Jay Acovone - 100% Dedicated

Jay Acovone - 100% Dedicated

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First Published: August 2000
Jay Acovone | Working Actor

Jay Acovone | Working Actor

Jay Acovone, Jack Scalia | "Hollywood Beat" (1985) *
Jay Acovone, Jack Scalia | "Hollywood Beat" (1985) *
Jay Acovone, And Griffith | "Matlock: The Doctors" (1987) **
Jay Acovone, Linda Hamilton | "Beauty and the Beast" (1987-1990) ***
Jay Acovone | "Red Shoe Diaries: The Forbidden Zone" (1992)
Jay Acovone | "Sliders: Way Out West" (1995)
Jay Acovone | "Independence Day" (1996)
Jay Acovone | "The X-Files: Demons" (1997)
Jay Acovone, Stephen Ramsey | "S.W.A.T." (2003)
Jay Acovone | "S.W.A.T." (2003)
Jay Acovone | "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003) ****
Jay Acovone, Catherine Bell | "JAG" (2001-2004)
Jay Acovone | "CSI: It Was a Very Good Year" (2012) ***
Jay Acovone | "CSI: It Was a Very Good Year" (2012) ***
Jay Acovone | "Mafia III" [Video Game] (2016) ****

Jay Acovone is a versatile actor who is best known for his ability to play authoritative characters such as Mafia bosses, villains, police/military, and lawyers. He was born on August 20, 1955 in NYC, New York, USA. His parents later moved to Mahopac, NY where he graduated from Mahopac High School. While he was always an avid movie fan, it was a chance encounter with a friend, urging him to take part in a play, that set him on a path for a career in acting. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. His break came when he was cast to play the role of Skip Lee, opposite Al Pacino, in the movie "Cruising" (written and directed by William Friedkin). He spent the next few years working on daytime television in NYC, but moved to Los Angeles when he landed a co-starring role, opposite Jack Scalia, in the TV series "Hollywood Beat" (Aaron Spelling).

With Los Angeles established as his new home, Jay went on to have several supporting roles in film and television including "Women of Valor" (Susan Sarandon) and "Cold Steel" (Sharon Stone) before being recruited to be a series regular on Ron Koslow’s TV Series: "Beauty and the Beast" (starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman). He played Deputy District Attorney Joe Maxwell, who was Hamilton’s stringent yet charismatic boss on the show. The show was written and produced by George R. R. Martin, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, et al., and was nominated twice for an Emmy for an Outstanding Drama Series in 1987 and 1988.

After "Beauty and the Beast" ended, Jay continued to have multiple supporting or lead roles in TV and film including: "Out for Justice" (Steven Seagal), "Lookin’ Italian" (Matt LeBlanc), the Emmy-winning series "Mattlock" (Andy Griffith), and the Golden-Globe-winning series "Friends" (Jennifer Aniston).

The mid-1990’s brought a role in the blockbuster hit "Independence Day" (Will Smith), and a major recurring role in the TV series "Stargate—SG1" (Richard Dean Anderson). Jay played Charles Kawalsky, a major in the Air Force, who traveled with Anderson’s team on a government mission to explore other dimensions. "Stargate—SG1" won multiple awards, including the Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series for 3 different years.

The following decade led to a role in another blockbuster hit: "Castaway" (Tom Hanks), followed by roles in "Terminator 3" (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and "S.W.A.T." (Samuel L. Jackson); recurring roles in "Silk Stalkings" (Rob Estes), "Sliders" (John Rhys-Davies), "NYPD Blue" (Jimmy Smits) and the "X-Files" (Gillian Anderson); guest-starring roles in "CSI: NY" (Gary Sinise), "Monk" (Tony Shalhoub), "Criminal Minds" (Thomas Gibson), and "24" (Kiefer Sutherland).

In recent years, Jay saw a brief return to daytime television with a recurring role on "General Hospital" (Maurice Benard), and then went on to guest-star on multiple hit TV dramas including: "The Mentalist" (Simon Baker), "Leverage" (Timothy Hutton), "CSI" (George Eads), "Vegas" (Michael Chiklis), and "NCIS" (Mark Harmon). In 2016, he acted in the motion capture video game "Mafia III" (2K Games), playing the role of an Italian Mafia boss, Sal Marcano.

