Bobby Cannavale

Highest Rated: 94% Spy (2015)
Lowest Rated: 5% Movie 43 (2013)
Birthday: May 3, 1971
Birthplace: Union City, New Jersey, USA
Growing up in Union City, NJ, Bobby Cannavale participated in the school play because his mother wanted him off the streets. Today, he is a recognizable New York-based character actor with roles in the city's best theater, television, and film productions. Cannavale was born in New Jersey to an Italian father and a Cuban mother. His parents insisted that he attend St. Michael's Catholic School in Union City where he took part in almost every after school activity, from the alter boys to the chorus. When he was eight, Cannavale secured the plum role of "the lisping boy" in his school's production of The Music Man and a part in Guys and Dolls. Ever since then, he wanted to do nothing but perform. Cannavale's parents divorced when he was 13 and his mother moved the family to Puerto Rico. After two years in Latin America, they returned to the United States and settled in Coconut Creek, FL. Cannavale returned to New Jersey after graduating high school in the late '80s -- he needed to be closer to New York in order to begin his acting career. Forgoing acting lessons for actual performance experience, Cannavale became involved with Manhattan's prestigious Circle Repertory Theater. He served as a "reader" for several plays and was eventually cast as Mark Linn-Baker's understudy in Georges Feydeau's French farce A Flea in Her Ear. Cannavale soon ended up replacing Baker for two weeks. His first-rate performance secured him a role in the company's next play, Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. Television powerhouse John Wells attended one of the shows and cast Cannavale in his television series Trinity. Cannavale's character, a tugboat operator, was supposed to appear in only three episodes of the show, but starred in nine. Trinity was canceled in 1998, but Wells immediately secured Cannavale for his next television venture, 1999's Third Watch. As dedicated and lovesick paramedic Robert "Bobby" Caffey, Cannavale struck a cord with female audiences. The show was renewed for a second season, but Cannavale felt that Caffey's character was not being developed. He asked Wells to let him exit the series and to make sure he exited "big." The producer obliged his friend: Caffey left the show mid-season after being fatally shot in the chest. The dramatic two-part episode even included a "beyond the grave" meeting between Caffey and his deceased dead-beat dad. In 2001, Cannavale joined the cast of his then-father-in-law, Sidney Lumet's heralded television courtroom drama, 100 Centre Street. Cannavale's brazen, ambitious prosecutor, J.J. Jellinek, is a far cry from the softhearted paramedic he portrayed on Third Watch. Debuting on the show at the beginning of its second season, Jellinek shook up 100 Centre Street -- immediately romancing a fellow lawyer and shamelessly advancing his career in any way possible. Cannavale's television career has not kept him away from theater or film. He appeared on-stage throughout the '90s, participating in productions such as Lanford Wilson's Virgil Is Still the Frog Boy and Noel Coward's In Two Keys. His movie credits include Herbe Gardner's I'm Not Rappaport (1996) with Walter Mathau and Ossie Davis, Lumet's Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), and Gloria (1999), John Irvin's HBO original film When Trumpet's Fade (1998), Phillip Noyce's The Bone Collector (1999) with Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington, Spike Lee's 3 A.M. (2001) with Danny Glover, Alec Baldwin's The Devil and Daniel Webster (2002), and Daisy Von Scherler Mayer's The Guru (2002). Cast as friendly and outgoing lunch truck vender Joe in the critically acclaimed 2003 indie hit The Station Agent, Cannavale provided the perfect contrast to Peter Dinklage's introverted protagonist. WIth subsequent small screen roles in Kingpin and OZ that same year, the up and coming actor would become a familiar face to television viewers before once again returning to the silver screen for supporting roles in Shall We Dance?, Haven, and Romance and Cigare


