Vincent Spano

Vincent Spano

  • Highest Rated: 94% City of Hope (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Rats (1997)
  • Birthday: Oct 18, 1962
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Since his 1983 breakout role as an Irish-Catholic misfit nicknamed "The Sheik" opposite Rosanna Arquette in Baby It's You, Vincent Spano has proved himself a versatile and skilled actor to those who have followed his career. Spano had begun acting in a professional capacity by the age of 14, when he starred in a 1977 theater production of The Shadow Box, and landed a small Broadway role two years later in The Double McGuffin. Though audiences had expected Spano to rise along with the other budding stars of his time, particularly after a critical nod for his role in Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish (1983) and appearances in several popular 1980s teen films, Spano opted against the high-profile stardom he could have easily pursued in favor of taking on a variety of unique but decidedly less flashy roles.Unfortunately, most of those roles ended up buried within otherwise unremarkable movies; this was the case with his portrayal of a bewildered graduate assistant in Creator (1985), as was his performance in Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky's first American film, Maria's Lovers (1984). Luckily, Spano received no small amount of praise for his contribution to Good Morning, Babylon (1987), an Italian/American/French collaboration that chronicled the efforts of an Italian cathedral builder's (Spano) complicated emigration to the United States. After filming several foreign features, Spano turned in a solid performance as the good-hearted but emotionally lost New Jersey native in John Sayles' urban drama City of Hope (1991), and went on to star alongside Ethan Hawke in the hotly anticipated cannibalistic docudrama Alive (1993).Though significant mainstream recognition continued to elude him, Spano nonetheless continued to exhibit an admirable willingness to try anything when it came to selecting roles. Whether it was as a rogue government agent (1996's Downdraft) or the excruciatingly macho brother of an AIDS victim (1998's The Unknown Cyclist), Spano continued to impress fans with his wide-ranging capabilities. After filming several horror films and psychological thrillers during the early 2000s, Spano was given a warm reception for his performance as a "justice fighter" in the Sci-Fi channel's feature-length pilot Deathlands: Homeward Bound.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet April Rain Special Agent Thomas 2014
No Score Yet Lone Rider Stu Croker 2008
No Score Yet Fatal Secrets Scott 2008
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper Miles 2007
No Score Yet Pandemic Troy Whitlock 2007
No Score Yet Her Fatal Flaw Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Engagement Ring Tony Di Cenzo 2005
No Score Yet Buried Alive Mark Decker 2004
No Score Yet Deathlands Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Only Witness Actor 2003
No Score Yet Dead Silence Det. Steve Banks 2003
No Score Yet Silence Actor 2003
No Score Yet Deathlands Ryan Cawdor 2003
2% Texas Rangers Simms 2001
No Score Yet Jenifer (The Jenifer Estess Story) Jack 2001
No Score Yet The Deadly Look of Love Brett Becker 2000
17% The Prophecy 3: The Ascent Zophael 2000
No Score Yet The Unknown Cyclist Frank Cavatelli 1998
No Score Yet A Brooklyn State of Mind Al 1998
No Score Yet The Christmas Path Balthazar 1998
0% The Rats Jack Carver 1997
No Score Yet Downdraft Actor 1996
No Score Yet The Ascent Actor 1996
8% The Tie That Binds Russell 1995
No Score Yet No Strings Attached (The Last Obsession) Mark 1995
No Score Yet The Ascent Franco Distassi 1994
58% Indian Summer Matthew 1993
62% Alive Antonio 1993
No Score Yet Afterburn Ted Harduvel 1992
94% City of Hope Nick 1991
12% Oscar Anthony 1991
38% And God Created Woman Billy Moran 1988
80% Good Morning, Babylon Nicola Bonnano 1987
No Score Yet Blood Ties Mark Ciuni 1986
38% Creator Boris Lafkin 1985
No Score Yet Maria's Lovers Al Griselli 1984
No Score Yet Alphabet City Johnny 1984
70% Rumble Fish Steve 1983
20% The Black Stallion Returns Raj 1983
94% Baby It's You Albert 'Sheik' Capadilupo $2M 1983
No Score Yet Senior Trip Dick 1981
90% Over the Edge Mark 1979
No Score Yet The Double McGuffin Foster 1979

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
John Hotchkiss
  • 2018
25% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016-2017
Galterio Conte
  • 2017
80% Castle
2009-2016
Christopher Carlucci
  • 2014
91% House
2004-2012
Tommy
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Federal Agent Dean Porter
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet North Shore
2004-2005
Dan Ralston
  • 2004
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1993
40% Prince Street
1997
Det. Alex Gage

QUOTES FROM Vincent Spano CHARACTERS

Al
People you grew up with are the only ones you can trust.
Matthew Berman
The cabin always smelled like urine. That's how you found it when you came up the hill in the dark.