David Marciano (born January 7, 1960, in Newark, New Jersey) is an American actor best known for his roles as Detective Raymond Vecchio in the television series Due South and Detective Steve Billings in the FX police drama The Shield. Marciano is currently cast as Virgil, a surveillance expert, in the Showtime television series Homeland.
Marciano grew up in north Newark. Newark was plagued by violent crime and Marciano was witness to a city in crisis. He has admitted to having a troubled youth. "I was hanging around on street corners, drinking, gambling, playing cards, going to the racetrack, shooting pool, all those kind of things." At the age of seventeen, Marciano was involved in a car crash after a night out partying and was lucky to survive. This prompted him to sort his life out and he enrolled at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, to study biomedical engineering. After a disappointing start Marciano transferred to economics and accounting for his second year before dropping out to pursue acting.
In 1985, Marciano moved to California where he studied acting at the Drama Studio London in Berkeley, earning a living by working as a bartender. His big break came two years later as a guest star in Wiseguy, playing a mobster impersonating Lorenzo Steelgrave. In 1989 he played the diner owner Stanley in Pepsi's 'Diner' commercial shown in the UK.
More small parts followed, including Cop #1 in the film Lethal Weapon 2, before he played the role of bicycle messenger/poet Jeffrey Lassick in legal drama Civil Wars from 1991–1993. He was then cast as Detective Ray Vecchio in Due South in 1994. He played the part for two seasons before his character was written out, replaced by Detective Stanley Kowalski (Callum Keith Rennie), due to filming commitments. He returned for the series finale in 1999 where Vecchio and Kowalski's ex-wife got together. He then appeared in the 1996 season 3 episode of Touched By An Angel entitled "Into The Light" playing a dying man in need of a heart transplant. Later he took the role of Giorgio Clericuzio in the 1997 mini-series of Mario Puzo's The Last Don.
He has appeared in episodes of various TV shows, including Diagnosis: Murder, Midnight Caller, Judging Amy, Nash Bridges, JAG, The Division, NYPD Blue, NCIS, CSI: New York and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and SeaQuest DSV.
Between 2005–2008, he played Detective Steve Billings in The Shield. Since then, he has appeared in episodes of Joan of Arcadia, House, Lie to Me, Sons of Anarchy, and Battle Creek. Between 2011-2013, he played the recurring role of Virgil in Homeland.
|1989||Lethal Weapon 2||Cop #1|
|2004||Around the Bend||Detective|
|2006||Chicken Man||Man||Short film|
|2009||Caught in the Middle||D.A. Henry Giles||Short film|
|2010||Contract||David Jackson||Short film|
|2011||Red State||Agent Eccles|
|2011||Few Options, All Bad||Russ|
|2012||3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom||David|
|2014||Lost Angels||Harold (Director)|
|2014||Tiny Detectives||Chief of Police||Short film|
|2014||Happy Anniversary Honey||Jack||Short film|
|2015||Thick Skin Required||Drew||Short film|
|2017||Take the Reins||Mr. Brown||Short film|
|1987||The Bold and the Beautiful||Punk #1||Episode: #1.80|
|1987||Wiseguy||Lorenzo Steelgrave||Episode: "The Loose Cannon"|
|1988||Duet||Geneva's Ex||Episode: "The Package"|
|1988||Sonny Spoon||Insane Wayne Bataglia||Episode: "Wizard of Odds"|
|1988||China Beach||Dee Jay||Episode: "Somewhere Over the Radio"|
|1988||Vietnam War Story||Calvin||Episode: "The Fragging"|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Sal Bernadini||Episode: "Tickets, Please"|
|1988||Street of Dreams||Bando||Television film|
|1988||Police Story: Gladiator School||Monte Fontaine||Television film|
|1988||Superboy||Hugo Stone||Episode: "The Beast and Beauty"|
|1989||Kiss Shot||Rick Powell||Television film|
|1990||Midnight Caller||Jerry Bones||Episode: "Three for the Money"|
|1990||Maverick Square||No Luck Sal||Television film|
|1991||The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage||Hancock||Episode: "A Day in the Life of Logan Murphy"|
|1991-1993||Civil Wars||Jeffrey Lassick||36 episodes|
|1993||Reasonable Doubts||Billy Gordon||Episode: "Trust Me on This"|
|1994||SeaQuest 2032||Mack Stumpp||Episode: "Greed for a Pirate's Dream"|
|1994-1999||Due South||Ray Vecchio||44 episodes|
|1994||Eyes of Terror||Kenneth Burch||Television film|
|1996||Touched by an Angel||James Block||Episode: "Into the Light"|
|1997||The Last Don||Giorgio Clericuzio||Television miniseries|
|1998||The Last Don II||Giorgio Clericuzio||Television miniseries|
|1999||Diagnosis: Murder||Eddie Michaels||Episode: "Gangland"|
|2000-2001||Judging Amy||Len Mildmay||7 episodes|
|2000||Nash Bridges||Jimmy Bangs||Episode: "Rock and a Hard Place"|
|2001||The Lot||Episode: "Kids"|
|2002||JAG||Senior Chief Sinclair||Episode: "In Thin Air"|
|2002||The Mind of the Married Man||Dr. Paul Gianni||4 episodes|
|2003||The Division||Episode: "Murder.com"|
|2003||NYPD Blue||Det. Raymond Gerson||Episode: "And the Wenner Is..."|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Frank Samuels||Episode: "XX"|
|2004||CSI: New York||Karl Drewdetski||Episode: "Creatures of the Night"|
|2004||NCIS||Bartender||Episode: "Lt. Jane Doe"|
|2005||Eyes||Terry Laguna||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||Joan of Arcadia||Edmond Dodds||Episode: "Common Thread"|
|2005–2008||The Shield||Steve Billings||42 episodes|
|2009||House||Murphy||Episode: "The Tyrant"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Jason Wilkie||Episode: "Pied Piper"|
|2010||Sons of Anarchy||Chicken Man||Episode: "Turning and Turning"|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Det. Brigman||Episode: "Jane"|
|2011||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Detective Larson||Episode: "The ANTI-Social Network"|
|2012||Blue-Eyed Butcher||Detective||Television film|
|2013||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rick Purcell||Episode: "Legitimate Rape"|
|2014||Intelligence||Gordon Greyson||Episode: "Size Matters"|
|2014||Castle||Bill Garrett||Episode: "Meme Is Murder"|
|2015||Battle Creek||Donny Patton||Episode: "Stockholm"|
|2016–2019||Bosch||Brad Conniff||9 episodes|
|2016||12 Monkeys||Detective Damato||Episode: "Immortal"|
|2016–2017||Shooter||Howard Utey / John Renlow||8 episodes|
|2019||S.W.A.T.||Steve Billings||Episode: "Trigger Creep"|
|1995||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Due South||Nominated|
|1996||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Due South||Nominated|
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Homeland||Nominated|
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