Vincent D'Onofrio

About Vincent D'Onofrio

Who is it?: Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
Birth Day: June 30, 1959
Birth Place:  Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Birth Sign: Cancer
Residence: Gramercy Park, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Actor producer singer
Years active: 1983–present
Spouse(s): Carin van der Donk (m. 1997)
Partner(s): Greta Scacchi (1989–1993)
Children: 3

Vincent D'Onofrio Net Worth

Vincent D'Onofrio was bornon June 30, 1959 in  Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, is Actor, Producer, Soundtrack. Vincent Philip D'Onofrio is a well-known American actor, singer and producer. Intense, eccentric and imposing, this stage-trained artiste first made his mark as an unstable marine recruit in the film ‘Full Metal Jacket’ for which he completely transformed himself. For that role, D'Onofrio gained 70 pounds and shaved his head. Due to his extraordinary physique, he was highly preferred over other actors for playing the roles of villains in A-list movies. Due to his ability to offer variety in his villain roles, he was given the chance to show off his range and the actor played the role of a serial killer, an evil alien, and many other characters with grey streaks. D'Onofrio spent most of his career doing movies and also signed for a regular role in a series on the small screen where he played the role of an oddball detective. Although the show was a hit, the workload related to the project took its toll and the actor was hospitalized after being diagnosed with exhaustion. Due to this incident, his and his partner’s characters were made to do alternate episodes with some with other team. This Saturn Award winner has also worked as a bouncer in clubs as well as a bodyguard for many celebrities like Yul Brynner and Robert Plant.
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💰 Net worth: $1.5 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1956

D'Onofrio was born in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. He is of Italian descent, with ancestors from Sicily. His parents, Gennaro (Gene) D'Onofrio, an interior designer and theater-production assistant, and Phyllis, a server and restaurant manager, met while Gene was stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. Air Force. In 1956, they had their first child, Antoinette. She was followed by Elizabeth (1957), now an Actress and drama coach residing in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, then by Vincent. He was raised in Hawaii and Colorado in his younger years.

1984

After graduating from high school, D'Onofrio started to appear in front of the curtain. During an 18-month stint at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, he was involved with small, community-theater productions. He later studied method acting at the American Stanislavsky Theater and the Actors Studio, under coaches Sonia Moore and Sharon Chatten, which landed him his first paid role in off-Broadway's This Property Is Condemned. He went on to appear in a number of their productions, including Of Mice and Men and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. D'Onofrio continued his career by performing in many New York University student productions while also working as a bouncer at the Hard Rock Cafe, a bodyguard for Robert Plant and Yul Brynner and a deliveryman. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut as Nick Rizzoli in Open Admissions. In 2012, D'Onofrio returned to teach at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where his daughter is a student.

1986

In 1986, D'Onofrio took on the role often considered the defining moment in his acting career, as Pvt. Leonard Lawrence, an overweight, clumsy Marine recruit in the movie Full Metal Jacket. On a tip from friend Matthew Modine, D'Onofrio was urged to send audition tapes to Director Stanley Kubrick, in England. Four tapes later, D'Onofrio landed the role. Originally, the character of Pvt. Lawrence had been written as a "skinny ignorant redneck"; however, Kubrick believed the role would have more impact if the character were big and clumsy. D'Onofrio gained 70 lb (32 kg) for the role, bringing his weight to 280 lb (130 kg). This remains the record for most weight gained by an actor for a movie, surpassing Robert De Niro's accumulation of 60 lb (27 kg) for the filming of Raging Bull (1980). While filming an obstacle course scene for the movie, D'Onofrio injured his left knee, compounded by the excessive weight, which required surgical reconstruction.

1987

After filming of Full Metal Jacket was completed, having lost nearly all the weight gained for the movie in just nine months, D'Onofrio went on to play Dawson, the owner of Dawson's Garage in Adventures in Babysitting (1987). D'Onofrio appears in only one scene near the end of the film, but his small role attracted attention because of his sexy physique (in complete contrast to the overweight character he played in Full Metal Jacket) and long blond hair (a wig) which causes Sara, the film's youngest character, to mistakenly believe he is the Norse God Thor, the comic-book superhero she idolizes. In 1988, D'Onofrio was cast in another supporting role in the film Mystic Pizza, playing the fiancé of Lili Taylor's character. In the movie, which was Julia Roberts' breakout film, he was billed under his full name Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio.

1990

In the early 1990s, D'Onofrio was in a relationship with Actress Greta Scacchi, with whom he starred in several films during that period (including The Player and Fires Within). The couple had one daughter, Leila (born 1992).

