VINCENT D'ONOFRIO's stepped behind the camera with his
directorial debut of The Kid. In 2017, Vincent
starred in SyFy's paranormal series "Ghost Wars." Prior to that, Vincent starred
in El Camino Christmas
opposite Jessica Alba and Tim Allen, as well as Eli Roth's Death Wish opposite
On the small screen, Vincent most portrayed the complex role of The Wizard in
NBC's reimagining of The
Wizard of Oz, Emerald City. The 10-episode mini-series was directed by Tarsem
Singh who Vincent
worked with years earlier on "The Cell" opposite Jennifer Lopez. In 2016,
Vincent starred in MGM's The
Magnificent Seven, playing one of the seven gun slinging outlaws alongside
Denzel Washington, Chris
Pratt and Ethan Hawke in additional to In Dubious Battle, based on John
Steinbeck's novel, directed by
James Franco and featuring Bryan Cranston, Ed Harris and Selena Gomez.
2015 was also a busy year for D'Onofrio with the blockbuster success of
Jurassic World and the critically
acclaimed role he played of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in the Netflix series
Daredevil, opposite Charlie Cox.
Prior to that, he also starred in Run All Night opposite Liam Neeson and The
Judge, opposite Robert
Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.
D'Onofrio was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Hawaii, Colorado and
Florida. He eventually
returned to New York to study acting at the American Stanislavsky Theatre with
Sharon Chatten of the
Actors Studio. While honing his craft, he appeared in several films at New York
University and worked as
a bouncer at dance clubs in the city.
In 1984, he became a full-fledged member of the American Stanislavsky
Theatre, appearing in "The
Petrified Forest," "Of Mice and Men," "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" and "The
Indian Wants the Bronx."
That same year, he made his Broadway debut in "Open Admissions." He recently
starred off-Broadway in
Sam Shepard's "Tooth of Crime (Second Dance)."
D'Onofrio gained attention for his intense and compelling talent on the
screen in 1987 with a haunting
portrayal of an unstable Vietnam War recruit in Stanley Kubrick's gritty Full
Metal Jacket. His other early
film appearances include Mystic Pizza and Adventures in Babysitting. He also
executive produced and
portrayed 1960s counterculture icon Abbie Hoffman in the film Steal This Movie,
Garofalo, and starred opposite Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn in the
science-fiction noir film The Cell.
His other film credits include The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, opposite Jodie
Foster; The Salton Sea,
opposite Val Kilmer; Imposter, with Gary Sinise; Chelsea Walls, directed by
Ethan Hawke; Happy
Accidents, co-starring Marisa Tomei; Robert Altman's The Player; Joel
Schumacher's Dying Young; Tim
Burton's Ed Wood; Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, opposite Ralph Fiennes and
Angela Bassett; Harold
Ramis' Stuart Saves His Family; Barry Sonnenfeld's Men In Black, opposite Will
Smith and Tommy Lee
Jones; The Thirteenth Floor, opposite Craig Bierko; The Whole Wide World, which
he produced and
starred in, opposite Renee Zellweger; and Oliver Stone's JFK. More recently,
D'Onofrio appeared in the
sci-fi thriller The Tomb, featuring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold
Schwarzenegger, and Fire with Fire,
opposite Bruce Willis and Josh Duhamel. He also appeared in the independent
feature Chained, from
writer-director Jennifer Chambers Lynch.
D'Onofrio starred as Detective Robert Goren in over 100 episodes of the
series Law & Order: Criminal
Intent. He received an Emmy Award nomination in 1998 for his riveting guest
appearance in the
Homicide: Life on the Street episode "The Subway." D'Onofrio directed, produced
and starred in the
short film, Five Minutes, Mr. Welles, and recently appeared in the Academy
Award-winning short The
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