John Ventimiglia

John Ventimiglia

Highest Rated: 88% Girls Town (1996)

Lowest Rated: 16% Flypaper (2011)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1963

Birthplace: Ridgewood, New York, USA

John Ventimiglia would be the first person to tell you he's nothing like the Italian tough guys he's played in everything from "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) to "Mickey Blue Eyes" (1999). The Queens-born, New Jersey-bred actor studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City and honed his acting chops on the stage before turning to film and TV in the 1990s. A student of classic '70s films and indie icon John Cassavetes, Ventimiglia parlayed his wiseguy looks into early roles as a dock-dwelling hoodlum in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994) and a criminal lowlife on "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99). But it was his portrayal of a sadsack mechanic in "Trees Lounge" (1996), Steve Buscemi's directorial debut, that eventually led to Ventimiglia's best-known role; restaurateur Artie Bucco on the critically-acclaimed "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). His self-pitying but good-natured entrepreneur quickly became a fan favorite, giving the show several memorable moments. After the award-winning show went off the air, Ventimiglia, who once played in an '80s metal band called Zuzu's Petals, played against type with roles as a centuries-old vampire in the horror-comedy "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead" (2009); and as a beleaguered superhero in the small-scale "Alter Egos" (2012). A recurring performer on the primetime procedural "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010- ) since 2011, Ventimiglia later appeared opposite Michael Shannon in the real-life Mafia hitman film "The Iceman." As intentional as he is thoughtful, John Ventimiglia is much more than meets the eye.

Highest rated movies




38% 50% Haymaker Javier (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in the Woods Commissioner Milo (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cabaret Maxime Veebie (Character) - 2018
79% 38% The Phenom Red (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Houses Unknown (Character),
- 2015
52% 39% Blood Ties Valenti (Character) $41.2K 2013
64% 56% The Cold Lands Jackson (Character) - 2013
66% 62% The Iceman Mickey Scicoli (Character) $1.9M 2012
No Score Yet 23% Alter Egos Shrink (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 60% Ponies Drazen (Character) - 2011
16% 42% Flypaper Weinstein (Character) $1.1K 2011
67% 44% The Missing Person Hero Furillo (Character) $17.6K 2009
52% 65% Notorious Det. Farelli (Character) $36.8M 2009
40% 35% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Theo Horace / Horatio (Character) $71K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lovebirds John Constantin (Character) - 2007
69% 62% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Narrator $763.2K 2002
No Score Yet 28% Plan B Raymond Pelagi (Character) - 2001
71% 67% Series 7 Dispatch Operator (Character) $171.5K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muhammad Ali: King of the World Angelo Dundee (Character) - 2000
67% No Score Yet Art of Amalia Narrator (English version) (Character) $6.9K 2000
45% 42% Mickey Blue Eyes Johnny Graziosi (Character) $33.9M 1999
60% No Score Yet On the Run Louie Salazar (Character) $22.6K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louis & Frank Alvin (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 81% Row Your Boat Anton (Character) - 1998
25% 56% Claire Dolan Newark Cab Driver (Character) $9.5K 1998
36% 65% No Looking Back Tony (Character) $221.8K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sue Larry (Character) $5.4K 1997
79% 68% The Funeral Sali (Character) $1.2M 1996
81% 79% Trees Lounge Johnny (Character) $673.3K 1996
88% 81% Girls Town Eddie (Character) $508.7K 1996
No Score Yet 74% Angela Andrew (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Low Terry 'Lullaby' Fairlane (Character) - 1995


No Score Yet 56% Bull Dormit (Guest Star) 2016
95% 89% Elementary Harry Magarac (Guest Star) 2016
93% 91% The Good Wife Detective Gary Prima (Guest Star) 2014-2015
91% 80% The Blacklist Warden Ramsey Mills (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Abigail Hawk (Guest Star) 2011-2014
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bobby Navarro (Guest Star) 2013
33% No Score Yet Made in Jersey Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
92% 76% Person of Interest Christopher Zambrano (Guest Star) 2012
43% No Score Yet NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010 1998 1995
96% 93% White Collar Burrelli (Guest Star) 2009
45% No Score Yet Level 9 Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ronald Hawk (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
92% 98% The Sopranos Artie Bucco (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2006-2007 2004 1999-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet C-16 Nick Tulli (Guest Star) 1997
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Michael Zorzi (Guest Star) 1997
42% No Score Yet Six Degrees Unknown (Guest Star)


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