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Born: April 29, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Profession: actor

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Vincent Ventresca is an urbanely handsome, voluminously coiffured actor who made waves as a frequent guest star on 1990s prime-time television before assuming leading-man status in the world of low-budget horror and science-fiction. The son of a convivial, particularly beloved Indiana biology teacher, Ventresca's inherently outgoing personality brought him to Hollywood, where he wound his way through a string of lighthearted TV guest spots and ultimately delivered a fan-favorite performance as the overly gregarious, secretly booze-fueled "Fun Bobby" on the smash-hit sitcom "Friends." Among other things, the role secured him another part opposite "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow in the quirky big-screen buddy lark "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" ('97), effectively kicking off a steady if modest presence in indie cinema. Back on the small screen, however, he landed his first lead role as a genetically enhanced thief on the Sci-Fi Channel's "The Invisible Man" (2000-'02), a high-tech, friskily comic take on the classic premise. Though not a major hit, the show gave Ventresca enough cult credentials to garner starring roles as stalwart scientists in a number of direct-to-video creature features and...

Vincent Ventresca is an urbanely handsome, voluminously coiffured actor who made waves as a frequent guest star on 1990s prime-time television before assuming leading-man status in the world of low-budget horror and science-fiction. The son of a convivial, particularly beloved Indiana biology teacher, Ventresca's inherently outgoing personality brought him to Hollywood, where he wound his way through a string of lighthearted TV guest spots and ultimately delivered a fan-favorite performance as the overly gregarious, secretly booze-fueled "Fun Bobby" on the smash-hit sitcom "Friends." Among other things, the role secured him another part opposite "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow in the quirky big-screen buddy lark "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" ('97), effectively kicking off a steady if modest presence in indie cinema. Back on the small screen, however, he landed his first lead role as a genetically enhanced thief on the Sci-Fi Channel's "The Invisible Man" (2000-'02), a high-tech, friskily comic take on the classic premise. Though not a major hit, the show gave Ventresca enough cult credentials to garner starring roles as stalwart scientists in a number of direct-to-video creature features and made-for-TV monster mashes, including the creepy-crawly parasite thriller "MorphMan" and the puckish prehistoric-beast horror film "Mammoth" ('06). Still, the actor continues to also regularly appear in non-genre films and on prime-time television. In a fitting tribute to his father, he portrayed a sweet-natured high-school science teacher on the plucky Nickelodeon sitcom "True Jackson, VP."

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1.
 Bad Actress (2012)
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 Mammoth (2006)
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 Larva (2005)
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 Purgatory Flats (2003)
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 Madison (2001) Walker Grief
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 Love and Sex (2000) Richard
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 Learning Curve, The (1999) Marshal
10.
 This Space Between Us (1999) Sterling
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Raised in Indiana
1991:
Early TV credit, a guest role on NBC's "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
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Had recurring role on "Friends" as Monica's boyfriend 'Fun Bobby'
1995:
Played regular role of an egotistical surgeon on the Fox series "Medicine Ball"
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Cast as series regular on "Boston Common" (NBC), playing a college professor involved with a grad student
1997:
Feature film debut in "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion"
1998:
Co-starred as a medical researcher on the short-lived ABC series "Prey"
1998:
Appeared in the film comedy "Looking for Lola/Macarena"
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Played the highschool sweetheart of Faith Ford's "Maggie Winters" in that CBS sitcom
1999:
Played recurring role on "Jack & Jill" (The WB)
1999:
Had featured role as an aspiring politician in "This Space Between Us"
2000:
Appeared as one of Famke Janssen's old boyfriends in the Sundance-screened "Love & Sex"
2000:
Starred in title role of the Sci-Fi Channel series "The Invisible Man"
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Education

Indiana University: Bloomington , Indiana -
Indiana University: Bloomington , Indiana -

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wife:
Dianne Ventresca.

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son:
Benjamin James Ventresca. Born in spring 2000.

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