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Superintelligence Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Irishman Felix 'Skinny Razor' DiTullio 2019
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp Jim Paxton 2018
No Score Yet Limites Leonard 2018
52% Boundaries Leonard 2018
89% I, Tonya Actor $29M 2018
No Score Yet #ThatsHarassment Actor 2018
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Van Pelt $393.3M 2017
72% Ferdinand Valiente $70.5M 2017
15% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Frankie $28.4M 2017
76% The Fundamentals of Caring Cash 2016
82% Ant-Man Paxton $138.1M 2015
94% Spy De Luca $90M 2015
49% Adult Beginners Danny $0.2M 2015
77% Danny Collins Tom Donnelly $4.3M 2015
28% Annie Guy $58.7M 2014
87% Chef Tony $23.7M 2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
54% Lovelace Butchie Peraino $0.4M 2013
90% Blue Jasmine Chili 2013
41% Parker Jake Fernandez $17.7M 2013
5% Movie 43 Superman $8.8M 2013
68% Roadie Randy $8.1K 2012
94% Win Win Terry Delfino $10.2M 2011
78% The Other Guys Jimmy $119.3M 2010
No Score Yet Marry Me Adam 2010
41% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Subject #40 2009
64% The Merry Gentleman Michael $0.3M 2009
32% Paul Blart: Mall Cop Commander Kent $146.4M 2009
No Score Yet Weakness Joshua Polansky 2009
No Score Yet 100 Feet Shanks 2008
35% Diminished Capacity Lee Vivyan 2008
53% The Promotion Dr. Mark Timms $0.4M 2008
40% Dedication Don Meyers 2007
54% Romance & Cigarettes Fryburg $0.4M 2007
85% The Take Agent Steve Perelli 2007
36% The Ten Lying Rhino Body $0.6M 2007
63% 10 Items or Less Bobby $69.8K 2006
50% Fast Food Nation Mike $1M 2006
13% Haven Agent Martinez $0.2M 2006
69% Snakes on a Plane Hank Harris $33.9M 2006
40% The Night Listener Jess $7.8M 2006
54% Happy Endings Javier $1.2M 2005
No Score Yet The Exonerated Jesse 2005
No Score Yet Recipe For A Perfect Christmas Alex Thermadopolis 2005
No Score Yet The Breakup Artist Neighbor 2004
46% Shall We Dance Chic $57.9M 2004
No Score Yet Fresh Cut Grass Actor 2004
94% The Station Agent Joe Oramas 2003
No Score Yet Kingpin Chato Cadena 2003
79% Washington Heights Angel 2002
57% The Guru Randy $2.9M 2002
No Score Yet 3 A.M. Jose 2001
17% Gloria Jack 1999
No Score Yet When Trumpets Fade Captain Zenek 1998
68% Night Falls on Manhattan Vigoda Assistant No. 1 1997
38% I'm Not Rappaport Parking Lot Customer 1996


98% Homecoming
Colin Belfast
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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • 2018
85% Comrade Detective
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93% Mr. Robot
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98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
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No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
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76% Vinyl
Richie Finestra
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No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • 2015
81% Nurse Jackie
Mike Cruz Dr. Mike Cruz Dr. Ike Prentiss Miguel Cruz
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92% Boardwalk Empire
Valentin Narcisse Meyer Lansky Dunn Purnsley Gyp Rosetti
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87% Modern Family
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
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No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Charles Rosselini Charles Rossellini
  • 2011
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94% Louie
  • 2010
43% Cupid
Trevor Pierce Trevor
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No Score Yet Cold Case
Eddie Saccardo
  • 2009
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No Score Yet Lipstick Jungle
Chris 'Parks' Parker
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Knights of Prosperity
Enrico Cortez
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60% The War
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No Score Yet Law & Order
Randy Porter
  • 2007
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No Score Yet Will & Grace
Vince Vince D'Angelo
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83% Six Feet Under
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Julian Bello
  • 2003
89% Oz
Alonzo Torquemada
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61% Ally McBeal
Wilson Jade
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Kyle Novacek
  • 2002
No Score Yet Angie Tribeca