In 2017, Jay was asked to perform the audiobook version of George R. R. Martin’s (Game of Thrones) novel, "Wildcards – Dead Man’s Hand", along with Adrian Paul. (The book series has been slated for television through Universal Cable Productions and will be produced by Melinda M. Snodgrass and Gregory Noveck).

Besides acting, Jay is a big fan of NASCAR, Motocross, and blues guitar music. He enjoys going to live concerts, riding his dirt bike, and skiing (for which he holds an instructor’s license). Jay lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their cat—which they adopted from rescue.

Jay Acovone's advice to the aspiring actor:

We gamble with our lives everyday because in our line of work we don't have anything to fall back on. Every waking hour of the day is spent on self promotion or education and there is just no time to have a second career.

This is not a hobby or anything to 'dabble' in. A career in acting requires 100% dedication.

So, if your're ready - Good Luck, and God Speed!."

Representation

Talent Agency

Ellis Talent Group
Website: http://www.ellistalentgroup.com
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Ste. 300
Valley Village, CA 91607
Phone: (818) 980-8072
Fax: (818) 980-8092
Representative: Gabrielle Allabashi (gaby@ellistalentgroup.com)

Talent Agency (Personal Appearance)

Tri-Booking Management
Website: http://www.tribooking.com
10401 Venice Blvd Suite # 266
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: (310) 497-7994
Alt Phone: (310) 497-7994
Representative: Emily Danyel (emily@tribooking.com)

Personal Business

Direct Contact
Website: http://www.jayacovone.com
Phone: (412) 913-6278
Assistant: Rachel Kuchar (assistant@jayacovone.com)

