Vincent Spano

Vincent M. Spano (born October 18, 1962) is an American actor. Spano was born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian American parents. In 1976, he made his stage debut in a production of The Shadow Box at Long Wharf Theatre and Broadway. His film debut was in 1979's The Double McGuffin. He has subsequently appeared in many Hollywood films, including John Sayles's Baby, It's You and City of Hope, Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, Alive: The Miracle of the Andes, The Rats, Over the Edge-1979 and Creator. In the 1983 family favorite The Black Stallion Returns, he played a handsome, young, Arabic rider, Raj, that returns home from university to compete in a major horse race and befriends an American boy, Alec Ramsey (played by Kelly Reno) along the way. He also starred in the Italian film Good Morning Babylon written and directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and the 1984 film Alphabet City. He has co-starred with Dylan and Cole Sprouse in A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper. He was most recently seen on ION network opposite Lou Diamond Phillips in Lone Rider. But mostly as his recurring role of FBI Agent Dean Porter on the NBC drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since the 8th season. He starred in the 2004 TV film "Landslide (Buried Alive)" as a fireman trapped in a collapsed building with his son.

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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)

Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below Grand Central ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham
CAST:  Kate Mulgrew  •  Rip Torn  •  James Naughton  •  Shawn von Schreiber

Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below Grand Central ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham
CAST:  Kate Mulgrew  •  Rip Torn  •  James Naughton  •  Shawn von Schreiber

Alive (1993)

The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Vincent Spano  •  Bruce Ramsay  •  David Kriegel

The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Vincent Spano  •  Bruce Ramsay  •  David Kriegel

Baby It's You (1983)

In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Vincent Spano  •  Joanna Merlin  •  Matthew Modine

In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Vincent Spano  •  Joanna Merlin  •  Matthew Modine

Rumble Fish (1983)

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug, struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Diane Lane  •  Dennis Hopper

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug, struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Diane Lane  •  Dennis Hopper

Over the Edge (1979)

With only a recreation center to distract them, most of the teenagers in the drab-planned community of New Granada have turned to drugs and delinquency. Carl (Michael Kramer), the son of a town councilman, is an exception, but he can't seem to help falling in with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Vincent Spano  •  Andy Romano  •  Ellen Geer

With only a recreation center to distract them, most of the teenagers in the drab-planned community of New Granada have turned to drugs and delinquency. Carl (Michael Kramer), the son of a town councilman, is an exception, but he can't seem to help falling in with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Vincent Spano  •  Andy Romano  •  Ellen Geer

Oscar (1991)

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Ornella Muti  •  Don Ameche  •  Peter Riegert

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in a legal fashion, Snaps sets about to keep his promise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Ornella Muti  •  Don Ameche  •  Peter Riegert

The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000)

The conclusion to The Prophecy Trilogy. Once again, Christopher Walken returns as the Arch-Angel Gabriel. As the War in Heaven and on Earth rages on, Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide, rises to power, intending to destroy all of mankind. The only one who stands in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lussier
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Vincent Spano  •  Dave Buzzotta  •  Kayren Butler

The conclusion to The Prophecy Trilogy. Once again, Christopher Walken returns as the Arch-Angel Gabriel. As the War in Heaven and on Earth rages on, Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide, rises to power, intending to destroy all of mankind. The only one who stands in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lussier
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Vincent Spano  •  Dave Buzzotta  •  Kayren Butler

Deathlands (2003)

In 2084, a nuclear war wasted Earth, making the sky red of chemicals and the former United States of America becomes Deathlands. Breeds of mutants and half-mutants share what was left on Earth with humans. The vile of "Front Royale" is ruled by a good man, but he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Butler
CAST:  Jenya Lano  •  Traci Lords  •  Vincent Spano  •  Colin Fox

In 2084, a nuclear war wasted Earth, making the sky red of chemicals and the former United States of America becomes Deathlands. Breeds of mutants and half-mutants share what was left on Earth with humans. The vile of "Front Royale" is ruled by a good man, but he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Butler
CAST:  Jenya Lano  •  Traci Lords  •  Vincent Spano  •  Colin Fox

Landslide (2006)

Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart Hancock, who dreams of his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Kinsella
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Alexandra Paul  •  Lucas Elliot Eberl  •  Robert Pine

Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart Hancock, who dreams of his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Kinsella
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Alexandra Paul  •  Lucas Elliot Eberl  •  Robert Pine

Dante's Hell Animated (2013)

Dante's Hell Animated is a real and truthful epic animation film that embarks Dante Alighieri's journey through the first part of the afterlife, Hell. It is a compelling four-quadrant film presented circle by circle in a chronological descent to the center of Hell, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Acosta
CAST:  Jeff Conaway  •  Eric Roberts  •  Vincent Spano  •  Hélène Cardona

