Vincent D'Onofrio Biography

Birthday: 1959-06-30
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City
Height: 6' 3½" (1.92 m)
Wiki Biography: Vincent D'Onofrio is known as an "actor's actor". The wide variety of roles he has played and the quality of his work have earned him a reputation as a versatile talent. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre. His debut on stage was in 1984 in the Broadway play "Open Admissions", followed by work in numerous other stage plays. As a film actor, D'Onofrio's career break came when he played a mentally unbalanced recruit in Full Metal Jacket (1987), directed by the renowned Stanley Kubrick. For this role D'Onofrio gained nearly 70 pounds. He had a major role in Dying Young (1991), and appeared prominently in the box-office smash Men in Black (1997) as the bad guy (Edgar "The Bug"). Other films of note in which he has appeared are Mystic Pizza (1988), JFK (1991), The Player (1992), Ed Wood (1994), The Cell (2000) and The Break-Up (2006). In 1996 D'Onofrio garnered critical acclaim along with co-star Renée Zellweger for The Whole Wide World (1996), which he helped produce. He also made a guest appearance in the TV series "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993) in a 1997 episode, where he played an accident victim who could not be rescued and was destined to die. For this performance he won an Emmy nomination. In 2000 he both produced and starred in Steal This Movie (2000), a biopic of radical leader Abbie Hoffman. In 2001 D'Onofrio took the role which has likely given him his greatest public recognition: Det. Robert Goren, the lead character in the TV series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001). Goren is based on Sherlock Holmes but, instead of relying upon physical evidence like Holmes, D'Onofrio's character focuses on psychology to identify the perpetrators, whom he often draws into confessing or yielding condemning evidence. In his career D'Onofrio's various film characters have included a priest, a bisexual former porn star, a hijacker, a serial killer, Orson Welles, a space alien, a 1960s radical leader, a pulp fiction writer, an ingenious police investigator and Stuart Smalley's dope-head brother. His on-screen love interests have included Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Renée Zellweger, Marisa Tomei, Tracey Ullman, Rebecca De Mornay and Lili Taylor.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Player 1992 Comedy
Men In Black Edgar 1997 Comedy
Strange Days Burton Steckler 2010 Family
Illuminations: The Private Lives Of Medieval Kings Detective Robert Goren 2012 Documentary
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Full Metal Jacket Pvt. Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence 1987 0, Romance
Mystic Pizza 1988 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Blood of Heroes 1989 0
Signs of Life Daryl Monahan 1989 Drama
Dying Young Gordon 1991 Drama, Romance
Fires Within Sam 1991 Drama, Thriller
Naked Tango Cholo 1991 Drama, Romance
Crooked Hearts Charley 1991 Drama, Romance
The Player 1992 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Desire Gavin 1992 Drama, Romance
Mr. Wonderful Dominic 1993 0
Household Saints 1993 Drama
Ed Wood Orson Welles 1994 0, 0
Imaginary Crimes Mr. Webster 1994
Stuart Saves His Family Donnie - The Smalley Family 1995 Comedy, Drama
Strange Days Burton Steckler 1995 Action, Crime, Drama
The Whole Wide World Robert E. 'Bob' Howard 1996 Biography
Feeling Minnesota Sam Clayton 1996 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Men in Black Edgar 1997 0, 0
The Newton Boys Dock Newton 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
Claire Dolan Elton Garrett 1998 Drama
The Thirteenth Floor Jason Whitney 1999 Sport, Game Show, 0
The Cell Carl Stargher 2000 Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Spanish Judges Max 2000 Crime, Drama
Happy Accidents Sam Deed 2001 Comedy, Sci Fi, Romance
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Father Casey 2002 0
Chelsea Walls Frank 2002 0
Bark! Malcolm 2002 Comedy, Drama
The Salton Sea Pooh-Bear 2002 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Steal This Movie! Abbie Hoffman 2002 Drama, Romance
Thumbsucker Mike Cobb 2005 0
The Narrows 2008
Little New York Parmie Tarzo 2009 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Overnight 2012 0
Fire with Fire David Hagan 2012 Action, Crime, Drama
Ass Backwards Bruce 2013 0
Chlorine Roger 2013 Comedy, Drama
Pawn Shop Chronicles Alton 2013 Action, Comedy
Chained Bob 2013 Horror, Thriller
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Bill 2013 Action, Comedy, Romance
Escape Plan Lester Clark 2013 Action, Mystery, Thriller
A Fall from Grace George Lawson 2014 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Pele Feola 2014 Biography, Drama, Sport
Mall Danny 2014
Purgatory Marshal Stoudenmire 2015 Horror, Mystery
Broken Horses Julius Hench 2015 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Adventures in Babysitting Dawson 2016 0
The Judge Glen Palmer 2017
Guy Guy 2018 0, 0