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Vincent D'Onofrio is truly an actor's actor, amassing an accomplished body of work that reflects a drive to seek out the evocative and inspiring. With no less than ten starring roles and an Emmy Award nomination in the last three years, the spotlight is shining bright on this compelling actor.

D'Onofrio appeared in the time-traveling satire Happy Accidents, directed by Brad Anderson, where he played an out of this world lover opposite Marisa Tomei. The film premiered to great acclaim at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

D'Onofrio can currently be seen as Detective Bobby Goren in Dick Wolf's Law & Order: Criminal Intent, the third installment of the Law & Order franchise for NBC. More recently the chameleon-like actor has appeared in three diverse film roles; as an Irish priest opposite Jodie Foster in Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys; as Hathaway in Dimension Films' Imposter, with Gary Sinise and Madeleine Stowe under the direction of Gary Fleder; and as a lead character in Ethan Hawke's directorial debut, Chelsea Walls. In addition, D'Onofrio, portrays a sneaker company entrepreneur who set his sights on a teen and his trusty shoes in the Showtime telepic The Red Sneakers, directed by Gregory Hines and Dempsey Pappion.

D'Onofrio ignited the screen in 2000 as political dissident Abbie Hoffman in Lions Gate Films' Steal This Movie! opposite Janeane Garofalo (a film which he also executive produced), and as taxi driver Elton Garrett in the art film Claire Dolan. Most notably, audiences saw D'Onofrio's dark side in New Line's sci-fi noir thriller The Cell, opposite Jennifer Lopez.

D'Onofrio first came to prominence in 1987 with his unforgettable portrayal in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket where the actor left an indelible impression on audiences as the Vietnam War recruit who kills both his drill sergeant and himself. Among D'Onofrio's many other feature film credits are Mystic Pizza, Crooked Hearts, JFK, Dying Young, The Player, Mr. Wonderful, Household Saints, Ed Wood, Strange Days, Stuart Saves His Family, Feeling Minnesota, Good Luck, Men In Black, The Winner, The Newton Boys, The Thirteenth Floor and The Velocity of Gary. D'Onofrio's credits also include Guy, which he also produced and The Whole Wide World in which he starred and produced.

On the small screen, D'Onofrio received an Emmy Award nomination in 1998 for his riveting guest appearance in the critically acclaimed series, Homicide: Life on the Streets. On stage, the actor starred in Sam Shepard's off-Broadway play, Tooth of Crime (Second Dance). The actor's dramatic studies include extensive work at the American Stanislavsky Theatre in New York and with Sharon Chatten of The Actors Studio.

Bio courtesy Castle Rock Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)