John Ventimiglia

John Ventimiglia

Highest Rated: 85% 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

Girls Town
Trees Lounge
The Phenom
The Funeral
Series 7
The Missing Person
Art of Amalia
The Iceman

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 38% 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),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2015
52% 39% Blood Ties Valenti (Character) $41.2K 2013
64% 53% 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
40% 35% Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Theo Horace / Horatio (Character) $71.0K 2009
67% 44% The Missing Person Hero Furillo (Character) $17.6K 2009
52% 65% Notorious Det. Farelli (Character) $36.8M 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 27% Plan B Raymond Pelagi (Character) - 2001
71% 67% Series 7 Dispatch Operator (Character) $171.5K 2001
No Score Yet 17% 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
No Score Yet 78% Row Your Boat Anton (Character) - 1998
60% No Score Yet On the Run Louie Salazar (Character) $22.6K 1998
36% 64% No Looking Back Tony (Character) $221.8K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louis & Frank Alvin (Character) - 1998
25% 56% Claire Dolan Newark Cab Driver (Character) $9.5K 1998
No Score Yet 83% Sue Larry (Character) $5.4K 1997
79% 67% The Funeral Sali (Character) $1.2M 1996
81% 79% Trees Lounge Johnny (Character) $673.3K 1996
85% 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

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 59% 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 88% Blue Bloods Abigail Hawk (Guest Star) 2011-2014
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bobby Navarro (Guest Star) 2013
33% 0% Made in Jersey Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
92% 76% Person of Interest Christopher Zambrano (Guest Star) 2012
43% 66% NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1998 2009-2010
96% 93% White Collar Burrelli (Guest Star) 2009
45% No Score Yet Level 9 Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001 2008
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ronald Hawk (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
92% 96% The Sopranos Artie Bucco (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1999-2002 2004 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
43% No Score Yet C-16 Nick Tulli (Guest Star) 1997
83% 83% NYPD Blue Michael Zorzi (Guest Star) 1997
42% 0% Six Degrees Unknown (Guest Star)