Oct. 18th, 1962
Brooklyn, New York
Vincent Spano's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Dante's Inferno Animated
2001 - Texas Rangers
1993 - Alive
1993 - Indian Summer
1991 - Oscar
1991 - City of Hope
1987 - Good Morning, Babylon
1985 - Creator
1983 - Baby It's You
1983 - Rumble Fish
1982 - A Stranger Is Watching
1979 - Over the Edge
Guest TV Roles
FBI Agent Dean Porter
Vincent M. Spano (born October 18, 1962) is an American stage, film and television actor and film director and producer. He received a Cable Ace Award nomination in 1988 for his role as Mark Ciuni in Il cugino americano.
Background Spano was born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian-American parents. His career started when he was 14 years old, originally as Vincent Stewart because his first agent felt the name Spano was "too ethnic", and he was even instructed to sign autographs using that stage name. At age 16, in respect for his Italian heritage, Spano stopped using the stage name and has used Spano ever since.
In 1976, he made his stage debut in a production of The Shadow Box at the Long Wharf Theatre on Broadway. His film debut was in The Double McGuffin (1979).
Career Spano subsequently appeared in many Hollywood films, including John Sayles's Baby, It's You and City of Hope, Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, Alive: The Miracle of the Andes, The Rats, Over the Edge-1979 and Creator
In the 1983 film The Black Stallion Returns, he played a handsome, young, Arabic rider, Raj, that returns home from university to compete in a major horse race and befriends an American boy, Alec Ramsey (played by Kelly Reno) along the way. He also starred in the Italian film Good Morning Babylon written and directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and the 1984 film Alphabet City. He has co-starred with Dylan and Cole Sprouse in A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper. He was most recently seen on ION network opposite Lou Diamond Phillips in Lone Rider. But mostly as his recurring role of FBI Agent Dean Porter on the NBC drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since the 8th season.
Later, in 2000, he starred as 'Zophael', a handsome angel that was after a young man named Danyeal, a Nephilim, and was after him to take his heart from his body. In the process, he manages to scare Danyeal's girlfriend Maggie into helping him kill Danyeal . Failing, he was killed near the end of 'The Prophecy 3: The Accent'.
He starred in the 2004 TV film "Landslide (Buried Alive)" as a fireman trapped in a collapsed building with his son. He has also appeared in Italian projects such as the television series L'onore e il Rispetto - Parte seconda (2009) in the role of the mafia boss "Rodolfo di Venanzio", and the film Caldo Criminale as Police Inspector Lai.
- Was in two different movies entitled "The Ascent": "The Ascent" and "The Prophecy 3: The Ascent"
- Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1983" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 35.
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