Jay Acovone

Jay Acovone

Highest Rated: 49% Cruising (1980)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

Birthday: Aug 20, 1955

Birthplace: Mahopac, New York, USA

Born in 1955 just outside of New York City, Jay Acovone attended Mahopac High School, before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in 1977. Notably, Acovone did not apply to the prestigious drama school until several years after his high school graduation, as he did not decide to become an actor until he was 19 years old. After AADA, he attended New York's Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where he studied for eight months. His roles in the early 1980s were on rather unmemorable shows like "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," which has the odd honor of being the first show to be cancelled by the FOX television network, and the California cop drama "Hollywood Beat." His first major part came with the role of Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell on the hit 1987 series "Beauty and the Beast," which starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. Acovone has worked steadily as a character actor, and has appeared in a variety of productions from the sultry cop TV drama "Silk Stalkings," to the big-budget science fiction sequel "Terminator 3:Rise of the Machines," to the revamped horror entry "The Hills Have Eyes II." Showing a wide range of talents, Acovone has yet to garner awards, but has already managed over 100 appearances on television and film.

Highest rated movies

The Amati Girls
Out for Justice
The Hills Have Eyes 2




No Score Yet 70% Rattlesnakes Jamie Jarret (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 54% Gun Ray Bruno (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 14% A Stranger in Paradise The Interrogator (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% InAlienable Gerhard (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 24% Shadow People Eerie Man (Character) - 2007
12% 40% The Hills Have Eyes 2 Dr. Wilson (Character) $20.8M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paved With Good Intentions John Barrhauser (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 80% Traci Townsend Jesse (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharkskin 6 Molina (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 54% Rancid Capt. Peters (Character) - 2004
46% 64% The Amati Girls Mr. Moltianni (Character) $47.8K 2001
No Score Yet 86% The Dukes of Hazzard -- Hazzard in Hollywood B.B. Bascomb (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 75% Murder She Wrote: A Story to Die For Lt. Det. Bob Mankowski (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lookin' Italian Vinny Pallazzo (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 80% Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods Major Charles Kawalsky (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 19% Crash Dive Murphy (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 29% Beneath the Bermuda Triangle Schmidt (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crosscut Frank (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Strange Bedfellows Bruno Romano (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 80% Born to Run Richie (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 15% Conflict of Interest Det. Bob Falcone (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 0% The Magician David Katz (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 33% Doctor Mordrid Tony Gaudio (Character) - 1992
23% 53% Out for Justice Bobby Arms (Character) $36.8M 1991
No Score Yet 11% Cold Steel Cookie (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 58% Women of Valor Capt. Rader (Character) - 1986
49% 49% Cruising Skip Lea (Character) - 1980


89% 76% Lethal Weapon Elliot (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Frankie Dean (Guest Star) 2013
67% 75% Vegas Nicky Tomisano (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
92% 88% Leverage Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Vance (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
91% 90% Monk Ray Galardi (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Paul Gionetti (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 2004
74% 85% The X-Files Duffy Haskell (Guest Star) 1997 2001
83% 83% NYPD Blue Raymond DiSalvo (Guest Star) 1995 2001
No Score Yet 66% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries Goucho (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Bruno Romano (Guest Star) 1995
79% 93% Friends Fireman Charlie (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1995
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Nick Collette (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990