Biography

Vincent M. Spano (born October 18, 1962) is an American actor.

Spano was born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian American parents. In 1976, he made his stage debut in a production of The Shadow Box at Long Wharf Theatre and Broadway. His film debut was in 1979's The Double McGuffin.

He has 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 family favorite 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.

He starred in the 2004 TV film "Landslide (Buried Alive)" as a fireman trapped in a collapsed building with his son.

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Vincent M. Spano (born October 18, 1962) is an American actor.

Spano was born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian American parents. In 1976, he made his stage debut in a production of The Shadow Box at Long Wharf Theatre and Broadway. His film debut was in 1979's The Double McGuffin.

He has 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 family favorite 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.

He starred in the 2004 TV film "Landslide (Buried Alive)" as a fireman trapped in a collapsed building with his son.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1962-10-18

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Wonderwell as Franco
2014 April Rain as Special Agent Thomas
2013 Dante's Hell Animated as Virgil (voice: English version)
2013 This Magic Moment as Roberto Molinez
2009 Caldo criminale as Ispettore Lai
2009 Nevermore as Devin Bayliss
2009 Balancing the Books as Scott
2008 Grave Misconduct as Trent Dodson
2008 The Mentalist(1 episode) as Don De Jorio
2008 Lone Rider as Stu Croaker
2007 The Prince and the Pauper as Miles
2007 Pandemic as Troy Whitlock
2006 Her Fatal Flaw as Robert Genaro
2005 The Engagement Ring as Tony Di Cenzo
2005 Buried Alive as Mark Decker
2003 Silence as Det. Steve Banks
2003 Deathlands as Ryan Cawdor
2002 The Rats as Jack Carver
2001 Jenifer as Jack
2000 The Deadly Look of Love as Brett Becker
2000 The Prophecy 3: The Ascent as Zophael
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(3 episodes)
1998 The Unknown Cyclist as Frank Cavatelli
1998 A Brooklyn State of Mind as Al Stanco
1997 Medusa's Child as Scott Nash
1997 No Strings Attached as Marc Demetrius
1997 Prince Street(6 episodes)
1996 Downdraft as Jack
1995 The Tie That Binds as Russell Clifton
1994 The Ascent as Franco Distassi
1993 Indian Summer as Matthew Berman
1993 Alive as Antonio Balbi
1992 Afterburn as Ted Harduvel
1991 City of Hope as Nick Rinaldi
1991 Oscar as Anthony Rossano
1989 Rouge Venise as Carlo Goldoni
1988 High Frequency as Peter
1988 And God Created Woman as Billy Moran
1987 Good Morning, Babylon as Nicola Bonnano
1985 Creator as Boris Lafkin
1984 Alphabet City as Johnny
1984 Maria's Lovers as Al Griselli
1983 Rumble Fish as Steve
1983 Baby It's You as Albert 'Sheik' Capadilupo
1983 The Black Stallion Returns as Raj
1982 A Stranger Is Watching as Gas Thief
1979 Over the Edge as Mark Perry

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