|Born||Paul Stanley Iacono
September 7, 1988
Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
Iacono was born in Secaucus, New Jersey to Italian American parents Michele and Anthony Iacono, a Town administrator. Iacono went to Professional Performing Arts School in New York with best friend and Fame co-star Paul McGill.
Iacono's career began when, as a child, he discovered a talent for impersonating Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman. He took his act to many regional theaters across his home state of New Jersey, and at the age of 4 appeared at New York's Don't Tell Mama cabaret lounge. Iacono was the Oscar Mayer Lunchable "Commercial Kid" in 2000. The same year, he was presented the Life of the Theater Award by the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2000.
Iacono first gained wide notice for his numerous appearances on TV's The Rosie O'Donnell Show over the course of 6 years from 1997 to 2002.
By the age of 10, Paul had shared the stage with such greats as Mickey Rooney in The Wizard of Oz and Stephanie Mills in the famous "Paper Mills Version" of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden. Iacono can be heard on the original cast recording. Other theatrical credits include Mame with Christine Ebersole, Noël Coward's Sail Away with Elaine Stritch and Marian Seldes, and John Guare's Landscape of the Body, with Lili Taylor and Sherie Rene Scott.
Paul's film career includes a featured role in the 1980s styled slasher film, Return to Sleepaway Camp, and a role as the ultimate bar mitzvah brat Ricky Lopefrawitz in the independent film Glow Ropes: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee.
Iacono also starred in Fame, the shortlived 2009 MGM and Lakeshore reinvention of the 1980 movie musical, Fame. The story followed a group of students through four years at New York’s High School of Performing Arts (of which Iacono is a real-life alumnus). Iacono played Neil Baczynsky, an aspiring filmmaker. According to Entertainment Weekly, co-star Megan Mullally gave Iacono high praise for his improvisational acting and singing skills. The film was released on September 25, 2009.
|2008||Glow Ropes: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee||Ricky Lopefrawitz|
|2008||Return to Sleepaway Camp||Pee Pee|
|2010||Mac & Devin Go to High School||Mahatma Chang Greenberg|
|2012||No God, No Master||Tony Cafiero|
|2012||Rhymes with Banana||Ted|
|2013||G.B.F.||Brent Van Camp|
|2013||The Bad Guys||Paul|
|2000||Dora the Explorer||Benny the Bull||Episode "Maestra"|
|2005||The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie||Party Boy||(TV Movie)|
|2007||Human Giant||Billy Boy||2 Episodes|
|2010-2011||The Hard Times of RJ Berger||R.J. Berger||24 Episodes|
|1997||Children of Eden||Donny||Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey|
|1998||The Wizard of Oz|
|1999||Mame||Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey|
|2006||Landscape of the Body Donny||Signature Theatre, New York City|
|2007||The Dark at the Top of the Staris||Punky Givens||Transport Theatre Company at the Connelly Theatre, New York City.|
- Paul Iacono Interview — JJJ Exclusive!
- Wright, E. Assata. "The biggest loser" The Union City Reporter; June 20, 2010; Page 6
- "Hoboken arrest on drug and DWI charges leads to former Secaucus town administrator Anthony Iacono losing job as Passaic's business administrator". NJ.com. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
- Wright, E. Assata (2009-08-29). "Baby, remember his name; Secaucus native Paul Iacono to co-star in ‘Fame’ remake". The Hudson Reporter. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
- Musto, Michael (April 11, 2012). "Paul Iacono's Coming Out Interview". The Village Voice. (Village Voice Media). Retrieved April 11, 2012.