1992

In 1992, he appeared in Robert Altman's The Player, as an aspiring Screenwriter. In 1997, he made a move to television and received an Emmy nomination for his appearance as John Lange in the Homicide: Life on the Street episode "Subway." In 1999, he turned down a role in The Sopranos. D'Onofrio portrayed leftist radical Abbie Hoffman in Steal This Movie in 2000, also starring Janeane Garofalo as his wife.

1993

D'Onofrio continued to play a wide variety of minor or supporting roles, including the father of a saint in Nancy Savoca's Household Saints (1993), Director Orson Welles in Tim Burton's Ed Wood (1994), farmer Edgar and the evil "Bug" that possesses him from Men in Black (1997), Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman in Steal This Movie! (2000), a man who claims to be from the Future in Happy Accidents (2000), and the serial killer Carl Stargher, opposite Jennifer Lopez's character in The Cell (2000).

1996

D'Onofrio has also had success behind the camera, producing The Whole Wide World (1996) and Guy (1997), and executive producing The Velocity of Gary (1998) and Steal This Movie (2000).

1997

On March 22, 1997, D'Onofrio married Dutch model Carin van der Donk, and the couple had a son (born 1999). The couple split in the early 2000s, but reconciled and had a second son (born 2008).

1998

In 1998, D'Onofrio, with his father Gene and sister Elizabeth, founded the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2003, former film Producer and dean of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Dale Pollock, took over the festival and moved it from Brevard, North Carolina, to Winston-Salem. Annually, the festival showcases the best films offered from the independent and international industry, as well as those from student filmmakers.

2003

In 2003, it was reported that D'Onofrio and Joe Pantoliano had begun work on a small film titled Little Victories, about a 12-year-old boy whose perceptions of the world are forever changed when his gangster uncle comes to live with him. According to a television interview with Pantoliano, the film was not completed and went into turnaround because of a failure to raise the funds necessary for production.

2004

On November 10, 2004, D'Onofrio collapsed on the set of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He collapsed again at home a few days later, and after further testing, was diagnosed with exhaustion. The cause of his exhaustion was explained later as his 14-hour days filming Criminal Intent, coupled with the filming of his short film Five Minutes, Mr. Welles during the show's hiatus.

2005

In 2005, he directed and starred in the short film Five Minutes, Mr. Welles (2005), which represented a culmination of D'Onofrio's Desire to improve on his performance as Welles in Ed Wood, which in spite of D'Onofrio's striking physical resemblance to the actor and Director, reportedly left Director Tim Burton underwhelmed. Burton decided to procure the services of voiceover Artist Maurice LaMarche due to being known for his excellent imitation of Welles' voice to produce a more dramatically effective rendering of the character's dialogue. Disappointed with his performance, having been given only two weeks notice to prepare for the role, D'Onofrio wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the short in answer to the critics and himself. The film depicts D'Onofrio as Welles preparing for his role in The Third Man.

2008

In 2008, alongside his sister, Toni, D'Onofrio began hosting events to raise money for the Utah Meth Cops Project. He served as the project's spokesperson from 2009–2012.

2009

On October 27, 2009, D'Onofrio made his musical debut, appearing in character as comedic country singer George Geronimo Gerkie at Joe's Pub in New York City. He appeared as Gerkie again at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on December 6, 2009, during Matt Pinfield's Holiday Extravaganza Show and at the premiere of his movie Don't Go in the Woods at Joe's Pub on May 28, 2010. A fourth concert was held at the pub on July 22, 2010, with proceeds from the event going to the Utah Meth Cops project.

2011

In February 2011, D'Onofrio became a public face of the gun control debate, appearing in an ad by the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City urging a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines.

2012

During an interview in January 2012, D'Onofrio discussed his frustration with conflicting reports on his current marital status, including inaccuracies on Internet Movie Database. He has stated that, despite some reports, he is currently married. His family and he reside in a townhouse in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan.

2013

In 2013, D'Onofrio co-starred in the movie Escape Plan, filmed in New Orleans, also starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and 50 Cent. D'Onofrio portrayed Lester Clark, deputy Director of the Prisons Bureau.

2014

In 2014, D'Onofrio released two songs as part of an avant garde spoken-word project with multi-instrumentalist and Composer Dana Lyn. The first single, "I'm a Hamster", gathered attention on social media. The full album was made available for purchase in March, 2015, on the band's website.

2015

He also portrayed Vic Hoskins in the action adventure film Jurassic World (2015). He played Jack Horne in Antoine Fuqua's 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven.

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