Dante's Hell Animated is a real and truthful epic animation film that embarks Dante Alighieri's journey through the first part of the afterlife, Hell. It is a compelling four-quadrant film presented circle by circle in a chronological descent to the center of Hell, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Acosta
CAST:  Jeff Conaway  •  Eric Roberts  •  Vincent Spano  •  Hélène Cardona

The Unknown Cyclist (1998)

A man's dying wish is for the people in his life to participate in a 450-mile charity bicycle ride through Northern California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Salzmann
CAST:  Danny Nucci  •  Vincent Spano  •  Stephen Spinella  •  Michael J. Pollard

A man's dying wish is for the people in his life to participate in a 450-mile charity bicycle ride through Northern California.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Salzmann
CAST:  Danny Nucci  •  Vincent Spano  •  Stephen Spinella  •  Michael J. Pollard

Medusa's Child (1997)

Fuming over the departure of his wife Vivian and the cutting of his research funding, crazy nuclear scientist Rogers Henry constructs Medusa, a thermonuclear bomb capable of generating a continent-sized electro-magnetic pulse; such EMP could effectively destroy a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Shaw
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Lori Loughlin  •  Gail O'Grady  •  Kevin Dillon

Fuming over the departure of his wife Vivian and the cutting of his research funding, crazy nuclear scientist Rogers Henry constructs Medusa, a thermonuclear bomb capable of generating a continent-sized electro-magnetic pulse; such EMP could effectively destroy a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Shaw
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Lori Loughlin  •  Gail O'Grady  •  Kevin Dillon

Blood Ties (1986)

An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giacomo Battiato
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Vincent Spano  •  Barbara De Rossi  •  Arnoldo Foà

An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giacomo Battiato
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Vincent Spano  •  Barbara De Rossi  •  Arnoldo Foà

Balancing the Books (2009)

"BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, seems to have it all - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Meir Sharony
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Dina Meyer  •  Lea Thompson

"BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, seems to have it all - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Meir Sharony
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Dina Meyer  •  Lea Thompson

Goosed (1999)

Jennifer Tilly plays a woman who's told by her psychic that the man of her dreams is a doctor named Steve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aleta Chappelle
CAST:  Jennifer Tilly  •  Danielle Harris  •  Joan Rivers  •  Robert Klein

Jennifer Tilly plays a woman who's told by her psychic that the man of her dreams is a doctor named Steve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aleta Chappelle
CAST:  Jennifer Tilly  •  Danielle Harris  •  Joan Rivers  •  Robert Klein

Senior Trip (1981)

A group of graduating students from a midwestern high school comes to New York City on a trip to celebrate the impending end of school. The students include: Roger Ellis, an ambitious teen aiming for success in big business; David, an aspiring rock star; Judy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Johnson
CAST:  Scott Baio  •  Faye Grant  •  Randy Brooks  •  Peter Coffield

A group of graduating students from a midwestern high school comes to New York City on a trip to celebrate the impending end of school. The students include: Roger Ellis, an ambitious teen aiming for success in big business; David, an aspiring rock star; Judy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Johnson
CAST:  Scott Baio  •  Faye Grant  •  Randy Brooks  •  Peter Coffield

The Engagement Ring (2005)

A long-lost engagement ring still divides childhood sweethearts who are now in their golden years. Now, her daughter (Heaton) and his nephew meet and find that their attraction is hindered by the old feud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Schachter
CAST:  Patricia Heaton  •  Vincent Spano  •  Lainie Kazan  •  Chuck Shamata

A long-lost engagement ring still divides childhood sweethearts who are now in their golden years. Now, her daughter (Heaton) and his nephew meet and find that their attraction is hindered by the old feud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Schachter
CAST:  Patricia Heaton  •  Vincent Spano  •  Lainie Kazan  •  Chuck Shamata

High Frequency (1988)

A boy who operates a ham radio and a man who works at a satellite relay station witness the same murder thousands of miles apart and have to figure out how to warn the next potential victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Faliero Rosati
CAST:  Oliver Benny  •  Vincent Spano  •  Anne Canovas  •  Isabelle Pasco

A boy who operates a ham radio and a man who works at a satellite relay station witness the same murder thousands of miles apart and have to figure out how to warn the next potential victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Faliero Rosati
CAST:  Oliver Benny  •  Vincent Spano  •  Anne Canovas  •  Isabelle Pasco

Grave Misconduct (2008)

A fledgling mystery writer sees an opportunity to advance her career after the death of a novelist/friend but faces dire consequences when a series of vicious murders occur that seem to implicate her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Dorian Harewood  •  Crystal Bernard

A fledgling mystery writer sees an opportunity to advance her career after the death of a novelist/friend but faces dire consequences when a series of vicious murders occur that seem to implicate her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Dorian Harewood  •  Crystal Bernard

Maria's Lovers (1984)

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanese POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nastassja Kinski  •  John Savage  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Keith Carradine

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanese POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Nastassja Kinski  •  John Savage  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Keith Carradine
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