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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 18, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A talented actor with leading man appeal, Vincent Spano eschewed star-making vehicles in order to pursue more eclectic material with such filmmakers as John Sayles and Roger Vadim. Beginning his acting career while still in his teens, Spano took part in minor efforts like "Over the Edge" (1979) before becoming familiar to mainstream audiences in such films as "The Black Stallion Returns" (1983) and "Rumble Fish" (1983). He took the lead in Sayles' "Baby It's You" (1983), then followed with projects as diverse as the gritty crime drama "Alphabet City" (1984) and Vadim's remake of his own earlier Brigitte Bardot drama "And God Created Woman" (1988). A particular highlight came in the form of Sayles' explosive urban drama "City of Hope" (1991), followed by the powerful true tale of survival "Alive" (1993). Later, Spano's work became more erratic, comprised of occasional feature potboilers like "The Tie That Binds" (1995), made-for-TV thrillers such as "Deathlands" (Syfy, 2003) and a recurring role on the police procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ). Never predictable, always watchable, Spano continued to deliver convincing performances in a wide array of material, ranging from...

A talented actor with leading man appeal, Vincent Spano eschewed star-making vehicles in order to pursue more eclectic material with such filmmakers as John Sayles and Roger Vadim. Beginning his acting career while still in his teens, Spano took part in minor efforts like "Over the Edge" (1979) before becoming familiar to mainstream audiences in such films as "The Black Stallion Returns" (1983) and "Rumble Fish" (1983). He took the lead in Sayles' "Baby It's You" (1983), then followed with projects as diverse as the gritty crime drama "Alphabet City" (1984) and Vadim's remake of his own earlier Brigitte Bardot drama "And God Created Woman" (1988). A particular highlight came in the form of Sayles' explosive urban drama "City of Hope" (1991), followed by the powerful true tale of survival "Alive" (1993). Later, Spano's work became more erratic, comprised of occasional feature potboilers like "The Tie That Binds" (1995), made-for-TV thrillers such as "Deathlands" (Syfy, 2003) and a recurring role on the police procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ). Never predictable, always watchable, Spano continued to deliver convincing performances in a wide array of material, ranging from ensemble dramas to action-adventures.

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DIRECTOR:

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  In the Groove (1994) Director
2.
  Storm (1999) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Fatal Secrets (2011)
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 Grave Misconduct (2008)
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 Her Fatal Flaw (2006)
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 Deathlands: Homeward Bound (2003) Ryan Cawdor
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 Texas Rangers (2001) Ed Simms
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1976:
Stage debut at age 14 in "The Shadow Box" (Long Wharf and Broadway)
1979:
Film debut, "The Double McGuffin"
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TV debut on "Search for Tomorrow"
1981:
TV-movie debut, "Senior Trip!" (CBS)
1983:
First film with writer-director John Sayles, "Baby It's You"
1983:
Appeared in "Rumble Fish" with Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke
1985:
Played impressionable Boris Lafkin in "Creator", starring Peter O'Toole
1989:
Reteamed with Sayles for "City of Hope", playing Tony Lo Bianco's son
1991:
Portrayed Anthony Rossano in "Oscar", starring Sylvester Stallone
1993:
Acted in "Alive", the second movie telling of a rugby team's surviving a plane crash in the Andes by resporting to cannibalism
1994:
Made TV directorial debut with "In the Groove", an episode of HBO series "Tales From the Crypt"
1997:
Appeared in the ensemble cast of the NBC police drama "Prince Street"
1997:
Starred opposite Maria Grazia Cucinotta in "A Brooklyn State of Mind" (shown at the Cannes Film Festival)
1997:
Co-starred with Christopher Noth, Kevin Dillon and Martin Sheen in ABC miniseries "Medusa's Child"
1998:
Appeared in "The Unknown Cyclist"
2000:
Starred opposite Jordan Ladd in the Lifetime TV-movie "The Deadly Look of Love"
2001:
Had featured role in "Texas Rangers"
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companion:
Laura Dern. Actor. Met while filming the HBO movie "Afterburn" (1992); no longer together.

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