Antonio Sabato Jr.

Antonio Sabato Jr.

  • Highest Rated: 52% John Carter (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Testosterone (Testosteroni) (2004)
  • Birthday: Feb 29, 1972
  • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
  • When heartthrob Antonio Sabato Jr. joined the cast of ABC's soap opera General Hospital in the spring of 1992, the show jumped from seventh to third in the daytime Nielsen Ratings. The relative newcomer inspired over 300 fan letters a week, appeared on the cover of TV Guide, and landed a coveted spot in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People issue. He has since proven to be one of the hottest commodities to come out of daytime television, nabbing a series of prime-time roles, publishing a best-selling "beefcake" calendar, and modeling in the most successful Calvin Klein Underwear campaign in the company's history.A leap year baby, Sabato was born in Rome, Italy, on February 29, 1972. His father, Antonio Sabato Sr., a veteran Italian actor with credits in dozens of spaghetti Westerns and his mother, Yvonne, a real estate agent, moved Sabato and his sister to Beverly Hills in 1984. Knowing very little English, Sabato spent his time watching American television and taking ESL courses. He attended Beverly Hills High, where he took acting classes as a way to practice his new language and make friends. At 16, Sabato left school and temporarily moved to New York in an effort to experience life on his own.In 1989, after earning his G.E.D., Sabato decided to concentrate on acting. With his father's help, he secured a role in the 1990 Italian film Karate Rock. That same year, he appeared stateside as the topless hunk in Janet Jackson's video for "Love Will Never Do Without You." This led to Sabato's television debut as Jagger Cates, a good-hearted, hash-slinging boxer on General Hospital. For his performance in one of daytime's most memorable and brooding roles -- Jagger's moody leitmotif was Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" -- Sabato earned Soap Opera Digest Award nominations for Hottest Male and Outstanding Newcomer. Banking on his newfound fame, the actor began moonlighting in movies of the week, starring opposite Dallas' Linda Gray as a deadly Casanova in Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? (1993) and Beverly Hills 90210's Shannon Dougherty as an escaped convict in Jailbreakers (1994).Sabato shocked fans when he abruptly left General Hospital in 1994 (though they did temporarily forgive him when he returned to the show for a brief cameo a year later). He subsequently joined the cast of NBC's Earth 2, a prime-time science fiction series about a group of humans who must flee Earth when it becomes uninhabitable. Developed by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and produced by Michael Dugan (Law & Order), Carol Flint (China Beach), and Mark Levin (The Wonder Years), the show had an impressive pedigree and was expected to be a smash hit. Yet, audiences did not buy into its futuristic premise, which featured Sabato as a rocket pilot; NBC canceled Earth 2 after only one season. Hesitant to commit himself to another series, Sabato signed on to appear as Amanda's (Heather Locklear) abusive ex-husband in six episodes of FOX's Melrose Place before starring in a succession of television films. In Her Hidden Truth (1995), he played a smitten cop who helps wrongfully convicted Kellie Martin clear her name. In If Looks Could Kill: From the Files of America's Most Wanted (1996), he portrayed real-life con artist and murderer John Hawkins. In Thrill (1996), he starred as an engineer who must put aside his fear of heights to rescue his daughter from a roller coaster that is rigged with a bomb.Meanwhile, fashion designer Calvin Klein saw If Looks Could Kill on television and personally requested to meet with Sabato. By the summer of 1996, the actor was the spokesperson for Calvin Klein Underwear, the company's first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg four years earlier. During his tenure with Calvin Klein, Sabato appeared in a campaign photographed by Herb Ritts and on a 90-foot billboard in the middle of Times Square.In 1998, Sabato made his big-budget American debut opposite Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Bokeem Woodbine as a hired gun in The

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Inspired to Kill Actor 2016
No Score Yet Remote Paradise Dario 2016
No Score Yet All I Want for Christmas Mike Patterson 2015
51% The Three Stooges Handsome Guy #1 $41.9M 2012
52% John Carter Actor $73.1M 2012
No Score Yet Secrets From Her Past Shawn Tessle 2011
No Score Yet Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas Henry Lee Lucas 2009
No Score Yet Princess of Mars John Carter 2009
No Score Yet Gardel, 2008 Actor 2009
No Score Yet Ghost Voyage Actor 2008
No Score Yet Destination: Infestation (Swarm) (Ants on a Plane) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Deadly Skies Donovan 2007
No Score Yet Bad Girl Island Actor 2007
6% Testosterone (Testosteroni) Pablo 2004
No Score Yet Crash Landing Major John Masters 2004
No Score Yet Dead Above Ground Sgt. Dan De Sousa 2003
No Score Yet Testosterone Pablo 2003
No Score Yet Wasabi Tuna Frederico 2003
No Score Yet See Jane Date Timothy Rommelly 2003
No Score Yet Hyper Sonic Grant Irvine 2003
No Score Yet Bugs Matt Pollack 2003
No Score Yet Seconds to Spare Paul Blake 2002
No Score Yet Shark Hunter Spencer 2001
No Score Yet Mindstorm Dan Oliver 2001
No Score Yet Guilty as Charged Sgt. Hawks 2000
No Score Yet The Chaos Factor Jack Poynt 2000
No Score Yet Fatal Error (Reaper) Dr. Nick Baldwin 1999
41% The Big Hit Vince 1998
No Score Yet The Perfect Getaway Randy Savino 1998
No Score Yet High Voltage Johnny 1997
No Score Yet Code Name: Wolverine Harry Gordini 1996
No Score Yet Thrill Jack Coulson 1996
No Score Yet Her Hidden Truth Det. Matt Samanie 1995
No Score Yet Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? Actor 1993

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Cupcake Wars
2010-2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2014
80% Castle
2009-2016
Ramon Russo
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Baby Daddy
2012-2017
Gerard
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Femme Fatales
2011-2012
  • 2012
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Leandro
  • 2011
90% Bones
2005-2017
Terror
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Davi Santos
  • 2010
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
2004-2018
Judge
  • 2010
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Himself
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet General Hospital: Night Shift
2007-2008
Jagger Cates
  • 2008
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2008
50% Joey
2004-2006
Kyle
  • 2005
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Linda's Boyfriend
  • 2004
No Score Yet Half & Half
2002-2006
Carlo
  • 2004
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Bane
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Kevin Wyatt
  • 1999
  • 1998
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Bob Stanford
  • 1996
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Jack Parezi Jack Parezi
  • 1996
  • 1995
63% Earth 2
1994-1995
Alonzo Solace
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet General Hospital
1963-1964
Jagger Cates

QUOTES FROM Antonio Sabato Jr. CHARACTERS

Dr. Nick Baldwin
a virus knows how to adapt, but not how to think. Unless someone is doing the thinking for it.
Dr. Nick Baldwin
A virus knows how to adapt, but not how to think. Unless someone is doing the thinking for it.