Colosimo at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
11 November 1966 |
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.
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. He has a daughter, Lucia (2002), with his former partner, actress Jane Hall. 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. His current partner is Australian actress Diana Glenn and they are expecting a child in April 2014.
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). In 2008, he starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2008 American film Body of Lies. 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). Colosimo also appeared in the vampire film Daybreakers, starring alongside Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke.
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.
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. 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. Vince also starred as himself in episode 6 of the hit ABC series We Can Be Heroes. He is chosen as the actor to play Phil Olivetti in the fictional mini-series within the show.
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). 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.
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.
|1983||Moving Out (film)||Gino||Nominated - AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|1988||All The Way||Joe Bianchi||TV Mini-Series|
|1993||Seven Deadly Sins||Sloth||TV Mini-Series|
|2000||The Wog Boy||Frank|
|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|
|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|
|2007||St. George||Short Film|
|2008||Emerald Falls||Ned Montoya||TV Movie|
|2008||Scorched||Michael Francia||TV Movie|
|2008||Body of Lies||Skip|
|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
|2013||Spartacus: War of the Damned||Heracleo||TV Series, 3 episodes|
|2013||The Great Gatsby||Michaelis|
|2013||The 34th Battalion||Donnelly||Pre-Production|
|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|
- 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)
- Who Do You Think You are? SBS television ancestry show, Vice Colosimo S4 Episode 24, aired April 2012
- "Vince Colosimo wants his split". 24 May 2008.
- "Who's Who pack now boasts Siddle, Hamish and Andy and the Masterchef judges". heraldsun.com.au. 9 December 2010.
- A star is reborn
- Vince Colosimo at the Internet Movie Database
- Who Do You Think You are? SBS television ancestry show, Vince Colosimo, Series 4 Episode 4, aired 17 April 2012
- "Espresso". The Age (Melbourne). 7 February 2012.