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Vincent Spano

Highest Rated:   94% City of Hope (1991)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Rats (1997)
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Since his 1983 breakout role as an Irish-Catholic misfit nicknamed "The Sheik" opposite Rosanna Arquette in Baby It's You, Vincent Spano has proved himself a versatile and skilled actor to those who have followed his career. Spano had begun acting in a professional capacity by the age of 14, when he starred in a 1977 theater production of The Shadow Box, and landed a small Broadway role two years later in The Double McGuffin. Though audiences had expected Spano to rise along with the other budding stars of his time, particularly after a critical nod for his role in Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish (1983) and appearances in several popular 1980s teen films, Spano opted against the high-profile stardom he could have easily pursued in favor of taking on a variety of unique but decidedly less flashy roles.Unfortunately, most of those roles ended up buried within otherwise unremarkable movies; this was the case with his portrayal of a bewildered graduate assistant in Creator (1985), as was his performance in Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky's first American film, Maria's Lovers (1984). Luckily, Spano received no small amount of praise for his contribution to Good Morning, Babylon (1987), an Italian/American/French collaboration that chronicled the efforts of an Italian cathedral builder's (Spano) complicated emigration to the United States. After filming several foreign features, Spano turned in a solid performance as the good-hearted but emotionally lost New Jersey native in John Sayles' urban drama City of Hope (1991), and went on to star alongside Ethan Hawke in the hotly anticipated cannibalistic docudrama Alive (1993).Though significant mainstream recognition continued to elude him, Spano nonetheless continued to exhibit an admirable willingness to try anything when it came to selecting roles. Whether it was as a rogue government agent (1996's Downdraft) or the excruciatingly macho brother of an AIDS victim (1998's The Unknown Cyclist), Spano continued to impress fans with his wide-ranging capabilities. After filming several horror films and psychological thrillers during the early 2000s, Spano was given a warm reception for his performance as a "justice fighter" in the Sci-Fi channel's feature-length pilot Deathlands: Homeward Bound.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet April Rain
  • Special Agent Thomas
2014
No Score Yet Lone Rider
  • Stu Croker
2008
No Score Yet Fatal Secrets
  • Scott
2008
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper
  • Miles
2007
No Score Yet Pandemic
  • Troy Whitlock
2007
No Score Yet Her Fatal Flaw
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Engagement Ring
  • Tony Di Cenzo
2005
No Score Yet Buried Alive
  • Mark Decker
2004
No Score Yet Deathlands
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Only Witness
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Black Stallion Returns
  • Raj
2003
No Score Yet Dead Silence
  • Det. Steve Banks
2003
No Score Yet Silence
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Deathlands
  • Ryan Cawdor
2003
2% Texas Rangers
  • Simms
2001
No Score Yet Jenifer (The Jenifer Estess Story)
  • Jack
2001
No Score Yet The Deadly Look of Love
  • Brett Becker
2000
17% The Prophecy 3: The Ascent
  • Zophael
2000
No Score Yet The Unknown Cyclist
  • Frank Cavatelli
1998
No Score Yet A Brooklyn State of Mind
  • Al
1998
No Score Yet The Christmas Path
  • Balthazar
1998
0% The Rats
  • Jack Carver
1997
No Score Yet Downdraft
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet The Ascent
  • Actor
1996
9% The Tie That Binds
  • Russell
1995
No Score Yet No Strings Attached (The Last Obsession)
  • Mark
1995
No Score Yet The Ascent
  • Franco Distassi
1994
65% Indian Summer
  • Matthew
1993
70% Alive
  • Antonio
1993
No Score Yet Afterburn
  • Ted Harduvel
1992
94% City of Hope
  • Nick
1991
13% Oscar
  • Anthony
1991
38% And God Created Woman
  • Billy Moran
1988
No Score Yet Good Morning, Babylon
  • Nicola Bonnano
1987
No Score Yet Blood Ties
  • Mark Ciuni
1986
36% Creator
  • Boris Lafkin
1985
No Score Yet Maria's Lovers
  • Al Griselli
1984
No Score Yet Alphabet City
  • Johnny
1984
69% Rumble Fish
  • Steve
1983
94% Baby It's You
  • Albert 'Sheik' Capadilupo
$1.9M 1983
No Score Yet Senior Trip
  • Dick
1981
89% Over the Edge
  • Mark
1979
No Score Yet The Double McGuffin
  • Foster
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016
  • Galterio Conte
  • 2017
73% Castle
2009-2016
  • Christopher Carlucci
  • 2014
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Tommy
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Federal Agent Dean Porter
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006

Quotes from Vincent Spano's Characters