Jay Acavone's Credits
 2017 Gun
Ray Bruno
 2016 Mafia III (Video Game)
Sal Marcano (voice)
 2013 A Stranger in Paradise
Interrogator
 2013 NCIS (TV Series)
Frankie Dean
- Prime Suspect (2013) ... Frankie Dean
 2012 Vegas (TV Series)
Nicky Tomisano
- Estinto (2012) ... Nicky Tomisano
 2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Tommy Grazetti (Present Day)
- It Was a Very Good Year (2012) ... Tommy Grazetti (Present Day)
 2012 Leverage (TV Series)
Samuel Busey
- The (Very) Big Bird Job (2012) ... Samuel Busey
 2012 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Nicky Shaw
- Pink Champagne on Ice (2012) ... Nicky Shaw
 2011 Prime Suspect (TV Series)
Detective of the Month Award Presenter
- The Great Wall of Silence (2011) ... Detective of the Month Award Presenter
 2011 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Vance
- Field Trip (2011) ... Vance
 2009 My New SweetHeart (Short)
Jay
 2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut (Video)
Major Charles Kawalsky
 2008 General Hospital (TV Series)
Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11503 (2008) ... Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11502 (2008) ... Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11500 (2008) ... Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11472 (2008) ... Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11471 (2008) ... Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11470 (2008) ... Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11469 (2008) ... Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11468 (2008) ... Joe Smith
- Episode #1.11467 (2008) ... Joe Smith
 2007/I Shadow People
Eerie Man
 2007 InAlienable
Gerhard
 2007 Traci Townsend
Jesse
 2006 World Trade Center
Donna's Male Neighbor
 2006 Paved with Good Intentions
John Barrhauser
 2006 24 (TV Series)
Tom Wegman
- Day 5: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2006) ... Tom Wegman
 2005 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Detective Morrison
- Won't Get Fooled Again (2005) ... Detective Morrison
 2005 Mobsters and Mormons
Jackie
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Ray Abazon
- Magic Carpet Fred (2005) ... Ray Abazon
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Tom Collison 2005
- Kensington (2005) ... Tom Collison 2005
 1997-2005 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Major Charles Kawalsky / Alternate Major Charles Kawalsky / Captain Charles Kawalsky
- Moebius: Part 2 (2005) ... Major Charles Kawalsky
- Point of View (1999) ... Alternate Major Charles Kawalsky
- The Gamekeeper (1998) ... Captain Charles Kawalsky
- The Enemy Within (1997) ... Major Charles Kawalsky
- Children of the Gods (1997) ... Major Charles Kawalsky
 2005 Monk (TV Series)
Ray Galardi
- Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic (2005) ... Ray Galardi
 2005 Sharkskin 6
Molina
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Paul Gionetti
- Tri-Borough (2005) ... Paul Gionetti
 2004 Rancid
Capt. Peters
 2001-2004 JAG (TV Series)
General Montrose / Col. Harry R. Presser
- What If (2004) ... General Montrose
- Dog Robber: Part 2 (2001) ... Col. Harry R. Presser
 2004 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Jimmy Gentile
- Quarantine (2004) ... Jimmy Gentile
 2003 S.W.A.T.
Lear Jet Pilot
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Cop - Westside Street
 2003 Studio City (Short)
Bobby Falcone
 1999-2002 Providence (TV Series)
Vincent / Aldini
- Left-Overs (2002) ... Aldini
- You Bet Your Life (1999) ... Vincent
- Taste of Providence (1999) ... Vincent
- Blind Faith (1999) ... Vincent
 2002 Red Shoe Diaries 15: Forbidden Zone (Video)
Goucho (segment "Forbidden Zone")
 2002 Charmed (TV Series)
Keats
- Bite Me (2002) ... Keats
 2002 Collateral Damage
Bennie
 1997-2001 The X-Files (TV Series)
Duffy Haskell / Detective Curtis
- Essence (2001) ... Duffy Haskell
- Per Manum (2001) ... Duffy Haskell
- Demons (1997) ... Detective Curtis
 2001 The Seventh Sense (Short)
Melvin Snow
 2001 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
O'Ryan
- Money for Nothing: Part 2 (2001) ... O'Ryan
- Money for Nothing: Part 1 (2001) ... O'Ryan
 2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
Agent Billingsley
- A Place Called Defiance (2001) ... Agent Billingsley
 1995-2001 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Raymond DiSalvo
- Waking Up Is Hard to Do (2001) ... Raymond DiSalvo
- Cold Heaters (1995) ... Raymond DiSalvo
- Large Mouth Bass (1995) ... Raymond DiSalvo
 2000 Cast Away
Pilot Peter
 2000 The Amati Girls
Mr. Moltianni
 2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (TV Movie)
B.B. Bascomb
 2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV Movie)
Lt. Det. Bob Mankowski
 2000 The Pretender (TV Series)
Det. Stan Wilkins
- The Inner Sense: Part 2 (2000) ... Det. Stan Wilkins
- The Inner Sense: Part 1 (2000) ... Det. Stan Wilkins
 1997-2000 Sliders (TV Series)
Stu / Ben Siegel III / Dr. Tassler
- Eye of the Storm (2000) ... Stu
- Way Out West (1999) ... Ben Siegel III
- Sole Survivors (1997) ... Dr. Tassler
 1999 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series)
Johnny Terelli
- True Stories (1999) ... Johnny Terelli
 1999 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV Series)
Frankie Beans
