Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D'Onofrio
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BornVincent Philip D'Onofrio
(1959-06-30) June 30, 1959 (age 59)
New York City, U.S.
ResidenceGramercy Park, New York, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • singer
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)
Carin van der Donk (m. 1997)
Partner(s)Greta Scacchi (1989–1993)
Children3

Vincent Philip D'Onofrio (/; born June 30, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and singer.[1]

He is known for his roles as Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket (1987), The Kingpin/Wilson Fisk in Daredevil (2015–present), NYPD Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Edgar the Bug in Men in Black (1997), and Vic Hoskins in Jurassic World (2015). Among other honors, D'Onofrio is a Saturn Award winner and an Emmy Award nominee.

Early life

D'Onofrio was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He is of Italian descent, with ancestors from Sicily.[2] His parents, Gennaro and Phyllis D'Onofrio, an interior designer/theater-production assistant, and server, respectively, met while Gennaro was stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. Air Force. In 1956, they had their first child, Antoinette. Their second child, Elizabeth (born 1957), is an actress and drama coach residing in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and then Vincent was born, the youngest of the three siblings. He was raised in Hawaii and Colorado during his early years.[3]

D'Onofrio's parents divorced when he was young; his mother later married George Meyer. He became step-brother to Meyer's children from a previous marriage (Guy and Connie). The family moved to the Hialeah, Florida area. D'Onofrio, a shy boy who spent "a lot of time in my room, staying in my head,"[4] later became interested in magic and sleight of hand, tricks he learned from Cuban entertainers who owned a small magic shop.[5]

In his teens, he worked backstage in set building and sound production at a number of community theaters run by his father.[6] He graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School.[7]

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