Bobby Cannavale
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Cannavale at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival
Born Robert M. Cannavale
May 3, 1971 (1971-05-03) (age 46)
Union City, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Jenny Lumet (1994-2003)

Robert M. "Bobby" Cannavale (born May 3, 1971) is an American Emmy Award-winning actor noted for his role as Bobby Caffey on the critically acclaimed television series Third Watch.

Personal life

Cannavale was born in Union City, New Jersey, to an Italian American father and a Cuban American mother.[1][2] He graduated from Union Hill High School.[3] 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.[4]

In 2008, he received a Tony Award nomination for his role as Dennis in Mauritius.[5]

CBS has announced Cannavale will reprise his role of Det. Eddie Saccardo on Cold Case for at least three episodes, starting with the third episode of the upcoming Season 7.[6]



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