Vincent D'Onofrio Biography (1960-)

Surname is pronounced "Duh-noff-ree-o"; born June 30, 1960 (some sources say1959), in Brooklyn, New York, NY; married Greta Scacchi (an actress), 1991 (divorced, 1993); married Carin Van Der Donk (a model), March, 1997; children:(first marriage) Leila. Education: Studied drama at the American Stanislavsky Theatre. Addresses: Agent-- Greg Siegel, Endeavor Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager-- Ken Christmas, The Ken Christmas Group, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Career: Actor and producer. Also billed as Vincent Philip D'Onofrio and Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio. Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best male lead, 1994, for Household Saints; Golden Space Needle Award, Seattle International Film Festival, best actor, 1996, and Lone Star Film and Television Award, best actor, 1998, both for The Whole Wide World; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor ina drama series, 1998, for "The Subway" episode of Homicide: Life on the Street; Saturn Award, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films, best supporting actor, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor--sci-fi, both 1998, for Men in Black. Addresses: Agent: Greg Siegel, Endeavor Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Ken Christmas, The Ken Christmas Group, 9460 WilshireBlvd., Suite 400, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, producer
Birth Details
June 30, 1960
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Lobotomy, The First Turn-On!, Troma, 1984
  • (As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Dawson, Adventures in Babysitting(also known as A Night on the Town), Buena Vista, 1987
  • Private Leonard Laurence (nicknamed "Gomer Pyle"), Full Metal Jacket, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Bill Montijo, Mystic Pizza, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1988
  • Daryl Monahan, Signs of Life(also known as One for Sorrow, Twofor Joy), Avenue, 1989
  • Cholo, Naked Tango,1990
  • (As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Young Gar, The Blood of Heroes(also known as The Salute of the Jugger), Filmpac, 1990
  • Bill Newman, JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Charley Warren, Crooked Hearts, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Gordon, Dying Young, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Sam, Fires Within, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Video,1991
  • Bill Newman, Malcolm X, Warner Bros., 1992
  • David Kahane, The Player, Fine Line Features, 1992
  • Gavin McCall, Salt on Our Skin(also known as Desire and Salz auf unserer Haut), VCL Communications, 1992
  • Dominic, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Joseph Santangelo, Household Saints, Fine Line Features, 1993
  • Mr. Webster, Imaginary Crimes, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Orson Welles, Ed Wood, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Priest, Being Human, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Burton Steckler, Strange Days, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Donnie Smalley, Stuart Saves His Family, Paramount, 1995
  • Man, Hotel Paradise(short film), Dakota Films, 1995
  • Tony "Ole" Olezniak, Good Luck(also known as Guys Like Us and The Ox and the Eye), East West Film Partners, 1995
  • Title role, Guy, Gramercy Pictures, 1996
  • Robert E. Howard, The Whole Wide World, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996
  • Sam Clayton, Feeling Minnesota, Fine Line Features, 1996
  • Edgar, Men in Black(also known as MiB), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Sergeant Tony Randozza, Nunzio's Second Cousin(short film), 1997
  • Sergeant Tony Randozza, "Nunzio's Second Cousin" segment, Boy's Life 2(includes footage of Nunzio's Second Cousin), Strand Releasing, 1997
  • Dock Newton, The Newton Boys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Elton Garrett, Claire Dolan, MK2 Diffusion, 1998
  • Whitney and Ashton, The Thirteenth Floor, Columbia, 1998
  • Spanish Judges,1999
  • Hathaway, Imposter, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999
  • Valentino, The Velocity of Gary(also known as The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name)), Columbia/TriStar, 1999
  • Abbie Hoffman, Steal This Movie!(also known as Abbie!), Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Carl Stargher, The Cell, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Sam Deed, Happy Accidents, IFC Films, 2000
  • The Salton Sea, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Priest, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, International Entertainment, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Guy, Gramercy Pictures, 1996
  • Producer, The Whole Wide World, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996
  • Producer, The Velocity of Gary(also known as The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name)), Columbia/TriStar, 1999
  • Executive producer, Steal This Movie!(also known as Abbie!), Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Ephraim McDoogal, "The Investigator," Showtime 30-Minute Movie, Showtime, 1994
  • Philip, The Winner, The Movie Channel, 1996
  • Mr. Blue, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, ABC, 1998
  • Phil Romano, That Championship Season, Showtime, 1999
  • Episodic
  • (As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Thomas Marley, "Counterfire," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • (As Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) Davy Baylor, "Suspicion of Innocence,"The Equalizer, CBS, 1987
  • Victor, "The Basketball Player," Life Goes On, ABC, 1990
  • John Lange, "The Subway," Homicide: Life on the Street(also knownas Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • Nick Rizzoli, Open Admissions, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Hoss, Tooth of Crime, Signature Theatre Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Also appeared in The Indian Wants the Bronx, Mice and Men,The Petrified Forest, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago.

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, November 28, 1997 , p. 88.
    • Esquire, February 28, 1995 , p. 36.
    • Interview, April 28, 1998 .
    • People Weekly, August 4, 1997 , p. 20.
    • Premiere, March 4, 1998 , pp. 62-67.

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