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Vincent D'Onofrio to Appear at Rhode Island Comic Con Nov. 4th - 6th

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - EntSun -- Mini Bio from IMDB
Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio was born on June 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, to Phyllis, a restaurant manager and server, and Gene D'Onofrio, a theatre production assistant and interior designer. He is of Italian descent and has two older sisters. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre.  Vincent D'Onofrio is known as an "actor's actor". The wide variety of roles he has played and the quality of his work have earned him a reputation as a versatile talent.

His first paid role was in Off-Broadway's "This Property Is Condemned". He continued appearing in plays and worked as a bouncer, a bodyguard and a delivery man. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in "Open Admissions", followed by work in numerous other stage plays. In 2012, D'Onofrio returned to teach at the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute. As a film actor, D'Onofrio's career break came when he played a mentally unbalanced recruit in Full Metal Jacket (1987), directed by the renowned Stanley Kubrick (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000040?ref_=nmbio_mbio). For this role D'Onofrio gained nearly 70 pounds. He had a major role in Dying Young (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101787?ref_=nmbio_mbio) (1991), and appeared prominently in the box-office smash Men in Black (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119654?ref_=nmbio...) (1997) as the bad guy (Edgar "The Bug").

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Other films of note in which he has appeared are Mystic Pizza (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095690?ref_=nmbio...) (1988), JFK (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102138?ref_=nmbio...) (1991), The Player (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105151?ref_=nmbio...) (1992), Ed Wood (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109707?ref_=nmbio...) (1994), The Cell (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209958?ref_=nmbio...) (2000), The Break-Up (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452594?ref_=nmbio...) (2006) and Jurassic World (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369610?ref_=nmbio...) (2015).
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