Vincent Spano Biography

Birthday: 1962-10-18
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Since his first big film break opposite Rosanna Arquette in the Italian-Catholic-boy-meets-Jewish-girl romance Baby It's You (1983), Vincent Spano has equipped himself with a sharp intensity that has carried him far. His dark good looks haven't hurt, either. Born in Brooklyn in 1962, he developed an interest in acting at a young age and was pursuing it professionally by age 14. A year later he earned a co-starring role in the play "The Shadow Box" and a minor role in the movie The Double McGuffin (1979) came two years after that. Promptly put into a number of teen roles on film and TV, he showed great promise in Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish (1983), which became a springboard for a number of other young up-and-comers including Mickey Rourke, Matt Dillon , Diane Lane and Nicolas Cage. Spano didn't break through as expected, however, opting for a smaller path of low-budget art-house and foreign films instead. While his talent was definitely on display, the quality of his pictures weren't always up to par. In Creator (1985) he played an impressionable student to Peter O'Toole's quirky college scientist who tries to revive his long-deceased wife. He also co-starred in the lackluster remake of Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman (1988), with Rebecca De Mornay in the role that made 'Brigitte Bardot' a star. He appeared in the highly disturbing film Alive (1993) that people preferred to avoid. Based on the true story, it tells of a rugby team resorting to cannibalism after a plane crash in the Andes Mountains. Over seas Spano made a number of films but they received little exposure, including the highly regarded Good Morning, Babylon (1987), a story of two Italian artisans, brothers who came to America in 1915 to work on D.W. Griffith's epic masterpiece "Intolerance." Some of the actor's virtuoso turns have happened on the smaller screen as well, including the made-for-TV movies Afterburn (1992) (TV) and Medusa's Child (1997) (TV). Other notable film contributions include City of Hope (1991), Indian Summer (1993), the mob movie A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998), the poignant AIDS film The Unknown Cyclist (1998) and the crime drama Silence (2003/I). His attempt at TV series work led to the short-lived "Prince Street" (1997). Into the millennium, the man with the Al Pacino/Andy Garcia styled charisma and charm continues to impress.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Prince Street Det. Alex Gage 1997 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Ascent 1976
Rumble Fish Steve 1983 Comedy, 0
The Black Stallion Returns Raj 1983 0, 0
Maria's Lovers Al Griselli 1985 Drama, Romance
Creator 1985 Sport, 0
Il cugino americano Mark Ciuni 1986 Crime, Drama
Good Morning, Babylon Nicola Bonnano 1987 Drama, Romance
And God Created Woman 1988 Comedy, Drama, Romance
High Frequency Peter 1989 Thriller
Rouge Venise Carlo Goldoni 1989 Musical, Drama
City of Hope 1991 0
Alive Antonio Balbi 1993 Action, Adventure, Drama
Indian Summer Matthew Berman 1993 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Ascent Franco Distassi 1994 Adventure
The Tie That Binds Russell Clifton 1995 Drama, Thriller
No Strings Attached Marc Demetrius 1997 Mystery, Thriller, Drama
A Brooklyn State of Mind Al Stanco 1998 Action, Crime, Drama
The Unknown Cyclist Frank Cavatelli 1998 Drama
Goosed Steven Binder 1999
The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Zophael 2000 Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
The Christmas Path Angel 2001
Deathlands: Homeward Bound Ryan Cawdor 2003
Silence Det. Steve Banks 2003 Mystery, Thriller
The Engagement Ring 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper 2007 Action, Family
Nevermore Devin Bayliss 2009 Thriller
Fatal Secrets Scott 2010 Drama, Thriller
April Rain Special Agent Thomas 2013 Action
Pearly Gates Mayor / Satan 2015