James Carpinello

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James Carpinello
Amy Acker, James Carpinello.jpg
Carpinello with his wife, Amy Acker, at the premiere of Serenity on September 22, 2005
Born (1975-08-13) August 13, 1975 (age 42)
Albany, New York, U.S.[citation needed]
Years active 2000-present
Spouse(s) Amy Acker (2003-present)
Children 2

James Carpinello (born August 13, 1975)[citation needed] is an American film, television, and Broadway actor who came to national attention with his appearances in Tori Spelling's VH1 sitcom So NoTORIous. He is also part of the musical Rock of Ages.

Career[edit]

Broadway productions[edit]

Carpinello first appeared on Broadway in the 1999 musical Saturday Night Fever as Tony Manero.[1] The musical is based on the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever in which the role of Manero was played by John Travolta.

He was next cast as Link Larkin in the Broadway musical version of Hairspray, but left the show prior to its first pre-Broadway performances in Seattle in order to shoot the film The Great Raid in 2002. He was replaced by Matthew Morrison.

For his third Broadway outing, Carpinello was cast in the Broadway musical Xanadu.[2] Like Saturday Night Fever, Xanadu is based on a film of the same name—1980s Xanadu, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Michael Beck as Sonny, the leading role for which Carpinello was cast. Due to breaking his leg in three places[3] while roller skating during a rehearsal on June 12, 2007, Carpinello was forced to leave the production just two weeks before its scheduled June 26, 2007, opening at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Cheyenne Jackson assumed the role of Sonny as of June 22, 2007; the musical's opening was rescheduled for July 10, 2007.[4][5]

Carpinello next starred as rocker Stacee Jaxx in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.[6] When the show previously played off-Broadway, actor Will Swenson performed the role of Jaxx, until Swenson was offered the lead comedic role of Berger, in the revival Broadway Production of HAIR. Carpinello replaced him before Rock of Ages started performances on Broadway.

Television appearances[edit]

Carpinello has appeared on episodes of the CBS TV show, The Good Wife as Detective Anthony Burton. He guest starred on the Season 4 premier of the United States TV show, In Plain Sight. He played former soldier Joey in "Mission Creep", the third episode of CBS crime drama Person of Interest, and reprised that role as the series neared the end of its run in June 2016. He is a regular on the FOX medical/crime drama The Mob Doctor.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Sharon, a mental health official, and Anthony J. Carpinello, a state supreme court judge.[7] On April 25, 2003, Carpinello married actress Amy Acker. They have two children — a son born on January 22, 2005, and a daughter born on September 1, 2006.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Mr. Life N/A Television movie
2002 Aces N/A Television movie
2004 The Punisher Bobby Saint/John Saint
2005 The Great Raid Cpl. Aliteri
2012 Christmas is Ruined Agent Spaulding Short film
2013 Gangster Squad Johnny Stompanato
2014 Let's Kill Ward's Wife Ronnie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Felicity Randy 3 episodes
2006 So NoTORIous Pete 9 episodes
2006 The Closer Larry Cole 2 episodes
2010 The Good Wife Detective Anthony Burton 5 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Dominic Giordano Episode: "See No Evil"
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Joe Gilbert Episode: "Pop"
2011 NCIS Smitty Brown Episode: "False Witness"
2011 In Plain Sight Riley Episode: "The Art of the Steal"
2011, 2016 Person of Interest Joey Durban 2 episodes
2012 Body of Proof Sal Rubenstone Episode: "Occupational Hazards"
2012–13 The Mob Doctor Franco Leoni 12 episodes
2013 Castle Frank Henson Episode: "Like Father, Like Daughter"
2014 Blue Bloods Russell Price Episode: "Loose Lips"
2016–Present Gotham Mario Falcone
2017 The Blacklist Henry Prescott Episode: "Mr Kaplan: Conclusion"

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Stupid Kids Jim Stark
1999–2000 Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero
2007–08 Xanadu Sonny
2009 Rock of Ages Stacee Jaxx

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saturday Night Fever at the Internet Broadway Database
  2. ^ Xanadu at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. ^ James Carpinello rocks, www.broadwaystars.com
  4. ^ Cheyenne Jackson Skates Into Xanadu as Delayed Musical's New Sonny Broadway.com, June 14, 2007. Retrieved on July 21, 2007.
  5. ^ Xanadu Sets New 7/10 Opening Date Broadway.com, June 18, 2007. Retrieved on July 21, 2007.
  6. ^ Andrew Gans (February 18, 2009), "Maroulis, Spanger and Carpinello to Star in Broadway's Rock of Ages", Playbill. Retrieved on December 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "Stayin’ Alive – Vol. 52 No. 21". 29 November 1999. 
  8. ^ "Alias's Amy Acker, Husband Have a Girl". People. September 7, 2006. 

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