- Honey, It Takes Two to Mambo (1999) ... Frankie Beans
 1999 Molly
Jack the Bartender
 1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Clifton Moloney
- Trapped in Paradise (1999) ... Clifton Moloney
 1998 The Get
Michael Irish
 1991-1998 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Joey Pantangelo / Detective Ray Quiller / Tony Fielding / ...
- Three Ring Circus (1998) ... Joey Pantangelo
- The Last Kiss Goodnight (1995) ... Detective Ray Quiller
- Crime of Love (1993) ... Tony Fielding
- S.O.B. (1991) ... Ray
 1997 Time Under Fire
Schmidt
 1997 Total Security (TV Series)
Tommy Annunziato
- Looking for Mr. Goombah (1997) ... Tommy Annunziato
 1997 The Peacemaker
Cop
 1997 On the Line (TV Movie)
Capt. Unander
 1994-1997 Renegade (TV Series)
Russell (Burglar) / Brother Mike
- Sex, Lies and Activewear (1997) ... Russell (Burglar)
- Carrick O'Quinn (1994) ... Brother Mike
 1997 Dark Skies (TV Series)
Max Kinkaid
- The Warren Omission (1997) ... Max Kinkaid
 1996 Snitch
Macelroy
 1996 Crash Dive (Video)
Murphy
 1996 The Sentinel (TV Series)
Gary Hendrickson
- Spare Parts (1996) ... Gary Hendrickson
 1996 Viper (TV Series)
Victor Rand
- Condor (1996) ... Victor Rand
 1996 Crime of the Century (TV Movie)
Sgt. Wallace
 1996 Foxfire
Chuck
 1996 Independence Day
Area 51 Guard
 1996 Crosscut
Frank
 1996 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
Goucho
- The Forbidden Zone (1996) ... Goucho
 1995 High Tide (TV Series)
- Down South (1995)
 1995 Columbo (TV Series)
Bruno Romano
- Strange Bedfellows (1995) ... Bruno Romano
 1995 Friends (TV Series)
Fireman Charlie
- The One with the Candy Hearts (1995) ... Fireman Charlie
 1987-1995 Matlock (TV Series)
Joe Ahern / Dr. Bruce Jacobs
- The Getaway (1995) ... Joe Ahern
- The Doctors (1987) ... Dr. Bruce Jacobs
 1990-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lieutenant Nick Acosta / Sgt. Nick Acosta / Det. Sgt. Vinnie Grillo
- Murder on the Thirtieth Floor (1994) ... Lieutenant Nick Acosta
- Bite the Big Apple (1991) ... Sgt. Nick Acosta
- O'Malley's Luck (1990) ... Det. Sgt. Vinnie Grillo
 1994 Locals (TV Movie)
 1994 Lookin' Italian
Vinny Pallazzo
 1993 The Magician (TV Movie)
David Katz
 1993 Born to Run (TV Movie)
Richie
 1993 Conflict of Interest
Det. Bob Falcone
 1993 The Commish (TV Series)
Nick Collette
- Family Business (1993) ... Nick Collette
 1993 Marked for Murder (TV Movie)
Minelli
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Neil Leeuwen
- Hit the Road, Jack (1993) ... Neil Leeuwen
 1992 Doctor Mordrid
Tony Gaudio
 1992 A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV Movie)
Lt. Robert Carlino
 1992 Nails (TV Movie)
Capt. Evan Graham
 1992 Stepfather III (TV Movie)
Steve Davis
 1992 Quicksand: No Escape (TV Movie)
Det. Harris
 1991 Out for Justice
Bobby Arms
 1991 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Jake
- Carol's Carnival (1991) ... Jake
 1987-1990 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell / D.A. Joe Maxwell
- Legacies (1990) ... D.A. Joe Maxwell
- The Reckoning (1990) ... D.A. Joe Maxwell
- In the Forests of the Night (1990) ... D.A. Joe Maxwell
- Invictus (1990) ... Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell
- The Chimes at Midnight (1990) ... Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell
 1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Sonny Rosetti
- I'll Dance at Your Wedding (1990) ... Sonny Rosetti
 1989 Hardball (TV Series)
Matelli
- The Out of Towner (1989) ... Matelli
 1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Quartermaster Maselli (Barracuda)
- Part 11 (1989) ... Quartermaster Maselli (Barracuda)
 1987 Cold Steel
Cookie
 1987 Werewolf (TV Series)
Mick
- Running with the Pack (1987) ... Mick
 1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills (TV Series)
Eddie
- Jerry Jumps Right In (1987) ... Eddie
 1986 Women of Valor (TV Movie)
Capt. Rader
 1985 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
Det. Jack Rado
- Connections (1985) ... Det. Jack Rado
- Dead Heat (1985) ... Det. Jack Rado
- Out in the Cold (1985) ... Det. Jack Rado
- Let's Have Lunch (1985) ... Det. Jack Rado
- Girls, Girls, Girls (1985) ... Det. Jack Rado
 1983-1984 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Brian Emerson
- Episode #1.8574 (1984) ... Brian Emerson
- Episode #1.8556 (1984) ... Brian Emerson
- Episode dated 1 April 1983 (1983) ... Brian Emerson
- Episode dated 28 March 1983 (1983) ... Brian Emerson
- Episode dated 25 March 1983 (1983) ... Brian Emerson
 1982 Parole (TV Movie)
Leo
 1980 Times Square
Plainclothes Cop
 1980 Cruising
Skip Lee
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Hospital orderly (late 1970's)
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Del Brakett (2003)

Theater - Los Angeles & New York

  • "Crooks" .... Playing "Artie" .... dir. Aaron Lustig
  • "Asphalt" .... Playing "Johnny Del Gatto" .... dir. Jack Klugman
  • "On Tina Tuna Walk" .... Playing "J.J." .... dir. Peter Pope
  • "Cap & Bells" .... "Fifi La Belle" .... dir. John Ferraro
  • "Marlon Brando Sat Right Here" .... Playing "Larry Mastice"

 Photo camera Credit 
* © ABC-Television
** © NBC-Television
*** © CBS-Television
**** © C-2 Pictures
***** © Jay Acovone 2017/© mafiagame.com

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