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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 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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Early TV credit, a guest role on NBC's "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
Played regular role of an egotistical surgeon on the Fox series "Medicine Ball"
Feature film debut in "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion"
Appeared in the film comedy "Looking for Lola/Macarena"
Co-starred as a medical researcher on the short-lived ABC series "Prey"
Had featured role as an aspiring politician in "This Space Between Us"
Played recurring role on "Jack & Jill" (The WB)
Appeared as one of Famke Janssen's old boyfriends in the Sundance-screened "Love & Sex"
Starred in title role of the Sci-Fi Channel series "The Invisible Man"