David Marciano

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David Marciano
Born (1960-01-07) January 7, 1960 (age 57)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Television Due South
The Shield
Homeland
Spouse(s) Katayoun Amini
Children 3

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.

In 1991, Marciano married Katayoun Amini (who played Vecchio's ex-wife Angie in Due South) and together they have two daughters and one son.[1]

Background[edit]

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.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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. He presently plays the recurring role of Virgil in Homeland.[3]

In 2015-2016, Marciano played recurring roles in the Amazon original series Bosch and Syfy's 12 Monkeys.[4] Most recently, he has been cast in a pilot for USA Network's Shooter.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Hellbent Mr. Tanas
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Cop #1
1989 Harlem Nights Tony
1999 Dark Spiral A.D.
2004 Around the Bend Detective
2006 Chicken Man Man Short film
2006 Dark Mind Announcer
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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
1993 Gypsy Pastey Television film
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"
1999 Kilroy Carl Television film
2000-2001 Judging Amy Len Mildmay 7 episodes
2000 Nash Bridges Jimmy Bangs Episode: "Rock and a Hard Place"
2001 The Lot Episode: "Kids"
2001 Providence George 2 episodes
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"
2011-2013 Homeland Virgil 22 episodes
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 Bosch Brad Conniff 4 episodes
2016 12 Monkeys Detective Damato Episode: "Immortal"
2016-2017 Shooter Howard Utey / John Renlow 8 episodes

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Film/Play Result
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
(with Morena Baccarin, Timothée Chalamet, Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Damian Lewis, Navid Negahban, Jackson Pace, Mandy Patinkin, Zuleikha Robinson, Morgan Saylor, Jamey Sheridan, Hrach Titizian)
(Source: IMDb.com)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "David Marciano - Biography". imdb.com. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "David Marciano Biography". hiwaay.net. 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "David Marciano". imdb.com. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Laura Prudom (18 August 2015). "Syfy’s ’12 Monkeys’ Adds ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Homeland’ Stars for Season 2". Variety.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Denise Petski (21 October 2015). "David Marciano In USA Pilot ‘Shooter’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 

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