Stephen Spinella Biography (1956-)

Born October 11, 1956, in Naples, Italy; raised in Glendale, AZ; father, a naval airplane mechanic. Addresses: Agent: Gary Gersh, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.; Manager: Maryellen Mulcahy, Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Birth Details
October 11, 1956
Naples, Italy

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • The Taming of the Shrew, Colonnades Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • 7 by Beckett, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1987-88
  • The Amanuensis, L'illusion, New York Theatre Workshop, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1988-89
  • Prior Walter, Millennium Approaches, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1989-90
  • Prior Walter, Angels in America: Part One: Millenium Approaches, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1992-93
  • Prior Walter, Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1992-93
  • Prior Walter and man in park, Angels in America: Part One: MillenniumApproaches, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1993-94
  • Prior Walter, Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika, Walter Kerr Theatre, 1993-94
  • Love! Valour! Compassion!, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1994-95
  • Pandarus, Troilus and Cressida, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Waiting for Godot, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1996
  • Thomas, A Question of Mercy, New York Theatre Workshop, 1997
  • Alfieri, A View from the Bridge, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1997-98
  • Servant to Orestes, Electra, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, thenEthel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1998-99
  • Sherlock Holmes, Crucifer of Blood, Berkshire Theatre Festival, MA, 1999
  • Freddy Malins, James Joyce's "The Dead" (musical), Playwrights Horizons, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000, then Ahmanson Theatre, LosAngeles, 2000
  • Semyon Semyonovich Medvedenko, The Seagull, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 2001
  • Elle, Zipper Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Simon Stimson, Our Town, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT,2002, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • James Joyce, Travesties, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 2003
  • Title role, Svejk, Theatre for a New Audience, Duke Theatre on Forty-Second Street, New York City, 2004
  • The Singing Forest, Pacific Playwrights Festival, Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, 2004
  • Dominique de Villepin, Stuff Happens, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2005
  • Also appeared in The Age of Assassins, Bremen Coffee, ABright Room Called Day, Burrhead, Dance for Me Rosetta, La fin de la baleine, Heavenly Theatre, Hydriota, King Lear, Major Barbara, Serious Money, Tartuffe, and The Virgin Molly.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Rex Pinsker, a recurring role, The Education of Max Bickford, CBS,2001-2002
  • Specials
  • In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway, PBS, 1993
  • Voice of Michael Wigglesworth, Out of the Past, PBS, 1998
  • Simon Stimson, Our Town, Showtime, 2003
  • Movies
  • Brandy Alexander, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993
  • Percy, "What the Deaf Man Heard," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1997
  • Miniseries
  • Voice, Broadway: The American Musical, PBS, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Andy Polone, "High & Low," Law & Order, NBC, 2000
  • Bob McCarthy, "Ends and Means," Ed, NBC, 2002
  • Mr. Kishell, "Snowman," Alias, ABC, 2002
  • Randall Schoonover, "Sea Bee Jeebies," Frasier, NBC, 2003
  • Mr. Kishell, "The Frame," Alias, ABC, 2004
  • Guest, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2004
  • Joel Kemper, "Shadows," Without a Trace, CBS, 2004
  • Mr. Heard, "Lipstick on Your Panties," Huff, Showtime, 2004
  • Mr. Heard, "Control," Huff, Showtime, 2004
  • Appeared as Kenneth Croft in an episode of Sirens.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 47th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1993
  • The 50th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1996
  • Film Appearances
  • Frank, Tarantella, Tara Releasing, 1995
  • Dr. Darrel Lindenmeyer, Virtuosity, Paramount, 1995
  • Young man at Rolls, Faithful, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Perry Sellars, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Fine Line, 1997
  • Audio Books
  • Reader, A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies: Stories, by John Murray, Harper Audio, 2003

Further Reference


    • New York Times, June 5, 1993

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