Vincent D'Onofrio

Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated: 7% Fire With Fire (2012)
Birthday: Jun 30, 1959
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
An actor whose hulking presence belies his ability to slip quietly into an astonishing variety of roles, Vincent D'Onofrio is one of Hollywood's most unpredictable and compelling performers. Throughout his career, D'Onofrio has played a diverse range of characters, from Full Metal Jacket's fatally unhinged army recruit to a wholly convincing Orson Welles in Ed Wood to a bisexual porn star in The Velocity of Gary.Born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 30, 1959, D'Onofrio was raised in the diverse locales of Hawaii, Colorado, and Miami's Hialeah section. His career as an actor began on the stage, with study under Sonia Moore of New York's American Stanislavsky Theatre and Sharon Chatten at the Actors Studio. D'Onofrio's early years in the theater were filled with an obligatory helping of obscurity and miniscule paychecks (so miniscule that he worked for a time as a bouncer to help pay the bills). His fortunes began to shift in 1984, when he joined the American Stanislavsky Theatre as a performer. There, he appeared in such well-regarded productions as Of Mice and Men and David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and also made his Broadway debut in Open Admissions.D'Onofrio debuted onscreen in the straight-to-oblivion 1983 comedy The First Turn-On!, but it was not until his haunting portrayal of Pvt. Pyle (a role for which the actor gained 70 pounds) four years later in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket that he earned much-deserved notice for his work. Defying easy categorization, D'Onofrio next appeared in the romantic comedy Mystic Pizza (1988), slimming down to his normal weight and giving a convincing portrayal as Lili Taylor's lovestruck boyfriend.Having thus given audiences a glimpse of his remarkable versatility, D'Onofrio spent the next few years making his presence felt in such films as JFK (1991), in which he played assassination witness Bill Newman; The Player (1992), which cast him in the pivotal role of ill-fated screenwriter David Kahane; and Nancy Savoca's Household Saints (1993), which, through a particularly odd feat of casting, had him playing the father of Lili Taylor. Although D'Onofrio worked at a prolific pace, it was not until he portrayed Conan the Barbarian author Robert E. Howard in the 1996 The Whole Wide World that he really had his screen breakthrough. A low-key romantic drama about the relationship between Howard and a schoolteacher (Renée Zellweger), the film allowed D'Onofrio to take center stage, rather than lend support to better-known co-stars. Critics roundly applauded his performance, but although the actor kept working steadily, he was by no means a Hollywood fixture. Eschewing the limelight, he turned in particularly memorable performances in Feeling Minnesota (1996) as Cameron Diaz's cuckolded fiancé and in the 1997 blockbuster Men in Black, which cast him as the film's resident bad guy.D'Onofrio had long since become an established actor by the 2000's, and he would remain a solid force on screen in such films as The Cell, Happy Accidents, Steal This Movie, andThumbsucker. D'Onofrio would also find just as much notoriety on the small screen, most notably as Detective Robert Goren on the phenomenally successful Law & Order spin-off Criminal Intent, and even step behind the camera, penning, helming and starring in the drama Mall.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
45% The Kid Director Sheriff Romero 2019
18% Death Wish Frank Kersey $13.1M 2018
No Score Yet Death wish en español Actor 2018
No Score Yet Escape Plan 2 (Double Feature with Escape Plan) Lester Clark 2018
17% CHIPS Actor $18.6M 2017
30% In Dubious Battle London 2017
8% Rings Burke $27.8M 2017
40% El Camino Christmas Carl Hooker 2017
64% The Magnificent Seven Jack Horne $93.4M 2016
88% Phantom Boy The Face $31.5K 2016
30% Pelé: Birth of a Legend Coach Vicente Feola $40.6K 2016
72% Jurassic World Vic Hoskins $528.8M 2015
26% Broken Horses Julius Hench 2015
59% Run All Night Det. John Harding 2015
No Score Yet Mall Danny 2014
49% The Judge Glen Palmer $35.7M 2014
8% Chlorine Roger 2014
29% Charlie Countryman Bill 2013
28% Ass Backwards Bruce 2013
50% Escape Plan Lester Clark $18.7M 2013
13% Hustlers Alton $5.4K 2013
7% Fire With Fire Hagan 2012
No Score Yet Heroes Behind The Badge Actor 2012
64% Sinister Professor $48.2M 2012
13% Don't Go in the Woods Director 2012
72% Chained Bob 2012
61% Kill the Irishman John Nardi $1.2M 2011
44% Brooklyn's Finest Carlo $26.8M 2010
No Score Yet The New Tenants Jan 2009
25% Staten Island (Little New York) Parmie Tarzo 2009
25% The Narrows Vinny Manadoro 2008
34% The Break-Up Dennis Grobowski $118.7M 2006
72% Thumbsucker Mike Cobb $1.2M 2005
78% Overnight Actor 2004
No Score Yet Case of Evil Prof. Moriarty 2002
77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Father $1.6M 2002
63% The Salton Sea Pooh-Bear $0.7M 2002
No Score Yet The Red Sneakers Mercado 2002
14% Bark! Dr. Malcolm 2002
22% Impostor Hathaway $5.3M 2002
26% Chelsea Walls Frank 2001
72% Happy Accidents Sam 2001
45% The Cell Carl Stargher 2000
51% Steal This Movie Executive Producer Abbie Hoffman 2000
10% Supernova Actor 2000
22% The Velocity of Gary Executive Producer Valentino 1999
29% The Thirteenth Floor Whitney/Ashton 1999
No Score Yet Spanish Judges Max 1999
25% Claire Dolan Elton Garrett 1998
63% The Newton Boys Dock Newton 1998
No Score Yet The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV) Mr. Blue 1998
No Score Yet Guy Producer Guy 1997
17% The Winner Philip 1997
92% Men in Black Edgar 1997
80% Boys Life 2 Tony Randozza 1997
76% The Whole Wide World Producer Robert E. Howard 1996
No Score Yet Good Luck Tony `Ole' Olezniak 1996
14% Feeling Minnesota Sam Clayton 1996
61% Strange Days Burton Steckler 1995
30% Stuart Saves His Family Donnie 1995
60% Imaginary Crimes Mr. Webster 1994
92% Ed Wood Orson Welles 1994
54% Being Human Priest 1994
52% Mr. Wonderful Dominic 1993
50% Household Saints Joseph 1993
88% Malcolm X Bill Newman 1992
No Score Yet Salt on Our Skin Gavin 1992
98% The Player David Kahane 1992
84% JFK Bill Newman 1991
No Score Yet Naked Tango Cholo 1991
No Score Yet Fires Within Sam 1991
23% Dying Young Gordon 1991
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts Charley 1991
13% The Blood of Heroes Young Gar 1990
No Score Yet Signs Of Life Daryl 1989
77% Mystic Pizza Bill Montijo 1988
78% Adventures in Babysitting Dawson 1987
91% Full Metal Jacket Pyle 1987
No Score Yet The First Turn-On! Lobotomy 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Det. Robert Goren Robert Goren
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Ghost Wars
2017-2018
Reverend Dan
  • 2018
  • 2017
92% Marvel's Daredevil
2015-2018
Wilson Fisk
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
38% Emerald City
2017
The Wizard
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Marley Jr. Man
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Godfather of Harlem
2019
No Score Yet Ratched
2019
Governor George Wilburn

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