Vince Colosimo

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Vincenzo Colosimo
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Colosimo at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
Born (1966-11-11) 11 November 1966 (age 47)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actor, businessman
Years active 1983–present

Vincenzo Colosimo (born 11 November 1966) known professionally as Vince Colosimo is an Australian-born AFI Award winning stage, television and screen actor. He has worked in both Australia and the United States. He is of Italian descent.

Personal life[edit]

Colosimo was born in Melbourne, one of four children of Italian-born parents from Calabria. He grew up in the inner city suburb of North Carlton.[1] He has a daughter, Lucia (2002), with his former partner, actress Jane Hall.[2] Colosimo and Hall worked together on A Country Practice in 1994. He lives in Westgarth, a suburb of Melbourne, in a house once owned with Hall.[3] His current partner is Australian actress Diana Glenn and they are expecting a child in April 2014.[4]

He was selected as one of the entrants to the Who's Who in Australia 2011 edition.[5]

Career[edit]

Film career[edit]

Colosimo has had some success on film, mainly in Australia. He made his film debut in the coming-of-age story Moving Out in 1983 and featured in 1984's Street Hero.[6]

Other credits include the cult movie Chopper (2000), in which he played Melbourne drug dealer Neville Bartos opposite Eric Bana, The Wog Boy (2000) Lantana (2001), Walking on Water (2002), The Nugget (2002), Take Away (2004) and Opal Dream (2006).[6] In 2008, he starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2008 American film Body of Lies.[7] He is scheduled to act in Australian-based director Mario Andreacchio's movie entitled "The Last Dragon" in 2009. In 2010, Colosimo starred in Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos (the sequel to The Wog Boy).[7] Colosimo also appeared in the vampire film Daybreakers, starring alongside Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke.[8]

In 2011, he starred in the film Face to Face, and in 2012, he starred in Starz "Spartacus" Season 3, and portrays a pirate leader.

Television career[edit]

Despite several movie roles and guest roles in A Country Practice (1994), Good Guys Bad Guys (1997) and Stingers (2002), it was not until his performance as Joe Sabatini in Something in the Air in 2001 and 2002 that resulted in wider exposure.[citation needed] In 2003, he starred in the telemovie, After the Deluge. In 2003 and 2004, he played Dr. Rex Mariani in The Secret Life of Us.[7] Vince also starred as himself in episode 6 of the hit ABC series We Can Be Heroes.[7] He is chosen as the actor to play Phil Olivetti in the fictional mini-series within the show.[citation needed]

From 2005 until late 2007, Colosimo had guest roles in Blue Heelers (2005), MDA (2005), Two Twisted (2006) and City Homicide (2007). His American credits include popular shows such as The Practice (2004) and Without a Trace (2003).[9] In 2008, Colosimo had a busy year. He portrayed Melbourne gangland figure Alphonse Gangitano in the Channel 9 series Underbelly (in a guest role), played in Channel Ten's telemovie Emerald Falls and Channel Nine's Scorched. He also appeared in Top Gear Australia's "Star in a bog-standard car" section in the first episode.[10]

In early 2009, Colosimo appeared in Carla Cametti PD, a six-part series that aired on SBS.[11] In 2010, he had the leading male role in the tele-movie, Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story.

In 2012 he and his ancestors featured in the SBS show, Who Do You Think You Are?[12]

He announced in late 2013 that he would be reprising his role of Alphonse Gangitano in the sequel/spin-off series Fat Tony & Co. which will not be placed under the Underbelly franchise (due to financing reasons) and will focus on the rise and fall of Tony Mokbel, who also featured in the original series, played by Robert Mammone.

Business[edit]

Colsimo is part-owner of a cafe in Northcote, Expresso Alley, with Vince Mazzone.[13][14]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Moving Out (film) Gino Nominated - AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1984 Street Hero Vinnie
1988 All The Way Joe Bianchi TV Mini-Series
1993 Seven Deadly Sins Sloth TV Mini-Series
2000 The Wog Boy Frank
2000 Chopper Neville Bartos
2001 Lantana Nik Daniels AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — FCCA Award for Best Supporting Actor
2002 Walking on Water Charlie Nominated - AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — FCCA Award for Best Leading Actor
Nominated — IF Award for Best Actor
2002 The Hard Word Detective Mike Kelly
2002 Secret Bridemaids' Business James William Davis TV Movie
2002 The Nugget Dimitri
2003 Ain't Got No Jazz Bartender Short Film
2003 After the Deluge Eric TV Movie
2003 Take Away Tony Stilano
2005 BlackJack: Sweet Science Nick Delos TV Movie
2005 Life Michael Cardamone TV Movie
2006 Opal Dream Rex Williamson
2006 Solo Keeling
2007 St. George Short Film
2008 Emerald Falls Ned Montoya TV Movie
2008 Scorched Michael Francia TV Movie
2008 Body of Lies Skip
2009 Daybreakers Christopher Caruso
2010 Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story Joe Korp TV Movie
2010 Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos Frank
2011 Panic at Rock Island Hirsch TV Movie
2011 Face to Face Greg Baldoni Newport Beach Film Festival Jury Award for Best Actor
Nominated — IF Award for Best Actor
2011 Swerve Sam
2013 Spartacus: War of the Damned Heracleo TV Series, 3 episodes
2013 The Great Gatsby Michaelis
2013 The 34th Battalion Donnelly Pre-Production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 A Country Practice Sergeant Danny Sabatini 4 episodes
1997 Good Guys, Bad Guys Zoran Episode: Gone To The Dogs
1999 Halifax f.p. Detective Johnson Episode: Someone You Know
2000 Stingers Paul Braun 3 episodes
2001 - 2002 Something in the Air Joe Sabatini 29 episodes
2003 Kath & Kim Jared Episode: Obsession
2003 Without a Trace Gus Finn Episode: Trip Box
2004 The Practice Matthew Billings 5 episodes
2005 Blue Heelers Andrew Lapscott 3 episodes
2005 MDA Dr. Andrew Morello 4 episodes
2006 Two Twisted Duncan Episode: Love Crimes
2007 City Homicide Ernie Calabrese 2 episodes
2008 Underbelly Alphonse Gangitano 2 episodes
Nominated - Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor
2009 Carla Cometti PD Luciano Gandolfi Lead Role
2010 The Librarians Adrian Green 3 episodes
2010 Australian Families of Crime Narrator Episode: Killer Couple: David and Catherine McBirnie
2010 Cops LAC Dominic Salter Episode: I'll See You
2012 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Hector Chambers Episode: Murder in Montparnasse
2013–Present Spartacus: War of the Damned Herocleo 3 episodes
2013 Janet King Jack Rizzoli 8 episodes
2014 Schapelle (Telemovie) Corby's Lawyer
2014 Fat Tony & Co. Alphonse Gangitano 1 episode

Awards[edit]

AFI Awards

  • 1982 – Nominated for "Best Actor in a Lead Role" (for Moving Out)
  • 2001 – Won for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (for Lantana)
  • 2002 – Nominated for "Best Actor in a Lead Role" (for Walking On Water)
  • 2008 – Nominated for "Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama" (for Underbelly)

Logie Awards

  • 2009 – Nominated for "Most Outstanding Actor" (for Underbelly)[15]

Newport Beach Film Festival, USA

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