James Madio

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James Madio
Born (1975-11-22) November 22, 1975 (age 40)
Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation Actor

James Madio (born November 22, 1975) is an American actor, known for his roles in USA High and as Technician Fourth Grade Frank Perconte in Band of Brothers.

Early life[edit]

A native of The Bronx, Madio was raised in Morris Park and Pelham Bay.

Career[edit]

Madio was born as one of seven children in his family. At the age of 15, he had his first audition in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook.[1] He landed the role of "Don't Ask", one of the Lost Boys. Among the cast of Hook was Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, who had been cast as the villainous Captain Hook. Hoffman took notice of Madio and had him cast as his character's son in the 1992 comedy Hero.[2]

He later appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 film The Basketball Diaries as a teenage drug addict.[3][4] In 1997 Madio landed a regular role on the teen sitcom USA High where he played funny-man Bobby Lazzerini during the show's first season.

He has played lead roles in television series including miniseries Band of Brothers, in which he portrayed Frank Perconte.[5] Madio contacted Perconte to develop ideas on how to play the real-life sergeant as well as to understand Perconte's background and history.[5][6] In 2003 Madio was cast in a main role of Mike Powell on the short-lived CBS courtroom drama Queens Supreme.[7][8]

More recently, Madio has been focused on voice-acting and acting in independent films. He also made a 2011 guest appearance on an episode of the new TV Land comedy series The Exes.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1991 Hook Don't Ask One of the Lost Boys
1992 The Godson Billy Cardillo Short film
Mac Young Mac
Hero Joey
1994 Every Good Boy Short film
1995 The Basketball Diaries Pedro
1999 The Gifted Eddie Fontaine
2000 If Tomorrow Comes Cory
2004 Shark Tale Great White #2/Hammerhead Voice role
2005 Searching for Bobby D Young Mike
Single White Female 2: The Psycho Sam Direct-to-Video Release
2007 Slice Anthony Leone Short film
Smith and Mike on a Tuesday Bruno Short film
The Box Rob Ortiz
2008 Love Lies Bleeding Bernie
West of Brooklyn Jimmy Boy
Dough Boys Kelly
2009 Sheltered Carl Short film
2010 The Last Push Nathan Miller
Kick-Ass Henchman
The Grasslands Lenny awaiting release
No God, No Master Nicola Sacco post-production
No Better Place to Die Lt. John Marr pre-production
2011 Desert Rain Jack pre-production
2012 Zero Gravity Nathan Miller
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. Jimmy Pellegrino Episode: "It's A Wonderful Laugh"
1992 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Anthony Episode: "Blood Brothers: The Joey DiPaolo Story"[9]
Blossom Silvio Episode: "Houseguests"
The Commish Rip Episode: "Judgement Day"
1993 Law & Order Andy Episode: "Born Bad"
1997–99 USA High Bobby 'Lazz' Lazzarini Main role, 75 episodes
2001 Band of Brothers T/4. Frank Perconte Main role, 9 episodes
2002 JAG PO Jack Horton Episode: "Capital Crime"
Arli$$ Max Episode: "End Game"
2003 Queens Supreme Mike Powell Main role, 13 episodes
2006 Related Billy Sullivan Episode: "London Calling"
2007 Viva Laughlin Carlo 'Fingers' Sutigato Episode: "What a Whale Wants"
2008 Las Vegas Ronnie Torres Episode: "2 On 2"
The Cleaner Jimmy Alvarez Episode: "Let It Ride"
2009 CSI: Miami Scott Aguilar Episode: "And They're Offered"
Glenn Martin, DDS Jimmy Donuts Voice role; episode: "We've Created a Mobster"
2010 Cold Case Cody 'Squirrel' Blanchard Episode: "Flashover"
Bones Eddie Ceraficki Episode: "The Bones on the Blue Line"
2011 The Exes Robbie Gordon Episode: "A Little Romance"
2013 Castle Eddie Maslon Episode: "The Fast and the Furriest"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bronx actor stays true to his roots; set to star in upcoming movie about legendary boxer Willie Pep". New York Daily News. August 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "James Madio › Actor / VO / Filmmaker". jamesmadio.com. 
  3. ^ Kenneth Turan (April 21, 1995). "MOVIE REVIEW : A Drug Fantasy in 'Basketball Diaries'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-04-09. The rest of the gang includes the arrogant Mickey (Mark Wahlberg, a.k.a. Marky Mark), the serious Neutron (Patrick McGaw) and the undersized hanger-on Pedro (James Madio). 
  4. ^ Janet Maslin (April 21, 1995). "FILM REVIEW; Looking for Poetry In All the Wrong Places". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  5. ^ a b "'Band of Brothers' co-star James Madio". CNN. September 7, 2001. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ Phil Gallo (January 6, 2003). "Review: 'Queens Supreme'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  8. ^ Jim O'Grady (October 20, 2002). "NEW YORK OBSERVED; Truth. Justice. Long Island City?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-04-09. Mike is played by the actor James Madio, best known for playing a soldier in the movie "Band of Brothers." 
  9. ^ John J. O'Connor (December 8, 1992). "Review/Television; Keeping Child With AIDS From Becoming a Pariah". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-04-09. James Madio and Vincent A. LaRusso are also impressive as Joey's friends. 

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