Movie)

Antonio Balbi (Actor)

Indian Summer 1993 (Movie)

Matthew Berman (Actor)

The Ascent 1993 (Movie)

Franco (Actor)

City of Hope 1991 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Oscar 1991 (Movie)

Anthony Rossano (Actor)

The Heart of the Deal 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

High-Frequency 1989 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Venezia Rosso Sangue 1989 (Movie)

Carlo Goldoni (Actor)

And God Created Woman 1988 (Movie)

Billy Moran (Actor)

Blood Ties 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Morning Babylon 1987 (Movie)

Nicola (Actor)

Creator 1985 (Movie)

Boris Lafkin (Actor)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

Al Griselli (Actor)

Alphabet City 1984 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

Sheik Capadilupo (Actor)

Rumble Fish 1983 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

The Black Stallion Returns 1983 (Movie)

Raj (Actor)

Senior Trip! 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gentleman Bandit 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Over the Edge 1979 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

The Double McGuffin 1978 (Movie)

Foster (Actor)

Afterburn (TV Show)

Actor

Buried Alive (TV Show)

Actor

Deathlands: Homeward Bound (TV Show)

Actor

Downdraft (TV Show)

Actor

Goosed (TV Show)

Actor

Medusa's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Nevermore (Movie)

Devin Bayliss (Actor)

The Christmas Path (TV Show)

Actor

The Deadly Look of Love (TV Show)

Actor

The Engagement Ring (TV Show)

Actor

The Only Witness (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

In the Groove 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

A talented actor with leading man appeal, Vincent Spano eschewed star-making vehicles in order to pursue more eclectic material with such filmmakers as John Sayles and Roger Vadim. Beginning his acting career while still in his teens, Spano took part in minor efforts like "Over the Edge" (1979) before becoming familiar to mainstream audiences in such films as "The Black Stallion Returns" (1983) and "Rumble Fish" (1983). He took the lead in Sayles' "Baby It's You" (1983), then followed with projects as diverse as the gritty crime drama "Alphabet City" (1984) and Vadim's remake of his own earlier Brigitte Bardot drama "And God Created Woman" (1988). A particular highlight came in the form of Sayles' explosive urban drama "City of Hope" (1991), followed by the powerful true tale of survival "Alive" (1993). Later, Spano's work became more erratic, comprised of occasional feature potboilers like "The Tie That Binds" (1995), made-for-TV thrillers such as "Deathlands" (Syfy, 2003) and a recurring role on the police procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ). Never predictable, always watchable, Spano continued to deliver convincing performances in a wide array of material, ranging from ensemble dramas to action-adventures.

Relationships

Laura Dern Actor

Companion
Met while filming the HBO movie "Afterburn" (1992) No longer together

Milestones

2001

Had featured role in "Texas Rangers"

2000

Starred opposite Jordan Ladd in the Lifetime TV-movie "The Deadly Look of Love"

1998

Appeared in "The Unknown Cyclist"

1997

Appeared in the ensemble cast of the NBC police drama "Prince Street"

1997

Co-starred with Christopher Noth, Kevin Dillon and Martin Sheen in ABC miniseries "Medusa's Child"

1997

Starred opposite Maria Grazia Cucinotta in "A Brooklyn State of Mind" (shown at the Cannes Film Festival)

1994

Made TV directorial debut with "In the Groove", an episode of HBO series "Tales From the Crypt"

1993

Acted in "Alive", the second movie telling of a rugby team's surviving a plane crash in the Andes by resporting to cannibalism

1991

Portrayed Anthony Rossano in "Oscar", starring Sylvester Stallone

1989

Reteamed with Sayles for "City of Hope", playing Tony Lo Bianco's son

1985

Played impressionable Boris Lafkin in "Creator", starring Peter O'Toole

1983

First film with writer-director John Sayles, "Baby It's You"

1983

Appeared in "Rumble Fish" with Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke

1981

TV-movie debut, "Senior Trip!" (CBS)

1979

Film debut, "The Double McGuffin"

1976

Stage debut at age 14 in "The Shadow Box" (Long Wharf and Broadway)

TV debut on "Search for Tomorrow"

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