There are actors who were simply born for this profession – those who have the range to play different characters and personalities and make the audience feel as if they were blown away. There are not many of these actors working today. Of the few that are left, Vincent D’Onofrio stands out. There are debates when certain proclamations are made about certain actors or actresses, but there are none when Vincent D’Onofrio is called one of the best actors working in Hollywood today. He is known as a method actor who will make any transformation the role requires of him.
For his role as Robert Goren in Law & Order, he will most likely go down in entertainment history: Criminal Intent and as Wilson Fisk in Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil.
Vincent D’Onofrio – Bio
Vincent D’Onofrio was born on June 30, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York. However, he spent his early life in Hawaii before his parents divorced and he moved to Florida to live with his mother’s new husband. He is the youngest of his biological parents’ three children and also has two stepbrothers and stepsisters.
With a childhood that required many adjustments, Vincent D’Onofrio was a shy child who found comfort in the practice of magic and sleight of hand. For his education, he attended Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School.
Vincent, the actor, was born after building stage sets backstage as a teenager and taking over the sound production for the community theaters run by his father. His interest continued until college, and in the 18 months he spent at the University of Colorado, he was a member of the school’s theater productions. Wanting to be the best in his craft, he left Colorado to study Method Acting at Stanislawski Theater in America. He did the same at Actors Studio, where he studied chatting with Sharon and Sonia Moore.
Vincent’s time at Actors Studio brought his first professional role as an actor in the off-Broadway production This Property is Condemned. He made his Broadway debut in 1984 with Open Admissions.
Vincent has appeared in many formative roles throughout his career – it’s the quality of a man who’s really good at his craft, every role he takes on looks like it was made for him; however, many critics believe that his screen debut as Private Leonard Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket is his most iconic work. His reputation for his transformations for film roles began in Full Metal Jacket when he gained £70 for the role.
Since then, his career has taken an immense boost, and although he has played mostly supporting roles, he has never really been unemployed. He received his first award nomination, an Emmy, for his performance on the show “Homicide”: Life on the Street in 1997, and in 2001 he took on one of his more famous roles as Robert Green for Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He was on the show from 2001 until its end in 2010, although he took a leave of absence for one season in 2009.
Vincent D’Onofrio has starred in other notable works such as Thumbsucker, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Stockholm Film Festival. He has appeared in Staten Island, Kills the Irishan, and Escape Plan, among others.
Vincent is not limited to his talents in front of the camera, but he is also very competent behind the camera. He has directed a number of films that have been critically acclaimed and positively received by the public. To date, Vincent D’Onofrio has appeared in over 30 films and 14 television programs, in a total of over 200 episodes.
Wife and Daughter
Vincent is currently married to his wife Carin van der Donk, a Dutch model. The couple married in 1997 and have two sons, born in 1999 and 2008. Before marrying Carin, Vincent was in a relationship with Greta Scacchi. His relationship with the actress gave birth to a daughter, Leila George, in 1992.
Vincent D’Onofrio’s Net Worth
A veteran of the industry with many iconic roles in his filmography, Vincent is considerably wealthy. With a repertoire of numerous commercial projects and his skills as a director, he is above the average Hollywood earners. He is currently worth $20 million.
The Italian-American actor has an intimidating physique. He stands on 1,80 m and weighs 95 kg. When he is not filming, you can see Vincent swinging his beard, and he has dark brown eyes with light brown hair.