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VINCENT D'ONOFRIO (Frank Kersey) will soon be stepping behind the camera with his directorial debut of The Kid, based on the infamous bandit, Billy The Kid. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Dane DeHaan, and is set to shoot this fall. Currently, Vincent is shooting SyFy's new paranormal series Ghost Wars" which he stars in and is due out later this year. Prior to that, Vincent wrapped shooting El Camino Christmas opposite Jessica Alba and Tim Allen.

On the small screen, Vincent most recently portrayed the complex role of The Wizard in NBC's reimagining of The Wizard of Oz," Emerald City. The 10-episode mini-series was directed by Tarsem Singh who Vincent worked with years earlier on The Cell opposite Jennifer Lopez. The year prior, Vincent starred in MGM's The Magnificent Seven, playing one of the seven gun slinging outlaws alongside Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke in additional to In Dubious Battle, based on John Steinbeck's novel, directed by James Franco and featuring Bryan Cranston, Ed Harris and Selena Gomez.

2015 was also a busy year for D'Onofrio with the blockbuster success of Jurassic World and the critically acclaimed role he played of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin in the Netflix series "Daredevil," opposite Charlie Cox. Prior to that, he also starred in Run All Night opposite Liam Neeson and The Judge, opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall.

D'Onofrio was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Hawaii, Colorado and Florida. He eventually returned to New York to study acting at the American Stanislavsky Theatre with Sharon Chatten of the Actors Studio. While honing his craft, he appeared in several films at New York University and worked as a bouncer at dance clubs in the city.

In 1984, he became a full-fledged member of the American Stanislavsky Theatre, appearing in "The Petrified Forest," "Of Mice and Men," "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" and "The Indian Wants the Bronx." That same year, he made his Broadway debut in "Open Admissions." He recently starred off-Broadway in Sam Shepard's "Tooth of Crime (Second Dance)."

D'Onofrio gained attention for his intense and compelling talent on the screen in 1987 with a haunting portrayal of an unstable Vietnam War recruit in Stanley Kubrick's gritty Full Metal Jacket. His other early film appearances include Mystic Pizza and Adventures in Babysitting. He also executive produced and portrayed 1960s counterculture icon Abbie Hoffman in the film Steal This Movie, opposite Janeane Garofalo, and starred opposite Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn in the science-fiction noir film The Cell.

His other film credits include The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, opposite Jodie Foster; The Salton Sea, opposite Val Kilmer; Imposter, with Gary Sinise; Chelsea Walls, directed by Ethan Hawke; Happy Accidents, costarring Marisa Tomei; Robert Altman's The Player; Joel Schumacher's Dying Young; Tim Burton's Ed Wood; Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, opposite Ralph Fiennes and Angela Bassett; Harold Ramis' Stuart Saves His Family; Barry Sonnenfeld's Men In Black, opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones; The Thirteenth Floor, opposite Craig Bierko; The Whole Wide World, which he produced and starred in, opposite Renée Zellweger; and Oliver Stone's JFK. More recently, D'Onofrio appeared in the sci-fi thriller The Tomb, featuring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and also recently finished Fire with Fire, opposite Bruce Willis and Josh Duhamel. Forthcoming film appearances also include the independent feature Chained, from writer-director Jennifer Chambers Lynch.

D'Onofrio starred as Detective Robert Goren in over 100 episodes of the series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." He received an Emmy Award nomination in 1998 for his riveting guest appearance in the "Homicide: Life on the Street" episode "The Subway." D'Onofrio directed, produced and starred in the short film, "Five Minutes, Mr. Welles," and recently appeared in the Academy Award-winning short "The New Tenants."


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