Cannavale at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival
Robert M. Cannavale|
May 3, 1971
Union City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jenny Lumet (1994-2003)|
Cannavale was born in Union City, New Jersey, to an Italian American father and a Cuban American mother. He graduated from Union Hill High School. He was married to Jenny Lumet -- Sidney Lumet's daughter and Lena Horne's granddaughter -- from 1994 to 2003. He also dated actress Annabella Sciorra. He and Jenny have one son named Jake.
Cannavale began his acting career in the theater – with no acting training – and gained early film roles in Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) and The Bone Collector (1999), Cannavale became well-known when he starred as Bobby Caffey for two seasons on Third Watch. Following this, in 2001, he starred with Alan Arkin in 100 Centre Street – which was written and directed by Sidney Lumet, his then-father-in-law.
In 2002, he joined the cast of Ally McBeal for the last five episodes but the show was then cancelled. Following this, he starred with Yancey Arias and Sheryl Lee in the miniseries Kingpin. In 2003, Cannavale briefly appeared on the last two episodes of Oz. From 2004 to 2006, he had a recurring guest role on Will & Grace as Vince D'Angelo, the first long-term boyfriend for Will (Eric McCormack) on the show. For this role he won his first Emmy Award as "Best Guest Star in a Comedy Series". He has also appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane, The Guru (2002), Shall We Dance? (2004) and Romance & Cigarettes (2005), and guest starred in Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Oz, Law & Order - and its spin-off series Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Cannavale serves as the voice of Corado R. Ciarlo known as "Babe," in the Ken Burns's PBS film series The War (the story of World War II) from the perspective of the men who fought in combat and their loved ones at home.
Cannavale also read the audiobook version of Richard Price's novel Lush Life.
On August 25, 2008, ABC ordered his pilot Cupid to series. It is a remake of the 1998 program which had starred Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall. In the new version of the series, Cannavale will star opposite Sarah Paulson. Original series creator Rob Thomas is currently overseeing script development. ABC has scheduled the series to debut on March 31, 2009.
- I'm Not Rappaport (1996)... Parking lot customer
- Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)... Vigoda Assistant #1
- When Trumpets Fade (1998) (TV)... Captain Zernek
- Third Watch (1999) (TV series)... Roberto "Bobby" Caffey (1999-2001)
- The Bone Collector (1999)... Steve, Amelia's boyfriend
- Gloria (1999)... Jack Jesús Nuñez
- 3 A.M. (2001)... Jose
- 100 Centre Street (2001) (TV series)... Jeremiah "J.J." Jellinek
- The Devil and Daniel Webster (2001)
- The Guru (2002)... Randy
- Washington Heights (2002)... Angel
- Kingpin (2003) (mini series)... Chato Cadena
- The Station Agent (2003)... Joe Oramas
- The Breakup Artist (2004)... Neighbor
- Shall We Dance (2004)... Chic
- Haven (2004)... Lieutenant
- Fresh Cut Grass (2004)
- Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)
- Romance & Cigarettes (2005)... Fryburg
- The Exonerated (2005) (TV)... Jesse, Sunny's husband
- Happy Endings (2005)... Javier
- Fast Food Nation (2006)
- Snakes on a Plane (2006)...Hank Harris
- The Night Listener (2006)
- 10 Items or Less (2006)
- Dedication (2007)
- 100 Feet (2008)
- The Promotion (2008)
- Diminished Capacity (2008)
- Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2008)
- Paul Blart Mall Cop (2009)... Commander Kent
- Cupid (2009) (TV series)
- Cold Case (2008-2009) Detective Eddie Saccardo
- ↑ USATODAY.com - Cannavale's sexy screen career gets a leg up in 'Dance'
- ↑ Latin Heat Online
- ↑ Melissa Rappaport. "A look inside" The Union City Reporter; October 4, 2009; Pages 1 & 18
- ↑ http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/progcal/progcal.aspx?Date=03%2f24%2f2009
- ↑ Nominations for the 2008 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards
- ↑ Matt Mitovich (25 June 2009). "Exclusive: Bobby Cannavale Is Back on the Case". TV Guide Online. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Exclusive-Bobby-Cannavale-1007192.aspx. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
- Bobby Cannavale at the Internet Movie Database