Jay Acovone Biography (1955-)

Born August 20 (some sources cite August 12), 1955, in Mahopac, NY; parents,owners of a dry-cleaning business; married Fonda St. Paul (a talent manager).Addresses: Agent: Gold/Marshak/Liedtke Talent and Literary Agency, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505.

Birth Details
August 20, 1955
Mahopac, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Brian Emerson, Search for Tomorrow, CBS, 1982-1984
  • Detective Jack Rado, Hollywood Beat, ABC, 1985
  • Deputy District Attorney Joe Maxwell, Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1987-1990
  • Also appeared as Cliff Matson, As the World Turns, CBS.
  • Movies
  • Captain Rader, Women of Valor, CBS, 1986
  • Detective Harris, Quicksand: No Escape, USA Network, 1992
  • Steve Davis, Stepfather III (also known as Father's Day andStepfather 3: Father's Day), HBO, 1992
  • Detective Falcone, Conflict of Interest, HBO, 1992
  • Lieutenant Robert Carlino, A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (also known as Lovers of Deceit: The Carolyn Warmus Story), ABC,1992
  • Captain Evan Graham, Nails, Showtime, 1992
  • Richie, Born to Run, Fox, 1993
  • Minelli, Marked for Murder (also known as Hard Time and The Sandman), NBC, 1993
  • Bruno Romano, Columbo: Strange Bedfellows, ABC, 1995
  • Sergeant Wallace, Crime of the Century, HBO, 1996
  • Murphy, Crash Dive (also known as Crash Dive: The Chase Is On), HBO, 1997
  • Captain Unander, On the Line, ABC, 1998
  • Lieutenant Detective Bob Mankowsky, Murder, She Wrote: A Story to DieFor, CBS, 2000
  • Mr. Moltianni, The Amati Girls, Fox, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Eddie, "Right In," Down and Out in Beverly Hills, 1987
  • Dr. Bruce Jacobs, "The Doctors," Matlock, 1987
  • Mick, "Running with the Pack," Werewolf, 1987
  • Matelli, "The Out of Towner," Hardball, NBC, 1989
  • Detective Sergeant Vinnie Grillo, "O'Malley's Luck," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990
  • "I'll Dance at Your Wedding," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1990
  • Ray, "S.O.B.," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1991
  • Detective Rudy Acosta, "Bite the Big Apple," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • Neil Leeuwen, Civil Wars, ABC, 1992
  • Goucho, "Forbidden Zone," Red Shoe Diaries, Showtime, 1992
  • Nick Colette, "Family Business," The Commish, ABC, 1993
  • Tony Fielding, "Crime of Love," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1993
  • Lieutenant Nick Acosta, "Murder on the Thirtieth Floor," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994
  • Brother Mike, "Carrick O'Quinn," Renegade, 1994
  • Mr. Ahern, "The Getaway," Matlock, ABC, 1995
  • Detective Ray Quiller, "The Last Kiss Goodnight," Silk Stalkings,USA Network, 1995
  • Raymond DiSalvo, "Large Mouth Bass," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995
  • Fireman Charlie, "The One with the Candy Hearts," Friends, 1995
  • Raymond DiSalvo, "Cold Heaters," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995
  • Gary Hendrickson, "Spare Parts," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996
  • Dr. Tassler, "Sole Survivors," Sliders, Fox, 1996
  • Detective Joe Curtis, "Demons," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • Victor Rand, "Condor," Viper, 1996
  • Max Kinkaid, "The Warren Omission," Dark Skies, NBC, 1997
  • Tommy Annunziato, "Looking for Mr. Goombah," Total Security, ABC,1997
  • Burglar, "Sex, Lies, and Activewear," Renegade, 1997
  • Major Charles Kawalsky, "Children of the Gods," Stargate SG-1, Showtime and syndicated, 1997
  • Major Charles Kawalsky, "The Enemy Within," Stargate SG-1, Showtime and syndicated, 1997
  • Joey Pantangelo, "Three Ring Circus," Silk Stalkings, USA Network,1998
  • Captain Charles Kawalsky, "The Gamekeeper," Stargate SG-1, Showtime and syndicated, 1998
  • Clifton Moloney, "Trapped in Paradise," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999
  • "Blind Faith," Providence, NBC, 1999
  • Vincent, "Taste of Providence," Providence, NBC, 1999
  • Vincent, "You Bet Your Life," Providence, NBC, 1999
  • Ben Siegel III, "Way Out West," Sliders, Sci-Fi Channel, 1999
  • Major Charles Kawalsky, "Point of View," Stargate SG-1, Showtime and syndicated, 1999
  • Stu, "Eye of the Storm," Sliders, Sci-Fi Channel, 2000
  • Detective Stan Brookins, "The Inner Sense," The Pretender, NBC, 2000
  • David Haskell/Duffy Haskell, "Per Manum," The X-Files, Fox, 2001
  • O'Ryan, "Money for Nothing: Parts 1 & 2," The Invisible Man, Sci-Fi Channel, 2001
  • Duffy Haskell, "Essence," The X-Files, Fox, 2001
  • Made television debut as a hospital orderly in an episode of All My Children.
  • Other
  • Quartermaster Maselli (Barracuda), War and Remembrance (miniseries), ABC, 1988
  • The Magician, 1993
  • Mike Levine, Locals (special), Fox, 1994
  • Also appeared in Parole and Wolf.
  • Film Appearances
  • Skip Lee, Cruising, United Artists, 1980
  • Plainclothes cop, Times Square, AFD, 1980
  • Cookie Manero, Cold Steel, Cinetel, 1987
  • Bobby Arms, Out for Justice, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Tony Gaudio, Doctor Mordrid, Paramount Home Video, 1992
  • Vinny Pallazzo, Lookin' Italian (also known as Showdown), Vision Quest Entertainment, 1994
  • Opposite Corners, 1995
  • Chuck, Foxfire, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996
  • Schmidt, Time under Fire (also known as Beneath the Bermuda Triangle), Royal Oaks Entertainment, 1996
  • Area 51 guard, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Frank, Crosscut, A-pix Entertainment, 1996
  • Macelroy, Snitch, 1996
  • Cop, The Peacemaker, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Jack, Molly, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Pilot Peter, Cast Away, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Goucho, "Forbidden Zone," Forbidden Zone: Red Shoe Diaries (also known as Zalman King's Forbidden Zone: Red Shoe Diaries and Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries 15: Forbidden Zone), Blockbuster Video, 2000
  • Eric, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Paramount, 2001
  • Benny, Collateral Damage, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Larry Mastice, Marlon Brando Sat Right Here, Boltax Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Fifi La Belle, Cap and Bells, Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Also appeared as Johnny Del Gatto in Asphalt; as Artie in Crooks; and as J. J. in On Tina Tuna Walk.

Further Reference


    • Starlog, March, 1990

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